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  1. aside

    aside Member

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    hi - i'm looking for an amp that:

    - is a head or combo, around 18-40 watts, british style
    - has a great sounding master volume (can do bedroom levels, and small gigs with drummer)
    - has a nice clean, but plenty of gain on tap (not metal; say ac-dc to slash)
    - fx loop, channel switching and reverb not important
    - price not too important

    am i talking about a bogner metropolis?? you tell me! other ideas?

    unfort. where i live i can't try before i buy, so have to buy and then try :BITCH

    any help much appreciated!
     
  2. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    Although it's one watt under your criteria @ 17watts, one of these would be stellar at what your seeking. I have a combo, but heads are available, and RG can do an effects loop for you. CHECK IT OUT. www.superseventeen.com.

    BTW, I bought mine without trying it out strictly from opinions from guys on TGP, like Badassbill, mkg., and others. Talk to Richard Goodsell himself, he stands by his great products.

    www.superseventeen.com
     
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  3. ecbluesman54

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    As usual you will get a lot of people that say Budda 18 or 30. Both good amps. I just picked up a Suhr Badger 30 and am impressed with it as well covers the AC/DC tones and GnR with ease. On the cheaper side the Orange Tiny terror is very good at what you described as well. Reinhardt 18 is a good amp, and a great guy to work with. RetroKing looks very intriguing as well.
     
  4. trpullen

    trpullen Silver Supporting Member

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    Orange Rockerverb 50. The master volume more than makes up for the extra watts that you don't need.
     
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    That Suhr, sure sounds awesome, normally, i would say jcm 800 combo but thats not bedroom levels...
     
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    Dr Z Maz jr Non reverb
     
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    Louis Electric KR12 -- desert island amp for exactly what you're describing.

    Can't go wrong with the Goodsell Super 17, as mentioned, either.
     
  10. aside

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    hmm, lots of food for thought - thanks boys.

    will check out some of the above !
     
  11. gtrshow

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    Look into the Heritage Briton.
     
  12. The Captain

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    Or a Bad Cat Hot Cat 30, right on for what you want, and a great MV for low volume playing.
     
  13. sinner

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    May I suggest a Marshall reissue 1987X (or XL is Loop wanted) with the David Bray PPIV Master and his Mod package I or II; perhaps the JTM45 for less watts but his master is very good so either will still work for small rooms to big to even bedroom.

    What's more AC/DC or Slash than a Marshall?

    Of course you can also add a Ultimate Attenuator to the mix for even more flexibility volume wise (I did).

    You said you can't try first but David has lots of clips on his site DavidBrayAmps.com and is easy to talk with about what you want.

    Here is a clip of my Bray modded reissue Marshall JTM45 with KT66s:

    http://www.davidbrayamps.com/roccoingala2.mp3

    http://www.davidbrayamps.com/roccoingala.mp3

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  15. aside

    aside Member

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    the badger 30 has el34's right? in class A? i've never heard a class A EL34 amp, how does this actually differ in sound than a regular push-pull marshall?
     

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