SS Amp recommendations?

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  1. Tele22

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    Last night I used a DV-Mark FGC 121 at a rehearsal with a really loud drummer, and it kept up without difficultly. The amp weighs only about 22lbs/10kg, and was pretty satisfying to play.

    Sounded ok to me, but I don't really obsess about tone. I would be perfectly happy performing with it.
    I liked it better than the Fender Hot Rod I've used in the same room.
     
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    I love my MIII. You do need to spend some time with it to get the sound you want.The presets are over the top. Don't know why they do that. Once dialed in they're great. I have a setting I like and copied to several other channels. There's a 100 total. This way you can fine tune them a tad or as I mostly do, have a slightly different pedal setup.
     
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    That is one great feature that I like in my old Sessionette 75.

    Add some hair to your cleans or strengthen the attack on overdriven sounds.
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Which Roland Cube do you have? Just get a used 60w or 80w. You already know the amp and you really can't beat the quality and value of this line. I have a 40GX and it's pretty darn loud.
     
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    I lucked into a good craigslist deal on an older Blues Cube 60 310. It's a joy to play and now I really, really want a Blues Cube Artist.
     
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    Peavey Bandit and a Pod 2.0, will cover nearly any sound you need. Cheap and replaceable without breaking the bank
     
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    Orange makes great solid state amps, with tone nearly indistinguishable from their tube-driven counterparts.
     
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    1. Fender Deluxe 112 (65W) or 112 Plus (95W)
    2. Marshall Valvestate VS-100
    3. Peavey Bandit 112
    4. Marshall CODE50
    5. Boss Katana 50 or 100
     
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    Micro heads:

    Quilter, DV Mark, Vox MV50 Clean or AC, or Duncan powerstage.

    Combos:

    Roland, DV, or Champion 50.
     
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    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Ray Flacke used a Lab amp for years. Great amp, and the onboard compressor was unbeatable!
     
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    The Tech 21 Trademark 60 sounds amazing in a room and direct to the PA.
     
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    I’ve played around with the settings quite a bit, and it helped, but it still sounds fake and boxy to me. Plus I like a simpler set up. I may give it another go though before moving it along. It is bought and paid for.
     
  14. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I have a 40GX as well. It’s great, just not quite enough to gig with. I would love an 80, but all of them I’ve seen are way too high in my opinion. I could get a new Katana or Bandit for less money.
     
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    I tend to play cleanish but I think that diminishes the effect of the preamp modelling. Running the gain a 3-o-clock plus and the volume between 12 -o-clock and 3 -o-clock seems to bring out more harmonic content, whilst still only on the edge of breakup with single coil guitars
     
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    Do you guys with SS amps use the built-in amp distortion, or a distortion pedal? On my DV Mark I have the feeling the built-in distortion is fuzzier than with a distortion pedal, and doesn't cut through as well.
     
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    Made the switch from Tubes to a Blues Cube Artist last year and have not regretted it at all.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    The solid state circuits in pedals can produce many different sounds, depending on design and your settings. Solid state circuits in amps are no different. I like to plug straight into my Sessionette 75. Usually I mix a little Clean channel with the Overdrive side.
     
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    Both. My Blues Cube is really great for low gain bluesy sounds. If I need higher gain sounds when playing the Blues Cube I use pedals. My Orange Crush is the opposite: I use pedals for low gain sounds and the amps dirty channel for crunch and higher gain (sometimes also hitting it with a pedal).
     
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    PEAVEY Bandit
     
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