What amp has as much headroom as a twin?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by squeally dan, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Wakarusa

    Wakarusa Member

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    Or one could simply mic through the PA. No PA? How about any BF Fender voiced amp with a pre-out run into fifty pounds or so of bridged QSC iron? I imagine you could set this up to melt the speaker cabinet before you run out of clean headroom :)
     
  2. DejavuDave

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    Twins already have a lot of headroom. Consider a speaker change if you want a bigger clean. EV's or JBL's. Weber California is a great JBL clone. Add an extension cab if you want even more big, clean disbursement.
     
  3. squeally dan

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    I don't necessairly want a "bigger" clean or more clean than my Twin. Just maybe different sounding big clean.
     
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    Early '70s Traynor YBA-1A. Very loud, very clean.
     
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    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    Mesa Lone Star Classic.....
     
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    100W Plexi!
     
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    Mesa Lonestar is the best cleanest sound i've come by.
     
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    The early model Music Man amps (silver name plates not black) are very similar to Fender amps and still affordable.
     
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    Ampeg Reverberocket, slightly darker than the fender sound, but tons of headroom
     
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    the new 5150 III...seriously.
     
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    JC120 and its funny how the V4 comes up...just wow, I have two old old ones...they just can rip your face off w/ their clean!
    Josh
     
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    Mesa Lonestar. The new 2007 model. I was very surprized when I tried one out.


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    VT-22.........Clean and HEAVY!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOUD and HEAVY!!!!!!!!! At one point I did a certain weight machine just so I could move it!!!!!!!

    My VT-22 2-12 combo........There it is and there it stays. Like the ruby slippers in The Wizard of OZ.

    Hell, I would sell mine but how could I ship it:??????????????:crazyguy;):roll:Spank
     
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    A friend of mine used to own a VT-22 2x12" combo. Non-MV. Great amp, especially coping Stones tones. It was a very loud amp, but it did not have the sparkling clean tone of Twin Reverb. Nothing does IMHO...

    -KD
     
  17. squeally dan

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    I'm thinking of trying a 6L6 shiva.
     
  18. yellowecho

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    Great suggestions listed here (the Ampeg, Traynor, and JC-120s immediately come to mind). I'd like to throw in Hiwatt or a clone. Loud, clean, and definitely different sounding clean than a Twin.
     
  19. wgs1230

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    Not a bad amp, but it sounds nothing like the Twin imo.
    An "update of the Fender Twin" would be the custom shop Dual Professional.

    I seem to recall that you were asking more or less this same question back at the beginning of the year, and took your Twin to a tech. What became of that? I ask b/c there's a short list of fairly simple mods which can really open up the Twin's preamp without trying to turn it into something else, assuming you've got someone who's willing to do the work.
     
  20. Jujo

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    I agree with wgs1230. If you're really concerned about clean and loud with lots of headroom- stay away from channel switching amps.

    Top Hat Ambassador is amazing. I still want one. I only played it once but it still haunts me.
     

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