Hard rock amp with great cleans for $1000

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  1. msh1283

    msh1283 Member

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    Looking for really a really full clean sound that isn't too bright. I tend to like a bit darker clean sound.

    Don't care if the gain comes from the amp or if I'd need to get some pedals to get there. I'm not 100% sure what kind of distorted sounds I really want, so I'm pretty open on that side. I don't need really high gain or anything

    Head or combo...don't really care, as long as it's not a 410 or something like that.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Junk Yard Dog

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    What kind of music do you play? That would us help stear you in the right direction.

    I just put up for sale my Voodooamps Deluxe Mod Marshall DSL 100 up for exactly $1,000 (+ shipping).

    Cleans on the DSL were better than most Marshall's and this one is even better with the Deluxe mod. I found myself staying the clean channel as I got into pedals more for boosts and hard rock sounds. Dirty Channel is all Marshall roar.

    Lots of options out there...Maybe a Budda SD18 II? I think it's a bit more than $1,000, unless you get it on the secondary.

    Let me know if you want more info on my DSL.
     
  3. marinblues

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    I don't know how much they go for in the US, but you can check out the Koch amps.
     
  4. coxswain

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    The Koch amps have fantastic cleans and gains. You can find the Twintone I 50 watt 1x12 combo for under a 1000 bucks used.

    I would also check out the Mesa 2:25 express as well as the 2:50 express. The clean channels on those amps are modeled after the lonestar. They sound awesome!

    Chase
     
  5. rocketman223

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    A little more than a grand but check out the clips of the Bray modded JTM 45 here.
     
  6. Jimmydeez

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    If you want to go the pedal route try and find a used Dr. Z KT45.

    If you want a two channel amp go with a Budda Superdrive 18. Not a ton of clean headroom but it has plenty for me and the dirty channel will do almost any color of dirt you need.
     
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    Used Egnater/Rocktron TOL?
     
  8. Roodboy

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    Carvin Legacy, killer cleans and smooth OD.
     
  9. smallbutmighty

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    +1

    It's more that 1k, but you could probably swing a used one if you are patient. Heck...as long as you are being patient, save up a few more hundred and get in new. Then you'll have Budda'swarranty and customer service in your corner...and that is worth a few hundred right there. They are top notch all the way.

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    Budda Superdrive II 18

    Perfect choice!
     
  11. Don A

    Don A Silver Supporting Member

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    Mesa Express 5:50.
    It's a little over your budget, but the cleans are thick and rich, very Twin Reverb like and the dirty sound is a lot of fun.
     
  12. loudboy

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    Marshall DSL-50.

    Loudboy
     
  13. CAC

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    I just bought a Budda Superdrive 18 combo off Ebay for a little over $800. Great, great amp. I also love the clips of that Bray modded JTM 45 though! I would love to try one of those out sometime.
     
  14. Melodic Dreamer

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    Carvin Legacy would be a good choice for an inexpensive amp. You can get them cheap too.
     
  15. Gasp100

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    Rivera Fandango.... super versatile, killer cleans and roaring gain side, old school hot rod marshall type. + boosts on each channel, tons of versatility. You're probably looking at a used one, I got mine here for 1K and sold it for 1k (too big for my needs, but can do the bedroom to the stage easy).
     
  16. bilbal

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    Used Dr. Z Route 66 or Maz series and a used Zendrive or a Fender Twin Reverb and a used Zendrive. You can't go wrong with any of the three and a Zendrive - I promise!!!

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    +1 on the Budda too. I tried one at the Daddy's Junkie Music across the street from Berklee in Boston about 4 months ago and it was sweet, sweet, sweet!!!

    great amps,
    b
     
  18. Roodyrocker

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    If you buy good used, for under $1000 you can get a Randall RM 100. Its all tube, has three channels of removable/swapable modules, can be biased without taking it to a tech, can run EL-34 or 6L6 tubes or a combination of both, has series loop, parrallel loop. Its a good amp for the money and capable of many different cleans or distortions depending on which module you put in it. And the modules take a few seconds to swap too. Oh, almost forgot the Egnater modules are fully interchangeable with the Randall :)
     
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    A darker clean with lot of overdrive available spells B O O G I E to my ears. Lots of good used ones.

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