Hey Punk Players, question for you

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Teleking, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    What amp are you using now?

    The days of wheeling in the JCM 800 and 4X12 is over for me, but I just can't get the sound I'd really like to have.

    I tend to play with a lot of reverb for what I do/write. I can get in in a pedal if need be, but I'd like to keep it minimal if I have to. Guitar, amp, maybe a drive, boost, tuner and that's about it. I will be fine with a reverb pedal if I have to use one as I have one I love.
     
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    Bad Cat Hot Cat right now, a hardcore/crossover thrash band and a fast Lifetime/Saves the Say influenced pop punk band. I only use delay and a tuner.
     
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  3. Daniel Travis

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    I just posted the rigs for all my punk bands on a thread this morning.

    Generally I plug straight in.

    But it's been Laney AORs, Orange AD30 and dual terror, top hat king royale and club deluxe, an HRD, a crate blue voodoo, all sorts of stuff.

    It depends on the vibe of the band.
     
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  4. Boundcustom

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    I play with a Tweed Deluxe and a 74 OR120. Or just plug in off my board from the Iridium if the soundguy is a prick.
     
  5. katuna

    katuna Silver Supporting Member

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    I use either a Komet Aero or a Friedman DS 40 (expensive punk), However, for what you're talking about, I have also used and like a Fender Pro Reverb. Needs some drive pedals, but it sounds great, is a good volume and has reverb.
     
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    ‘67 Bassman + Rat. Tuner. 2x12. Greenbacks. Done.
     
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    I do Husker Du/Sugar type stuff and have been using a Mesa Royal Atlantic for the last couple of years. Pedalboard is minimal, but based around a Boss MS-3. I've tried really hard to get down below 100W heads and 4X12s, but the drummers I play with are too loud.
     
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    Punk is where i started, nothing like an 800! But that was high falutin. Anything with good distortion worked. It’s punk!
     
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    THIS.
     
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    Splawn QuickRod and a Mesa Recto 4x12. It's overkill, but it sounds good, and it looks cool! The audience doesn't need to hear afterwards.
     
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    Telecaster - Tuner - TC Spark Booster - AC30, sounds awesome for punky pushed clean and crunch sounds. Still looking for a good solo boost, but I think a second spark boost will be the way to go, great pedal.
     
  12. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    anyone else? thanks
     
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    Marshall JCM 800 SC20H, Marshall 1936 212, Hall of fame reverb, Ibanez mini Chorus & Delay,Strobe tuner, Donner Noise Killer. I use the classic gain channel for old school style punk, but when playing modern "Skate Punk" I use the ultra channel with a Seymour Duncan 805 as a boost. Have a few friends that have been using Orange Dual Terrors....sounds killer.
     
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    In my old band (which was punk-ish hard rock) I played a JCM900 dual reverb into a 4x12
     
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    those days are not over for me or for the local bands around here....we are out of the bubble
     
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    Soldano HR50+ or my ‘80s era Carvin X100B.
     
  17. d'djembe mutombo

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    I play one of the below through my mesa traditional 4x12
    Mesa Lonestar Special
    Orange AD30
    Marshall JCM800 2205

    In the past I've played Rectoverb, Rocker 30, 6100, H&K Triamp MKII.

    For what I play, double-time emo pop-punk b.s., every amp worked just fine. I'll say, the rectoverb is probably the best if you are just going to play punk as it has a lot of attack if you dial it in right. Oranges cut through the mix the best because they have a good low mid bump.

    Given you sound like you are downsizing, I'd probably get a Mesa ROV25 head and put it through an Orange 212OB. The ROV has enough headroom to keep up with any drummer, and the Orange 212OB is going to be less directional than most 2x12's so it will sound a little bigger than it's size. You can get the ROV head used for probably $800 and the Orange cab for $400.
     
  18. scelerat

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    Fancy amps for fancy punks!
     
  19. bigfoamfinger

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    Matchless Independence. Absolutely nails the Marshall tone, with some nice bottom end.
     
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    IMO punk can be played on anything, except for boutique, high end amps as that just doesn't seem to fit the brash unrefined mentality that drove punk rock. Punk was about rebelling against the status quo rather than focusing on expensive things ("The Clash" literally referenced the societal clash between the haves and have-nots.) Marshall? Absolutely. Fender? Yup. Orange? Yes. Peavey, Vox, whatever. Sure. $2000+ amp? Not so much.
     
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