Members usa83strat Posted March 31, 2006 Members Share Posted March 31, 2006 ok so i've been wanting to improve / upgrade my amp. i've ben thinking of getting a DR but they are way aout om my range, i started looking at Bassmans cause i iknow i like them. but dont really feel like trading my amp in and having to drop down some more cash towards it. plus have to lug around a huge 2x15 cab. i know this is more of a amp forum question , but im tired of getting the stock" dude just get a mesa/uberschall/boutique amp" even if i explain that i cant afford those they still ignore my questions or parameters and i end up with just a bunch of boutique or way , way WAY, out of my budgets amp recomendations. PLus i fell that the effects forum is my home. so i hit the music shops today and saw and played the following amps that i know i liked i played them thru different cabs to get a fell of how much of the sound i was hearing was coming from the amp. since i was gonna mod the thing (porb $15 dollars worth of parts) and get a new speaker ($100 ) i figure i can add that money towards the "new " these are the ones i tried , can afford and liked. Laney pro tube lead head $350 Univox u-1221 head $300 Univox u 320 head $200 my questions are how are these build ?the unvoxes had a more early bassman/plexy/early traynor sound, both with tube driven reverb(really nice by the way) and tremolo, the 1221 being 50 watter, the 320 30watts, but they didnt seem very loud, the hot rod in the store seamed just as loud at just 4 compared to both of these cranked to 10, how ever the hot rod starts overdrving at 5 while these , where on the verge of overdrive at 10. the laney definitely had a more marshall 800 vibe, but i liked it to an extent the cleans werent great but the drive was really nice, i i find my self playing more on the slight overdrive sound that squiky clean tone now. also the laney was loud, and veri versatyle thatn to the boost, push pul knobs on the eq an volume. so i'm undecided i dont gig out, but i'm hoping to find a some people to start a band, an i do want to be able to keep up with a drummer, so i'm kinda iffy on the univox 320 cause its only 30 not so loud watts, this amp would be great for the house but i dont think it would keep up with a drummer. and the laney its the most expencive an i would be cutting it close on the money thing. so heres a bit about me and my current rig: 1983 fender strat with lil 59 in bridge (thinking of going back to the stock single) crybaby classicsd-1 on all the time, unless i want super clean tone , witch is rare (modding it right now havent decide what im gonna do to it)ts-9 /808 brownVS route 66 ( mostly just use the compressor on all the time, very rarely do i use the od side of it)ibanez pt-9 (might sell it or trade it in towards the amp)VS H2o( right now got a cs-9 im thinking of selling, got the h2o on layaway)HRDlx (clean channel or drive channel with drive at 3) i play mostly jam rock , blues rock, Stoner rock, and latin jazz (with overdrven tone, ) and i would like the amp to like effects. i found a shop that will buy my hot rod for $300 - $350 , they got to see it first. the only reason they are offering my so much is cause they are not a fender dealer and they get a lot of people asking for these amps, plus i got the orginal cover and footswitch,and it USA made. i figure i can spedn the money i was gonna spend upgrading the hot rod on a decent cab nad up grade the speakers later. so what would you do? thanx for reading all that / Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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