Which amp for home playing

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  1. Mika555

    Mika555 New Member

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    Hello guys. I've been searching for a tube amp (max 50watts) only for warm bluesy sounds.

    Today i'm playing an valvestate 8080.distortion ist the boss od 200.

    So i 'm looking for an amp for playing cleans.

    I' ve testing the jcm 800 and the sv20.
    The clean of the sv20 (channel 2) is very close to what i'm searching for. Very warm sounding....and better than the jcm 800 studio classic.

    What about the origin 20 or 50?

    I would like to have an amp with a master volume.

    I don't need a good crunch amp, cleans are what i've been searching for. But he has to be sterile. I hate the dsl for an example. No sizzly sounding amp please.




    I'm looking for other brands too.
    Brands like victory amps.

    And after founding the amp, wich cab could you advices to me...
    I read so much positive about vintage 30 and creambacks or greenbacks.

    Thanks a lot and scuse my englisch. ^^
     
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    TXOldRedRocker Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Origin is way cleaner than the SV. I've had both. I have the SV now, and wish I didn't sell the Origin. For what you described, I wouldn't recommend you even consider the SV, even though it's my favorite amp.
    But, I also have a Fender that's great for blues sounds.
     
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    Gutch220 Well-Known Member

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    yea, ......maybe a Fender is the way to go.
     
  4. Mika555

    Mika555 New Member

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    No guys, not fender.
    It's my fault, i have forgit to tell you.
    I olay metal. Pantera, alcice and chains, and some othe hevy stuff in drop C.

    For metal i have the od200.
    But i have to go through a great bluesy amp for occasionely blusy things. And i love the el34's.
    Not a fan of el 84 and some other fender sounds
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    You pretty much describe a JTM45. I don't know if that would be in your budget? The SV20 could most likely be tilted toward a JTM45 by installing KT66s and putting more emphasis on the normal channel when jumping channels.
     
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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    JTM45. Definitely.
     
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    Kelia Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to say this but this demo doesn't sound good at all !
    It sounds like a fly cought between a wiper blade and a windshield !
    Don't know how Bonamassa got paid to do this but that's not a good one ,
    maybe the recording wasn't properly done ,...who knows !
     
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    Solid State Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking for a versatile amp and don't have a DSL40C you are WRONG!
     
  11. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    I don't care for the DSL40 either. Maybe it'd be better feeding a 1960A full of Greenbacks. But that demo sounds like a fly farting through a straw to me.

    Having experienced the ungodly roar of cranked Superleads, 2203s, and JTM45s cranked up all the way, no fizzy little box like the DSL40 could ever make it for me.

    I had a DSL100H for a while. And I could never get a tone out of it that made me want to keep playing.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    So are you’re looking for pristine cleans @Mika555,...or cleans with a bit of hair on em’?

    I’m inclined to agree with @Matthews Guitars about a Jtm45.

    You said you tried the SV20, but did you really get on with it? It has lots of clean options with the two different volumes, and if you spend some time with it, you might find some tones you really like.
     
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    ibmorjamn Well-Known Member

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    I get that with the DSL’s also but I have heard great tunes out of them just not by me.
    We seem to go in complete circles here seeking tones , I love the clean tone of the JCM 900 Dual Reverb but many people do
    not .
     
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    Chris-in-LA Well-Known Member

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    You want one with a master volume and EL34’s? That’s probably the SC20. You dial in as much gain as you want and the volume is for overall loudness. Keep the preamp vol low for cleans. I’d give that amp another listen.

    I also agree with the JTM45, great sounding amp for cleans but louder than the SV20 and no master volume.
     
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    Just to be clear, that is a DSL40C being demo'd in the video, not a DSL40CR. :shrug:
     
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    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    You want a a clean, bluesy amp. As much as I hate to say it, you might want to consider a Fender with 6L6s. Yet, you rule out Fender, but are using a digital, buffered pedal? I am vexed.
     
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    Clean bluesy homeplaying? A fender Champ 5 watt amp of course!!!! And for sure an old one like a silver- or blackface!!!!

    You rule out Fender? For clean tones this is a go to. I have both a DSL1CR and a '73 Silverface Fender Champ - to cover most of tones.......
     
  18. malice95

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    Yea go with the Origin.. Great Clean, nice and warm, Master volume, Can get dirty if you like. Cheap as chips to. Get a 50 for more headroom. Highly recommend it.
     
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    Yes... I was just showing an example of a bluesy DSL40. I said DSL40CR because that is all you can get new these days.

    I think this amp sounds good and am surprised of the complaints in the hands of a blues master. Just goes to show how we have to be careful with what advice we take. What one person thinks is good tone, another thinks is bad. That is why I have wasted too much time and money on equipment.. because I took someone's advise rather than research on my own. A lot of the advice given on forums is great advice if you like the tones and styles of the person giving it. But if you don't, it is not going to work for you.
     

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