Channel switching hot rodded plexi + clean

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by strings4v, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. strings4v

    strings4v Member

    Messages:
    1,242
    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Location:
    IN
    Looking for an amp (50w or less) that has a decent clean with an od channel in style of BE100/PT100/Ecstasy sort of vibe..
    Price barrier is $1500 used. Just wanna see what's out there.
    I've found Bogner Atma, Splawn super sport or street rod, and mesa RA100(not under 50 watt... But still)
    What others are there?
     
  2. theroan

    theroan Member

    Messages:
    5,743
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    The Egnater Renegade is serious contender there.
     
  3. Phil M

    Phil M Member

    Messages:
    10,509
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Splawn. They are rare, but there ARE 50 watt Quickrods in addition to the models you mention in the OP.
     
  4. Phil M

    Phil M Member

    Messages:
    10,509
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    The EL34 version of the old VHT 50ST head is great too, and way under your budget.
     
  5. strings4v

    strings4v Member

    Messages:
    1,242
    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Location:
    IN
    how are cleans on those guys?
     
  6. JDutch

    JDutch Member

    Messages:
    1,723
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    If you're willing to buy used, I bet you could get a Bogner Shiva for that price. I've never personally experienced an amp that does Marshall-style tones gain tones and Fender-style cleans better.
     
  7. strings4v

    strings4v Member

    Messages:
    1,242
    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Location:
    IN
    shiva head is attractive. People talk about the weight of the amp... head should be not too heavy?
     
  8. axelfoley

    axelfoley Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,309
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Location:
    Northeast
    Not for a grown man.
     
  9. Crash-VR

    Crash-VR Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,045
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    I think there are a couple of 2 channel PWE Event Horizons in the emporium for around that price right now.
     
  10. HoboMan

    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,336
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Location:
    WI
    Splawn Supersport.

    The clean channel is surprisingly good with LOTS of clean headroom.
     
  11. skunx

    skunx Member

    Messages:
    1,813
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Location:
    Western AZ
    Carvin Legacy
     
  12. Fusionshred

    Fusionshred Supporting Member

    Messages:
    966
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Location:
    Sometimes
    Though they are somewhat rare, the Koch Twintone does this. 1x12 combo (or head) and not that heavy.
     
  13. Gnarlly

    Gnarlly Member

    Messages:
    2,762
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Davidsonville, MD
    +1 I just got one and it is really nice. I'm planning on using it at my next gig in place of my Marshall 4104.
    For a more softer and compressed feel the bogner duende has a great clean channel. Nice reverb and trem too.
     
  14. LPMojoGL

    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,944
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Location:
    DFW, TX

    Be interested in your thoughts on that. The Streetrod I had didn't work for me.

    Hot Rod and clean channel for not much:
    Marshall DSL
    Soldano Hot Rod 50+ - more modern than Marshall, but is nice
    Peavey Classic for real cheap
    Mesa .50 Caliber + is actually pretty close, tricky to setup
    Bogner Goldfinger over the Shiva for plexi sounds, Shiva more modern
    Germino Club 40 and a good pedal is a most excellent option
     
  15. Just1more

    Just1more Member

    Messages:
    598
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Location:
    Westlake Village, Ca.
    Best option close to $1,500 used IMO, really versatile, & is on par with the top names.
     
  16. Braunzo

    Braunzo Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,771
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Location:
    Central, IL
    Another vote for the Shiva. Excellent gain tones and the cleans are very impressive. I can get pretty close to the cleans of my Matchless Lightning that I sold to get the Shiva.
     
  17. Gnarlly

    Gnarlly Member

    Messages:
    2,762
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Davidsonville, MD
    I will post a NAD thread soon after I get a chance to gig with it in about two weeks. So far at home I'm really liking it but I think it will definitely be better at higher volumes. Awesome clarity and a variety of footswitchable gain options with the gears and boost switches. Clean channel is better than I expected. Non sterile cleans with a 6v6 fendery feel but with some marshall midrange. So far I'm running eq all at noon and don't feel the need to adjust eq settings when switching channels or gears. Small block speaker also sounds nicer than I expected. Construction is great. Massive transformers for a 22 watt amp (much larger than my DRRI); includes a choke for better feel. I ordered mine in vintage white, gold panel knobs and piping, and salt and pepper grill.
     
  18. HoboMan

    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,336
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Location:
    WI

    I absolutely love mine.
    It definitely sounds better as you turn it up. The sound gets really "big".
    Bright, but very punchy & fat at the same time. Cuts thru really well in a band setting.
    My bands play small honky tonk bars and pretty good size sports clubs/bars. I've never had mine past halfway yet and it's screamin' loud. It's the perfect gigging combo for me.
    I have some outdoor festival gigs coming up this summer. Can't wait to use it at these gigs.

    I thought nothing would ever replace my Budda SuperDrive but since getting my Supersport the Budda is now my backup amp.
     
  19. strings4v

    strings4v Member

    Messages:
    1,242
    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Location:
    IN
    lots of cool options here. PWE Event Horizon definitely caught my attention though. TONS OF FEATURES. Negative feedback control, parallel FX loop (toggling on and off), variable wattage control (Variac simulation type of deal),... if price is right, sounds like a dream to me.
    Might compete Suhr PT100's?
     
  20. Crash-VR

    Crash-VR Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,045
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    There's 2 of the 2 channel models in the emporium right now. One for $1750 and the other for $1550 (I'm pretty sure). I'd jump all over the cheaper one before it's gone!
     

Share This Page