Best rockabilly amps?

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Nerrad, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Jun 29, 2010
    Spring Hill, FL
    So ive been playing through a ridiculous amp that is totally not for this style of music. Its a Bugera 6260 so basically, its a 5150 copy. But I just cant quite get that real tone I am looking for out of it.

    Im debating ordering a Fender Blues Deluxe. I love the tweed look to the max. Tracking down an early 60's bassman isnt easy, and I dont really want to pay upfront for it. Doing like 8 payments online is significantly nicer lol

    So basically, what would you guys recommend? Im a tone chaser so Ill never really be satisfied.
     
  2. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
  3. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Apr 4, 2011
    Atlanta
    To be perfectly honest, I have yet to come across any amp that has a vintage voice that wouldn't work. Heard some great rockabilly tones from everything from a VHT Special to a Dr. Z Route 66 to a Nocturne Blondeshell to a Line6 Pod to Fenders to Gibsons and the list goes on and on.
     
  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Nerrad, what kind of budget do you have?
     
  5. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Thanks - I mean to say something like that.
     
  6. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Didn't mean to quote you. Sorry. :(
     
  7. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    this is the best question! I could easily say I make the greatest rockabilly amp but the price is cork sniffer because of its build quality/components. Perfect for chasing those vintage tone ghosts but there are a million amps out there for
    low bucks that sound fantastic.

    Ever heard Darryl Higham playing with his wife Imelda May? He likes the good old Peavey 1x15 and those are all over for what $300-400?

    Walt from the Psychovilles uses fender devilles (might have a hotrod deville now)

    these are affordable amps! Ronnie Crutcher of hillbilly casino recorded their latest "Tennessee Stomp" using a Vox nighttrain in uncompress mode!! (although he uses 63' blondes and a marsh clone bassman live with a dr Z attenuator on it)
     
  8. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Spring Hill, FL
    If I can get it from a site like American Musical or Zzounds for their crazy easy payment thing, then id be willing to drop 1000 at most on one.
     
  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Lots of great amps in that price range. Many here would recommend the Deluxe Reverb Reissue or the Fender Hot Rods.
     
  10. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

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    Apr 4, 2011
    Atlanta
    Oh yeah.... lots of workable amps in that price range.

    How much would you be willing to spend in one lump sum?
     
  11. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Jun 29, 2010
    Spring Hill, FL
    Yeah I was looking at the hot rod deville III a little bit ago. Right now, I think that might be my amp of choice
     
  12. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Jun 29, 2010
    Spring Hill, FL
    It wouldnt be for like, a few months but I would be willing to drop probably up to 400 for something if I found a good used amp or something in one lump sum.

    Im just impatient and what not haha
     
  13. sligo ray

    sligo ray Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2011
    New Zealand
    Tavo is right about the Peavey Delta Blues 1x15. Great 30 watt amp for a range of styles. I own one, play it daily. But I think for amps, Rockabilly is spelt F-E-N-D-E-R.
     
  14. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Yea, but Tavo makes a good point. The Fenders and Peavys he mentioned are great amps. My son wanted this fancy Marshall with lots of effects and stuff and he was really happy with it for about a week. Then he realized that he wanted a tube amp. So we sold the Marshall and I got him a Hot Rod Deluxe. He's been happy with it for 5 years now and still counting.
     
  15. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta

    Ha ha ha. I meant that I meant to say what you said, only that I forgot to say it. :D
     
  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    For a grand you could get a Gretsch Playboy from Rocky. I committed the heresy of getting rid of a Gretsch Executive to go back to a Fender Princeton Reverb, which suits the music well, as does a Deluxe Reverb.
     
  17. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Jun 29, 2010
    Spring Hill, FL
    id LOVE to pickup a gretsch playboy, but I cant ever find them anywhere lol. and if Im spending 1000 on something, I can only do it from those sites with payment options.
     
  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Check this out.
     
  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sadly it appears Street Sounds sold their last NOS Playboy.
     
  20. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    its okay Victoria can make you another one and you dont have to have that liver colored vinyl.
     
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