Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by HeeHaw, Jun 10, 2006.
What will do it?
Where can I get it?
Yeah, I wish Steve Carr would make a head version of the "Rambler" too!
Tone King Meteor II head.
This'll sound odd, but stay with me:
Mesa Boogie Rocket 44. No longer made, but still out there, as a head or 4x10 combo.
Reverb, tremelo, and remarkably good 4xEL84 cleans. Footswitchable functions. Headroom till the walls shake, then a singing breakup.
Oh yeah, and crunch/lead channels too! Not expensive, you'll see heads out there for around $600 or so.
Bad Cat Trem Cat head...
Vox AC30CC head...
Bandmaster Reverb or Dual Showman Reverb. Late '60s Silverface. Can usually be found on eBay...
Sounds like you want a Two-Rock Custom Reverb. I have a 100 watt artist, but the 50 or 100 watt versions sig or artist are both amasing. No tremolo, but you can get a Fulltone Supa Trem or something and it will all be there for you. But obviously everyone just offers what amp they like the most, so its kinda tough to get a straight answer. Dosn't Bad Cat make a head with trem and reverb? Try that out maybee
+1 on the Meteor II. I'd also add the UG 30 with tremolo.
The Swart does have nice cleans, although warmer than the more blackface style Rambler -- but it breaks up pretty early, anywhere from 2-4 on the dial, depending on guitar. (Swart, if he hasn't done so yet, is offering a head.)
If the AC-30CC's reverb sounds like the AC-15CC's -- I'd avoid. I thought that was one of the worst onboard reverbs I've ever heard -- very bright & harsh, and sproingy in a bad way.
+1 on the non-existent Rambler head (even though I'm perhaps the only person in the universe not to love their Rambler; I liked the sound of my Princeton Reverb better.)
Can't you substitute a pair of 6L6s in the AST to bump up the headroom?
Will they make 'em as heads, dt?
Bogner Shiva with the trem pedal of your choice...
I think it's my favorite mesa or boogie. or mega boosie as my mom says (my dad had a tremoverb...). I wish i could have kept my 440, although i'm also very happy with the valvetech i traded for it. it has lots of spank and plenty of headroom. the dirty channels probably better for a crunch or variation on the clean rather than a lead (shared eq), but other than that, nothing bad to say about it.
True -- I forgot about that. I haven't tried it, myself.
I asked as the thread starter was curious about heads...
(though I've also been very interested in Victoria amps for some time)
An Allen Encore Head may be a good option.