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Old October 3rd, 2010, 02:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I would go for a moderately powered amp 15 to 22 watt range. I like fenders but theres lots of great amps out there. There is nothing like a cranked tube amp and if you get too much power, you'll never get to really open it up. Its like having a hot rod and having to drive 35 in neighborhoods all the time. Just my .02

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 05:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i'd say get the Deluxe Reverb and call it a day. 22w (Tube) watts is quite a bit!
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 06:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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To the OP just in case ya didn't know .. a 40 watt amp is not twice as loud as a 20 watt amp. A 100 watt amp is twice as loud as a 20. You have to 5x what ever to precieve a doubling of volume. But a 40 watt amp has more headroom than a 20 which in live situations with no P.A. is a benifit IMO YMMV
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 07:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Might want to look into Samamps. The one in this video is $1,400 and 23 W. I'd like to get one someday.

check it out. the tone sounds awesome to me. SAMAMP

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:00 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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I'd try and snag a used Tone King Imperial.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:00 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
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To the OP just in case ya didn't know .. a 40 watt amp is not twice as loud as a 20 watt amp. A 100 watt amp is twice as loud as a 20. You have to 5x what ever to precieve a doubling of volume. But a 40 watt amp has more headroom than a 20 which in live situations with no P.A. is a benifit IMO YMMV

I have to admit I have a more powerful amp just for the bigger situations, but if I can I'm gonna use my SCXD as much as possible and mic it if needed. I'd rather have tube saturation than clean overhead. Up to a point of course.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:08 PM   #27 (permalink)
 
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I have to admit I have a more powerful amp just for the bigger situations, but if I can I'm gonna use my SCXD as much as possible and mic it if needed. I'd rather have tube saturation than clean overhead. Up to a point of course.
Good point. And most who ask for opinions here are not going to be playing venues that seat thousands.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:46 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:09 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks Thaus that Tungsten sounds almost as good as my 5e3 clone. Man this is the golden age for gear, so many good amps and guitars out these days!
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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Speaking of Greg V

I've had one of these for a few months and have enjoyed it very much. Only 12 watts, and with Power Scaling to take it even lower. A really lightweight grab-and-go amp with lots of different sounds and well within your budget.

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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I vote for Fender Super Reverb. If I only had the money to buy one ...
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Old October 4th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Remember though that with Greg's videos, he's a monster of a player and I am sure he would sound good through a Fender Frontman! A lot of the tone comes from those fingers........
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Old October 4th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Close, but no...John Suhr built them.
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cornel, slo100, marshall, and some other stuff as well I think.
kinda looks like fenders are the minority and not the majority of the amps that he uses.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #34 (permalink)
 
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John Suhr not only builds excellent guitars but great sounding amps as well........must be nice!!
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cornel, slo100, marshall, and some other stuff as well I think.
kinda looks like fenders are the minority and not the majority of the amps that he uses.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 10:41 AM   #36 (permalink)
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John Suhr not only builds excellent guitars but great sounding amps as well........must be nice!!
Love my Suhr standard. Dont think it will be going anyplace for a while.
check out the od-100 se+ amps or the newer PT-100 as well. very nice....

If people want an extremely well built strat I cant not suggest strong enough to play a Suhr classic. Utterly fantastic guitars.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #37 (permalink)
 
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I did make the 'mistake' of playing a Suhr standard last month and now I want one too!! I wasn't a huge fan before (aesthetics mainly) but the fit and finish are impeccable. And the pups were great sounding. Not sure if they are wound by someone else or by Suhr but they sounded fantastic. Now to sell a few Fenders............
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I did make the 'mistake' of playing a Suhr standard last month and now I want one too!! I wasn't a huge fan before (aesthetics mainly) but the fit and finish are impeccable. And the pups were great sounding. Not sure if they are wound by someone else or by Suhr but they sounded fantastic. Now to sell a few Fenders............
wound by Suhr. they have a very different types of single coils.
Suhr Guitar Pickups - Expanding the Experience of Tone!

Dont think many here will like them but the aldrich are about the best humbuckers by Suhr I have ever had. they are very high output very strong in the upper mid range and great for bite and playing hard stuff. I bought an extra Aldrich bridge just because I knew I would be putting it into something at some point in time...

I would bet you that if you sold a few strats and got a Suhr it would become your main guitar. (mine did)
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Might want to look into Samamps. The one in this video is $1,400 and 23 W. I'd like to get one someday.

check it out. the tone sounds awesome to me. SAMAMP

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I know Sam. He is a a really cool guy. Heck of a player, and even better amp designer builder. He lives about 45 minutes from me and his amps are top notch. The V.A.C circuit he has in his amps is really neat and makes for awesome versatility.
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john suhr personally makes guitars, pickups and amps? when does he have time to post on websites though?
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