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What is the best amp I can get for 500-700 dollars?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Mike M, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M Supporting Member

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    I am looking for something fairly inexpensive around 500-700. It can be a head or 1x12 combo. I really prefer something more jangly like a Vox, but all recommendations are appreciated.
     
  2. gtrplayer23

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    if you have $750 you could get a Dr Z carmen Ghia used or a fuchs lucky 7
     
  3. Luke V

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    Maybe a used Vox ac30cc?
     
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    Used MESA MK III or a Rivera Chubster.
     
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    Used Mesa Maverick might do the trick.

    Evan.
     
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    The new Vox AC30 head is only $850. Maybe find a used one??
     
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    Keep an eye out for a used Boogie MK I
     
  8. hemlock

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    Unless you run across a great deal on something like a Pitbull 45 or the aforementioned models, I think you might be wise to look for a good used Peavey C50 and start saving for an amp in the 1000+ range.
     
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    This might not be what you're looking for, but an incredibly good deal can be found in Pearce G2R heads, which are 200 watts and stereo, to boot. Worth checking out, at least, and I've seen them go for 300.00. Also, they can cover just about any gig situation.
     
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    AC15CC

    $599

    dont know when they ship though.
     
  11. Mike M

    Mike M Supporting Member

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    I do have a Vox Ac30 TBX so I was trying to find something a little different. The Ghia sounds interesting but can they cover lots of different tones?
     
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    Reissue 1965 Fender Deluxe reverb.
     
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    where can i find more info on the AC15CC?
     
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    Not really Voxy but my vote goes for the Traynor blue 50 watter.
     
  17. Mike M

    Mike M Supporting Member

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    I have thought about the Ampegs before. I have 0 expirience with them though. Anywhere to get some clips? Keep em comin!


    :D
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Get a used 68' or 69' bassman head for about $400 or so, then send it to David Allen to have it modded. Normal channel is modded to AA-864 circuit ala Blackface Vibrolux.The bass side is modded to a Bassman Tweed/ Marshall Plexi. The mod is $179 plus shipping. You can now use an A/B box and switch between the two channels.Add multiple overdrives for more tonal options. I have a 66' Blackface bassman head with the Allen mod and I run it through a bassman repro cab loaded with Weber Californias and I can cover alot of tonal territory.
     
  20. telewacker

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    Not anymore. They're up to $500 plus now. Still a bargain though.
     

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