Gig Decision - Out of these 4 amps......

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  1. Guitarbrett

    Guitarbrett Supporting Member

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    Which (including combinations) would you choose to gig in a small to medium size room with a Tom Petty/Rolling Stones/Black Crowes style original band?

    Magic Vibro Prince ('65 Princeton Reverb)
    Allen Hot Fudge ('62 Brownface Princeton)
    Tungsten Crema Wheat (modded '57 Tweed Deluxe)
    Valvetech VAC25 (Tweed Bassman, but can do anything really)
     
  2. gtrbarbarian

    gtrbarbarian Silver Supporting Member

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    Crema Wheat for dirt and vibro prince for cleans for a small room without a PA. Otherwise you might have to mic up..or go with the bassman...
     
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  3. gulliver

    gulliver Supporting Member

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    I don't know, but if you post an original song that covers those influences, I'd certainly check it out :D

    (I have a Redplate Blackloop combo that would want to leave me to join your band ... nice and small, but sounds huge)
     
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  4. bigben55

    bigben55 Member

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    Small to medium room? That's subjective. How many in the audience? Miced or unmiced? Pedals or no pedals? Rhythm, lead or both?
     
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    Hot Fudge or Creama Wheat for me!
     
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    I lean toward the Bassman circuit myself. But, you could probably get in the ballpark with any of them.
     
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    mabinogeon A really hoopy frood. Silver Supporting Member

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  9. Guitarbrett

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    Full band going through PA. 200 people.

    I’ve done a 5e3 and the Vibro Prince before; awesome combo.

    My pedalboard has a Sunface, Tim, TS or KoT, Belle Epoch Deluxe and JHS reverb.

    I love them all and they can all work, but I’m torn. The Crema Wheat has kinda almost () been my favorite for a while, but I am loving the Hot Fudge I got recently and the Vibro Prince is unbeatable for Blackface Princeton sounds. I was thinking of doing both Princetons, but the Crema is a great amp for this style. Too many damn choices.

    I love them all and I guess it really doesn’t matter. We only have 4-5 shows booked the rest of the year, so maybe I’ll do a different set up for each.
     
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    The Hot Fudge and the Tweed Deluxe. I run my Tweed Deluxe and Brown Princeton together quite often. It's a killer combination and nails that Stones/Black Crowes sound.
     
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    baseman or the two little guys in stereo for me!
     
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    Rod Tone is Paramount Supporting Member

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    Yup......
     
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  14. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Supporting Member

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    I’m a big fan of those 3 bands and I’ve owned a Crema Wheat before so I see what you’re going for and agree it’s a good fit for drive. Hell, rolled back and lighter pick attack it cleans up well too.

    With that said, I don’t recall it having reverb and I feel like that’s useful with Tom Petty so I’d probably run the Magic Vibro Prince in tandem in the interest of having something smoother with a bit more depth and less attack.
     
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  15. Bluzeboy

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    First you need to sell them all then get an original 62 brownface Super and be happy.
     
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    Jr Deluxe Member

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    Ivr played all those bands with my LP Jr and monoprice 25w. Sounded prrfect. The sound comes from the soul not the amp. Get the loudestt one.
     
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    This one.
     
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  18. Guitarbrett

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    I've decided on this combo for tomorrow. Looking forward to playing with these dirty girls.
     
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    rickt Gold Supporting Member

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    If you don't know how your amps sound, I don't know how I can help. Think of it like this. Sometimes and amp is just an amp. Just pick one and go. The amps won't be the limitation.
     
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    The bassman would probably be overkill. For those bands, to sound authentic, you need to run an amp at moderately high volume to get some natural breakup.
     
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