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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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plz reccomend any quality 1 speaker combos for gigging

hey i'm after a new 1 speaker combo(tube!), downsizing for something nice, portable and simple
will be using simply with a Gmajor at pub/club gigs playing modern style(and sounding) covers(think pop/rock/r&b)

some vague descriptions of tone preference =
for distortion i'm not a fan of breakupish distortion(ala some vintage rock overdrives/distortions and often marshall), would like to be able to dial in some tough metal rhythm tones(not for our covers tho) and nice liquid warm lead tones are a must of course, need some smooth nice pop/rock distortions
extra gain could be handy if needed ..and nice :P

still needs to be able to power a bit but not so extreme, we aim to be a quieter band than most

i've been thinking of checking out something like the mesa nomad 45 1x12,
really would love any suggestions as i need some names to research etc

thankyou!!~! you'd be lifesavers!!!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 04:19 AM
 
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Re: plz reccomend any quality 1 speaker combos for gigging

Any small Mesa would be excellant - our local shop has an F50 combo for about $2000 AUD which I am seriously thinking of buying as a baby version of my TriAxis/2:90 setup.

If money is not really an issue, check out the Lonestar Combos, they are superb, anything like a Mk IV would also be sweet, but probably quite exxie!
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Re: plz reccomend any quality 1 speaker combos for gigging

cool, checking it out,

to add- i'm looking for slightly more features or channels than say the Fseries, so atleast 3 channels

and how much power do you think would be the minimum to actually gig a 1 speaker combo without mic'ing it up? i imagine 45watts(ala nomad) should be fine eh

i don't have much experience with combos, came from a marshall stack and then rack setup before..

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babump, almost had a nomad on evilbay but price got bumped too high for something i can't play in person....
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Having owned both, I'd highly reco either the Nomad 45 or the Mark IV... based on the description of the tones you're looking for, I think either would fit the bill. The Mark is obscenely flexible... while it's probably twice as much as a used Nomad, it's worth it if you're one of those people who likes to flip switches, turn knobs, etc.

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thanks man, yeah i'm hoping to find a deal i like somewhere soon
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hey i'm after a new 1 speaker combo(tube!), downsizing for something nice, portable and simple
will be using simply with a Gmajor at pub/club gigs playing modern style(and sounding) covers(think pop/rock/r&b)
I'm thinking perhaps a Mesa Nomad by your description here.

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some vague descriptions of tone preference =
for distortion i'm not a fan of breakupish distortion(ala some vintage rock overdrives/distortions and often marshall), would like to be able to dial in some tough metal rhythm tones(not for our covers tho) and nice liquid warm lead tones are a must of course, need some smooth nice pop/rock distortions
extra gain could be handy if needed ..and nice :P
So you don't like tube distortion? Try a Fender Twin Reverb or Bassman with a distortion pedal then maybe.

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still needs to be able to power a bit but not so extreme, we aim to be a quieter band than most
More points to a Fender.

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i've been thinking of checking out something like the mesa nomad 45 1x12,
really would love any suggestions as i need some names to research etc

thankyou!!~! you'd be lifesavers!!!
Already mentioned...
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Re: plz reccomend any quality 1 speaker combos for gigging

You should also try to check the Cornfords and the new Rivera Clubster and Pubster if you get them over there.
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thanks heaps guys, i do love tubes in distortion but i just meant i prefer more saturation and smoothness as opposed to marshall breakup
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Try an older Marshall maybe, like NOT a JCM 2000?

Or a Mesa Nomad.
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 03:32 PM
 
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try a fender hot rod deluxe. im about to buy one and they sound beautiful!
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Re: plz reccomend any quality 1 speaker combos for gigging

Bogner EL34 Shiva. I can't imagine life without mine!
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Re: plz reccomend any quality 1 speaker combos for gigging

but how do they go for gainwork? and the tones i described? i do need to pull off nice deep liquidy metal now and then, without too much rough breakup.
i could go fender but i'd probably need a pedal for extra gain from what i understand

still seems like the nomad's the safest bet, unless you guys could go into more detail about the sounds these other amps you have can pull off??
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Re: plz reccomend any quality 1 speaker combos for gigging

if you are using rack FX you should be able to dial in whatever lead and distorted sounds you need. you should start with a good clean sound. small Mesa amps are great but there are a lot of good amps that will handle most gigging needs. try a Classic 30 Peavey, Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb (i use one of these with a Hot British ToneBone pedal - awesome! and you get tube reverb and tube tremelo to boot!), and the Fender Hot Rods are nice as well and all of these can be found for a far fairer price than the Mesas.
just my 2 cents.

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The Shiva can cover a LOT of ground. Check out Jerry Cantrell's "Degradation Trip" - it's a Shiva-fest (some Fish preamp stuff too.)
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