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I need a second amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by dallas, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. dallas

    dallas Member

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    I have a Hot Rod for a clean amp. I'm looking to get a Dirty amp. I play Blues and Good O'l Rock. What's a decent amp that would work well with the Fender?
     
  2. JackD

    JackD Gold Supporting Member

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    An 18 watt Marshall Clone! Guess what, I have a GDS 18W I'm selling (sorry for the cheap comercial). If you are interested, let me know via Private Message.
     
  3. homerayvaughan

    homerayvaughan Supporting Member

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    Have you experimented with pedals for the hot rod? That's what I'd do first. If you want ideas, do a search for opinions on the plethora of pedals, boutique ir otherwise, that are available. Many can get very convincing amp overdrive.
    I use a Naylor SC38, great classic rock, tweed meets plexi tones. THD Flexi is nice too. Nice Marshally tones. Cleans are courtesy of a '66 super reverb.
     
  4. dallas

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    Good Ideas. a Pedal is an option, I haven't found a decent one yet.
     
  5. duffyguitarman

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    Zen Drive might be the ticket. Lots of folks around here love the Timmy. I have a Maxon OD808 that works really well in most amps.



    Peace,
    duffy
     
  6. gdomeier

    gdomeier Supporting Member

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    Blues Driver sounds great through those amps. Low gain but high on the volume kicks it in the ass.
     
  7. homerayvaughan

    homerayvaughan Supporting Member

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    What have you tried?
     
  8. dallas

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    I want a Marshall sound. That's why I brought up the second amp. Trower, Just KITA Full out rock. I have used a 808, TS5, TS9 and I currently use a tone driver and an Ibanez distortion pedal.
     
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    read the threads on the MI crunchbox. might be what the dr ordered.
     
  10. HereIGoAgain

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    Trade the Hot Rod in for a Traynor YCV50BLUE. I have yet to demo it, but a knowledgeable dealer has told me the 50BLUE has a clean channel like a Fender, but the drive channel is closer to a Marshall. If it's anything like my YCV20WR, it'll be a great amp.
     
  11. bluesbreaker59

    bluesbreaker59 Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't buy the YCV50 Blue, I owned one for a couple days, and the overdriven channel had a "buzziness" that could not be dialed out, no matter how hard I tried. The clean channel was nice, but if I added an overdrive to that, it became "buzzy" too. It was very frustrating, because I really, really wanted to like it, but I just couldn't.
     
  12. homerayvaughan

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    Well, if you want to look at pedals in the Marshall camp, I think a lot of people like the OCD by Fulltone. I thought the Barber Direct Drive got nice Marshall/ straight up rock tones, and they are cheap and true bypass. Lots of options out there, best bet is to do a search. It's a topic that's been covered thoroughly. I wouldn't go so far as to trade or sell an amp you are happy with.
     
  13. Nativ H

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    Marshall JTM45's are nice dirty/crunchy sounding Marshalls. Think Angus tones, but they are not very loud. With nice KT66's, they are only a 30 watt amp and you can dime them without losing your hearing. After about half volume on the knob, they just get more compressed and overdriven, but not louder. :D
     
  14. dallas

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    I guess I need to shop around huh? Awesome suggestions. I know this is lame, but I had a Marshall AVT50 combo that sounded okay. I just thought an all tuber would give me the distorted tone. I'll look into some higher dollar pedals also.
     

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