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    I recently got an guitar, and I'm getting back into Punk Rock.

    I need an small amplifier, as I'll be playing in my living room.

    I tried the Boss Katana, but I wasn't to get a modern enough gain.

    Any suggestions? I was thinking about the THR10 II. It seems to have a modern high gain setting.

    I do like the Blackstar HT1, but I don't think it's enough gain for chuncky rythme.

    Budget is about 500-600$.

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    I can't help too much with your question except to say that the THR10 II is a killer little amp. I got two. Nice axe, btw.

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    What kind of punk?
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    Every kind, or pretty much
    Green Day, Blink 182, Fallout Boy, Sum 41, NOFX, Paramore...

    Mostly Pop-Punk, but I listen to a bunch of stuff.

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    Why not just use a bluez driver for your chunky rhythm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GClick View Post
    Every kind, or pretty much
    Green Day, Blink 182, Fallout Boy, Sum 41, NOFX, Paramore...

    Mostly Pop-Punk, but I listen to a bunch of stuff.
    It’s all modded marshalls and dual rectifiers. Less gain than than you think, look for some isolated tracks on youtube. To be honest, the Katana should do it. We used to do it with Line 6 Spyders, but with the luxury of reflection, the tracks we recorded with a Marshall Valvestate sounded better than the Line 6 tracks.

    One of the modeling amps is a good idea, that way you get the tone, then can scale the volume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GClick View Post
    Every kind, or pretty much
    Green Day, Blink 182, Fallout Boy, Sum 41, NOFX, Paramore...

    Mostly Pop-Punk, but I listen to a bunch of stuff.
    Those bands are more Mesa Rectifier modern scooped style tones than the 80s punk on JCM800s and Seventies JMP/Plexi style punk sounds.
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    Right, I've been looking and looking.
    I have a feeling I'll have to get a Rectifier 25.

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    Maybe a small cheap clean tube amp and a mesa v-twin pedal would be workable
    Or tech 21 sansamp us metal or similar

    Some kinda mesa-ish pedal for your base tone then you're like less dependent on finding the perfect amp
    People charge a lot for that boogie type tone, except the bugera trirec was a cheap option
    There's one of those hotone heads that is supposed to be rectifierish too I recall

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    That geetar is way too pretty to play punk.
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    Orange Terror line

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    Quote Originally Posted by devastone View Post
    That geetar is way to pretty to play punk.
    Agreed, need a beat up LP Jr, or a trashed Tele
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    Rectoverb combo would work, and I see them often for relatively cheap (for mesa) prices.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/search?...Ntt=rectoverb+

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    I'd get an amp that is a great pedal platform and use a pedal for gain. It is tempting to use the amp for everything, but it will be more expensive than a Katana. Plus, the punk ethos is to use whatever you have (the cheaper and more beat up the better) and rock that thing.
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    Thanks everyone. I ended up buying a used Rectifier 25 on Reverb, just had to push the budget a bit.
    I'd just end up buying and selling all kind of gear to try and get the tone, might as well get the amp now!

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    I'm still trying to figure out modern gain to play punk rock?

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    That katana will do any kind of gain. There's a bazillion effects in there. I'd suggest the guv'nor OD, moderate gain, and play with the EQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GClick View Post
    Thanks everyone. I ended up buying a used Rectifier 25 on Reverb, just had to push the budget a bit.
    I'd just end up buying and selling all kind of gear to try and get the tone, might as well get the amp now!
    Smart move, especially for a genre that isn't heavy on the effects.

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