New Member Here...?? Best amp for a 61 reissue SG ??

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  1. SlideSG59

    SlideSG59 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to the SG world, I'm located in the sunshine state, I want to play slide and I'm looking for some input.......I'm going to be buying a 61 reissue SG and I'd like to know thoughts on what would be the best amp choice to go with the 61 for slide......my budget is 850 bucks.

    thanks so much.

    Nick
     
  2. Six String

    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to ETSG SlideSG59! :) :) :)

    And welcome to the world of the SG! There are many possibilities as far as the amp... but the best will be to try many and settle on the one that hits your ear right. I have heard many that play thru some of the vintage amps like some of the older Fender amps and have some very good sound........ but again it's going to be for the sound that you are looking for.
     
  3. Zeppelin Rules

    Zeppelin Rules Active Member

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    Any amp will do, but do you want a round warm blues slide sound, or a raunchy chords type sound a la In My Time of Dying.

    Ultimately the best amp will be the one that gets the sound you like the most, slide or no slide.
     
  4. mdubya

    mdubya Well-Known Member

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    There are an incredible amount of really cool amps out there for under $1K.

    If I were to buy something, I would be looking to the boutique makers like Ceriatone for an 18watt Marshall clone or a Tweed Champ clone. Swart makes a couple of killer amps too.

    But you can get amps like the Marshall Class 5, Fender Champion 600, Vox AC for under $400.

    I have never played an Orange Tiny Terror but they get great reviews.

    The Marshall Haze 15 sounds like a JCM 800 to me, and that is not a bad thing.

    I lean towards vintage style single purpose type amps. Modeling, multi effects, multi channel, and modern type gain are not for me. :)
     
  5. oldrockfan

    oldrockfan Well-Known Member

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    +1 what six string said. An older fender tube amp is a good one to try out. Course there are lots of new tube amps out there that sound great. Comes down to what sound you are going for. I have to say I don't see many people use a 61 re-issue for slide. No reason it won't work fine though. have fun on the search... that is a big part of the fun so take your time and try out a bunch of amps. THe right one will rise to the top.
     
  6. dbb

    dbb Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Good ideas have been suggested for an amp, and I suggest tubes too but please be aware there are some great sounding solid state amps, but the "feel" is a bit better with tubes for slide.

    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=20751.msg249773#msg249773 date=1276824228]
    I have to say I don't see many people use a 61 re-issue for slide. No reason it won't work fine though.
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    I have been playing slide since 1972, whenever possible on an SG; the SG is in my opinion one of if not THE best slide guitar because of the great upper fret access. No coincidence Duane used one for slide. Do you plan on using open E(D) or A(G) or both?

    I'd also suggest getting a really good slide that fits your finger and the guitar neck. There are a number of good slides on the market, you need to search out the one that works best for you. Plus, if you can, use the little finger so you can also play with the 1st three left hand fingers too.

    Check out:

    http://www.sweetwater.com/c937--Dunlop--Guitar_Slides

    Best of luck and happy sliding!
     
  7. The_Fuzz

    The_Fuzz New Member

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    I say Fender Blues Deluxe, have this combo myself and the 61 SG to! :coolsmiley:
     
  8. paradox

    paradox Active Member

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    Sg61? It must be marshall, marshall, or marshall...lol... I have a few different amps, but love the plug and play of a dsl401 or an 18watt. Jcm800 if ya need more... tell us the style your into would help
     
  9. iblive

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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20751.msg249780#msg249780 date=1276842383]
    No coincidence Duane used one for slide.
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    Don't know which SG, but doesn't Rossington play slide on an SG on Freebird?

    [quote author=Six String link=topic=20751.msg249760#msg249760 date=1276780889]
    ... but the best will be to try many and settle on the one that hits your ear right.
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    +1 on trying 'em all. Find a guitar shop that doesn't mind you walking in with your guitar and try them all till you find the sound you like best.
     
  10. mm200024

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    I use a Peavey Classic 30 and love it. I know several professionals that use the Classic 50 as well.
     
  11. dbb

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    [quote author=iblive link=topic=20751.msg250350#msg250350 date=1278959382]
    Don't know which SG, but doesn't Rossington play slide on an SG on Freebird?

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    Wow, did he ? That's pretty cool if so!
     
  12. mikeystool

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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20751.msg250359#msg250359 date=1279004230]
    Wow, did he ? That's pretty cool if so!
    [/quote]i think i read that too...it is cool.. :)
     
  13. Pearly Gator

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    Yes he did.

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    dbb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the picture.

    I said it before, but as any of you slide players know, the SG is about the best there is for slide, IMHO ;)
     
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    Notice what I believe is a pencil or nail or something slid under the strings at the first fret. He did that to raise the action a bit. What a concept.

    .... and here you go.....

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-_8xivRTsY[/youtube]

    Addressing the original question..... Rossington has been married to Peaveys for years.
     
  16. dbb

    dbb Well-Known Member

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    That's a trick if you do not want to set the guitar up only for slide - place some small metal object under the strings as a raised nut, sort of like the ones used to make a regular guitar into a slide. I keep one in my case, but rarely need to use it.

    Very observant!
     
  17. Zeppelin Rules

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    Something else that also works is sliding a pack of rolling papers under the strings. Got that trick from Guthrie Govan.
     
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    another use for rolling papers besides the obvious.
     
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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20751.msg250420#msg250420 date=1279297181]
    another use for rolling papers besides the obvious.
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    :funny:
     
  20. SG_DudeK

    SG_DudeK New Member

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    Mesa TA-15 is great with 61' Reissue. Try one out.
     

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