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    Hello,

    I'm in the market for a new amp and there seem to be so many different manufacturers now I don't even know where to start. Here is what I'm looking for:

    Preferably a head rather than a combo.

    20-50 watt (enough for small/medium gigs... I used to play a 100 watt Rivera and even at the largest gig I ever played I had it at about 4 on the volume... That was more power than I would ever need)

    Modern gain stages. I am one of the few who actually likes the new "nasal" EVH lead sound. I big importance to me is note clarity though... If I play a chord I like to be able to hear all the notes rather than hear a booking low note then a bunch of distortion above it. I love the 5150 III in that respect, it seems like no matter how much gain you throw on all the notes still ring clear.

    I would prefer an on board reverb.

    Thanks!!!

    Jason T

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    For me...nothing beats a Mesa Boogie. I have a 50 watt Recto-verb single rectifier and it's just a monster.

    It has amazing clean tones and the lead channel is insane with great clarity. I tend to use the clean channel with a Zvex box of rock pedal and oh my....do I get VH tones all day!

    Throw a delay and flanger on...fuckin A!

    Mesa is great.

    I would grab a EVH III amp in a second but I dont want to spend 3 grand on an amp. It's a little too much for my needs anyway.

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    IM a mesa fan myself.

    The carvin legacy has been described as an amp that lets every note/mistake through. very clean even at high gain.
    but since its mail order, its tough to find one to try.

    I cant justify any more gear until I use it more
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    I'll probably get crushed for this, but here it goes...I just picked up a Line 6 Spider Valve (real tubes) 40 watt 212 combo, for about $800, that I love.
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    Anyone familliar with the Rivera Knucklehead? They make a 55 watt version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaystayflaar View Post
    Hello,

    I'm in the market for a new amp and there seem to be so many different manufacturers now I don't even know where to start. Here is what I'm looking for:

    Preferably a head rather than a combo.

    20-50 watt (enough for small/medium gigs... I used to play a 100 watt Rivera and even at the largest gig I ever played I had it at about 4 on the volume... That was more power than I would ever need)

    Modern gain stages. I am one of the few who actually likes the new "nasal" EVH lead sound. I big importance to me is note clarity though... If I play a chord I like to be able to hear all the notes rather than hear a booking low note then a bunch of distortion above it. I love the 5150 III in that respect, it seems like no matter how much gain you throw on all the notes still ring clear.

    I would prefer an on board reverb.

    Thanks!!!

    Jason T
    This is exactly what you need:
    http://www.legendarytones.com/flexi50.html

    It even nails your wattage specs.

    Pauley

 

 

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