Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
Re: low wattage hi gain amp?
The JSX Mini Colossal was always going to be a big no-no for me. Especially when compared in price to the Peavey Valveking Royal 8, which will do a very similar/basic job for alot less money. The JSX was always going to cost way more, all because it has his name on it.
For me, nothing beats a Laney LC15 in the "low wattage" amp category. You can also get the VC15 which is roughly the same but with a few more features. But they both fit perfectly in the low wattage hi gain amp group.
And those Laney's sure do get cranked when the volume and gain is raised. But if the distortion still isn't enough, you can always stick a pedal or two in front (as previously mentioned).