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    I am searching for a new amp. Something right in the middle between the JCM800 I have in the rehearsal room and the little orange I used to train with. My 40w Marshall valvestate is dead after 25 years of work. So I need a new amp for small gigs. Loud enough to play over a drummer but not so powerful and heavy like the JCM800. I like the sound of EL84 tubes and I prefer the British sound to the American one. I used to drive the amp with the pedalboard, so I guess one channel should be enough. Any suggestions?

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    https://youtu.be/XnAkwiiNkOk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myaccount876 View Post
    Attenuators are for pussies. Neighbors calling the cops isn't a problem - if the cops can actually still decipher the neighbor's complaint on the phone with the Marshall in the background, you're doing it wrong and it needs to be louder.

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    Blackstar
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    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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    Blackstar
    Hell yes...

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    Marshall SV20 Studio Vintage 20Watt combo is a Plexi making Muthaf*cka

    If you have the cash -it's hard to beat.

    I was impressed with a little Blackstar in a store the other day -it's not a SV20 but it's 1/3 the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer250 View Post
    https://youtu.be/XnAkwiiNkOk

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    If you do go for the EVH LBX, I'd recommend the 1 vs the 2, unless you absolutely need a clean channel. The 2's blue channel sounds nothing like a Marshall. The 1's blue channel is more Marshall-y. Kinda.

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    No mention yet of Jet City or Egnater?
    Here's a radical idea: AMT pedal into an EHX .44 Magnum pushing a 2x12 closed back cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    Here's a radical idea: AMT pedal into an EHX .44 Magnum pushing a 2x12 closed back cab.
    Do you mean...?


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    Since you like the British sound, consider one of the Orange amplifiers. Their quality is very good and they have an amp or combo for just about any purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    Marshall SV20 Studio Vintage 20Watt combo is a Plexi making Muthaf*cka

    If you have the cash -it's hard to beat.

    great amp so far. unfortunately I don't have cash. I am trying not to exceed 500 euros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Blackstar
    Blackstar is a masked marshall

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmiAba View Post
    Blackstar is a masked marshall
    And a Bugera G20 is a clone of the Blackstar
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    OP, VOX AC15 This is an absolute one trick pony -and not a classic Marshall sound, but that one trick is absolutely amazing and affordable.

    I suggest trying one in the store before purchase. Simplest amp, almost no features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    OP, VOX AC15 This is an absolute one trick pony -and not a classic Marshall sound, but that one trick is absolutely amazing and affordable.

    I suggest trying one in the store before purchase. Simplest amp, almost no features.

    Yes I need something like that. No frills. A plug and play amp. The guitar and the pedalboard will do the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    OP, VOX AC15 This is an absolute one trick pony -and not a classic Marshall sound, but that one trick is absolutely amazing and affordable.

    I suggest trying one in the store before purchase. Simplest amp, almost no features.

    If you think it is a "one trick pony", you don't know how to play.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Did you guys miss the part about "500 euros"?
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmiAba View Post
    Blackstar is a masked marshall
    They are great amps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    If you think it is a "one trick pony", you don't know how to play.
    It is the least versatile of all the major offerings in the category -that's what I'm saying.

    But go ahead and try to insult me, I'm sure you're the master.
    Last edited by NegativeEase; 07-16-2019 at 03:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Did you guys miss the part about "500 euros"?
    AC15 can be had for 500 Euros, Bugera G20 and Blackstar for much less. -which amp are you referring to?

    Oh, the H&K solid state? yeah that puppy is pricey.
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