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  1. colnago

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    I’ve got $800 burning a hole and I’d like a new amp. Not used.
    I’m thinking Marshall Origin 50, Vox AC15, and there’s an Orange as well.
    Any opinions?
    I play a mix of tunes, love grunge and old punk. Also, classic rock stuff.
    Have Teles, strats, Les Paul’s, sg, etc...
    Just bored and need a new sound.
     
  2. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Ive tried the Origin 20 from a friend, sounds good, but I loved his AC10 better, maybe its just my ears, but his AC10 gave me really nice tele tones.. Really unsure of what to recommend, what have you been using? What sort of tones were you after? Fender Cleans? British sound?
     
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    I’ve got a bunch of fenders, blues deluxe, blues junior, pro junior, drri, and I have a couple of traynor tube amps, and an old crate 5watt.
    I like the origin 50 as I can play out and at home because of the power scaling.
     
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    Telecasterless Friend of Leo's

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    Actually, you need one of each. Then you've got the fender-vox-marshall triumvirate covered.

    Now you just need like $400 more cash.
     
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    Telecasterless Friend of Leo's

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    Maybe it's time to sell your old Colnago. Get a huffy instead? Spend the balance on amps.

    My English bro from the 80s rode a bitchin' red Colnago. He was a decent amateur racer.
     
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    I never noticed your handle!
     
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    Marshall DSL40CR - best value all round... 4 channels, dual master volumes for lead boosting, reverb, killer crunch channel for rock and punk.

    Get it with the 6 way switch for best live rig under $1k
     
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    I'd try out the new Blackstar ht mk2 range. You could probably get a 50w head for under $1000.
     
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    Right now on Reverb there is a Legend Rock n Roll 50 for $550. I had one of these back in the blues band days and it kicks ass. I'm pretty sure there are youtube video demos. I want to say it was the best clear sound I ever got for the Telecaster pictured at left, but what I really mean is that it was the sound I liked the best. I was in one of those I will probably never be in a band again and anyway I'm moving phases or I would never have sold it. If I had the cash, I'd buy it myself.
     
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    Orange rocker 15 tube combo really fun
    as well as some supros
     
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    Too many choices!!!!
     
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    I think I was covering a lot of ground genre wise I would go for something in the Marshall DSL line or even an old JCM2000 DSL. $0.02
     
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    Supro Blues King? I got one recently and like it...
     
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    For grunge/punk/classic rock a Marshall would seem a natural fit although I don't have any experience with the Origin 50. I personally love Vox type amps and they are extremely versatile but they don't have that heavier sound that may be what you're looking for.
     
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    Just pulled the trigger on a new Marshall Origin 50.
    It’ll be here next week and I’ll report back.
     
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    Origin 50c is definitely a bigger amp than the AC15 or the Rocker 15, if you need the power. All good amps. AC15 would probably be my pick, weighs too much for a 15 watt amp but sounds great and surprisingly versatile.
     
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    Crossed paths. Enjoy the Marshall! Hot tip: next time love pedal has the jtm pedal on sale for $50 buy one.sounds amazing with this amp.
     
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    The big bonus with the origin 50 is that it has power scaling down to 5 watts and a 20 watt setting as well as the 50. So, I can use it at home and with a drummer. It seems to be a good value all around and takes pedals well.
     
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    Don't forget, the Origin also has a D/I Out, you can do silent recording, or [ass the signal tot he PA for those outdoor arena gigs! LOL

    I love my 20C. I like the Origins a lot. But, they do need a little air moving to get breakup. They sound like the Rock and Roll of my youth, that late 60's early 70's Rock. Congrats on the new amp!
     
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    Yep, I HAD to use a dirt pedal for any kind of distortion at bedroom levels with mine..they are LOUD too! Actually I never was able to open it up enough to get it to break up without the pedal.. :( (even with power scaled down..)
     
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