I use a Zinky Smokey amp to quick check cabs and speakers...battery powered and fun to play too!
I think you have a wonderful, untameable beast. Had a hot plate for my jcm800 and the tone gets compromised when cutting more than -8db in my...
More mids and highs...any of these would be an upgrsde... buy used and broken in...
Celestion Creamback, Greenback
Eminence Governor, Private...
Set amp cleaner, and higher volume.
Max out fuzz volume and gain/fuzz.
Turn guitar volume down from 10 max to about 7 or 8.
Probably a fuse.
Keep one hand in your pocket.
Congrats! That micro dark sounds great with fuzz too when amp is set cleaner in tone.
Between those two, go with Blues Jr. Can usually find used for $375 to $400. Have not been impressed with Blues Cube Hot or Nextone when played...
It is a very cool amp, does that orange thang and takes pedals well. Would not want it to be my only amp though.
I think the Marshall DSL line would be a better choice, especially used. On tight budget EHX Metal Muff w/ Top Boost is Judas Priest inabox.
Love the yellow and blue versions!
Solid amp at that price, takes overdrive very well, dirty channel is just ok.
If tone trumps budget, for acdc to Metallica look for Marshall mini jubilee and a maxon od808.
I can't imagine playing rock with flatwounds... coated strings like Elixir kinda have that slick feel, with most of the round wound snap.
The Orange tone is kinda love hate, some can't handle the fuzzy dirty tones. Be sure to try the OR15, that is my favorite small Orange amp. On a...
I have found 490's to be great for rock, 57's a bit brite in SG's, of course ymmv.
Had a crescent moon USA gothic for awhile, was not the best sounding sg I had so parted with it. Definitely a notch below a Stsndard in quality IMO.
Ernie Ball 10's just work for me on Gibson guitars, and never break. Used to play 11's but that heavier string tone arguement is nonsense...10's...
Nice looking rig!
I have no idea where anyone could play where a cranked JCM900 thru a 4x12 was not loud enough. Boost a 900 with a Maxon OD808 and you are on your...
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