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Two Rock Custom Reverb Sig. Comparable amps?

deltaboy

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look, if i currently had 3-5k to drop on an amp i'd launch for one, but i'm not in that situation. Any other amps compare? Mostly care for the "clean" channel w/ reverb sound ala slow dancing in a burning room. So all i need is one channel.
 

GTRJohnny

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I wish Two-Rock would make a mid-sized combo using their clean side with the FET boost. I could easily live with that for a little less $$$. :)
 

sfarnell

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have you considered a TR Jet? They can be had for around $2K in the emporium and on eBay. If that's too much, try a Fender Bandmaster, Pro Reverb or Twin Reverb with an Ethos pedal. That will get you 90% there.

An amp like a Fargen Blackbird (similar to a Deluxe Reverb), or something similar, with the Ethos will also work.
 

deltaboy

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I've had a lot of experience with fenders, and there's still a little something that sets the two rock sound apart, but, what can you do I guess.
 

riker4208

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Yeah, Two rocks have more mids it seems than most fenders I've played. Then again my current 70's deluxe has no mid knob so maybe that's all it is. The mids combined with a more hi-fi sound and a reverb that doesn't muddy the sound too much. I'm only interested in a one channel Two rock as well. I don't dig the overdrive side of these type of amps.
 

tdawg

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Don't have it yet, but I was in your same boat and decided to order a RedPlate Blackverb. Might even be more versitile than the two rock and the cleans are supposedly amazing. worth looking into if you are in the market for this kind of amp.
 

trap

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Don't have it yet, but I was in your same boat and decided to order a RedPlate Blackverb. Might even be more versitile than the two rock and the cleans are supposedly amazing. worth looking into if you are in the market for this kind of amp.
heard a friends black-tweed . the cleans or the lead are not in the same league as a two rock. try a glaswerks zingaro out. they are about 1,700 and sound great. or a used TR jet.
 

Madison

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I've had a lot of experience with fenders, and there's still a little something that sets the two rock sound apart, but, what can you do I guess.
I've had a lot of Fenders too, they are not Two Rock. If you want the TR sound & feel, hold out for the real deal...close is not good enough.
 

macmax77

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heard a friends black-tweed . the cleans or the lead are not in the same league as a two rock. try a glaswerks zingaro out. they are about 1,700 and sound great. or a used TR jet.
Well, i don't know about the Zingaro since i have never played one but it seems like a hell of an amp.

Now, one thing i can say is that the guys in the band prefered how the Redplate sat in the mix a lot more than the other guy's TR.

As a matter of fact, the RP sounded better that particular rehearsal than the TR and ate it in the clean sounds dept.
 

trap

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Well, i don't know about the Zingaro since i have never played one but it seems like a hell of an amp.

Now, one thing i can say is that the guys in the band prefered how the Redplate sat in the mix a lot more than the other guy's TR.

As a matter of fact, the RP sounded better that particular rehearsal than the TR and ate it in the clean sounds dept.
i call it like i see it. as do you.
 

whaiyun

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A Fuchs Clean Machine? Iunno. Even if you get a cheaper "TR", you wont be satisfied until you have a Two Rock. I'm not haha
 

LSchefman

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The OP's post was a good question. One I tried to answer myself several years ago!

After playing a fellow TGPer's TR I was enthralled, and tried to duplicate that clean tone (and OD as well, but the cleans were even harder).

I simply could not do it on anything other than a TR, despite having several really great amps/fx on hand, including some vintage Fender stuff, and trying out everything else I could get my hands on.

So I wound up buying Bluesdoc's Onyx. When that amp arrived, as I got used to what it could do and in effect, "learned" the amp, it was incredibly satisfying to play, to record, and to have others who came into the studio record with.

Are there other amps that have a similar but slightly different sound that are also wonderful? Sure. Absolutely.

But THAT sound will only come from a TR. And I wouldn't hesitate to find a used one if it's a matter of bucks.

If even that is too pricy, I'd look for something really different that you can hang onto even if you buy a TR down the road that will still be useful.
 

pageburst

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I've played a couple of different two rocks, great amps no doubt but I'd take Fender Blackface clean pretty much any day of the week.

Which Two Rock and Fender amps did you play and what in particular was missing in the Fender which you found in the Two Rock

Honestly if you can't get a great Slow dancing tone with a variety of Fender Amps, and a good pedal I'd maybe look for another Strat or practice a little more. I've seen guys with great technique and touch make even lesser amps and guitars sound amazing.

Some other great amps I've heard that can do that JM tone include
Bruno Cowtipper try it with a Tim or a Diablo
Bludotone Bludodrive
EZG 50

And there are others

Good luck
 

Bigtone

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Save and buy a used two rock, I have a old 66 deluxe reverb and a 58 tweed super, the two rock is still different, its more refined, not as loose in the bottom or the top, more mid presence while still giving you a great clean tone,and very nice feel, zero buzz on the overdrive, just thick, while still clear,
Its not really a better or worse thing, with the two rock I look at it as a super flexable fender head with a overdrive channel, with old fenders , you get a classic clean tone and that cool fender logo...

Affordable? buy a silverface fender and buy an ethos pedal,

Bigtone
 




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