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Small 'practice amp'.....?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by advid, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, roodeduivel!

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  2. johnny g

    johnny g Gretschie

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
  3. johnny g

    johnny g Gretschie

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I use a Roland 40 cube amp for recording and Fender mustang 1 (V.2) for practice. Neither a lot of money and great sound
    and the presets are old school, so are the delay/reverb effects. Great for Chet/Travis style alternating-bass picking.
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  4. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    So let me get this straight.

    A guy comes on the forum, having bought a used 5120.

    He says he's looking at a Fender Champion 20, costing around 100 quid.

    He specifies that he doesn't want to get into changing pickups.

    Before long, a moderator of the forum (a moderator no less) tells him he has to change his pickups and buy a Fender Deluxe.

    Most contributors tell him he needs a VoxAC15 or a Fender Champ.

    Wouldn't it be better if people stopped massaging their own egos and actually gave some advice?

    I notice that the guy hasn't responded to any of the 'advice'. At all. Now why should that be, do you think?
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2017
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    What, like " sure your Gretsch buckers and Champion 20 will sound just like Chet"..... Is that better?
  6. Zeke

    Zeke Gretschie

    Aug 14, 2017
    United States
    The fifth response was from me. It suggested a Yamaha THR10.

    Question answered, problem solved. The OP should go buy one.

    Next question? :)
  7. Zeke

    Zeke Gretschie

    Aug 14, 2017
    United States
    Buy an EQ pedal, suck out some mids, and rock!
  8. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    Given that Chet used Gibsons for half his career after he fell out with Gretsch, you may have a point.
  9. Zeke

    Zeke Gretschie

    Aug 14, 2017
    United States
    The word "small" is relative. After all, this is significantly smaller than a full stack. Great for home use, if you live in Madison Square Garden.

    Actually the Hot Plate turns this mighty Marshall into a practice amp, complete with line out for quiet recording.

    Plus, every now and then, you can dime it and have a blast. Yes, that would be a REAL blast, the kind that makes the hair stand up on the back of your head, and gets you thrown out of your living quarters if you keep it up! :)

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  10. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    Edited your post mate, sorry. :D
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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013

    I said this same thing a page ago. Albeit with charm and a certain deft panache! ;)
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  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    still need to change the pickups as the stock ones are made from tinfoil and bar soap :) Had to spend the cash to put classics in the 5122, became a new guitar instantly and proper sounding :)
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  13. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Sounds to me like the OP needs to try to find a Vox Pathfinder 15R..

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  14. Rusty Silver

    Rusty Silver Gretschie

    Jun 25, 2017
    Italy (Rome and Genoa)
    Nice trio!
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Rockabilly Voodoo(I think is his forum name here), plays a 5120 with stock mud buckers. He's written a whole "play in the style of Setzer" course. Sounded pretty damn good to me.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
  16. advid

    advid Electromatic

    Mar 5, 2017
    London UK
    I'm THE GUY..looking for a little 'practice' amp....
    Still looking.....

  17. Gimper

    Gimper Gretschie

    Oct 30, 2016
    Consider a Line 6 AMPLIFi 75...
    Use the tone-matching technology to take the work out of dialing in the perfect tone. Wanna sound like Slash or Hendrix (or Chet)? AMPLIFi Remote makes it incredibly easy to match legendary guitar tones in an instant—and for free. Select any song in your music library (play it through the Amp), and AMPLIFi automatically provides matching tone selections via the cloud (from thousands of options).
    Doesn't matter what guitar you're playing.
    I've never tried it myself, but it sounds pretty versatile to me. Check the demos on YouTube.
  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I'm getting a Blackstar Fly3 stereo pack just cause I want something with batteries. I've watched every YT vid there is, cause I can't believe how good it sounds(relative to it's size, price, yada yada). 100 bucks.:eek:
  19. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Advid, If you are looking for maximum bang for the buck on a small inexpensive practice amp, it really is hard to beat a simple Fender Mustang 1. Lots of good sounds, lots of effects, lots of programming options, headphone jack and they're very inexpensive. A bunch on the used market too.
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  20. dswo

    dswo Electromatic

    Apr 8, 2017
    East Carolina
    My Mustang I moved to the office when I got the Mustang GT40, but the M1 still sounds good and is quite versatile once you get a set of presets you like (or make your own on the computer). The class-compatible USB interface can also send audio to an iPhone or iPad, so it's relatively convenient to record ideas.
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