50W vs 15W tube amp? Please help me choose my new amp! Thanks
I am considering getting a new amp for my home use. I currently am using a Laney LC15R with a palmer pdi-03 (a greeeaaatt analog speaker simulator!) which i really love the sound (overdriven tone in particular) when the volume is between 7-10 and I don't use any pedal in front of it. However, I find it lacking just a little bit of dynamic and the sound is not so "open" but compressed in a good way when the amp is pushed hard. I am looking for the older satriani overdriven sound such as the tone he had in:
I believe (this tone is like a dream!)
Just look up (I can get close to this tone but mine is more compressed)
Starry Night (Very nasal but still open i think, hard to get exact like)
(Sorry for my lack of words here!)
I have done a bit of research and I think a 50W with EL34s may get me there as (maybe) the EL84s are kinda bright for satriani's tone (?).
I have tried the Vox Night Train 50 and the sound was good but it was impossible to crank it up at my local guitar centre. I also looked into a Laney LH50R which seems nice but I havent had the chance to try it out. Can anyone recommend me which I should get or if there are better amps with similar wattage in this price range, please share! Thanks!
Sorry for the misleading title here i am looking for an amp head
Last edited by Saldtch; 06-15-2011 at 03:34 AM.