Can't seem to find a bluesy amp that I like

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by TubeBlues, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Freethenoise

    Freethenoise Tele-Holic

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    Going way on back to this.

    Honestly, happiest blues tone I feel I've had was with a cranked PRRI and some lower output humbuckers.

     
  2. Omiewise65

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    All I can say is : Try the new Supro 'Black magic ' . Expensive ( about 1500 Eur ) , but worth every single Cent
     
  3. sammy axe

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    There is this guy called "therdrail" on Reverb.com that makes a killer 15 watt DR clone without verb and trem. He sells the heads for about $500. I've played the amp and it sounds killer.
     
  4. AndrewG

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    We're veering way off course here; the OP wanted an amp that he can play quietly, jamming with his hi-fi. If he wants valves (tubes), then 1 watt will suffice. Blackstar do the nice two channel HT-1R which also has reverb. For solid state/modelling I recommend the Roland Micro Cube.
     
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    LOL!
     
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    A Deluxe and a Zen Drive might get you to where you wanna go
    I just added a Stryman Deco to my signal chain and it sure sound purdy.
     
  7. bigben55

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    I just got it, just gigged it, still in the honeymoon period with it, but for the OP, the Savage Macht 12x just may be the ticket. It has a "studio/stage" switch, which is like an attenuator that knocks the volume down from a giggable 12 watts to like 3 watts.

    But then again maybe not, as it's not an exceptionally clean amp and it isn't mid scooped. Still worth a look. A clean efficient speaker with scooped mids could make it better for the OP.
     
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  8. uriah1

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    Da blues man.
    Slap something dirty like blues driver in front of any fender type amp.
    If you have the bucks, a lot are mentioned here, including the infamous 57delux or hotrod delux ver3
    wish you luck
     
  9. xinu

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    I'm sorta in the same situation as the OP. I play mostly blues at home to backing tracks pumped through my HiFi rig. I've been having fun playing with a few amps for this (AC15, YGM3, SF Champ, Ampeg GVT5, THR10C, Stephenson Custom 20) and now have a Quilter MicroPro M2 8". All of these amps can be dialled-in to get the various blues tones I'm shooting for, but become increasing difficult to maintain the tone as the volume level is reduced. So far the Quilter seems to hold the target tone the best over the volume range (loud to not so loud) that I can get away with while attempting to maintain marital bliss.
     
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