Whats an amp with a good low end, great clean, and takes pedals well?

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  1. robojim4000

    robojim4000 Member

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    Tried a VOX ac30 (nice cleans, no low end, can deal with pedals), a bluesbreaker (nice low end, nice clean, again cant take pedals, and a fender deville (massive low end, takes pedals brilliantly, clean is ok but a bit 'honky')

    I tried a bassman in the shop, but im sure something was wrong with it, it didnt really have any of the above, it must have been broken

    i like to play rock, i currently have a double hotcake, ocd and reezafratzitz.
     
  2. dspblues

    dspblues Silver Supporting Member

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    Pure 64 Mean Street. Better through one of their 1x12 or 2x12's.
     
  3. mesaspeedlab

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    Divided by 13 line...depending on what volume level you need. All the D13 amps I've had all take pedals very well and have the best low end. I currently have a CJ11 which fits the bill perfect for low wattage amps :AOK
     
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    super reverb :)
     
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    Sunds like a cross 'tween my Deluxe Reverb & Dual showman Reverb. The 12" cab that come with the head is amaziing, pure bass, punchy & tight. Great package, very cool to look at as well.
     
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    Hmmm...I'd try the Bluesbreaker (or a JTM45 head) again but with different pedals. A ZVex Box of Rock perhaps? Anyway, I've always thought JTM45's were pedal friendly.
     
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    My solid state Fender FM-100 is a tone monster. All pedals run in through the front end and run on the clean channel. Played clean, it is tonally comparable to a Supersonic -- I'm not kidding.

    Way too inexpensive to be considered here at TGP, but it is a superb amp!
     
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    Try another Bassman LTD
     
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    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    You obviously mean something different by "massive low end" than I do. If I push a fender amp at all loud, the low end tends to get muddy and I have to roll the bass knob off. For amps that have a thumpy, clear bass I'd recommend:
    1. Ampeg-the V4, V2 and of course the tube bass amps DEFINE low end. They also have a great clean tone, and lots of clean overhead. They also weigh a ton and are not small. This'd be one of my first choices.
    2. Mesa: not the early Mark amps, but the Tremoverb for example has great cleans and low end. You don't have to play nu metal mud on it ;).
    3. Randall/Egnator modular amps: great power supply and tubes make this a good clean and low end monster, just some question about fragility.
    4. Many of the newer "boutique" amps do this well: Bruno, Groove Tubes, Roccaforte, Fuchs, Alessandro. My favorites right now are my Alessandro Bloodhound and my Fuchs ODS50.
    5. Hiwatt is the historic "beat you over the head with bass" rock amp, and they still sound great, as do their Orange brethren.
     
  13. robojim4000

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    a bass amp, and its a blast to play
     
  15. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Well let's see. There's Fender, Ampeg and Marshall for starters.

    Fender: Super Reverb, Pro Reverb, Twin Reverb, Bassman (early to mid-60s)
    Ampeg: VT-40, V2, V4, VT22
    Marshall: JTM45, JCM800, the recent 20w reissue among others
     
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    Another vote for Super or Twin.
     
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    Mesa Boogie Lonestar.
     
  19. jimfog

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    Dr Z Route 66.......that amp is the DEFINITION of huge lows and takes pedals better than anything.

    Imagine that Bluesbreaker with better cleans, bigger lows and MUCH better at pedals.

    There's your amp.

    ..............or, if you want something more BF/tweed flavored, the VVT Lindy Fralin amp...........big, unfarty lows, great cleans and also is a pedal-eater.
     
  20. Pa'ani

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    Another vote for the Pure Sixty Four Mean Street.I recently aquired one of these through a fellow Gear Pager(Thanks Chris).
    It is truly an amazing tone monster. Such a huge and wonderous sounds abound.
    Mark really knows his stuff, Pure genius...Also a great guy!
     

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