Versitaile amp?? Prog, Jazz, Ambient...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Zuikos, May 6, 2016.

  1. Zuikos

    Zuikos Member

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    So i recently got into the whole progressive style of guitar (Karnivool, Toska, Plini, Haken ETC..), so i would like to buy an amp that can do those kinds of tone, you know, high gain, but not floppy in the low end. On the other hand i like doing clean ambient landscape-ish stuff, jazz, alt-rock and blues.
    So i found myself looking at the victory VX kraken, and it's perfect, besides one pretty major thing, it doesn't have a clean channel, which isn't ideal for jazz..
    So i was wondering if i should buy two different amps, learn how to get a clean-ish setting on the Kraken or invest in a extremely good drive/dist pedal?
    I currently use the Ampeg GVT-15 1x12 combo, which gets the job done for what i do, but i'm going towards something more hi-gain, so what should i do?
     
  2. Geeze

    Geeze Silver Supporting Member

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    Look at Brown Amplification in Texas - his HayMaker50 may fit your bill. Lance Keltner covers it well.



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  3. djd100

    djd100 Member

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    D-Style with various cabs depending on what you're doing etc (closed 4X12 with Celestions, open 2x12's with Celestions and Jensens, plus 1X12 with EV etc.

    A D-Style with various cabs/speakers can cover just about anything IMO.
     
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    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Diezel Schmidt. Covers a ton of ground with no compromise.
     
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    CowTipton Silver Supporting Member

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    DT25

    Fender, Marshall, Vox, and Mesa (Recto) voicings all in one amp.
     
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    Mesa Boogie Mark V 25, 35 or 90?
     
  7. Zuikos

    Zuikos Member

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    Thanks for all the responses guys, i think i'm gonna go with the Mesa Mark V 25 W head :)
     

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