SS Amp recommendations?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by lineboat, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Titch

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    I bought a Roland Blues Cube Artist, it worked for precisely four gigs then died. (back to using valve/tube amps) but don't let that put you off.
    You could try finding a Fender Cyber Twin, there's a few users on this forum who use them regularly.
     
  2. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Used Bandits sound quite good, are cheap, and easily replaceable.
     
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  3. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

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    I have been on the lookout for a used Katana myself. Also, though not 100% SS, a Super/Vibro Champ XD or X2
     
  4. markal

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    Bad luck for you! That sucks. But I wouldn’t let that dissuade you. Roland amps are famously tough, so you got a lemon. I’ve gigged, jammed and rehearsed with my BCA dozens and dozens of times and it’s going strong.
     
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    If it's for the shadier venues, I'd buy an old Princeton Chorus for $100.
     
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  6. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Friend of Leo's

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    Bandit! Any of them.
     
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  7. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Friend of Leo's

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    I had a Randall RG80SC a long time ago and I really dug it - especially the "green" channel. Plenty loud, terrific reverb. Everyone says they're for metal heads but when you turn down the gain it's not shreddy or anything.
     
  8. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve pretty well decided to take my time and find what fits, and use what I have for the time being. That’s what they were bought for! Something will come along I can’t walk away from.
     
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  9. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Good idea. Educate yourself and try plenty of amps and then watch and wait and you will be ready to pounce when a great deal comes up.
     
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  10. D_Malone

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    I have a Peavey Bandit (replaced the speaker with an EVM12L), and a Quilter Micro Pro Mach II head w/1x12 EVM12L. Honestly, as a clean "pedal platform", I prefer the Peavey. I'm only using the Quilter because it's light and portable.
    The Peavey is a tank. I paid $150 for it, and it's taken some serious abuse. I even had it stored in the garage through a Michigan winter and it just keeps on going.
     
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  11. FenderGuy53

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    Peavey Bandit 112
    Orange Crush CR60C
     
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  12. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Peavey Bandit is a great amp, but it's no lightweight, at 45 pounds.

    How 'bout...

    BOSS Katana 100
    Fender Champion 100
     
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    Has anybody mentioned the original Roland Blues Cubes? I have the BC 60 with a 12" speaker, and it sounds really good. Does JC cleans well, and lots of nice knobs and buttons to shape tone with. Worth checking out, and can be found cheap.
     
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    Roland JC-40.
     
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    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    If you can find one, an old Fender Princeton Chorus 2x10 is pretty bulletproof solid stater. Uselessly fizzy distortion channel/setting, but nice big cleans. Takes pedals well. Heavy beast, but worth the schlep. Doubles as a good bass amp.
     
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  16. Beachbum

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    I'll second that emotion.

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    Orange Crush 35 RT?
    They run around $250
     
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  18. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I actually played a somewhat sketchy kinda place tonight. My little Vox AC10 was put to use, and I wasn’t afraid of using it. I’m still gonna keep an eye out for a good little SS amp though!
     
  19. Jim622

    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Tech 21 makes some great gear (and made in NYC). I have a Tech21 TM-60, a great amp, if it died I'd get another, which could be a problem since it has been discontinued. A lot of their gear has unconventional controls, but they are always worth the little extra effort.

    I also have a Fender VibroChamp XD (5W) as my living room amp. Another piece of gear worth looking at if you can find one.
     
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    There was a VibroChamp on the GC used site the other day.
    $150ish.
    Too bad I am broke.
     
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