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post Nov 12 2008, 08:50 PM
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So I'm going to buy a new amp soon but I need some recommendations. I'm thinking blues junior but I think I may need something more versatile. I play lots of Jazz and Blues these are my main styles but I also play a bit of metal (nothing Extreme! I may play something like Iron Maiden). I just play at home for the moment but since there is a lot of people now learning how to play instruments I may be in a band soon and I have some friends that also play guitar and I like to jam with them sometimes. My budget is something like 600 $

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post Nov 12 2008, 09:20 PM
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post Nov 13 2008, 12:18 AM
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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe maybe. It's got a real nice clean but it's a fuller sound than a twin. Think Bassman/Tweed with nice subtle high end. It just doesn't have that really high chime that's customary to Fender twins, which in my opinon (amp tone is ALL opinon) not desireable. I don't like the Twins much. The drive on the HRD is....6/10. I don't want to say under par because it's way better than solid state. Some people love their HRD's gain where as when I tried one out, the sales person said "The gain on this amp is ****, but the cleans are really smooth" or some thing like that. I didn't try the amp long, the Boogies grabbed my attention. Basically this amp doesn't 'go up to 11' haha. I'd personally grab a used Fender Bassman (most beautiful cleans ever IMO) or a basically any used boogies, which will have nice full cleans and a surplus of gain. Go to your local GC and then go to your locally owned guitar shop and play EVERYTHING. have fun, i do.
Hope this helps a bit. Good luck.


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post Nov 13 2008, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (Marshmall0wz @ Nov 12 2008, 05:18 PM) *
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe maybe. It's got a real nice clean but it's a fuller sound than a twin. Think Bassman/Tweed with nice subtle high end. It just doesn't have that really high chime that's customary to Fender twins, which in my opinon (amp tone is ALL opinon) not desireable. I don't like the Twins much. The drive on the HRD is....6/10. I don't want to say under par because it's way better than solid state. Some people love their HRD's gain where as when I tried one out, the sales person said "The gain on this amp is ****, but the cleans are really smooth" or some thing like that. I didn't try the amp long, the Boogies grabbed my attention. Basically this amp doesn't 'go up to 11' haha. I'd personally grab a used Fender Bassman (most beautiful cleans ever IMO) or a basically any used boogies, which will have nice full cleans and a surplus of gain. Go to your local GC and then go to your locally owned guitar shop and play EVERYTHING. have fun, i do.
Hope this helps a bit. Good luck.


Peavey makes some real nice tube amps for low cost, For that blues sound a 1x12 combo is a great amp. Any tube amp you were to get will have plenty of volume. Until your in a band you'll never really know what you might need. So I would let your budget find a good sounding tube amp and worry about the rest latter.

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post Nov 14 2008, 03:47 AM
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QUOTE (tommyboy @ Nov 13 2008, 05:26 PM) *
Peavey makes some real nice tube amps for low cost, For that blues sound a 1x12 combo is a great amp. Any tube amp you were to get will have plenty of volume. Until your in a band you'll never really know what you might need. So I would let your budget find a good sounding tube amp and worry about the rest latter.

tommyboy


Oops, sry! I forgot to recommend the Peavey Classic series. I'd get the Peavey classic 50 4x10 if I were you. It's great for both practice and live situation, but if your definitely just going to be doing home practice and a little bit of jamming with a band, get the Classic 30. Don't forget too try EVERYTHING! hope this helps smile.gif bye


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