Serious Hi-Gain Amp in 3K Range.

redplexi

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Input on a Good Hi-Gain Amp, that can cover:

VH I-II
Wylde era Ozzy
And Justice for All
Basically 80's Rock and Metal, without Pedals.

Ruling out:
VHT Ultra Lead
SLO-100
XTC 101 B
Dual Recto
 

sabbath90

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framus dragon. i prefer these to the cobra's. they still have plenty of gain, but they sound a lot more open and not so compressed as the cobra. they sound REALLY killer. check one out dude.
 

joolzriff

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sounds like a multi channel amp to me,try a diezel.
thing is you just named off some classic marshall and boogie tones,maybe buy those 2 amps??? dunno..
what about a HG100 roccaforte
 

Baba

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Just my opinion here, I don't think you need to spend 3K to get the VH-1/II tone, seems like plenty of amps (Splawn for example) do that, and a Zakk Wylde Marshall probably sounds more like Zakk Wylde than anything else.
 

redplexi

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I've been reading up on the Splawn, but there site doesn't have any Specs as far as Construction, Parts, etc.
 

Distortion

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Originally posted by joolzriff
sounds like a multi channel amp to me,try a diezel.
A Diezel Herbert would be an option, but this is a Better Option :D



If you are looking for a single channel amp try a Mojave Peacemaker..
 

TaronKeim

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Cornford MKII and the Cornford Ritchie Kotzen models are both single channel, tone monsters that'll take you from hiwatt-vox clean, to british crunch all the way up to 80's metal (especially the Kotzen model). Cornford's apparently have very good effects loops as well.

-TJK
 

Tag

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Originally posted by redplexi
Input on a Good Hi-Gain Amp, that can cover:

VH I-II
Wylde era Ozzy
And Justice for All
Basically 80's Rock and Metal, without Pedals.

Ruling out:
VHT Ultra Lead
SLO-100
XTC 101 B
Dual Recto

Bruno Leadman 100. :dude
 

Thelonius

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Have you tried a Mesa Stiletto? There were some sound clips of one using all the factory suggested settings and one of those clips absolutely nailed early VH. I've read the amp has less than a terrific clean, isn't built to take you into the nu-metal sounds you would expect from the recto's but it does a wide range of early Marshall sounds up through the 80s.

I haven't played around with one enough to have an opinion. 50 or 100 watts is just too loud for me. But I know those sound clips were terrific and my guitar teacher who is perpetually stuck in 1988 and swears Dokken will rise again swears by his.
 

IPlayHamers

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Originally posted by Tag
Bruno Leadman 100. :dude
+1 The Leadman sounds like nothing else out there and is absolutely amazing. If you can get to Ultrasound in NYC you have to try one. You won't be disappointed.
 

ericb

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Originally posted by Blueser
Soldano SLO 100. One of the all time greats for sure!
He posted that was instantly ruled out for some reason .

ERIC
 

mude

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I had a Leadman and it was a fun amp, but it is pretty limited. Single channel, no added features at all really. Some cool lead tones, but it would have been very hard for me to use in a live setting. If cleans or the ability to change tones quickly mean anything at all, this would be a tough one I would think. That being said, it is a cool amp.

Evan.
 

Cokemachine

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Peters Dual Channel. The Lead Overdrive pre-amp does the VH1/VHII thing very well, as well as the '80's metal thing. The Modern High Gain pre-amp covers the heavier stuff such as Zakk Wylde/Ozzy and beyond.
 

redplexi

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I owned one for years, and it was just too much, as it doesn't have a half power switch. And a little noisy for me.
 

Rock Fella

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Cornford MK50 head will do just what you want, seismic gain levels on it and 100% handbuilt PTP .

The Cornford Hellcat is 35 watts 2 channel affair, sweetest cleans married to crunchmonster drive , for bigger gigs you gotta mic thru PA obviously.Again 100% handbuilt PTP.
 




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