Throw some amps at me. I need a change.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by therhodeo, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. therhodeo

    therhodeo Member

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    Guitars - Fender Baja Tele, Fender FMT Tele (soon to have Rio Grande Buffalo Texas pickups).

    Pedals - Lots of stuff so taking pedals well is important to me.

    Style - Looking for something to do classic rock, classic country, modern country, modern praise and worship, and rootsy rock/pop.

    I'm thinking a stereo rig is in order. I'm not on a unlimited budget so keep that in mind. I like alot of punch and thump to my sound. No mushy dumble BS. I dont want something with a ton of power.

    What 2 amps together could do........

    Black Crowes
    Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam)
    Hillsong
    Brad Paisley
    Tom Petty

    What about an Allen combo and a Ceriatone DC-30 head and 2x12 set up?
     
  2. 414driver

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    Dr Z Z-28....inhales pedals...22 very strong watts. Hell....anything Z works.
     
  3. trinian1

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    Sounds like a Goodsell Super 17 might fit the bill for some of that. Or maybe an AC-30 or similarly-styled amp. I used my Badcat Hotcat for Hillsong stuff at church--both the gain side and the clean side with/without pedals, and I certainly like my tone. It wasn't exactly their tone, but I didn't want it to be, either.
     
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    I think you got a pretty cool mix right there.
     
  5. Cdn Cracker

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    Dr Z MAZ.. .Jr or Sr. They respond great to pedals and with the Cut knob.. you can really play with the tone.

    Anything Dr will give you a good clean country twang.
     
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    If you're intent on a two amp setup, then something Vox based is an obvious choice for one side. However, for the "clean" side, I wouldn't be afraid of something with more power. I play stuff in the same vein as you, and a Heritage Colonial head into an Avatar Vintage 1x12 (w/ C-Rex) is my go to amp. In fact, my AC30 takes a backseat to it. The Colonial takes pedals really well, and there's no substitute for the big, bold cleans it delivers.
     
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    I've thought about that one.
     
  9. gibson08

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    I will second the Lonestar Special,,,,but anytime somebody mentions Black Crowes I instantly think Roccaforte!!
     
  10. Mattbedrock

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    Orange Rocker 30. BF Fender Bassman.
     
  11. therhodeo

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    Does the rocker 30 do jangle and voxy in between stuff?
     
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    My apologies. Poof, gone!
     
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    on the cheap (kinda..) i would recommend the alessandro working dog (marshall/fender w/ great cleans and a cool overdrive) and the dr z stuff - maybe the maz jr? i definitely like a class A/class A/B set up....
     
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    I'll mention the Mesa LSS too. Plenty of thump on the clean and the dirty channel can go from clean to any level of grit you want. Lots of knobs, but once you learn them, the amp is extremely versatile.
    My other go to setup is a Fargen Blackbird 40 and a Menatone Red Snapper. Great BF clean and the RS is one pedal that goes from clean boost to medium grit.
     
  15. Patrick Ginnaty

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    Stereo Fender Deluxe Reverb reissues... clean, take pedals well, classic tone.

    I had stereo SFDRs, both w/JBLs at one point... very sweet sounding, I shoulda kept the second DR (I sold it back to the guy I bought it from, he still has it).

    I was running THIS rig at one point... SFDR for clean, Fulldrive->Boogie for lead tones
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    Sommatone Roaring 40, Roaring 20 or Slick 18.

    Check out the sound clips....

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  17. therhodeo

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    With that guitar and gig line-up, I'd be looking real hard at a Twister F-1, or an F-2, if stereo was an option! Jangly cleans; warm, full, and thick OD.

    Oh, yeah. I'd love to hear y'all. :drool

    www.twisteramps.com

    Cowboy
     
  19. Matt Jones

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    You might consider a Richter 5.8. Five or eight watts depending on tube selection and takes pedals really well and works great in a particular setting you mentioned in your original post.;) I alternate between this and an AXE-FX and power engine depending on my mood and how complex I want to sound.

    matt
     
  20. Jiffy_Jeff

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    +1 on the Lone Star. My guitar player uses one, and we play pretty much everything you just described....

    He is looking to get another one to run in stereo.

    I played through this amp and it can dial up whatever you need, and loves to tango with any pedal you throw at it.

    good luck
     

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