Looking for a EL34 amp ... suggestions please

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  1. bigredhaus

    bigredhaus Member

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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
     
  2. Thelonius

    Thelonius Member

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    What size of an amp are you looking for?
     
  3. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Why, the TopHat Emplexador, of course! :)
     
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    Chiba Gold Supporting Member

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    Koch Twintone - 50W, awesome crunch channel.

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  5. bigredhaus

    bigredhaus Member

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    I really don't need anything larger than a 50w.

    Scott
     
  6. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    50w JCM800, original not reissue, modded for El34s! Done.
     
  7. glogulus

    glogulus Silver Supporting Member

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    What drbob1 said, but in 100w :). And, the 2203x reissue sounds pretty darn good.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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.
     
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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
     
  11. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Lot's of great suggestions from others too!
     
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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...
     
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    +1:dude
     
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    Look at the Carr Hammerhead too if you want simple EL-34 tone. It's in your price range.
     
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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!
     
  17. bigredhaus

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    The Dr Z Rx uses 4 EL84's
     
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    Always happy to plug the EL34 Riveras.
     

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