Warmoth.com Amplified Parts darrenriley.com Mod Kits Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups Reilander Pickups

Warmoth.com Amplified Parts darrenriley.com Mod Kits Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups Reilander Pickups

Warmoth.com Amplified Parts darrenriley.com Mod Kits Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups Reilander Pickups

Join Strat-Talk Today

What is the best tube amp for $1000-1500?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Navigator, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. fenson

    fenson ----------------------

    Messages:
    6,559
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    I didn't check your link cause in the past any amp made by them that is what the op is after, as far as performance goes SRV etc etc. . Such as the Bassman , low powered tweed , and even my fav. low power the 5e3 are more than 1500 . IMO there amps are overpriced . 1300 for a what 5 watt (champ)give me a break! each to their own. I guess from the visitors message you posted, its back to the ignore list with ya.:)

    Sure alot of guys used a champ to record with but hey IMO they don't cut it live. Yes even miced. Good day Hugh! I didn't report ya to anyone I don't WTF you are talking about! or care.
     
  2. fenson

    fenson ----------------------

    Messages:
    6,559
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    Depends on what day of the week it is so to speak with most big guys. I seen him with Vibro kings , BF's . BassmanRIs etc. etc. why not try all kinds of stuff if ya got the money and people giving you stuff.
     
  3. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    13,774
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Location:
    My house.
    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
     
  4. Forum Sponsor Sponsored posting

  5. daniboy79

    daniboy79 Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    797
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Trinidad, West Indies
    i'd say get the Deluxe Reverb and call it a day. 22w (Tube) watts is quite a bit!
     
  6. fenson

    fenson ----------------------

    Messages:
    6,559
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    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
     
  7. Sandbox

    Sandbox Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    179
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Location:
    Southeastern US
  8. LeftyBlake

    LeftyBlake Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    7,267
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Location:
    The Evergreen State
  9. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    13,774
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Location:
    My house.

    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.
     
  10. Hugh

    Hugh Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    8,999
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Location:
    Louisville Kentucky
    Good point. And most who ask for opinions here are not going to be playing venues that seat thousands.
     
  11. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    9,835
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Location:
    London Canada
  12. fenson

    fenson ----------------------

    Messages:
    6,559
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    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!
     
  13. Stratula

    Stratula Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    52
    Messages:
    541
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Location:
    KenTenn USA
    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.

    YouTube - Reeves Amps Custom 12 PS demo by Greg V.
     
  14. Goodkat

    Goodkat The One Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    34
    Messages:
    19,814
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Location:
    Belgrade, Serbia
    I vote for Fender Super Reverb. If I only had the money to buy one ...
     
  15. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    9,835
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Location:
    London Canada
    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........
     
  16. boof

    boof Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Messages:
    3,179
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    Tokyo
    yup...
    [​IMG]

    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.
    http://www.claptonweb.com/guitares2_ang.php
     
  17. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    9,835
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Location:
    London Canada
    John Suhr not only builds excellent guitars but great sounding amps as well........must be nice!!
     
  18. fenson

    fenson ----------------------

    Messages:
    6,559
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    97 !!!!!!!!!!!! might as well go farther back and say he uses Music Man LOL
     
  19. boof

    boof Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Messages:
    3,179
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    Tokyo
    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.
     
  20. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    9,835
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Location:
    London Canada
    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............
     
  21. boof

    boof Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Messages:
    3,179
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    Tokyo
    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)
     

Share This Page