small guitar amps for recording

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Re: small guitar amps for recording

Post by Meriphew » Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:54 pm

How about trying a treble booster pedal? Here's my small recording amp:


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Re: small guitar amps for recording

Post by getreel » Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:14 pm

The little Ampeg Jet II or J-12T(exact model number) that I got a little while back sounds really good. It a single 12" with Reverb and Tremolo. Class A 15 watts! I love it! Just thought I'd add that suggestion.

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Re: small guitar amps for recording

Post by RockyTCR » Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:26 pm

I was playing around at guitar center with a tele on this small little fender amp... Im sorry I cant remember the exact name , Buddy-something? It was the sound Ive looked for out of my gear for some time now. Something around $150. Wish it wasnt so unclear, sorry.

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Re: small guitar amps for recording

Post by tylernolan » Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:14 pm

I have a little Park solid state amp that was the amp I learned on. Ten years later I still find myself using it more fore recording than I do my twins!-Tyler

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Re: small guitar amps for recording

Post by jmligt » Thu Jun 10, 2004 6:37 pm

I've got a Fender Frontman 25 that I grabbed off ebay for around $100. Solid state, but nice clean sound. It sucks distorted, but the clean sound makes up for it.

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Re: small guitar amps for recording

Post by stratoblaster » Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:30 am

Have you tried running the silvertone with the EQ pegged? I've helped a few guys get a good tone from a variety of old tube amps just by cranking all the EQ knobs. The EQ is all pre-gain and having a bass, mid and treble knob on less then 10 might be killing your tone.

I just played through an old Silvertone a few months ago and was very happy until I plugged into an old Fender Bass 400 sitting next to it. Damn those sound good. Guitar or bass.

I have a "71 Fender Princeton without the reverb. I have had a lot of amps and this is the one I always use for recording. I think its rated at less then 15 watts but it powers a 2x12 or 4x12 fine. After trying a number of speakers I converted it into a small head for flexablility. I don't know what fair market is for these things but I paid $150 years ago.
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