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Red Plate? Two-Rock? Or Dr. Z?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Theorywolf, May 23, 2011.

  1. Theorywolf

    Theorywolf Member

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    I am not the greatest expert on Amps, but I'm trying to find alternatives to heavy dependence on pedals. I am into the SRV type tones, for the most part, and I am trying to decide between a Red Plate Blues Machine, or a Two-Rock, or maybe a Dr. Z amp. What would or is your choice?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. pvlcassic30

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    Also not a know it all when it comes to amps, but out of all the amps ive heard demos for, Two Rock have been my favorite. Lots of good Dr. Z, but I think of that Brad Paisley tone when i think of them. But think SRV/Mayer....its two rock for me. Wish I could afford one. Id probably get the Mayer Sig...
     
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    If you want SRV and john mayer tones, the Drz Ezg50 it´s great. I believe you can´t go wrong with a two rock also... specially for mayer tones
     
  4. macmax77

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    ok, i have told this b4, i can get srv tones out of my magic dust, also the jm tones of that song i can't even mention anymore
     
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    You probably can afford one. The Mayer is pricey, but their new Studio Pro's and Gainmaster's are killer amps with a few less bells and whistles for reasonable prices. I'm loving my 6L6, 35w Studio Pro....All that great TR tone with everything I need, nothing I don't.
     
  6. SuperReverb2

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    Two-Rock Studio Pro 35 will get you there without breaking the bank. Here's a clip from You Tube that is relatively SRV approved. The guy starts playing around 2:23 so just fast forward the video to there. He's using the standard Two-Rock 2 x 12 for the clips.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkXuhwC5KwA&NR=1

    :)


     
  7. Kitten Cannon

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    If you want SRV tone, all you need is a Strat with Texas Specials, a loud BF-style Fender amp (Vibroverb?), a Tube Screamer, and a silly hat. But seriously... please. Don't be that guy. And if you must, and you really like the TR, I third or fourth the Studio Pro suggestion. It's a great amp.
     
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    Crash-VR Supporting Member

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    The new Two Rocks are a bargain... Especially if you can find one used!
     
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    nospickups Silver Supporting Member

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    If you want ripping, ballbusting, bigger than texas screaming john mayer tone than the two rock has to be it. :sarcasm Although if you want to cop some polite SRV clean and lead I can rock those in spades with my redplate. I just got a new redplate blackverb (my second redplate) and get SRV all day long with with the clean and od with the marshall shift on the od. To be honest I think any good fender blackface big bottle will do the trick with a good tube screamer.
     
  10. big mike

    big mike House Plexi Staff Member

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    Big loud and clean.
    That tone is really not that elusive.

    Any you mention will do it.
    How much do you want to spend and how long so you want to wait.
    I'd probably go with the z myself.
     
  11. BudLite

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    Redplate Magic Dust = NO Pedals needed......
     
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    J.T. Guitar Platinum Member Silver Supporting Member

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    IMO the first two amp brands you mentioned are very different from the latter. The RP is Dumble inspired, just like TR. The Z amps are the good Dr's interpretation of Vox, Fender, and Marshall, more old school.

    That said, you can get SRV tones out of any of them, provided your chops and technique lend themselves to that tone. The biggest difference for me is "feel". "D" style amps are softer and saggier feeling, but still let all the nuances of your playing come through. Zs are more immediate feeling, with a possible exception of the Maz-Jr (which I love BTW). If you want old school (more traditional), go Dr. Z. If you want the glorious circuits brought to us by the reclusive Mr. D, go with one of the others.
     
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    Wow. Hard to go wrong with those three.

    Do you live somewhere you can try some of them out? Best bet there. And I second the old Fender as an alternative. It is what SRV used.
     
  15. beerlover

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    Red Plate for sure... call Henry you will be glad you did!
     
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    i have amps by all three mentioned builders.

    all make excellent products.
    you cannot go wrong with any of the products these amp-makers design and build

    with that said, imho, the two rock amplifiers are in a different league altogether..........................
     
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    beerlover + budlite

    Those two names, they can't be wrong. LOL :D
     
  18. rhythmrocker

    rhythmrocker 1966 Battle of the Bands Supporting Member

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    Hey, zappateer, good choice bro, hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

    Did you go for a head+cab or the combo?
     

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