Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tiffcheese » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:43 pm

to enhance a clean, warm tone. don't need anything too pricey and have my eye on the lower end Fenders

edit to add: I will not buy anything USED!! and I have a low level knowledge of the separate versions of rack style amps used with speaker cabinets; probably prefer something more like an all-in-one two-speaker amp I can plug my guitar into and play, maybe with an effect or two on it.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby Rojack01 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:12 am

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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tiffcheese » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:59 am

:roll: next!
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tcsned » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:32 am

Those small fender tube amps are all pretty good and much less pricey than a twin plus if your not gigging in larger clubs a 85-100w amp is going to be overkill. Do you have a price range you're working with.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby Ender » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:38 am

Vox Ac15

For some reason I always loved the sound of a les paul through a vox amp
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby Dwarf Rat » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:17 am

http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/ ... TA-15.html

If I were to get a new amp for my Strat and SG, this would be it. Surprisingly loud, clean, and versatile, coupled with the Boss Blackface Deluxe pedal and your choice of speakers, I don't think one can do better at this price point.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby Grant » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:25 pm

2nd on the ac15 - that used to be my rig. Only if you can get an English one though
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby Grant » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:29 pm

Just read the no used bit - guess that puts the ac15 out then.

If you want a good amp for low $, take a look at ceriatone.com
I have one of their Dumble ODS clones and it is a GREAT amp. (I put different transformers in it though)
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tiffcheese » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:51 pm

will probably go $100-$450 or so
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby vwjodyme » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:29 am

Since Johnny Boy hasn't jumped in yet, I will jump in and advocate the Fender GDec series. They are low priced modeling amps that attemp to duplicate larger tube amps, and do it pretty well. I have the very low price Jr that i keep in the living room (was around $60 used) and it sounds great on the blackface setting with reverb...also has a tweed amp, a heavy metal (i think marshall?), jazz, and maybe a vox amp, along with some effects and backing tracks.
Johnny Boy and some others on the board have the bigger ones (more $) that you can create your own tones on a computer and download them to the amp. there is also a website that people put up the tones they have created so others can download them...i think some guys on the board have developed some jerry ones on there.

Not sure how loud you need...these only go up to 30w.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby strumminsix » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:43 am

With a max of $450 that means $400 new plus tax. Not much for that price. Have you looked into the Roland cubes?
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:01 am

If you're budget is a max of only $450 than I would REALLY encourage you t o get over your aversion to buying a used amp.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tiffcheese » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:00 pm

tigerstrat wrote:If you're budget is a max of only $450 than I would REALLY encourage you t o get over your aversion to buying a used amp.


point taken
was all ready to argue with you until I remembered my Fender Squier :lol: what an awful sounding piece of crap that was (no offense to anyone who's got one and loves it, please) You get what you pay for, and maybe I'll just wait for a better one aka the $1300+ range. Yeah definitely don't want used.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tiffcheese » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:26 am

strumminsix wrote:With a max of $450 that means $400 new plus tax. Not much for that price. Have you looked into the Roland cubes?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ ... 0000001000


Right on. A musician friend (not to be confused with Musician's Friend) recommended a Fender Cube, but haven't found one to check out online. Roland cube looks perfect for what I need. Honestly don't want to go into the $1000's right now but would like to get that LP hooked up. Been playing through an acoustic amp and don't like it obviously
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby jackr » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:51 am

In that price range I would recommend a Fender blues jr. They are small but have a great tone and can get very loud.
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