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New soild state amp

I am looking to buy a new soild state amp. I was woundering who out there uses a 50 to 100 watt soild state amp that they would recommend I look into.(Yes, I know that many of you will sugesst a tube amp. I own three tube amps and I an looking to add a soild state amp).

So if you know of a reliable, good sounding soild state amp, I would like your input. Thanks.
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Re: New soild state amp

1/15/2007 7:02 PM

Alan Roberts (10065) wrote:

What are you going to be using it for?Gigging,recording,just practice?Want it to have modeling and effects or just clean and reverb?What'cha got in mind?

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Re: New soild state amp

1/17/2007 10:19 AM

Jimmy Moore (454) wrote:

If you're buying SS go somewhere you can crank it up to the volume level you're going to play at.

Some or, most have a narrow range where they sound good and usually the higher volumes ain't it.


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1/17/2007 11:37 AM

Peter Kiley (890) wrote:

Just my $.02 ... I like the several of the newer Line6 amp. If you are into the modeling thing, then they are worth a look.

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Re: New soild state amp

1/17/2007 11:51 AM

Dude Absher (4646) wrote:


I took a look at your home page and found that you are into blues, but did not see what kind of guitars you are useing.

What kind of money are you looking to spend?

My question is why would you want a ss amp if you have 3 tube amps?

On board effects is the only thing I can think of.

Are you planing on playing a club with this or just home and practice use.

Give me a little help please so I can help you better.

Take Care:


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Re: New soild state amp

1/17/2007 10:11 PM

David Moore (184) wrote:

A lot of the newer solid state amps sound unimpressive to me... but then again, I've never been into the whole "modeling amp" thing.
If you want a really reliable, high quality SS amp, get your hands on a Roland Jazz Chorus or an old Acoustic G60. Either one will blow away a lot of the SS amps being manufactured today, and you can often find them for a decent price (especially the G60). Just my 2 cents anyway....

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1/17/2007 11:09 PM

Frank Zito (389) wrote:

I've been very pleased with Fender's Ultimate Chorus amp...lots of bang for the buck and can play anything from jazz to classic rock. Any number or combination of stomp boxes give you variety of tones. Try it first, of course.

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1/18/2007 7:24 AM

Randy Combs (6529) wrote:

The Roland BluesCube 60 is a great SS amp.

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1/18/2007 9:07 AM

Rick Kelly (2659) wrote:

I like the Vox 50 watt modelling amp. I don't remember the model number.

I agree the Roland cubes are decent for an SS amp.


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Re: New soild state amp

1/18/2007 9:30 AM

Edd Robins (6260) wrote:

That would be the Vox AD50VT, and they are pretty good amps. I have a AD30VT, and I like it pretty well. They aren't completely ss, they have a tube in the pre-amp. I'm not really into modeling amps, but they nailed the tone on the AC30 and AC15 models pretty good and these are mostly the only settings I use.

I also have a 100 watt Fender 112SE. These are damn good ss amps if ya can find one. Now and then I see one for sale on ebay. Great reverb, tight sounding dirty channel, lotsa headroom on the clean channel...and it likes pedals just fine. The only downer for me is that it's so damn loud. I can't turn it to "one" at home without p---in' off the neighbors.

I'm with Dude...if you've got 3 tube amps, how come you're lookin' to buy a ss amp? Just curious...
Later, Edd