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Good QUIET rockabilly amp for home use ?

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by samdevos, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. toddfan

    toddfan Gretschie

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    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    Aren't "amp" and "quiet" oxymoron's?

    That being said, I can get a great low volume sound with my Kemper...but, I can also get a great low volume sound from my tubes (Genz Benz, DRRI).

    I had a SWART STR-Trem, which I sold to get the Kemper...and that was one of the best decisions I ever made. IMHO opinion, the Swart would be great for playing loud in a band, but was not full enough sounding to me at bedroom volumes, even with the attenuation.
     
  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    nor does modeling amp and rockabilly :)
     
  3. jsp737

    jsp737 Electromatic

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    Funny, I was just going to mention this amp. I've had the previous version of apparently the same amp, with the controls on the top, for almost a year now, so the honeymoon period is definitely over. It's really quite a good little amp and not just for the price. A screaming deal for a 6v6 amp at $100.
    While I enjoy playing my '68 CDR at low volumes clean, it's not going to break up without waking the neighbors.
    The Monoprice, on the other hand, does exactly what you're looking for - a true tube amp with little headroom. It starts getting crunchy at very reasonable volumes. It's literally my bedroom amp that sits on my dresser with a HOF mini pedal in front of it. It's got a pretty decent speaker in it too. Cheapish cabinet is the only downside.
    JP

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  4. toddfan

    toddfan Gretschie

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    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    I don't "do" rockabilly (or, "modeling"), so I wouldn't know.:p
     
  5. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    Fender Champ 600/Gretsch 5222 (same amp different badges). Great tone with the 5420 and the Jaguar!
     
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  6. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Guess i'm a bit old school, any quieter than a Champ don't need no amp..hey thats cool:D. Seriously though, I'd just play an acoustic at that point. Speaking of modelers the Roland Micro cube is friggin killer imo, little cash outlay, always useful ( battery or adapter) and all good sounds to me. This is well worth checking out, trust me. I just got a Boss mini Katana too and its rad, not as many features as the Micro cube but only 100buk new. I know what good amps sound like and these two get plenty use!
     
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Quiet 20160212_105712.jpg Rockabilly city!
     
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  8. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Brian Setzer's sound is only partially from an amp.. you can model a "63 Blonde 6G6-B Bassman WITH v30 british 444 cone speakers" until the cows come home but
    you need to add in the RE-301 space echo preamp. Then..you need filtertrons in the front of it all w a maple hollowbody. :)
     
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    This'un likes to Rockabilly all night, and part of every day! Amp not required. 20170911_174049.jpg
     
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  10. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Electromatic

    58
    Aug 25, 2017
    England
    That copycat looks just like an old WEM I used to have. Didn't know guild made one. Interesting!
     
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

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    I think WEM might have made 'em both. We had some WEM gear when I was stationed in England in '71/72.
     
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

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    ...and then, you'll need Brian's fingers.
     
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  13. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Ya baby, a YGM-3. You rock! What a great amp.
     
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  14. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    You got it, WEM made.
     
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  15. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I use my 1964 Bassman with an Emi Private Jack, and of course, I use my Brains.

    Close enough for rock 'n roll, government work or the girls I hang out with.

    When I get crazy it's a Traynor YBA-1. Deeelicious!!
     
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  16. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Electromatic

    58
    Aug 25, 2017
    England
    Strat and copycat smells of Hank Marvin more than anything I know... :)
     
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I swear I'm not having a dig at you Tavo but... did V30s ever have 444 Pulsonic cones?
     
  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I hear that shovel comin'... but I'm ready fer ya!! Your original English V30 cone better have 444 stamp on the cone or youre NOT too legit. :)
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  19. russmack

    russmack Gretschie

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    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Guild Copicat! If it's only close to being as good as a Watkins Copicat, I'd like to hear more.

    I need one!

    Russ
     
  20. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Electromatic

    58
    Aug 25, 2017
    England
    There's a Wem example on eBay UK right now. 375GBP. Interesting. Sorry can't link from phone.
     
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