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  • #16
    Re: Need amp suggestions for around $1000 or less new

    The blackstar wasn’t a bad sounding amp. It wasn’t one of their bigger models it was just an ID core 40. So most things would be an upgrade.

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    • #17
      Re: Need amp suggestions for around $1000 or less new

      Boss Katana 100 head w/Quilter 100W cab...

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      • #18
        Re: Need amp suggestions for around $1000 or less new

        Originally posted by GuitarStv View Post
        Traynor YCV50 Blue combo w/1x12 extension cab should be roughly in that price range used and does what you want. (The newer model is covered in black, but basically the same amp.) The EL34s and V30s will give you nice cleans and distorted sounds, it has an effects loop. The gain channel doesn't quite get into high gain territory until you kick on the boost . . . you might need a pedal for super brutal stuff.


        I used to gig a YCS Blue combo and cab like the one on the right. It was decent for what I was doing at the time. Also had a pair of YCS100H heads, running into a pair of Marshall 1960A cabs. Same story. Decent Fender/Marshall tones. But I replaced with a Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mk I and never looked-back. I've sold a lot of great amps since (including that H&K Triamp, that I wish I still had). But I don't miss the Traynor stuff. Dunno if it was the cheap toroidal trannies in them or what, but the tone was just a bland impersonation of the Fender/Marshall thing at best. Still, they were an adequate stepping-stone for me at the time.
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        • #19
          Re: Need amp suggestions for around $1000 or less new

          Horses for courses. I've been quite happy with mine for the last 12 years.
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          • #20
            Re: Need amp suggestions for around $1000 or less new

            I have a BH Orange head with Vintage 30 Orange cab -it's great and I toured with it last spring . Even used it at a large venue.

            It's got British Plexi dirty voicing, channel switching to get to the cleans, wattage select, and an effects loop.

            It's not going to get that Fender type of scooped clean/sparkle of course -it's going to be a British clean.
            “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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            • #21
              Re: Need amp suggestions for around $1000 or less new

              Bassbreaker 30r is really cool, but if it's not clean enough, the other approach would be getting a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Combo (has effects loop too) to get the more Blackface/Silverface American cleans and has a slightly tighter more modern distortion than the bassman style classic of a Bassbreaker
              NegativeEase
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              Last edited by NegativeEase; 07-05-2019, 11:24 AM.
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              • #22
                Re: Need amp suggestions for around $1000 or less new

                PRS MT15. I gig with it. Exactly what you want. Great cleans, chimey 6L6 goodness and a very heavy gain channel. I love mine.

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