Reeves Custom 6 or 12

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Sonic Reducer, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Sonic Reducer

    Sonic Reducer Member

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    I've been in the market for a low watt combo and have it down to one of these. I've been through a ton of low watt marshall type amps and a few others (Aiken tomcat, Marshall 1974x, Peavey Delta Blues 2x10, Savage Macht 6/12). Right now I have a Swart Space Tone 1x8. It's plenty loud and I love the cleans, but the overdrive isn't quite doing it for me. Anyway, I was wondering if somebody could point me in the right direction between the two. I want a good, complex chimey clean. I also like a good clean overdrive. I'll try to explain it. When the amp is overdriven and you play a G, you can still tell it's a G and hear all the notes, make sense? I don't play much lead, mostly rhythm. Head room isn't an issue for me because I play small places and record. I guess I was just trying to see if there is a difference in tone between the two, not head room. I didn't know if the maybe the 12 was a little thicker or more complex. Also, do you suggest the power scale option? I didn't know if that interfered with the tone when it's out of the circuit.

    As far as guitars, I play a Tele and Les Paul. Some guys who style and tone I did are Mike Campbell, Brit pop rock (Oasis), Townshend, U2(The EDGE), 90's alt rock (radiohead, pearl jam)
     
  2. Teh RedWizard

    Teh RedWizard Supporting Member

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    If money isn't an issue,of course get the 12.More is always better! :cool:
     
  3. Purplexi

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    The twelve rocks like a Marshall 18 but with much more tone, sustain/gain and less compression. Even seemed louder than an 18 watter!! Beautifully constructed as well.
     
  4. Fifthstone

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    Both are excellent amps. You can't go wrong with either for your application.
     
  5. Sonic Reducer

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    Anybody else wish to chime in before I pull the trigger?
     
  6. schaljo

    schaljo LEGEND

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    I just picked up the Custom 12 head with power scaling. I think it would suit your needs nicely. An OCD in front of it is friggin heavenly!
     

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