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pattyzero
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Help choose my next amp !

Post by pattyzero » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:22 pm

Hi guys I'm in the market for a new amp, please help me decide !!

I'm a 44 year old guitar player , done my fair share of recording and touring , just looking for a new amp that'll fit the bill.

I've played most things , my 2 favourite amps ever are the Marshall jcm800 2203 and the orange tiny terror hard wired .

I'm looking for something portable , practical size for gigs so I can get the amp singing properly , it needs a solo boost (I play in 2 dual guitar bands ) and it needs to be great quality.

The jcm800 is too big , too loud , and has no solo boost .
The tt15hw is not always loud enough , and has no solo boost.

Any ideas ?? I don't really need a clean sound , just different levels of dirt , I play 70's Rock, nwobhm, punk, crossover etc. I play in a crossover punk/thrash band(slayer,discharge) , a garage rock band(hellacopters, dictators) and a nwobhm style band .

Any ideas ??!

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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by Jondog » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:30 pm

I’d say a Dual Dark 50. Two dirty channels that can clean up okay and a footswitchable attenuator for your boost. Won’t be portable like a Tiny Terror, but a bit smaller than a JCM800.
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by pedecamp » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:10 pm

pattyzero wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Hi guys I'm in the market for a new amp, please help me decide !!

I'm a 44 year old guitar player , done my fair share of recording and touring , just looking for a new amp that'll fit the bill.

I've played most things , my 2 favourite amps ever are the Marshall jcm800 2203 and the orange tiny terror hard wired .

I'm looking for something portable , practical size for gigs so I can get the amp singing properly , it needs a solo boost (I play in 2 dual guitar bands ) and it needs to be great quality.

The jcm800 is too big , too loud , and has no solo boost .
The tt15hw is not always loud enough , and has no solo boost.

Any ideas ?? I don't really need a clean sound , just different levels of dirt , I play 70's Rock, nwobhm, punk, crossover etc. I play in a crossover punk/thrash band(slayer,discharge) , a garage rock band(hellacopters, dictators) and a nwobhm style band .

Any ideas ??!
I'm thinking the Orange TH30, or look at the new Marshall DSL and Origin lines.
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:35 pm

They're aren't many amps with solo/gain/volume boosts on the market.

I've got one in the Genz Benz Black Pearl 30, but I reckon that amp wouldn't be near dirty enough for you.

Otherwise, the Orange R30 might d9 it with a additional boost pedal, or the AD30 - Since you can set up both channels dirty, one of them can be used as a dirtier/ heavier gain and volume. Different channel voicing.

In any case..... 3 people have commented, and you already have 5 to 8 different propositions....... :lol:
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by Beno27 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:49 pm

Jondog wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:30 pm
I’d say a Dual Dark 50. Two dirty channels that can clean up okay and a footswitchable attenuator for your boost. Won’t be portable like a Tiny Terror, but a bit smaller than a JCM800.
Yep, another vote for the Dual Dark 50 from me! I like the clean and dirty sounds equally to be honest.
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by Boy_Narf » Tue May 01, 2018 3:49 pm

Dual Terror! Should be able to find one second hand and save a bunch.
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by bclaire » Tue May 01, 2018 6:08 pm

AD30HTC will suit you perfectly....

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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by Boy_Narf » Tue May 01, 2018 6:23 pm

Really what we are trying to say is, any selection will be a good one :)
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by Wendigo » Tue May 01, 2018 9:25 pm

Dual Dark 50 is pretty hard to beat for flexibility.

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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by bclaire » Thu May 03, 2018 8:35 pm

Beno27 wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Jondog wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:30 pm
I’d say a Dual Dark 50. Two dirty channels that can clean up okay and a footswitchable attenuator for your boost. Won’t be portable like a Tiny Terror, but a bit smaller than a JCM800.
Yep, another vote for the Dual Dark 50 from me! I like the clean and dirty sounds equally to be honest.

Please explain the link in your signature before I ban you...

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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu May 03, 2018 9:48 pm

bclaire wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Beno27 wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Jondog wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:30 pm
I’d say a Dual Dark 50. Two dirty channels that can clean up okay and a footswitchable attenuator for your boost. Won’t be portable like a Tiny Terror, but a bit smaller than a JCM800.
Yep, another vote for the Dual Dark 50 from me! I like the clean and dirty sounds equally to be honest.

Please explain the link in your signature before I ban you...

Well spotted!!!

I cant beleive how crafty people are getting. Spamming suddenly for clever????? :shock:
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by bclaire » Thu May 03, 2018 10:22 pm

It's getting ridiculous.... four banned in two days!

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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by burnscs » Wed May 16, 2018 1:35 pm

Might want to look into a Friedman Runt 20. Nails the JCM tones, has a boost, and a really underrated clean tone.
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Re: Help choose my next amp !

Post by langmurf » Sat May 19, 2018 12:52 am

I had a TTHW. Loved it. Long story short: now I have a Rocker 15 combo. Love it too. Put an Orange Two Stroke pedal in the loop and there's your boost. Just another option...
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