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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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What amp is best???????????

What amp do you think is best for a virtuoso style player???.. kinda a metal, progressive rock, neo classical.. I'm a player kinda looking for a sound like petrucci, yngwie, satch, combined.. similar but my own tone. I'm writing a lot of neo classical stuff to put over an orchestra. a lot in Harmonic Minor. so what do you think would be the best amp for this? Here are all the amps i can think of. Marshall, Mesa, Carvin, Bogner, Vox, Engl, Line6 (though i really dont' liek those much), and Fenders. pick one and give the model. if there are companies i missed feel free to name something from them. I want a good amp with an absolute fantastic lead channel
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 07:12 PM
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Taht Highly Depends. If you are undecided I would check out an HD147 that ahs all the great amps from Satchs Cornford to the jubilee etc... and it does a great Job. I know a Tube Amp builder that switched to that amp. He is a Tube guru on top of it.

The question is truly unanswerable. Alot has to do with taste budget and versatility you need. I just found my setup after about 20 amps all of which were good.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 09:39 PM
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Definitely check out the Mesa Mark series. The Mark IV can do anything.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 11:21 AM
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If you're describing your style by reference to a specific scale, I'd say an amp is the least of your worrries... That said, if you look up at the top of this forum, there's a GREAT resource stuck to the top, th e"jemsite guide to amps..." Maybe start there...?

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 07:59 AM
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Pignose. All the way. You can go down to the crossroads and rock your entire way there and back.

Actually, I wouldnt know where to start. I've started questioning my own rig as of late...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by The_Grindfiend
Definitely check out the Mesa Mark series. The Mark IV can do anything.
To apoint I would agree it is versatile but it never had the sound I was looking for... I am through my third one now it is on EBAY currently. I try ahrd to like them but it is a taste issue with all amps. I wouldn't say it is a bad Amp by any means it is a great amp just not what I was looking for....
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