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The Ultimate Bedroom Rig

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steerforth, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Supereditor

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    Love the look of those amps!
     
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    I use a Boss Katana head and it’s pretty great. I also once had a Yamaha THR that was great for bedroom use, in that it had a bass channel.

    Not dream amps, but you can get great tones at low volume.

    if I were to change anything, I would consider a ToneMaster Twin Reverb. Sounds very close to the tube amp with attenuation and none of the weight.
     
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  3. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Holic

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    For bedroom use, or any small space, The TONE KING GREMLIN is fantastic. 8 watts, 12"speaker. Two channels, and a great attenuator. Great clean to amazing overdrive. I love mine.
     
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    I actually have a setup under this price range for exactly the purpose you are describing. It works really well, and can also reach plenty of volume if playing in a small live setting.
    1) barber gain changer
    2) boing reverb pedal
    3) peavey Classic 20 mini head
    4) 12” cabinet with a greenback

    I’ve found this to be a remarkably good setup for the price. I only use the peavey on the clean channel and only the boing pedal for the reverb. The gain changer is just about as perfect a drive pedal as I’ve ever heard.

    Recently I also treated myself to a Carr Mercury V (which is an absolutely fantastic amp and can be attenuated down to very low volumes). But it’s way more expensive than the range you mentioned. This other cheaper setup that I mentioned still lives in my bedroom, and it’s a great.
     
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  6. Big Twang Theory

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    Best amp in my collection is a little Winfield 5 watt tweed champ clone. Made by a member of this site, Zook. Amazing little tone machine. When I go back to gigging, I will definitely use it live. Just throw a mic on it, and boom.
     
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  7. Ghostdriver

    Ghostdriver Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Heres mie, Blues Junior Tweed, and a few cheap pedals, works well at home and can crank it in a rehearsal studio no sweat, all good, i would like more expensive boutique pedals but these will do at the moment, they give me all the grunt required. IMG_3251.jpg
     
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  8. pixeljammer

    pixeljammer Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Overloud TH-U Full ($320) running on a MacBook Pro, Focusrite 2i2 ($160), Line 6 PowerCab 112+ ($800)

    Great sound, infinite tweakability, distortion and harmonics at any volume.

    $1280. Assumes that you have a decent laptop.
     
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  9. pi

    pi Tele-Meister

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    Right now it's Warmoth Telemaster (tele/jazzmaster hybrid) -> Alter Ego (looper setting) -> Vox Mini5 Rhythm (practice amp)

    It's all I need for practicing and making noise.
     
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  10. Dik Ellis

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    My Vibro Champ XD, or my Tech 21 Trademark 10. Honorable mention is my early 70's Pignose with a Morley Power Wah Boost. I used to use that as a preamp for my Silverface Twin. It really sizzled. I love low watt amps.
     
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  11. JunebugJones

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    The perfect bedroom rig depends on your style of playing, but these days I’m loving my little ‘70s Fender Vibro Champ. Really compact and light. 5 watts of clean, warm tube tone and easy to overdrive at reasonable volume. Great for Tele and Strat sparkle and chime. I drag my pedal board in and get lost for hours.
     
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    This is my current bedroom rig. Sold all my tube amps and going with a Strymon Iridium into a Friedman FRFR or headphones with the Focusrite Solo. 6C25FA55-341C-413A-A3E9-0B46C2E83735.jpeg
     
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    I still use headphones when the wife is home. It's basically my iPhone or Mac into the Kemper for backing tracks and out to the Marshall Woburn II for audio.

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    I work out of town, an yes it sucks not seeing my wife and kids, but I have this to play with and I am content for now. I brought a few toys with me. A Vox AC4 and a Boss GT-1 and a few guitars. When no neighbors are home it’s only the Vox. When I have company next door, the GT-1 is on to quiet things down. This little amp gets loud. Only thing I need is a sofa for my home away from home. I do have a fold up chair and a mattress though. One day hopefully a sofa. C140FC59-F6A5-43F3-9764-B93DF22395AD.jpeg
     
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    With limited space in my 32 ft fifth wheel, Tele -> Pedals -> Roland Street EX > Focusrite Scarlett 212;> Mac > Headphones for live recording.
     
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    We have an alcove in our bedroom that might have been a huge closet had it been closed off...but then, all the "stuff" wouldn't fit (and it barely does now). I play these when Mrs is not in this end of the house studying. I play the Blackstar stand-alone with a mini-pedal effects and an attenuator...or, the big board through an ABY to the Bugera and Quilter (both at ~1w) with the effects on the Quilter. The Bugera drives the orange cab...the Quilter drives the black/wheat cab and the DV 2x8. The two small amps are 2 of 3 in rotation in the sunroom, where I may play "quietly" when Mrs is hitting the books. I guess under the circumstances "bedroom rig" is a matter of opinion ;), if not location.
     
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    Gibson Les Paul doublecut, faded (2004)
    6.2 lbs.
    50s neck (slightly larger)
    I am not shy about modding guitars but this one is complete stock and a pleasure to play.

    Mojotone 5f11 tweed vibrolux (2017)
    Built by Mojotone and came with 10" and 12" baffles. I am using a Weber 12a125a speaker.
    Also completely stock although I bought the parts to add a bias control and will install it one of these days.
    I'm not shy about modding amps either, but I am happy with the 5f11 as it is.
    The blonde tolex is very cool looking.

    My pedal board is sparse - a Timmy, Topanga and tuner. I rarely use the Topanga - the amp sounds like it already has reverb.

    Markkrk
     
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    20200821_224433.jpg 20200821_224606.jpg I use a TC electronics Mimic to split all this to a Fender Frontman 65R
     
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    Bedroom rig?

    Sorry, I win.... straight into a Champ clone.
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    5 watt Fender Tweed Champ reissue, or a used mid 70s Silverface Champ for about $600. An American Standard Tele (or even a MIM Fender Player Tele), and several Boss pedals for OD, Fuzz, Delay, Chorus, etc. Come to think of it that may cost more than $1000 to $1500, but might be able to get close if good deals were to be had on used gear.
     
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