Fender cleans and Marshall high gain in an affordable head with power scaling?

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  1. Flyin' Brian

    Flyin' Brian Member

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    What's annoying is for a poster inquiring about a gear quest, not giving any budget information and then turning down a suggestion with " It's out of my budget".
     
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  2. Tommy_G

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    Heartbreaker $600 plus $100 of amp mods to refashion Ch2 from JTM45/Hotrodded JTM45 to JCM800 (but w/ switchable low/hi channel.)

    Power scaling is by using one pair of 6v6s to 4x6L6s .. 20W to 100W.

    Get the head not the 2x12 combo or expect long arms in the future.

    (Honeslty I find a JCM800 so era bound and the JTM45 timeless that I wouldnt mod mine to that extent but maybe modernize the jtm45 to modern bluesbreaker spec. Something like 3 parts totalling a couple bucks needed.

    A Modder (Monsta-tone) out of Hawaii used to offer the jcm800 mod but unless you are in Hawaii it makes little sense when any experienced tech can do this.
     
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  3. forgivenman

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    Peavey Valveking II- covers both bases nicely. They also have a mini head version
     
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  4. Bluesful

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    What about one of the Victorys?

    V40?
     
  5. ZMoney

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    Landry G3 would cover all of those bases. Fendery clean with Marshall dirt and high gain. $2500 new or around $1700 used.

    Redplate Magica fits your needs but might be too expensive.

    Mesa Royal Atlantic or Electra Dyne could work too. Both of those are around $1000 or less.
     
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  6. Stefenator

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    DR Z SRZ65

    This is the dirt and you can't really find clean tones in vids but it does loud and clean too. Brilliant amp that is quite under appreciated.

     
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  9. Billy_B

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    Can you order EVH gear without the 40 year old graphics?
     
  10. jptortor

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    No power scaling but any Rivera should do what you want at a wide range of volumes.
     
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  11. ferrinbonn

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    The Friedman Runt is exactly that. Hot rodded Marshall tones and the clean channel is a blackface style circuit. No power scaling but you don't need it since the master works really well.
     
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    Another +1 for a secondhand Rivera, if you can handle the weight.
     
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  13. TP Parter

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    By wide range of volumes do you mean wide open volumes? :D
     
  14. LaXu

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    BluGuitar Amp 1 Mercury. It's literally exactly that and sounds great.

    Bogner Goldfinger 45 (not Superlead) may be found for reasonable money on the used market. While it misses some of the cool features of the newer Superlead, it's still a fine sounding amp and does that Fender/Marshall hybrid thing very well.
     
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  15. Thilo278

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    You got a lot of suggestions already. I'll just add another, as I just bought one 2 weeks ago and I am more than surprised about the tones I am getting.
    Look out for a Fender Machete. They are dirt cheap when you find one and sound really really great. The clean is a really nice Fender clean and the dirt channel can be set up for about anything you could imagine using the notch filter.
     
  16. Wee Jock

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    As I read the reviews of the new Blackstars with "voiced" channels, the two clean voices are Fender and Vox, and the two OD voices are Marshall and Boogie hi-gain so you might find your perfect amp using voice 1 on both channels.
     
  17. Robert Sands

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    Go and search out a Carr Mercury V. More than you want to spend but the best usually is. 6v6 Fenderish cleans and Marshall grind with an awesome attenuator. No need for power scaling. It’s what you need. Start saving.
     
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  18. Jr Deluxe

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    When you find your magical affordable clean as a fender dirty as a high gain marshall then you can help me find a harley davidson that folds up into a smartphone. Or a buck rogers jetpack that doubles as a soda hat. Helicopter skateboard. Beer powered spaceship. I got more....
     
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  19. lenster

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    Laney VH100R
    or Try and find a Fender Machete, ridiculously good!!
     
  20. 3rdstone

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    Carol Ann Triptik. No power scaling but it does the tone you are looking for.
     
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