If Building a Public Rehearsal Studio, What 5 Amps Do You Provide?

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  1. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    One possibility of many:
    Fender Twin Reverb
    Fender Tweed Deluxe
    Marshall JCM 800
    Fuchs ODS 30
    Mesa Lonestar
     
  2. Karl Houseknecht

    Karl Houseknecht Member

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    No recto? I'd do that before the Fuchs and Lonestar.

    Fender Twin Reverb
    Fender Tweed Deluxe
    Marshall JCM 800
    Mesa Dual Rectifier
    Vox AC30
     
  3. Roland G88

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    My company has 2 spaces that we supply the backline to and we have 4 Peavey Bandits, a solid state 100w Marshall various Yorkville bass amps and a Gibson GA15. I wouldn't supply an expensive amp unless you are on site or charge appropriately. They get a lot of abuse From spilt drinks, cigarette burns and "let's see how damn loud this thing gets". I deliberately hunt out Bandits because they last, are real cheap and loud and for a typical unsupervised $15/hr space people don't expect more.
     
  4. amphog

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    How much will you charge, and how big is the room? Is the PA/monitor rig able to keep up with the backline? Who are your clients?
     
  5. Jason_77

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    The one place we used to use years ago had a number of Peavy Classic 30s and 50s.
     
  6. Faded

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    To keep it cheap...

    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
    Blackstar Club 40
    Vox AC30
    Peavey Classic 30


    Anything above and beyond and they are likely bringing their own gear.
     
  7. Silent Sound

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    Yup. I'd definitely go solid state unless you've got someone there full time managing the equipment. Tubes aren't cheap and will require regular replacement. They're also not usually as reliable as a good SS amp. And this world is full of people who will trash things they rent! I feel bad about some of the things I've done to rental cars...

    Now if you're going for a high end clientele, are charging appropriately, and will have someone there to keep an eye on things at all times, then your list would be pretty good. Though I'd rather have a Vox than the Fuchs, which is not only cheaper, but probably something more likely to be sought out by most guitar players. Outside of TGP, I don't know a whole lot of guitar players that want, or even know what a Dumble is.
     
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    Can I rent your space for an hour?

    That's a pretty nice slate of amps for a practice space.
     
  9. rummy

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    Twin Reverb
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  10. GottaPracticeMore

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    Most of the rental spaces I use have cheap-ish transistor amps in various states of disrepair. I'd love to find a place with reliable, higher-end amps.
     
  11. GCDEF

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    I'd agree with that, and probably even drop the Vox. There isn't much a HRD or Classic 30 can't do fairly well except metal, and the Blackstar can kind of do that.
     
  12. StevenA

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    Sorry for misleading. There is no business, or clientele. Hypothetically, what five amps would please the majority of players.
     
  13. omahaaudio

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    I'd say tone it down on the uber-expensive stuff to start with. If you're going to buy the stuff for the studio you're over-spending and if you already own the stuff ask yourself, "Do I really want some stranger messing around with my Fuchs ODS?" You could always offer them as rental upgrades.

    I'd go with:
    - Fender Twin Reverb RI
    - Fender Deluxe RI
    - Peavey Classic 30/1x12
    - Peavey Classic 50/212
    - Peavey TKO 1x15 bass combo (or similar)

    Maybe, just maybe, have a few decent Boss pedals for people to play with, all with their own One Spots.
     
  14. amphog

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    OK, how big is the room? The choice for a 10x12 would be different that a 20x30.
     
  15. TheoDog

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    To please the "customer"
    JCM800
    Twin Reverb
    AC30
    Mesa Dual Rectifier
    Tweed Deluxe

    To manage the business- Peavey and/or Carvin
     
  16. dirtyfunkg

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    +1

    6505/6505+
    Classic 30
    Carvin x100B
    JCM2000 DSL


    My rehearsal hall doesn't rent out amps or have any there, but it's also a monthly rental place so we have our own rooms and can store our gear there.

    I would be very wary of letting people borrow high end stuff unless you're charging and/or have a tech on site (which you can have there to fix your clients' gear for an extra fee).
     
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    Marshall JTM45/100

    10,000-12,000 Series Plexi

    Hiwatt DR103

    Twin Reverb/Dual Showman Reverb

    Fender Super Reverb.

    Honorable Mention Tweed Deluxe.
     
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    Maybe just a Kemper profiler with a lot of nice amp models and a good P.A.?
     
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    Twin Reverb
    AC30
    Classic 30
    EVH 5150III
    Dual Recto
     
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    Vox AC30
    Marshall DSL 100 or JVM
    Mesa Dual Rectifier
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

    Hot Rod Wild Card: Soldano, Bogner, Engl, Friedman.
     

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