Looking for a EL34 amp ... suggestions please

bigredhaus

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I'm looking for a EL34 amp. I currently have a TopHat King Royale to cover my cleans but I find myself wanting amp overdrive and not pedal overdrive. What are your suggestions for a EL34 amp? I'm in the $1000 - $1500 range new or used / head or combo.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Scott
 

Chiba

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Koch Twintone - 50W, awesome crunch channel.

--chiba
 

glogulus

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What drbob1 said, but in 100w :). And, the 2203x reissue sounds pretty darn good.
 

GasMask

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Take a look at the TopHat Emplexador or one of the Aikens. Germinos rock if you dont need a master.
 

Matt Gordon

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Aiken Sabre. I'm hard to please, believe me, but the Sabre is a killer head. It's a stout 50 watts.
 

scottyboy

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VHT. I bought a Pitbull 50/212 about 8 months ago and I love it. It has el-34s and covers so much territory I can't believe it. The cleans are great to me and the amp can also get metal, palm muted, chunk, the whole works.

Plus, it sounds good at low volumes. Just a stellar amp in my eyes. I am not one to own a bunch of gear and, thankfully, this baby lets me play different styles.

As you can tell, I'm high on this amp.

Best wishes,

Scott
 

big mike

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DrZ 6545

Lot's of great suggestions from others too!
 

sinasl1

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I have an Emplexador and a THD Flexi.... love them both, the THD gives you, uh, a lot of flexibility! Do a search for "Flexi" and you'll find some links to clips I've done...

if you do a search for "12ax7 comparison" and you'll find clips of the Emplex...
 

laurencer83

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i think the dr z prescription es is great for a thick overdrive tone. i'm pretty sure it's an el34 head. it kicks major butt! i'm surpsied i haven't heard that much about it from the people here. i love mine!
 

Laroosco!

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Originally posted by laurencer83
i think the dr z prescription es is great for a thick overdrive tone. i'm pretty sure it's an el34 head. it kicks major butt! i'm surpsied i haven't heard that much about it from the people here. i love mine!
The Dr Z Rx uses 4 EL84's
 




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