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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by codycarrig, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. codycarrig

    codycarrig Member

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    Hello everyone!

    So this is going to be a pain because I'm a pain and I'm unbelievably picky and I'm so sorry for that in advance haha.

    I really love vintage sounding amps. I've tried again and again to take a high gain amp and just turn the gain down and it still sounds god awful to my ears. The sounds I really love are the Dumble sounds and the early plexi sounds like Cream and Eric Johnson. I've thought about getting an Axe FX because I want one for the effects processing anyway, but I've heard a lot of players use them live and as much as I don't want to be a dick and say there's a difference there's enough of a difference in the sound of them from a tube amp to seriously bother me, unless it's a very high gain sound. Also, I'm talking about like Dweezil Zappa's axe rig not any amateur so I'm pretty convinced if anyone's gonna get a good sound, he's gonna be one of them.
    To make matters more complicated, I also play metal sometimes. I just recently was offered a tour with a metal group and I would need a serious metal amp that's touch sensitive enough for me to be able to handle for a few weeks of touring, as well as EXTREMELY tight because the only metal amps I like are tight af (I listen to a lot of Meshuggah and Danza and tight riffage).

    So the question is, do I get a separate vintage amp and metal amp? I haven't found one that had everything :( unless someone knows of one? Do I break down and get an Axe or a Kemper? Thanks guys! I'm sorry if I become a pain I just really want to find the right amp(s).



    What I like in an amp (vintage):
    Touch sensitive
    Shows every tiny thing I play
    Warm, not a bright amp (I like channel II of plexi's)
    Not too high gain and very old sounding (either vintage Marshall or dumble)
    I like the tone of 6L6's but I hate the feel
    I have so far thought of a: Germino Filmore, Metropolous 10,000 (I think), Fuchs ODS II

    Metal amp:
    Something tight?
    Something as touch sensitive as possible for a high gain amp

    Don't worry too much about pricing, I'll deal with it. I just need good amps and I need them now. Thank you everyone! Sorry for the long post!
     
  2. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I would.
     
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  3. Charlie Dango

    Charlie Dango Member

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    Vintage amp + cascading gain pedals = best of both worlds.
     
  4. forum_crawler

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    Kemper with a tube power section or matrix will do it for you.
     
  5. Darkness

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    Look at PRS Archon. It's got an unbelievable, lush, bloomy clean channel, and a rip your spine out, tight and focused gain channel.
     
  6. Serenity

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    I'd probably go the 2 amp route if you can afford it.
    For the metal amp i'd also recommend looking at the PRS Archon. Or, if you fancy something a little different, check out the Driftwood Purple Nightmare.
     
  7. 8len8

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    Lower gain amp + OD or boost pedals is the best solution I've found.
     
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  8. MmcGrouty

    MmcGrouty Silver Supporting Member

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    Get a YJM100 and run a boost out front when you need to.
     
  9. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    Sounds like you want already mastered and perfected sounds so why not get a Kemper or something? Listening to cd's and equating that to a live amp is a recipe for fail.
     
  10. codycarrig

    codycarrig Member

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    Here's the thing I saw Dweezil live it's not from a cd!
     
  11. ClassicLP

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    Dz uses a lot of bogner dirt. So maybe a bogner is for you.
     

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