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Please help me choose an amp.

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Please recommend amp for playing music of Jimmy Page.

I am interested in laney cub 10 and laney cub 12r help me and thanks to all the reviews.

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I own a Marshall Plexi 100 watt. (get that Page live sound) You also can't go wrong with a Vox AC30. Also the Supros have been reissued as well. (Coronado, Thunderbolt,)

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oh, sorry, I forgot to say that I need an amp for practicing in bedroom.I have found the advice from the web

http://www.laney.co.uk/products/product_details/26

http://www.laney.co.uk/products/product_details/28

for laney cub 10 and 12r It is different in the speaker and reverb.

and if vox ac30 well done. I may need attention vox ac4 than the previous option or not.

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I would stay away from Laney's because although they tend to have killer tone, in my experience(I had two, a head and a combo)

they are not that reliable . Tube amps can be very expensive to fix, I know all too well. How much can you spend ???

The AC30 and the Marshall Plexi are great, but $1000 and possibly much more. Marshall makes a 40 watt combo called the DSL

40 with 2 channels and a 12" speaker for $700. It comes with a foot switch and has gotten great reviews. I have tried it and

besides getting the "Page" sound it has reverb and gets a large variety of clean and distorted sounds. Also, IMO many amp

makers now make 20 to 50 watt modeling or digital amps for $400 or quite less. Try them out before you insist on tubes

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Hello Mithril46 very surprising to laney. for marshall dsl40 I liked it, but I can only dsl5 I should choose this option over or not. and you have a comment on vox ac4 how it is.

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Over a decade ago I purchased the Line 6 Pod Pro for a couple hundred dollars. This is a rack-mount device which you can plug headphones into or plug into an amp. It provides tons of different amplifier sounds. Many pros use it today.

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I am puzzled why you could get the DSL15 but not the 40, since price wise the last I checked the 40 was just $100 more. Plus this amp

you CAN get a good quiet distortion sound, something not always available in mid to higher watt tube amps.

The VoxAC4 is a really good practice amp and IMO has a really good clean and overdrive sound. But this amp has a small speaker

and depending how loud your drummer is, may not cut it for rehearsals. And again when you hit the music store ask around for

the modeling or digital amps, you could save a lot of money(even reliable tube amps need maintenance) . Many of the best non-tubers

Sound 90% like what they're imitating.

Look, I'II be the first to tell you that the Laney's I had sounded phenomenal. Both kept breaking down and blowing fuses, they sit in my

Basement needing $800 of repairs. This was 10-15 yrs ago, maybe the quality has changed.

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sixpense the rack was interesting, but now I want a combo amp.
Mithril46. I need an amp for practicing alone with backing. track in the bedroom, I need a little watt amp.
Maybe I should choose vox ac4 or else if you recommend it.

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Well let me also say whatever we recommend, you must try it out and feel enthusiastic about it. Also if possible try to take the amp

into the silent room and play as loud as possible. Some amps that sound great at low to mid volumes sound awful maxed out, for

various reasons.

Now when you mention the smaller amps with the USB, backing tracks, built in effects, etc., you are generally talking about non-tube

amps. Because there are so many, a salesperson would be the best bet. As I said before, many non-tube combos are sounding

very good these days, and generally are much cheaper than tube amps. The main problem with non-tube/digital amps is that after

a few years their value goes way down, because of advancing technology. The VC4 is great but YOU must try it out, even if you

have to drive 20 miles to find a dealer. Then possibly order it online, but only with a unconditional 30 day return. Actually if you love the sound of the one your'e trying out, snap it up. Forget the cheaper price

online, no two tube amps sound exactly alike.

Edited by Mithril46

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Sorry if this comes off as rude, not my intention:

The general response to people asking what gear they need for Jimmy Page tone (as arrived at by concensus on guitar forums) is: Which tone are you looking for?

Royal Albert Hall tone?

1973 tone?

Earl's Court tone?

1977 tone?

Knebworth tone?

Album tone? Because that is a loaded answer. Page used different amps, settings, board effects, and mic techniques to get his tones on each track. And he won't really tell anyone how he did it.

tl;dr There is no single "Jimmy Page tone". Choose a Page tone from a particular period/concert/song that you like and go from there.

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Sorry to say but MCAN is totally right, in a way. Another thing I did not want to complicate you with is that learning a few easier Page

solos(by teacher, ear, book/cd combos,etc.,)is ultimately or initially more imp than your guitar/rig combo. Basically besides the amp

live Jimmy just also used a wah pedal (somewhat essential) and reverb on the amp or a delay pedal. A great help is if you have a friend

Or a nearby library which carries the last two years of both Guitar World and/or Guitar Player. These magazines have in depth reviews

of all types of amps, effects and even music software to help you learn Zep and how to get some of the sounds. Believe it or not

certain distortion pedals have actually been designed just to recreate Page's sound on a certain tour. Hilarious.

Really try to get hold of the magazines, there are other good ones but GW and GP seem to have the most accurate reviews. They will

have very good or excellent tube or digital/solid state amps rated. You must try them yourself and be satisfied. Good Luck.

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After reviewing the various stories i have done, I chose marshall dsl5c instrumnet shop and I was happy with it (it increases the noise louder than the speakers of my computer ^_^)Thanks opinions and recommendations

my next problem i found was the replacement echoplex if you can help me Please

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I use a Peavey 5150, now I know it may not be easy to find. But I play a few Zep songs, & the built in overdrive channel on this amp is phenomenal. It sounds pretty damn good if you ask me. If you can find a used one, it would probably be reasonably priced. I bought it new, it is a solid rig, you won't be disappointed.

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For something small and reliable, I would vote one of the new Marshall DSL 40's lots of great tones at a fair price...

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I just ordered a Laney cub 10 it's better then the 12 I won't have it till nov cause it's back orderd there awesome amps there a poor mans Marshall lol next spring I might do a speaker upgrade to a jensen 10/70 speaker  your gonna love this cub 10

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Sorry if this comes off as rude, not my intention:

 

The general response to people asking what gear they need for Jimmy Page tone (as arrived at by concensus on guitar forums) is: Which tone are you looking for?

 

Royal Albert Hall tone?

1973 tone?

Earl's Court tone?

1977 tone?

Knebworth tone?

 

Album tone? Because that is a loaded answer. Page used different amps, settings, board effects, and mic techniques to get his tones on each track. And he won't really tell anyone how he did it.

 

tl;dr There is no single "Jimmy Page tone". Choose a Page tone from a particular period/concert/song that you like and go from there.

Personally, I think his 1973/1977 is his greatest tone in his career.

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If you want something very close to the Echoplex but don't want to spend at the very least $700-$800, see

if you can find a shop that carries the Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter. This unit can be had online for less than

$150. It does all the things a good Echoplex does: short rockabilly echoes, fattens up your guitar tone,

gets "reverbish" echoes(think the live solo in OTHAFA), and gets all kinds of freaked out yet controllable

sounds. Easy to use, too. Very important.

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