Best Amp For Allman Brothers Style Music

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  1. The Last Rebel

    The Last Rebel Member

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    I'm looking for an amp that can cover the Allman Brothers type tone. Specifically their tone off of "Eat A Peach", even more specifically the song " Blue Sky".

    I'd like a combo, prefferably under 1,000.

    Thanks,
    TLR
     
  2. tybone

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    I am having pretty good luck with a Bluesbreaker RI but they are just a tad over a grand used. The circuit board, although not great fun, can be tweaked easily enough to beef up the gain or feel or tone.
     
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    es137p Supporting Member

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    Germino amps, they might be a bit more expensive though
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    probably any 50 watt marshall clone would get you there. My Reinhardt Vintage 50 can do Allman tones.
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    ando Supporting Member

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    duane & dickie liked jbl d-120s in their marshall cabs too...
     
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    I don't know about the combo thing, but you might want to consider a 50 watt Traynor and a pair of 12 inch JBL's. You could bring that in under a grand, and it would be pretty close to correct given the budget.

    peace
     
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    ditto on the Reinhardt. I own one, they will get u there.
     
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    Voodoo amps V-plex, might be a bit over a grand but some CRAZY good tones in there!!!

    Good luck...

    Chris
     
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    I bought the 30 watt V series Crate when I was chasing the Fillmore sound.

    The tune you called is a bit cleaner tho.
     
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    http://www.wcrguitar.com/crossroads_clips.html


    the first clip EdA. That is the ABB tone: A 335 though a BF Pro Reverb.

    I've never been able to get that haunting hollowed out ABB moan from any marshall amp I've tried. To me it's a BF Fender or bust. Just don't try it with a twin unless you want your ears to bleed.

    If you must do Marshall I would go with a JTM 45
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Blue Sky was done in the studio with a Fender amp, and I believe it to be a brown Super.
     
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    Germino Lead 55LV, no question. Get a 4x12 loaded with G12H speakers, not the reissues - too bright. Plug in, crank it up. Bo Faulkner has posted recommended settings for Dickey Betts tones, Duane can be had by cranking the mids and rolling the tone off your bridge pup. Oh yeah, get a coricidin bottle. Nothing else sounds like it with a Les Paul. Now you're done. Check out the Germino amps website for Allman style clips.
     
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    I'm not a bit surprised if that's the case, that's a fantastic amp, and Blue Sky is a personal fave of mine.
    Here's another look, scroll down to Brown Super.
    http://www.ampwares.com/ffg/

    The coolest thing about the Super relative to my appreciation of that Blue Sky guitar sound is the two 10's. I would have never guessed. I always felt like there was something extra sweet and special in that sound, and the tube rectified, brown Fender with 10's makes more sense than a lot of the other stuff I might have imagined.

    I think the Traynor/JBL thing would be OK for onstage ABB on a budget type tones, but it would take a little work to get that amp going with a tube rectifier.
    Anyway, good luck rebel and thanks slider for the heads up on that brown Super, very cool.

    Peace sk
     
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    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    my favorite ABB tune.
     
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    Sharkey and I faked our way through Blue Sky the other night. When we hit it the last try it was amazing. Dead on with the Germino set for cleanish crunch...
     
  18. Echoes

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    Marshall 50 watt 4-holer and a Marshall 4x12 cab with greenbacks or JBL-120s...
     
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    Germino Lead 55. I have one and it's great!!!

    I heard the first album is blonde Bassmans. My blackface Bassman with a slight bit of help from a gain pedal does some good Allmans.
     
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