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    so, little background check...

    I had a mesa boogie mark IV that got stolen in July, and I'm going to be reimbursed the amount the I paid for it, thus the $1300 title. When I get the money, I'm thinking about selling the theile Cabinet it came with and selling the footswitch too which would give me a couple hundred more.

    What amplifier should I look into?

    I play a number of styles of music, including contemporary christian worship music, alternative/hard rock, ambient, blues, etc...

    I've been leaning more into clean amps like the AC30, deluxe reverbs, Twin Reverbs but also like the OD from the amp too...

    any ideas?

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    Fender Supersonic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitfiddle View Post
    Fender Supersonic?
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    2 cleans and 2 blendable distortions. the combo version also comes with reverb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by super rad ska View Post
    +1
    the combo version also comes with reverb.
    +1. It sounds good too.

    The Supersonic is a pretty kick ass amp. You can find em used for around 800 or so. If you want a REALLY kick ass amp I highly recommend an Orange Rockerverb 50. They go used for around that much and it is one the best amps I've ever played.
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    Bogner Alchemist. Either the combo or $1700 mini halfstack.
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    with 1300 bucks i would go to www.thegearpage.net/board and have a blast in the amp classifieds!!!

    dude...you can get some serious amps with that kinda scratch over there used!
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    Do you prefer the OD sound of a 6L6- or EL34- style amp?

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    If you liked your mesa mark and want something in the same ball park that is very versatile and in that budget, check out the mesa express. I have one, and they are great amps. They should do pretty much everything you need, and are getting great reviews right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    with 1300 bucks i would go to www.thegearpage.net/board and have a blast in the amp classifieds!!!

    dude...you can get some serious amps with that kinda scratch over there used!
    That's what I was thinking too. You could certainly get Dr Z stuff, and lots more I'm sure...

    I generally recommend a s/h bogner shiva if a player is after gigging versatility, but I'm not sure what s/h prices in the US are like for those at the moment. I'm pretty sure the alchemist will be a good price conscious substitute, but I'll reserve judgement until I've played one myself.

    I wonder if you could get a used Vox AC30CC AND a used deluxe reverb reissue for 13-1500 all up? -that would cover a lot of bases.

    The supersonic is also a good choice, though I'd spend on a nice marshall-voiced pedal as well to cover that ground. Something like a wampler pinnacle, box of rock or crunchbox.

    The orange rockerverb 50 is a cool amp, deluxe reverbish clean side and Brit dirty side. Maybe look around for a s/h one of those. I'd load at least one G12H30 to open the tone up.
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    Whenever anyone asks for an amp in the $1k area, I always think of the Vox AC30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot _Grits View Post
    That's what I was thinking too. You could certainly get Dr Z stuff, and lots more I'm sure...

    I generally recommend a s/h bogner shiva if a player is after gigging versatility, but I'm not sure what s/h prices in the US are like for those at the moment. I'm pretty sure the alchemist will be a good price conscious substitute, but I'll reserve judgement until I've played one myself.

    I wonder if you could get a used Vox AC30CC AND a used deluxe reverb reissue for 13-1500 all up? -that would cover a lot of bases.

    The supersonic is also a good choice, though I'd spend on a nice marshall-voiced pedal as well to cover that ground. Something like a wampler pinnacle, box of rock or crunchbox.

    The orange rockerverb 50 is a cool amp, deluxe reverbish clean side and Brit dirty side. Maybe look around for a s/h one of those. I'd load at least one G12H30 to open the tone up.
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    Stolen in July and you're just now getting the money back? That blows.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phil_104 View Post
    ............check out the mesa express. I have one, and they are great amps.

    Good call!

    You might also consider a Genz-Benz Black Pearl combo. Check out the reviews on Harmony Central:

    http://reviews.harmony-central.com/r...x12+Combo/10/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skullkrusher View Post
    Stolen in July and you're just now getting the money back? That blows.
    yeah, junky circumstances.

    It got stolen in July, found one of the amps that got stolen about a month later, reopened the case (somehow it got closed), and then the officer missed some of the VERY IMPORTANT case information that would lead him to the person who stole it. now the person who stole it is living in minneapolis and the minneapolis police department need to arrest him...

    it sucks... but it's happening

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    I tried the Mesa Express combo today, and was pleasantly surpised by it. how does it respond to pedals?

    the AC30 and the deluxe reverb would be an interesting combination.
    I'll look around on the gear page site, I could already see a bunch of cool things coming from that.

    quite honestly, I wasn't very satisfied with the fender supersonic when I've played it. heck, I might just see if I can find a mark IV combo, I used to have the head and 1x12 thiele cab.

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    Whoa, bro, where ya been?
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    been in east texas

    Garden Valley TX to be exact.

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    Well, Jimbo, if you pass by this way on the return trip to the Sunshine State, stop for a spell.
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    i want to, but I keep flying in and back to TX. soon enough...

    actually, what part of Louisiana are you from? A very good friend of mine is from Lockport.

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