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    I always appreciate everyone's help. I have been going back and forth on he's the last few weeks. I guess I have more time to think about gear than playing it.

    My question: Do I want to trade my HRDx for one of the new Jet City 20 watt amps?

    I bought the Fender for the clean. I play clean maybe 10 of the time. Since I've bought the HRDx I have bought an sold pedals looking for a dirty sound. Does this mean I should have bought something else to begin with?

    Other options: always wanted a peavey 5150.

    Thoughts? Is the Jet City crap? GC is 2 hours away. Won't go unless I plan to do something.
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    I'd keep searching for the right pedals, cause you won't have the clean headroom with a JC amp.

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    Default Re: Need an opinion

    Do you gig at all?

    If you only play clean 10% of the time, then get an amp with a killer OD. An Amps natural distortion is always going trump distortion from pedals IMO. Sacrafice on clean if you have to. FInd a useable clean.

    Don't know what your budget is but look for a used JSX. 5150 are good for what they are. DSL?
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    Never gig. Record and give stuff to friends an family. We use Roland v drums so volume not important. I'm headed to GC today to try stuff out.
    Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
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    Epiphone LP Special w/JB
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    Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
    1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
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    I sold my JCA212RC. I grew to not caring for the way it sounded, but that's just my personal preference. Don't get me wrong, it was a good amp and all, but I think it was more setup for a classic style rock than the heavy groove orientated crap that I play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless Abandon View Post
    I always appreciate everyone's help. I have been going back and forth on he's the last few weeks. I guess I have more time to think about gear than playing it.

    My question: Do I want to trade my HRDx for one of the new Jet City 20 watt amps?

    I bought the Fender for the clean. I play clean maybe 10 of the time. Since I've bought the HRDx I have bought an sold pedals looking for a dirty sound. Does this mean I should have bought something else to begin with?

    Other options: always wanted a peavey 5150.

    Thoughts? Is the Jet City crap? GC is 2 hours away. Won't go unless I plan to do something.

    What type of gain are you looking to get? I loved the Plexitone pedal by Carl Martin, it truly was (for me anyway) a cranked Plexi in a pedal. Hard to go wrong with anything by Carl Martin. I like the Wampler Pinnacle as well, never played one though but the clips on YouTube sound great.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng4peS3MjrY
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I sold my JCA212RC. I grew to not caring for the way it sounded, but that's just my personal preference. Don't get me wrong, it was a good amp and all, but I think it was more setup for a classic style rock than the heavy groove orientated crap that I play.
    I would say that's spot on. The JC amps have a saggy bass and squishy feel that wouldn't be much fun for really tight riffing, but rule for Zep and Allmans, classic rock stuff like that.
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    I guess I want thick distortion in the VH F.U.C.K VARIETY
    Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
    Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
    Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
    Epiphone LP Special w/JB
    Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
    Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
    1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
    Peavey 6505+ combo

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    I play Tool on my JCA20.

    Just a booster out front.

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    Look around too, I ended up getting mine for $170 and its minty.
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    Pulled the trigger. Got the 2 channel with the SLO second Chanel. Ships today. Played the normal one for an hour.
    Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
    Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
    Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
    Epiphone LP Special w/JB
    Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
    Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
    1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
    Peavey 6505+ combo

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