British Amps With Good Low Mids?

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  1. mrmjp

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    I am looking to spend under $1K on a good used British sounding amp(EL84/34). What are some good amps with good low mids for that thicker guitar sound, twenty watts-ish.

    Really not into Mesas, Marshalls, or Voxes and obviously Fenders.

    I am really liking -
    Top Hat Club Royal - This is one of my top choices.
    Reeves Custom 12 - Other top choice
    Savage Rohr 15 - Does anyone make an affordable version?

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  3. mrmjp

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    Really man??

    Then listen
     
  4. RocksOff

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    Hiwatt or Selmer?
     
  5. guitarrhinoceros

    guitarrhinoceros Senior Member

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    Orange! Orange! Orange! Orange!
     
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    Yup, Orange. Check out the Thunder 30. You can get the head for under $900 from HumbuckerMusic. You should have no trouble locating a used one as well.
     
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    Not looking for super amounts of gain
     
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    Orange Rocker 30. Very thick and very british, it's a medium gain amp similar to a jcm 800. used under $1000
     
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    I really want to know if anyone makes an affordable version of a Savage Rohr or Glas 30?
     
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    so, what do you actually like ? to begin with?
     
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    Do you mean between the Savage, Reeves, and the Top Hat? The Savage Rohr is my first choice and of course out of my price range until some time next year.
     
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    no, just in general. you nixed marshalls and vox. maybe Hiwatt?
    i love my 700$ two channel 7 15 or 30 watt el 84 powered Dual terror!
    its a cheap killer little amp with incredible versatility!
     
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    Another great example of the tones I am after
     
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    Yeah. That's pretty much the Hiwatt sound.
    You may have to wait til you get the funds available.
    No offense intended, but your tastes are outpacing your wallet at the moment.
     
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    :agree
     
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    Check out Granger.
     
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    Good options all thanks, any more?
     
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    If you want that Hiwatt vibe, you could order a Weber kit: https://taweber.powweb.com/store/kits_60b.htm Requires a bit of soldering skills, but at aroudn $600 are well worth the investment I would say. These do come in head format only w/o speakers - but since the amp format is similar to their Marshall heads and is available in shorty format, I'm sure they will fit a combo cab as well.
     
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    a Sound City amp will get you in the ballpark of Hiwatt for considerably less dough. Make sure your speaker is designed for that midrange too. Good luck!
     

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