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09-09-2007 08:50 AM
sugizo_esp
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

peavey transtube range are pretty good
the gain sound very natural, but its proabably have just enuf gain for that smooth sound, add a pedal and u can drive it pretty well for a lead sound

the cleans are clean, nothing special,

otherwise H&K blue edition15 is very good
09-08-2007 12:11 PM
crevis
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

You should try a small bass amp with a high boost, I think they're great for bedroom practising.
09-08-2007 12:07 PM
OLIE_ROCKS_THE_80'S
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

The Peavey JSX combo is the best out there right now IMHO! it is a bit pricey but you can do anything from bedroom practice to big club gigs with it!!!
09-08-2007 11:46 AM
Davey
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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Originally Posted by markg5150 View Post
Was that the 5W Lionheart one ? Which bit of the job didn't it do?

I'm with you on the £1000 Mesa - it's just too much £ for a home amp ...

Are there any decent small Marshall's

Yeah the Lionheart. Basically, I couldn't get rid of the mids on it. There was just no chance of getting a sparkly tone

I've gone through loads of Marshall practice amps and I've decided they're nice on clean, but when you pop some gain on it always turns the tone fizzy (or at least, too fizzy for my liking.)

One of my biggest regrets in life was getting rid of this old amp I had, I think it was a WEM, and I had an Ibanez SM9 pedal. Awesome setup but I got rid of it as a kid because I wanted a Marshall just like Slash (HOW STUPID?!?) that's being a kid for you though I guess

Here's a picture of the SM9 if ever you're lucky enough to come by one:

09-08-2007 08:50 AM
Jaden
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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Thank you, a balanced opinion was all I was after. Yeah it can be loud, but it sounds exactly the same between 0 and 1 (which is very quiet) as it does between 5 and 6. One man's rubbish is another man's treasure, theyre not universally bad amps. It's not the one for him though, so there's no point in discussing it further.

Sorry if I came across a little strong too... I shouldn't use forums after nights out!
hey... no problem.... as you say.. its all down to the individual..
I dislike the bandit ... twice

nights out in Cardiff can be pretty cool...
I work there sometimes and stay at the "future inn" hotel... close to that there is a large complex with lots of bars and stuff ---- glug glug glug - love it....
helps that the taffs are all barking mad of course - good times
09-08-2007 07:48 AM
Wild_Child
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

Thank you, a balanced opinion was all I was after. Yeah it can be loud, but it sounds exactly the same between 0 and 1 (which is very quiet) as it does between 5 and 6. One man's rubbish is another man's treasure, theyre not universally bad amps. It's not the one for him though, so there's no point in discussing it further.

Sorry if I came across a little strong too... I shouldn't use forums after nights out!
09-08-2007 03:39 AM
Jaden
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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It was sh1t so you bought another model?

I already said, thats your opinion. Please, at least reply with some sort of sense to your answer.
OK, the models were years apart and sounded different - in the end, like many other amps ive owned I didnt like it..... besides, the sencond one I got for £100 - nearly new so I couldnt refuse.
anyway, I thought it was sh1t, so I sold it.
the clean channel was bloody good though I have to say, the drive channel lacked any kind of character and if you turned it up to any kind of gain it just fizzed.
whats more, it was pretty loud until you got it in a rehersal situation and then it just didnt have any presence and cmouldnt cut through at all, still.... he needs a bedroom amp....


I think I bought the first one in around 1991 and the second in 2004....
so.... pretty much different amps.
09-07-2007 10:53 PM
Wild_Child
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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Originally Posted by Ferrous Lepidoptera View Post
Yeah, and a 1981 Mustang and a 2007 Mustang are exactly the same. You think he didn't try the new model before he bought it?

You might have a point, you might not. But asserting that a "new model" is identical to an old model is just asinine.
I didn't say that at all. If he can't be arsed making a decent argument why then whatever. I'm saying if he thought the last model really was that bad then why would he buy the next one? Maybe he did try it? He obviously thought it was good at the time. And IN MY HONEST OPINION this is a good amp. It just pisses me off when people say **** about stuff just because it doesnt cost loads or something. This amp can achieve a huge range of different tones and is more than good enough for bedroom playing as far as solid state amps are concerned. I own this amp and it sounds better at BEDROOM VOLUMES than most tube amps to me. End of.

I'm a bit drunk right now but I'm sure my argument will still make sense in the morning.

Stating that something is "sh1t" without any good reason is ignorant. Saying that I am wrong is just stupid. I have an opinion just like you, and this is a good BEDROOM amp.
09-07-2007 10:41 PM
Ferrous Lepidoptera
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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Originally Posted by Wild_Child View Post
It was sh1t so you bought another model?

I already said, thats your opinion. Please, at least reply with some sort of sense to your answer.
Yeah, and a 1981 Mustang and a 2007 Mustang are exactly the same. You think he didn't try the new model before he bought it? It might be nice if he gave more specific reasons but his answer is not lacking sense.

You might have a point, you might not, it's impossible to tell from what you wrote. But asserting that a "new model" must suck because a previous model sucked is just asinine.
09-07-2007 10:37 PM
Wild_Child
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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er...cos it was a different model ..
like I already said...
and youre still wrong, bandits are sh1t.
It was sh1t so you bought another model?

I already said, thats your opinion. Please, at least reply with some sort of sense to your answer.
09-07-2007 05:32 PM
Jaden
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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Originally Posted by Wild_Child View Post
If it was sh1t then why'd you buy another one?

That's your opinion, but it has served me well throughout the various musical phases I've gone through. If I hadn't bought a larger head and cab for gigs and already own a POD for bedroom use, I'd still be hanging on to it.
er...cos it was a different model ..
like I already said...
and youre still wrong, bandits are sh1t.
09-07-2007 05:27 PM
jb4674
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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ickkkkkk
What a well thought of comment

Jimmy
09-07-2007 05:22 PM
markg5150
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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There's also some sound clips over at Cornford's website of the Harelquin and a few other amps http://www.cornfordamps.com/launch.html
Those Harlequin clips are great but I'm not sure. I want something like The Loner by Gary Moore.
09-07-2007 05:19 PM
shogun
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

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Have you tried a Peavey Mini Colossal?

Jimmy
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09-07-2007 05:19 PM
elcid
Re: The age old question... bedroom amps?

Yeah I had one for a few months. I always meant to bring it in when I taught but I was using it at home too much.
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