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  • Boutique SOLID STATE amps? What are the best SS amps out there?

    What the title says. What are some of the greatest SS amps ever made, particularly ones that sport a nice distorted channels? I can only think of the newer Tech 21 amps(which ain't expensive at all) and then the old Roland JC's and of course the Ampeg VH/SS series. What are some other high end/high quality SS amps?
    Guitars:

    -Charvel Model 5FX.
    -Ibanez Universe UV7BK.
    -BC Rich NJ Ironbird.
    -Dimarzio pickups.

    Boss NS-2.
    Danelectro EQ-7.
    Amp: None atm.

  • #2
    The Randalls are probubly the most loved s/s amps ever. At least for distortion purposes.

    The Roland JC120 (you mentioned) are the most loved clean s/s amp.

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    • #3
      Oh yeah I forgot Randalls, what other high end SS amps are out there?
      Guitars:

      -Charvel Model 5FX.
      -Ibanez Universe UV7BK.
      -BC Rich NJ Ironbird.
      -Dimarzio pickups.

      Boss NS-2.
      Danelectro EQ-7.
      Amp: None atm.

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      • #4
        Oh yeah I forgot Randalls, what other high end SS amps are out there?


        There are quite a few s/s amps on the market. But most of those amps still use tubes for the preamp section. Then the power amp is typically MOSFET.

        I know, I know....not really what your looking for. But I just wanted to bring that up.

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        • #5
          Pritchard Amps are supposed to be ridiculously good sounding.
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          • #6
            Find a used Pearce G2R, they are supposed to be awesome. I still want to try one at some point....

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            • #7
              I love Tech 21's trademark series and the Vox ADVT series, although there is a tube in there somewhere.
              Guitar > Cable > Amp

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              • #8
                Im gonna say the old Marshall VS's are VG as well as the cleans of the JC-120 and for newer SS amps the XXL is capable of some lovely tube like tones with the right speakers.
                In the 60's and 70's Im thinking the best SS amps were Roland's
                and Musicman amps. Lab series was another decent mfg as well as Earth and Kustom. And if you can find an old Selmer SS amp they are pretty good as well.
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                Gibson The Paul II - (Emg 81/Emg 60)
                Epiphone Les Paul Custom - (Custom Custom/APII)
                Peavey V-Type LTD - (Super Distortion/Air Norton)
                Laney GH50L/Peavey 4x12 MS
                Line 6 Spider Valve 112
                Pod Pro 2.0

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                • #9
                  You wont find too many booteek ss amps but Im really digging the line 6 hd-147. Just yesterday at practise I told the guys I got a Framus Cobra and they dont even care, they said like like the line 6 so why change anything? I tend to agree but its nice to switch things around.
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                  • #10
                    My personal favorite SS amp is the ampeg VH140c followed by the line 6 hd147 because of it's versatility and good tones.
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                    • #11
                      Pritchard Amps are supposed to ridiculously good sounding.



                      +1

                      http://www.pritchardamps.com/pritchardamps.cfm
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                      • #12
                        that's the great thing about SS, they are cheap, Yamaha used to make SS amps, JX40 comes to mind. Also Musicman amps too!
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                        • #13
                          Hell if were throwing modelers in the SS mix than hands down the Vetta II is king with the HD 147 close behind. The Vetta has Hundreds of amps, cabs and effects to mix and match,Two amps at once, etc. Its hard to beat.
                          Lots of tweaking required though.
                          Squier 51 - (stock)
                          Gibson The Paul II - (Emg 81/Emg 60)
                          Epiphone Les Paul Custom - (Custom Custom/APII)
                          Peavey V-Type LTD - (Super Distortion/Air Norton)
                          Laney GH50L/Peavey 4x12 MS
                          Line 6 Spider Valve 112
                          Pod Pro 2.0

                          _____________________
                          The Laney Posse
                          The Epiphone Empire
                          _____________________
                          Band : InSaenZ
                          http://www.myspace.com/insaenzrocks


                          Good deals: valvedriventone,vchizzle, luker_x, marder explorer,hcprimerib(x2).

                          RIP Leopardstar aka Johnny

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                          • #14
                            Hell if were throwing modelers in the SS mix than hands down the Vetta II is king with the HD 147 close behind. The Vetta has Hundreds of amps, cabs and effects to mix and match,Two amps at once, etc. Its hard to beat.
                            Lots of tweaking required though.


                            Quantity over quality IMO. To me Yamaha DG, Vox Valvetronix and H&K Zentera/Zenamp always sounded better than Line6's offerings and are also a lot easier to use.
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                            • #15
                              My Traynor Dyna Gain DG65 is pretty close.Built in Canada,right along side the tube amps.The link below offers details for those looking for a well built and superb sounding solid state combo.

                              http://www.traynoramps.com/products.asp?id=328&cat=56&type=1

                              Ed
                              "One can never have too many great tones."

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