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Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by advid, Oct 3, 2017.
Welcome to the forum, roodeduivel!
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.
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?
What, like " sure your Gretsch buckers and Champion 20 will sound just like Chet"..... Is that better?
The fifth response was from me. It suggested a Yamaha THR10.
Question answered, problem solved. The OP should go buy one.
Buy an EQ pedal, suck out some mids, and rock!
Given that Chet used Gibsons for half his career after he fell out with Gretsch, you may have a point.
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!
Edited your post mate, sorry.
I said this same thing a page ago. Albeit with charm and a certain deft panache!
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
Sounds to me like the OP needs to try to find a Vox Pathfinder 15R..
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.
I'm THE GUY..looking for a little 'practice' amp....
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.
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.
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.
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.