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    Default What's your Holy Grail of High Gain?

    What's your favorite or dream amp for distortion?
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    Default Re: What's your Holy Grail of High Gain?

    How high are we talking here? For uber metal tones I love the BOSS Mega Distortion. For hard rock and classic metal the Chandler Tube Driver is my holy grail. Very creamy and super responsive.

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    Default Re: What's your Holy Grail of High Gain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Securb View Post
    How high are we talking here? For uber metal tones I love the BOSS Mega Distortion. For hard rock and classic metal the Chandler Tube Driver is my holy grail. Very creamy and super responsive.
    Whatever you see fit good sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterwhizzy View Post
    Same here.

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    Hovercraft Amps makes incredibly brutal hi gain sludge machines based on Matamps, Laneys, Sunns and the like. I want one.......soooooo bad.

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    Smoke and blown fuses.

    I have no problem with high-gain amps. Except when they're switched on.
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    ^ It's really a shame that other kinds aren't available.

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    NOT every ones cup of tea . . .




    . . . and even less so !
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    . . . and something more mainstream :




    Tele, SG, LP Jr, '76 Ibanez Artist & Tokai LS92 + FUZZ boxes into a '66 AB165 Bassman & 2X12 (55Hz Greenbacks) / '73 Orange OR120 & 2X12 (V30 & SwampThang) / Orange Thunderverb 50 & PPC212 / Marshall Vintage Modern 50 & 2X12 Genz Benz g-Flex / Laney Klipp / Laney AOR Pro Tube 100


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    Sirjack, are you familiar with these? This is the very latest one. It'll do a Laney and a Matamp....AND go cleanish, which is something Hovercrafts don't do often.

    Prices are ridiculously low. I think this one is a 20w head for $650.

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    A cranked AC30 (preferably with Celestion Blues) is my answer to everything amp-related, whether it be clean-ish, overdrive, or high gain.

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    my dream amp for just high gain tones would be a Soldano Hot Rod 100...

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    Are we talking high gain or just a distortion tone??

    My fav amps for good old school crunch tones are plex face Marshalls or brown face Fenders. A good JTM-45 or a brown Deluxe or Concert is a great sounding amp for just plug in, turn up and get some nice natural grind however none of those amps are high gain IMO.

    If I were going to buy a high gain amp right now I'd get a VHT/Fryette Pitbull UL...that is an amazing piece of machinery and is mind blowing but it's way more amp than most of us have a place to really use!

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    My favourite high gain tones all seem to come from the Peavey 5150. That new EVH 5150 amp sounds stupidly fantastic too: http://youtu.be/W46XQ-grJEc (and versitile, I've heard good clean and rock tones out of it too)

    I was just listening to a comparison clip between the 5150 and the Soldano SLO the other day, and I have to say the sound was pretty close but the SLO was creamier sounding, so it might just be up there too.
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    Boogie Mark IIC+, III, IV or V.
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    I recently played a Bogner Uberschal this week........um...WOW!

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    This one would do it for me....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1mrbqyEyw
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