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frontbum



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: new amp please advise Reply with quote

Hello ,
I was hoping I could hear some input on my issue.

About two months ago hurt my back so I am forced to use a lighter amp.
I have used a fender blues Jr. and really enjoyed giging with that but was forced to sell because of an ongoing blowing of the accutronics reverb tank
From there I went with a Dr Z monza 1-10 (High Gain ) 20 watt combo.No good for me ,too LOUD.Also,not enough cleans to play the Kimock stuff in my cover band.
So what I am looking for is a 12 inch combo thats small enough to do the job at hand.I have been looking at builders and even thought about a amp kit.I just don't want to make the wrong choice again like with the Monza(Dr.z).I can't afford Two Rock but maybe something in the middle $2000ish.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:07 pm    Post subject: New Amp please advise Reply with quote

I guess my question should be What would Steve use if he needed a new 1 -12 combo?Again the two rock is out'a my range
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ER



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Red Plate amps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Plate! I have a non- od Blackverb 1x12 that is outstanding. About the size of a Princeton, loaded with great features. Great cleans and more. Henry will build you any thing you want. Mine cost $2000.00, I will never sell it. If I have to keep only one amp, that is the one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure how loud and pristine you need the cleans to go, but a louis electric deluxe buster could fit the bill. Pretty small & light, loud for its size, and good headroom before breakup.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: New Amp please advise Reply with quote

frontbum wrote:
I guess my question should be What would Steve use if he needed a new 1 -12 combo?Again the two rock is out'a my range


Probably a Fender or two, same basic deal as Frisell these days if you've seen him lately. A pair of little combos.

Same thing that Ry Cooder's been doing, come to think of it, although he does use a 4x10 bassman along with another combo in larger rooms. Two Fenders anyway. . .

The Jensen Neo series speakers are very light weight and good sounding, I used one in a little modern Fender, probably a blues Jr. last year in Europe, and it sounded very good.

I've never heard anybody get a bad sound out of Dr Z, but I can dig the headroom exception.
The best way around that is to use a pair of smallish amps imo.
The one big amp, say Twin Reverb for example, doesn't get the juice or animation you get in the sound of a pair of little amps interacting, if you don't need the high volume part of the equation.

If I was gonna be stuck with one small combo, I'd go for a Deluxe Reverb with a JBL.
If the weight was still a factor, I'd try the Neo.

Good luck! Hope that helps!!
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