Common Amp Advice Questions

Robstafarian

The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”
#48
1) USA
2) $500-1000
3)Washburn Idol w/ 59N Custom Custom B
ST-500 with SD passive, ???
4) chorus, reverb, delay, whammy
5)no, but need speaker cab to go with.
6)no
7)none
8) would like full gain sound at room volume.
9) would like to keep up with a band at practice or small gig.
10) dunno. I like a good hard rock/80s metal tone.
11) Sabbath? Priest?

Now, what I do have is a vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb, 40W and 4-10. It needs all New tubes and a few hardware pieces to be functional. $150-200? I'm not opposed to fixing this and getting a good distortion pedal that would give me an Orange like or Marshall tone.




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Please, make a thread wherein we can discuss your amp hunt.
 
#51
After helping dozens (quite possibly hundreds) of people in their respective amp hunts, I think that amp advice threads would be much more productive if they began with answers to following questions:
  1. Where are you located? Florida
  2. What is your budget? $200
  3. What guitars do you play, and what pickups are in them? Fender Strat HSS (maybe a LP eventually too)
  4. What effects do you use? Reverb
  5. Does it have to be a combo? Yes
  6. Does it have to be new? Preferably
  7. What are your size and weight limitations? Small enough to be easily portable
  8. Do you need to be especially quiet at home? Usually
  9. Do you need to be especially loud at gigs? N/A
  10. What is your taste for low end, mids, et cetera? I like mids
  11. What do you want to sound like (YouTube and/or Soundcloud links are most welcome)? Versatility is the aim. Not so much metal as bluesy sounding.
 
#52
  1. located in Los Angeles
  2. open budget
  3. guitar: standard ML3 w/ bare knuckle brown sugar
  4. Pedals: tc polytune - strymon OB1 - TSmini - Fulldrive2 - TS-9 Keeley - TC HOF - TC FBx4
  5. prefer head + 212 cab
  6. not necessarily
  7. 20-50w head
  8. no noise restriction for home use
  9. loud enough to comfortably blend with a drummer
  10. I would like to end up with a bright top end dominant tone with some low end grumble
  11. currently playing through 2 mv50ac in stereo
 

SemiCullen

Still haven't got the hang of Thursdays
#53
  1. located in Los Angeles
  2. open budget
  3. guitar: standard ML3 w/ bare knuckle brown sugar
  4. Pedals: tc polytune - strymon OB1 - TSmini - Fulldrive2 - TS-9 Keeley - TC HOF - TC FBx4
  5. prefer head + 212 cab
  6. not necessarily
  7. 20-50w head
  8. no noise restriction for home use
  9. loud enough to comfortably blend with a drummer
  10. I would like to end up with a bright top end dominant tone with some low end grumble
  11. currently playing through 2 mv50ac in stereo
If your budget is really open, something by Morgan maybe?
 

Felix

Addicted to Grunge
#54
  1. located in Los Angeles
  2. open budget
  3. guitar: standard ML3 w/ bare knuckle brown sugar
  4. Pedals: tc polytune - strymon OB1 - TSmini - Fulldrive2 - TS-9 Keeley - TC HOF - TC FBx4
  5. prefer head + 212 cab
  6. not necessarily
  7. 20-50w head
  8. no noise restriction for home use
  9. loud enough to comfortably blend with a drummer
  10. I would like to end up with a bright top end dominant tone with some low end grumble
  11. currently playing through 2 mv50ac in stereo
The EVH 5150 III would work for you.
 

Robstafarian

The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus”
#58


There you go Rob, a Vox MV50AC.

I can't see any problem with asking the question here. You created the thread so people would know what information you wanted so you could give advice, they might as well ask you here.
Thanks Gronw, I had totally forgotten that nomenclature!

The problem is that this thread would become, over time, a subsection of its own which could not be integrated into the forum structure.
 

Felix

Addicted to Grunge
#59


There you go Rob, a Vox MV50AC.

I can't see any problem with asking the question here. You created the thread so people would know what information you wanted so you could give advice, they might as well ask you here.
That's really cool looking. Kinda odd to see a VU meter on an amp like that?
 
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