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    I absolutely love the tone I get from my cranked JCM 800, but the opportunities where I can do this are becoming more and more infrequent and 50 watts is becoming inpractical. There also seems to be an influx of lower wattage amps on the market such as Jet City, Blackstar and Egnater and I'm sure there are others. Unfortunately I've never played any of them. What amp in a 20w watt package is going to get me as close as possible to the sound I get from my JCM 800. If you guys could help me wade through the market and pinpoint what I should be going after that would be great. Thanks fellas.
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    An attenuator????

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    • #3
      Soldano Astroverb Head

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      • #4
        An attenuator????


        I suppose that is an option. How exactly do they affect the tone? I've heard mixed reports on well they actually work.
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        • #5
          Soldano Astroverb Head



          I bought one of those years back hoping to get the jcm 800 sounds in a lower watt package. I don't know if they all sound like the one I had, but it was a horrid pos.

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          • #6
            I bought one of those years back hoping to get the jcm 800 sounds in a lower watt package. I don't know if they all sound like the one I had, but it was a horrid pos.


            Really? I've heard some good tones from them. The only thing is, it might be out of my price range. I only want to spend what I can get for my JCM 800, and that soldano might be a little pricey.

            On another note: If I don't find something I think will come close to the JCM 800 I'm not going to sell it.
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            • #7
              Just keep in mind that alot of those smaller amps use EL84 tubes instead of the EL34s normally put in a Marshall. I know there are a few smaller amps with EL34s though.
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                • #9
                  Just keep in mind that alot of those smaller amps use EL84 tubes instead of the EL34s normally put in a Marshall. I know there are a few smaller amps with EL34s though.


                  Yeah true, but most of the time it's the circuit the tube is in making the tone rather than the tube itself. Soldano made a very british flavored amp using 6L6 tubes in the SLO. While, you're right I'm sure it does come into play a little, just maybe not as much as everyone thinks.

                  Speaking of Soldano what you guys think of that 20 watt Jet City amp. Just watched a clip on youtube and it sounds very nice!
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                  • #10
                    Suhr Badger.


                    A little out of my price range.
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                    • #11
                      Speaking of Soldano what you guys think of that 20 watt Jet City amp. Just watched a clip on youtube and it sounds very nice!


                      GREAT amp. single channel crunch machine..not a lot of clean headroom, but it does all types of rock VERY nicely, and keeps up with a band..fantastic build quality as well..that amp gets my vote.
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                      • #12


                        Originally Posted by mseriously30


                        My ****************ing life goal is to one day own a 70's Gibby such as that, a giant old Marshall stack with original 6x12 and be like, well, old and stuff, and play some loud ass doomy filthy melodies at my 70th birthday and embarrass the **************** out of everyone and maybe kill a small animal with my awesomness.

                        But secretly most everyone in hearing distance would envy me and it would only add to my lasting legacy.

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                        • #13
                          I haven't played it, but if the HT-20 from blackstar is even remotely similar to the HT-5 I think it would be perfect.

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                          • #14
                            I haven't played it, but if the HT-20 from blackstar is even remotely similar to the HT-5 I think it would be perfect.


                            Yeah that was the other one that was in the back of my head when I made this thread. How does it compare to the Jet City 20W?
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                            TU-2 > V-847 > ST2 > Route 808 > DD-3

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                            Epi '56 Les Paul Goldtop
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                              My Rig:
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                              TU-2 > V-847 > ST2 > Route 808 > DD-3

                              Epi Les Paul Std+ (BG dark set)
                              Epi '56 Les Paul Goldtop
                              Warmoth Musiclander (Invader/'59)

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