Discussion in 'Amps & Cabs' started by volktar, Apr 29, 2020.
Plugged into that Ampeg again today. Swapped out the chinese tubes with some better ones he had laying around. Man - does it sound good. Im gonna keep my eye out, but that thing may be the one. Such a great warm sound. Really digging it. +5 pts for glowing too, haha
I’ve got a Peavy Classic 50 that does great clean with a solid crunch channel. USA made and reasonable price.
You sound pretty set but for any other potential SG players in need of a tube amp: don’t overlook used Peavy
Ha, Peavey is what I’m using now. Peavey ValveKing 20mh. Good little time amp. Way better than the massive 200w Solid state Randall I had prior. Not gonna get rid of her. Gonna pick up some new tubes for her and make the kids play with me!
I repeatedly spelled Peavey wrong. Nice.
I wouldnt had noticed if you didnt mention it!
Here’s the actual Ampeg that is local. The above was an internet photo. Interesting thing with this one is the speaker location. It’s centered whereas most that I see online have an offset speaker. There doesn’t appear to be any modifications. It appears factory.
The market seems to be 1k- 1200 for these. Not sure what I’ll offer him yet.
I’ve always found Laney amps to have the golden combination of fendery cleans with massive Marshall on steroids overdrive. If you’re in the US though they seem to be really expensive. Here in the U.K. and Europe you can get some great deals.
I paid £350 20 years ago for my used VH100R tube head and that was the flagship model for years before they got into modelling/hybrid tech.
Last year I found the VC50 which is the exact same amp as my head in 50watt 2x12 combo form and I paid £130 on eBay for it!!! All tube. Ridiculous massive sounding amp, 2 channels each with switchable gain stage, so 4 different sounds straight off the floor, plus reverb!
If you ever come across one, I highly recommend!
Want headroom? Here you go. JTM 45 or AC 30 either one has plenty
The recent Supro’s are pretty good. I have a Neptune 2x12 - which was intended to be there “back line headroom” model so is a great base for pedals - which sounds great with my (full size) humbucker SG.
Would love a Black Magick for getting amp-drive going as well, though.
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