Buying new amp...need your IMHO

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  1. Isaiah4Autumn

    Isaiah4Autumn Member

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    I'm going with my friend to buy a new amp tonight for to have for a back up amp...He currently has a gibson 2x12 gold top but it's out of comission right now for it's yearly checkup :(...

    He's narrowed his decision between 2 amps...either a fender twin reverb or a hot rod deville...he wants a great clean tone so hence the drift toward fenders...

    Question is which one should he get...he's torn between the two...

    Can my fellow TGP members help my friend decide?

    Looking for pros and cons for both amps...I'm talking about new models...

    P.s. does it help to let you know he's playing through mainly strats and plays a lot of P&W?

    Thanks gents/gals! :AOK
     
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    Why? Thanks
     
  4. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd say Twin first off, but they are considerably more $$ than a HRD. The Twin wins the clean tone war, but the HRD has a second OD ch. You could get a used HRD, and the Omega Mod, and have an amp with great "twin" clean, and a stellar OD channel to boot, for less than a twin might cost. OH and yea, IMHO of course.
     
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    Big difference in price and weight. I would skip'em both and get a Deluxe Reverb. Good cleans, lighter, and $100 more than the HRD. A twin as a back up is a bunch of $ and damned heavy.
     
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    He was asking about Twins, and HRD's, so let's not muddy the waters further with talk of Deluxe Reverbs and such. I just tried to keep on point.
     
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    Twin. The HRD is very flat sounding until you get it pretty loud, around 6 on the dial, then it starts to warm up. The Twin is pretty nice through the whole spectrum. Both amps are crazy loud.
     
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    Why not look for a used Mesa Boogie Lonestar 100 watts and more versatile. Or do look I did and get a used Heritage Colonial head 50 watts that`s louder and cleaner sounding than any Twin I`ve rried. Saw one go for under 1k last night on Ebay, and that included the2x12 cab!
     
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    Doesn't ANYBODY READ anymore??

    Since you didn't ask about weight or budget, with the two choices you asked about, I'd definitely go with the Twin. Best cleans anywhere.


    Lets see...."Hey I want to get either a Gibson or a Fender......."Buy a Burger King Whopper" :NUTS
     
  10. Isaiah4Autumn

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    lol...thanks for the responses guys...it's going to be a back up amp to his gold top...

    I only asked about the twin and the HRD because that's what he has been looking at but any other fender "twin" tweed or what have you not recomendations are excepted...

    We are going to tonight so I'll let you know what he decided on...

    THANKS AND KEEP THEM COMING!
     
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    I use a 1971 Twin Reverb...but I told him he can't have mine...:)

    He's just looking to by something modern...per say...has to be tube though
     
  12. FrankieSixxxgun

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    Get the Twin RI they sell in the stores now. It's 4x6L6 with a 25 watt switch on the back. My buddy has one and it's nice and Fender glassy. Louder than all hell too. Definitely leagues above the tone on the HRD.
     
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    apples and oranges. The twin is more expensive, heavier and will stay cleaner a lot longer.
     
  14. DarrenTD

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    IMHO get the HRD unless you are looking for a strictly clean amp. The HR series sounds way better with pedals for gain etc. etc.

    IMHO :)
     
  15. Isaiah4Autumn

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    thanks...bout an hour left before the store..:AOK
     
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    Man, I'm kicking myself about that Heritage Colonial. What a steal...unfortunately, I just found out about the Colonial yesterday.


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