Members preservation Posted June 13, 2006 Members Share Posted June 13, 2006 first of all, i express my gratitude up front for anyone that will take the time to read this and give me sound advice: i debated on whether this should go in the amp forum, but i think some of you have a better idea of what i'm looking for and what i'm into (musically speaking, not the animal costume thing.) anyhow, this is my deal-i'm leaving the mega-LOUD band i was in where it was just a drummer and myself.i used tons of live looping, and used every single pedal i own. lots of atmosphere, changes etc.i used both my 72' Fender Twin & my Sovtek Mig 60 w/ 4x12" avatar cab. (no, not in stereo). i plan on downsizing just a bit, (pedal & amp-wise) acquiring a shell pink tele, and finding the 'right' amp.-----------------------------------------------here's where you can help: my influences (old & new) for what i plan on doing band-wise from this point are: the clash, bauhaus, the smiths, gang of four, talking heads, the futureheads, broken social scene, echo & the bunnymen, belle & sebastian, joy division, enon, les savy fav, etc- so i plan on some rock tunes w/a great pop sensibility. what i'd LOVE from an amp is: * a great amount of volume (to play with a LOUD drummer) * Fender-ish, sparkly/chimey cleans. * 1 channel if possible (simple layout). * 2x12" combo or head into 2x12"/4x12", but if its a combo it needs the ability to push an extra cabinet. eventually i'll only really be playing teles. i'd go and sell my 2 amps and pick up a Vox AC30, but then i get a bit worried about how "they're not that great unless dimed" and "they burn up tubes real fast". i'd get a marshall jcm800 and call it a day, but it might be TOO MUCH and not give me the sparkly clean character (which is what i'm after). i'd get a fender supersonic head but i worry that its not quite loud enough, and that the tones are merely decentattempts at vibrolux & bassman tones.----summation:----i'd basically love an all-in-one amp.stage-loud w/ a heck of a clean tone.it must have character... the Twin & my sovtek do a better job of simply pushing out exactly what i put in... they lack a bit of character which is what i need for the music i plan on doing.i don't care about built in gain or effects (reverb would be nice, but i won't necessarily miss it)i don't need an effects loop.i just need clean chimey buttery CLEANS with some power behind it. any suggestions for what i should consider? richmond isn't exactly an easy place to go trying out amps... my budget would be somewhere b/w $800 and $1200. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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