What's the best 2 channel Marshall voiced amp for under $1000?

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  1. IPlayHamers

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    Looking to buy an amp for my nephew. He needs a decent clean channel and a nice gain channel. No need for mondo gain like a Mesa since he plays a mix of power pop and indie stuff.

    Thanks.
     
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    why not a used marshall?
     
  3. TWPietz37

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    +1

    Isn't the JMP 2203 the standard "indie" amp?

    Tyler
     
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    I can see where this thread is going.....I recommend a used Marshall too.
     
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    JCM 800 2210 should do that. Decent clean, More gain than a 2203 but a cool amp.
     
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    As long as were going for used, I'd recomend a used mesa recto-o-verb. I realize you said he doesn't need alot of gain, but you can dial as little or as much as you want with the knob and they hold their value really well.

    I've actually heard good things about the AVT series, but I haven't played one myself.

    Also, are you looking for a combo, half stack, or a head?
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm looking for a head. I gave him my JCM800 V30/G12H-30 loaded cab, so thats what he'll be using.

    The Egnater looks pretty interesting, as does the Marshall 2210. I'm sure he'd be happy with either.

    Anyways, thanks again and any further suggestions are most welcome.
     
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    get a used randall module head. if he needs a new sound later on, just buy another module
     
  12. John Phillips

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    You'll be astonished by this, coming from me (I can't quite believe I'm saying this... ;)), but I'd get a JCM900 Dual Reverb model. No, I don't really like these amps... but you said power pop and indie. That's what a lot of those guys use. Just make sure it's been thoroughly checked over, they have some reliability issues.

    The 2210 is a good amp, but more of an 80s metal/hard rock amp IMO. It's still versatile, but it's got less jangle and crunch and more of a midrange metal tone IMO.

    If you want better quality than a Marshall, try a Rivera. Great Fender-ish cleans and Marshall dirt.
     
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    John beat me to it. Rivera M60 combos sell for around $600 used, the head should be a bit cheaper. Great amp, had mine for a couple of years now. Fender side is outstanding, the marshall side is very good. Also a tweakers dream if you're nephew is into that.
     

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