What amp do us peasants play our SE's through?

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  1. flimbo

    flimbo New Member

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    Mine is a Boss Katana 50.
     
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  2. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Same amps we play everything else through.
     
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  3. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    mine is a fender mustang 4 ve-2 . and I love it
     
  4. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    you are not very compassionate.
     
  5. tyfu20

    tyfu20 New Member

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    Crate V30
     
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  6. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I'm VERY compassionate. Also a wisecracker.

    In this case, I recommend the best amp you can find used. The SE guitars are fantastic. The amp should be equally fantastic. There are many OK amps out there. I recommend a good amp, which narrows the field significantly. Unfortunately, the solid-state and modeling amps tend to create players who use way too much compression and gain. When they finally get their first high-end tube amp, they can't play through it, as they are expecting the amp to do all the heavy-lifting.

    I recommend a medium-gain amp that you can boost to get more heavy pounding, and back off on the volume for more expressive playing. A used Archon is about the best deal out there, as are used 2-CH-C and H amps. Be like Serge. Know what you want. Watch and wait. Grab it when someone gets impatient and drops the price a bit more than expected.
     
  7. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    The thread title begs for it, sorry.

    Is one of the small Blackstar heads on a 1x12" peasanty enough? I don't own one but played through a few recently. Fun!
     
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  8. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I had an HT20 that was pretty nice. For similar $ you could get a Mini Rec or Archon 25.
     
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  9. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Nothing less than a J-MOD will do.
     
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    Blackstar ID:30 TVP
     
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  11. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Depends on how "peasanty" we're talking about... I played an Egnater Tweaker for a while, it was cheaper and pretty cool. I haven't tried a Katana, but have heard great things. But, as mentioned above, resist the urge to go to high gain all the time!
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Archon Plum 50 head, and Bogner Atma in a Western Tolex shell. The Kemper is going to be listed...
     
  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I don’t understand why anyone would play a piece of junk amp with a nice guitar like a PRS SE, when the PRS Sonzeras that are available are such terrific, reasonably priced, amps.

    And they’re the real thing.
     
  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Doctor or lawyer? :)
     
  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Huh-duh- what?
     
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    My avatar, sometimes. Lately, a Custom 20 gets the most time. SE and core.
     
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    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Ovibos No, YOU'RE a New Member!

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    Katana 100 combo.
     
  19. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    Mesa Lonestar special, and a TC-50
     
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    Rivera for me - with EVM12L speakers - since 1990. I used to have a bunch of them, but all I have now is my original S120 head with a pair of 1x12 cabs.
     
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