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Amp Head Suggestions?

PostPosted:Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:33 pm
by lj_306
Hey I've been playing a reissue Fender Blues Deville for sometime, and I love it. Gets close to that 72/73 Jerry tone. BUT after about 3 on the volume knob it starts getting muddy. Was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for an amp head with reverb that gets close to that Blues Deville tone, but stays clean at higher volumes. Thanks!

Re: Amp Head Suggestions?

PostPosted:Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:47 pm
by mgbills
Mesa Boogie TA-30 has onboard reverb. It does beautiful Jerry cleans with the only perceivable difference being EL-34 instead of 6L6 tubes. I think there is a Lonestar head. Mark I, II, or III if you need a whole lotta loud.

All great amps. Love Mesa's.
Peace
M

Re: Amp Head Suggestions?

PostPosted:Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:27 am
by tcsned
+1 on the Boogies, I've had a Mark III since 1987 and it's still a great amp. Do you have a budget?

You might want to look into a SMS preamp. Brad can give you the 70s era mods, I kind of went between the 70s-80s versions and I love it. If you like tube power you can get a Mesa 50/50 power amp or a 20/20 if you want less power. Or you can get a Mac power amp.

Re: Amp Head Suggestions?

PostPosted:Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:16 pm
by mgbills
Another weird thing I recently saw….
Nina Gerber playing with Greg Brown. If you don't know Nina …she has the coolest pedal steel Strat bends I've ever heard. (Sorry Pete. No offense intended.) Uses a volume pedal and a Mesa Dual Rectifier!

I know …you're thinking jumjumjumjum…jaja…jumjumjum..

Nope! Squeaky clean tones. Pedal steel squeaky tones. Incredible.

Don't knock it until you play with the knobs.
Peace
M

Re: Amp Head Suggestions?

PostPosted:Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:32 pm
by tatittle
Kirk Hammett setup with .00007's for strings? lol

Re: Amp Head Suggestions?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:15 am
by caspersvapors
Bandmaster Reverb (pro rev in a head)
Dual Showman Reverb (twin rev in a head)

Re: Amp Head Suggestions?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:23 am
by Searing75
SMS