Amp Recommendations Please

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by colchar, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Mark the Moose

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    Sorry about your dad, the car and the money. As others have already indicated, when it rains it pours. Save your money and enjoy that sweet ac15.
     
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    Your selling your JCM800 to buy another amp? You may want to keep the JCM800.

    If not, and a combo is what you want, maybe go for a Mashall 20 watt Jubilee, a Marshall 20 watt Studio Vintage, or even a Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C combo (I recall that you may have owned a VM at one time).

    Another British option is an Orange Rocker 32.
     
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    Two 1x12 birch ply cabs.

    One Greenback and one Blue Celestion.

    Headshell for AC15.

    VHT 5W head and you can run a wet/dry rig.

    :)
     
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    I don't know how much JCM800s are going for in your neck of the woods but unless you get something like an origin it's hard to see you turning over many $$$.

    If you could find one, I've been playing a Mini Jubilee for 2 years and it's great. Better clean than a JCM but still Marshally and the boost channel plus crunch which is surprisingly good.

    The JCM800 version of this amp sounds ideal but as a Bletchley build they're not cheap.

    The Origin 20 sounds perfect, especially as it shares the 5 watt setting.

    If it was me I'd offload both amps and get the Studio 20 or JCM 20.
     
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    So many good options. The Bassbreaker 15 seems like it might fit. It’s a Fender, but leans more British than American. You said you’re not against SS. I love my Orange Crush Pro 60c. You’ll see my posts about it here - wonderful clean tones, very good reverb, great crunch up through heavy mayhem. The only thing I don’t like it about it is the edge-of-breakup zone. It’s a little raspy there. But you have pedals.

    Maybe a DSL20? The 40 is hellaciously loud for home (I’ve not used them but a friend from the band I’m in has both the 40 and 20).

    Given your situation, I’d look for a used Bassbreaker 15 or the Orange Crush 60. The Crush would be cheaper. Those are my votes.

    Good luck.
     
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    No, I've never heard one.
     
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    No, I am selling the JCM800 to put the money towards the downpayment on another car. I will buy another amp through the store that I deal with so that I can just put a bit down and put the rest on my account.


    That is on my list already!
     
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    Really? I prefer a 2x10 to a 1x12 in ‘most’ cases.

    Edit: And +1 on the Bassbreaker 15 combo.
     
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    If this were 15-20 yrs ago I would have suggested my favorite home amp, which is a Johnson Millennium 150 (I know.....booooo computer amps). It has everything I need in one place & can make any sound I want it to at any volume I feel like.

    Unfortunately, not supported by Digitech anymore, with no replacement parts & no techs around who can work on them. However, they are routinely for sale cheap now (for obvious reasons) & the speakers are typically worth what I've been paying for the entire amps.

    The last 3 I bought ranged from $200-270 with either the J-12 or Control 1. I've never sold a Vintage 30 for less than $100. Plus when you play with a Johnson dirty jokes are built in.
     
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    Have you considered a Peavey? Classic 30, Delta Blues2x10 or 1-15? I’ve had a C30 and loved it, now have a DB210 and it can be played at home, and is gig worthy as well. You can usually find them pretty cheap.
     
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    Every run amps together? Check out starting at 1:05:00. Too bad they didn't include a Marshall. Note, the Origin amps don't have reverb.

     
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    I saw a Laney suggested, they are British amps, they sound great to me, and you really get a lot of bang for your buck, as they are relatively inexpensive tube amps, especially on the used market!
     
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    I wouldn’t discount a Marshall DSL40C. They can be bought fairly cheap and cover quite a bit of tones. They also have a half power switch to bring them down to 20 watts. Only problem is they don’t stay super clean when they are loud. I think I bought mine for 400.00 (with creamback) when Sweetwater was blowing them out.


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    Mashall AVT 50

    NUF SAID.
     
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    In a rather unexpected twist, I ended up with a Fender Twin. A friend had traded it in at our local store and I ended up with it for $550. It came with a road case which I don't need, so will sell to offset the cost.
     
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    Congrats, Twins are great. Hope that you enjoy it.

    Quite a change from a JCM800 though, but Twins take pedals pretty well, so you can still get Marshall-like tones when needed.

    Now we need pictures.
     
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    I know he wants a combo, but this little guy is so much fun ...

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