Help on choosing a new amp head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by desertbluesman, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. desertbluesman

    desertbluesman Member

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    OK I have $1,150 saved up for a new amp head. My thoughts are the Bogner Alchemist head, or the Egnater Renegade head.

    How about some other suggestions in that price range 40-50 watts all tube, and if there are any point to point wired amps with two channels, clean and overdrive, with channel switching and reverb out there I want to know about them even at about 2 grand which is high as I can push this thing.

    I won't buy anything off e-bay used, unless it is near Phoenix Arizona, so I can check it out in person.
     
  2. shadowbox

    shadowbox Supporting Member

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    And you definitely need 40-50 watts?
     
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    Hey Bluesman....

    You might be thinking that this is in a different category, but I have a Marshall JVM 210 that is just about what you're talking about.

    It's two channel, but has 3 "modes" per channel, and the "orange" and "red" modes on the clean channel are perfect for what you're talking.

    My other main amp is a Fender TRRI, but I don't hesitate to play the blues on the Marshall.

    And the reverb is great.

    I think the 50 watt version (mine is 100) is called the JVM 205, or something like that. A great, flexible amp.
     
  4. desertbluesman

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    yeah, I am thinking 40-50 watts just in case I get a chance to play out. I think you need at least 40-50 watts to get heard with a loud drummer. I have a Hot Rod Deluxe, and it rocks with my stomps and the JJ Tubes and Tonespotter speaker with a weber beam blocker. But I would like another amp that I can use without any stomps.
     
  5. desertbluesman

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    Thanks for the offer, I am really not a Marshall amp fan, last one I had was a Plexi wayyyyyy back in the late 1960's or early 70's, it was a great amp but I am more into the old Fender type sound.
     
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    The new Budda VT40, sounds great
    The Rivera Venus 6...
     
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    I wasn't offering mine......:D
     
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    oops. :rotflmao
     

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