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#31 Scott_LP

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:00 PM

+1 for the Blackstar HT1r. I have one for home use and it's a great little amp. Being only a 1 watt, you can get the valves cooking at acceptable volumes for great warm tones.
It has a speaker emulated recording output and speaker out if you don't like the 8" internal (I plug mine into a 4x12 sometimes)

Hope you get a great result with what you decide!

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:16 PM

Anyone had any experience with the Sub Zero valve amps that gear4music are flogging?

http://www.gear4musi...ar-Amp-Head/NE1

Obviously there's only so much that you can expect at that price point, but I'd be interested to know whether they're worth taking a punt on, or not worth touching with a bargepole!
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:52 PM

View PostPanamonte, on 10 February 2014 - 04:16 PM, said:

Anyone had any experience with the Sub Zero valve amps that gear4music are flogging?

http://www.gear4musi...ar-Amp-Head/NE1

Obviously there's only so much that you can expect at that price point, but I'd be interested to know whether they're worth taking a punt on, or not worth touching with a bargepole!

http://www.musicrada...ni-stack-574730

Seems favourable, can't really argue for less than a hundred!

Edited by untune, 10 February 2014 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:01 AM

View Postuntune, on 10 February 2014 - 11:52 PM, said:

http://www.musicrada...ni-stack-574730

Seems favourable, can't really argue for less than a hundred!

Definitely sounds like it's worth a go - thanks very much for the link.
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:44 PM

View PostPanamonte, on 11 February 2014 - 08:01 AM, said:

Definitely sounds like it's worth a go - thanks very much for the link.

No problem - if you decide to pick one up, be sure to post back and let us know what you think :)

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:11 PM

Little Dogs With Big Teeth:

1. Cheap, dependable, good tone: Fender Blues Jr.

2. Wonderful amp that may need to be repaired at some point, due to faulty parts and/or overheating, yet excellent recording quality. Marshall JTM 30, 2 x10.

3. Vox AC15.

4. Want a simple little blues amp for home practice? Pignose.

* You can probably get away with using #1 and #3 in a live setting if your drummer has a light touch.
** My favorite = #2. Despite it's reliability issues; a perfect studio amp in terms of tone and features.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:54 PM

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:31 PM

I've recently been VERY impressed with the Fender Mustang modelling amps, to the extent that I'm going to change my plans for buying an all valve combo & get one of these instead.

The clincher was seeing the Handsome Family live last night. The guitarist had what I would describe as my dream guitar tone, and I fully expected to see him using an old tweed or blackface Fender of some description. It was a £200 Fender Mustang. :)

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:41 PM

I've just bought a Mustang - a post Xmas prezzie for myself. Have to say I'm pretty bloody impressed so far :)

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:43 AM

View Postbarkin, on 05 January 2016 - 05:41 PM, said:

I've just bought a Mustang - a post Xmas prezzie for myself. Have to say I'm pretty bloody impressed so far :)

I just bought one too, amazing bit of kit for the price.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:42 AM

View PostBassman Sam, on 06 January 2016 - 02:43 AM, said:

I just bought one too, amazing bit of kit for the price.

My daughter got a small practice amp for Xmas. She tried the Mustang, Blackstar ID:Core 10 and Roland Cube 20GX. She chose the Blackstar (which has a USB interface for configuration and recording). Neither of us were particularly impressed with the Roland and I agreed with her choice of the Blackstar but the Fender sounded pretty nice too.
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:38 PM

View PostDorsetBlue, on 06 January 2016 - 09:42 AM, said:

She chose the Blackstar (which has a USB interface for configuration and recording).

All the Mustangs have USB interface too.
The Blackstar amps are very good, but they're much too Hi Gain, Heavy Metal for my taste.
The thing I loved about the Mustangs is they do old school lo gain sounds very well. I play totally clean with a lot of reverb & tremolo, which I realise a lot of people are not going to do.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:28 PM

Im surprised that no one mentioned the Joyo Sweet Baby (Fender clone) which is also being sold rebranded as FAME at Music Store for only 169 Euros
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 11:23 PM

View PostChe, on 06 January 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

Im surprised that no one mentioned the Joyo Sweet Baby (Fender clone) which is also being sold rebranded as FAME at Music Store for only 169 Euros
https://www.musicsto...-GIT0032351-000

https://www.youtube....h?v=DVfPhBIPBGg

It's probably just not been mentioned because people haven't heard of it in the UK.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 11:40 PM

Well now you know it ;) Im in a bit of a financial situation at the moment but man would I love to snatch that FAME amp. I will have to keep playing my solid state for while longer ...
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