Which Amp Would You Choose for a 70's Band?

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  1. Mastersonics

    Mastersonics Senior Member

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    The tittle says it all,

    "Which Amp would you choose for a 70's Band?

    We will be playing all sort of 70's music [Dance, Funk, Disco, Rock etc...]
    I'll be using a pair of PRS McCarty's [1 w/ Humbuckers & 1 with P90's]

    Right now I have a Fender Blues Jr NOS but not sure I'll get the clean I need.


    I have in mind the following Amps:

    1. Fender Tonemaster head with 2x12 matching cabinet.
    2. Rivera Venus 6 Combo [1x12 or 2x12]
    3. Rivera Clubster 45 1x12 Combo


    Which other combo or head & cab you recommend?
    [Up to a 2x12 but 1x12 is Highly preferred]


    thanks for your help
    regards,
    Charles
     
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  3. Purplexi

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    This may surprise you but I suggest the Fender(Rivera) Twin Reverb II. Throw any Greenback in alongside one of the Eminence/EV's already present and you will have a pedal friendly time machine, capable of everything from psychedelic, progressive, fusion, funk/soul, country, blues, SRV to Hendrix and even early era EVH. Best of luck with your efforts!
     
  4. jmb27

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    70s rock'n'roll/disco/funk/dance?

    Dr Z Galaxie - channel 1 has great cleans, a la late 50s tweed Super, Pro and low-powered Twin; channel 2 has a great full-on rock'n'roll gain. With a G12-65, the 112 combo will cover lots a ground ... and add in a coupla pedals? Oh yes!

    Plays well with Strats,Teles, LPs, ES-style guitars and others too.

    cheers always, eh

    Joel
     
  5. hippiebob

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    Get an efficient amp with nice cleans. A Twin Reverb is not a bad recommendation. Try to grab a silverface, and invest in a distortion pedal or two. You can go with just about anything from there, music-wise.
     

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