Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:37 am

Yeah I never buy anything used either, except:

1972 Les Paul deluxe gold top
1964 Fender Blackface twin
Blackface Champ (picked up that one for $65)
Mesa Boogie 50 caliber Combo (this is what you are really looking for about $500)
Mesa Quad Preamp with 50/50 amp
Mesa 50 Caliber Head w/Mesa 2x12 with JBL K120s
Vantage VA 900 bought right here off this board

Whatever you do, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING USED, ESPECIALLY ON EBAY OR CL!
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby strumminsix » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:37 am

tiffcheese wrote:
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

Not sure what a Fender Cube is. hmmm, the Roland is nice!

The Blues Jr suggestion is really nice too! But with tax puts you a few bucks out of range. But well worht it IMO.

Regarding new vs used, it's a preference thing. I've bought plenty in both camps and at times when I've been too strapped for the inherent need to take a used amp to a tech for a good 1 over, I've bought new.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:43 am

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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby dancingrizz » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:39 am

gr8fullfred wrote:Yeah I never buy anything used either, except:

1972 Les Paul deluxe gold top
1964 Fender Blackface twin
Blackface Champ (picked up that one for $65)
Mesa Boogie 50 caliber Combo (this is what you are really looking for about $500)
Mesa Quad Preamp with 50/50 amp
Mesa 50 Caliber Head w/Mesa 2x12 with JBL K120s
Vantage VA 900 bought right here off this board

Whatever you do, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING USED, ESPECIALLY ON EBAY OR CL!



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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby ugly rumor » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:08 pm

For some reason I always loved the sound of a les paul through a vox amphttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Wandering ... 2986414303Ender
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I never thought I would hear a Les Paul sound thin, until I heard Kim Simmons playing a flying V through a Marshall, and Dave Malachowski playing with him with a Les Paul through a vox. Hard to beat Kim Simmons for tone; the best I have ever heard, including anytghing jerry ever did.

I vote marshall.
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby tiffcheese » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:13 am

thinking about trying this one
http://www.amazon.com/Bugera-V5-5-Watt- ... 349&sr=8-1
Definitely trust Walt B's word on tone, and it's completely affordable :-)
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby dancingrizz » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:33 pm

Bugera V5 looks good and sounds good on utube. Tons of features at a great price. I'm gassing myself..
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Re: Suggest an amp for my Gibson Les Paul Standard

Postby caspersvapors » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:14 pm

the Super Champ XD is an awesome amp. Its half modeling and half tube. Very nice fender clean tone (BF-ish), a whole range of different OD-distortion types - which sound good and are useable. And a bunch of effects as well.

For a small practice amp I dont really think this can be beat.

I dunno if you want something bigger though
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