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Old 02-24-2012, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I Need Sound (New Amp)

In the market for a new amp. I need one with enough clean headroom so I can get a nice lethargic tone when needed, but able to get a decent amount of spunky overdrive. I only use a few pedals, so idc too much about a good effects loop. (Digitech whammy, big muff pi, mxr micro amp, and mxr noise clamp). Need something loud enough to play over a Keith Moon wannabe (I love her though :3) a bassist with a 4x10 cab, a rhythm guitarist with a 100 watt twin reverb reissue, and a singer with lungs that could sing for the cosmos with no mic. Yeah volume is important :P Especially because I want to go without being miked. I'll be playing in some medium sized venues of around 200-400 people. My guitar's I use: Gretsch Power Jet Fire Bird, and a Gretsch White Falcon. (YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I SAVED FOR THAT THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I was thinking of these amps, but am not sure:


with that same cabinet as above.

Maybe you guys could help me decide. Keep in mind I'm not limited to these. I just have come across them while looking around and they piqued my interest.

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You just don't understand how much I want to kill you and hide your rotting corpse somewhere so wild animals would eat you.......... so I could steal that White Falcon.

But I'd go with either the Fender Super Sonic or the Egnater. My Egnater 20 head's pretty fantastic, so I'm guessing the Renegade would be sweet. And where are you playing that's sitting 400 people? :/
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Being in the similar position of being set on guitars but having an amp that's recently failed me and going amp shopping, I feel your pain.

For starters: what's your budget? (I'm guessing it doesn't have much of a limit if you're looking at Super Sonics) And whose guitar tone would you say you most similarly try to strive for?

I personally am looking for something that can clean up and has plenty of headroom. For that reason, something like a Vibrolux would be perfect. After that, I'll put some pedals in front of it (Tubescreamer, SuperOverdrive) to get what I ultimately want out of my tone.

That said, I know a lot of people aren't all about that, and would rather have a good, controlled overdrive sound from the amp.

All that being said, the SuperSonic's second channel gets pretty dirty. The same goes for the Egnater. That amp is simply so versatile I can't get over it (and is still on my list of things to look into).

Also, are you looking for a combo or would you be open to a small stack? Just curious.

Edit: After re-reading your post I notice you're looking at heads already. Mah bad.
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