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#1 User is offline   SG Joe 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:14 AM

New to this forum and not sure if this the right thread to post in - if this needs to be moved please let me know -

Recently bought a Gibson SG Std 61 and would like to replace amp combo I have now, which I have never cared for anyways, it is a Fender Mustang 1 V.2

No gigging, strictly home use, room size I play in is slightly less than 10 x 10

Been doing lots of looking on line and the "Marshall DSL1HR @1watt w/Marshall MX112R cab. w/Clestion 70/80 speaker looks interesting, low power that sounds GOOD is a must and that setup get good reviews

Would absolutely appreciate any helpful info from forum members that have much more experience than myself

Thanks

Joe
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#2 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

For apartment use, I would either go digital (Amplitube 4) if you play a lot or with a 5-watt valve combo amp (e.g. Fender 57 Custom Champ or Laney L5T112 Lionheart)—or preferably both. Alternatively, you could also grab one of those excellent preowned Gibson Goldtone valve amps off the secondary market, but be warned that the 15-watt versions, such as the GA-15RV, are already too loud for apartment use if you intend to drive them properly (you can run them at 1/4 volume max, otherwise your neighbors won't be that friendly to you anymore).

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:23 AM

I picked up a very affordable amp recently for bedroom practice. This: https://www.monopric...&seq=1&format=2

It has been a great practice amp so far and there is actually a sale going on right now with code (BFNOW) to get 20% off! All tube, reverb, FX loop, 1 or 15 watt, & Celestion speaker. It takes pedals very well and sounds very good on its own. Can't beat this amp for the price.
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:46 AM

If you like that Marshall sound, that's a great choice for a bedroom amp. [thumbup] [thumbup]
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 11:24 AM

10x10 room..
If you're in a apartment, condo, townhouse I can tell you 15w is way too much without attenuation of some type.

You'd be surprised how loud a 1 watt tube amp is .

For non-gigging amp in a 10x10 room you'd probably be better off with a Yamaha THR10.
And it has headphones out for late nights
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Posted 25 October 2018 - 02:55 PM

I have an Egnater Tweaker 15 watt that is a great amp, but, to get it in it's zone it's really too loud for home use and the room is much bigger than 10x10. I'm about to buy the DSL1HR that you are looking at. We'll see but I'm optimistic.
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Posted 26 October 2018 - 07:14 AM

Joe, I think the Marshall will be excellent for your requirements, I don't own one but I have tested a guitar through one in a shop and it was great.



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Posted 26 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

I've got a Mesa TA-15 Head with 5/15/25 watts switchable. It is in my Man Cave and rarely comes off the 5 watt setting.
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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:03 AM

In going through the online reviews, There aren't that many that are very good, but this guy goes through the full range of tones on both channels including low power mode. then at around the 8 minute mark or so he hits a boost pedal of some sort. Seems to get pretty good tone, although he really is focused on metal.


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:30 PM

All good suggestions so far! I like the Fender Pro Jr. (All tube, 15 watts, 1x10) works great with pedals and my Les Paul Special with P90s. It may be too loud for your small room. I use it at home with no issues.

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:36 PM

My 15w bastard Fender makes the neighbors ears bleed on 2.

I’m looking at the 1w Marshall combo.
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 01:13 AM

That should work good for what you want/need. You'd be surprised at a 1 watt. I was when I first tried one out. I wouldn't rule out something like a Fender Blues or Pro Junior, Marshall DSL40C(you can also find the older JCM 2000 combos at a great price, too), Marshall Origin combo, or something of that nature, too.
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2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard(heritage cherry sunburst)
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2001 Gibson Les Paul Special
1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1997 Gibson SG Special
2002 Gibson Faded Cherry Flying V
1975 Gibson L6-S
2003 Epiphone SG
1999 Fender Standard M.I.M Stratocaster(purple/blue with a maple fretboard and upgraded with Klein 1955 Epic Series pickups, Fender locking tuners, and a tortoise shell pickguard and tremolo cover)
2002 Fender American Standard Stratocaster(Metallic Red with a rosewood fretboard)
2003 Fender M.I.M. double humbucker Stratocaster(green with a rosewood fretboard)
2004 Fender U.S.A 50th Anniversary Stratocaster(white with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Holy Grail pickups, Fender locking tuners and a crème pearl pickguard and back plate)
2004 Fender Mexican 50th Anniversary Stratocaster (gold with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Sensor Gold pickups)
2014 Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Stratocaster(sunburst with a maple fingerboard)
2003 Fender Show Master
Fender U.S.A Highway One Telecaster(black with a maple fretboard)
2002 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24(Burgandy Mist Metallic)
2001 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Standard Mahogany(Vintage Orange)
2015 Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22
2015 Paul Reed Smith SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24(Amethyst)
2017 Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24(Scarlet Red)
1986 Charvel Model 4(Cobalt Blue)
2003 Ibanez Iceman IC200(sunburst)
1997 Yamaha Pacifica(natural)
2005 Silvertone Paul Stanley Sovereign
1999 Martin DXMAE acoustic/electric
2017 Takamine GF15CE
1990 Ovation Legend 1767 acoustic/electric
2014 Ibanez Artwood AW535CENT acoustic/electric
2003 Fender Highway One Jazz Bass
2014 Fender Standard M.I.M Jazz Bass(white with a rosewood fingerboard and upgraded with DiMarzio Model J pickups and a tortoise shell pickguard)
1989 Marshall JCM 800 2210 through an 8 ohm 1989 Marshall JCM 800 Lead 1960 Custom Shop cabinet
Marshall JCM 2000 full stack(JCM 900 A cab and standard 1960 B bottom cab)
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Marshall DSL40C combo(limited edition white)
1976 Sound City cabinet
Marshall Code 50
Fender Twin Reverb
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 01:16 AM

View PostEracer_Team, on 22 October 2018 - 11:24 AM, said:

10x10 room..
If you're in a apartment, condo, townhouse I can tell you 15w is way too much without attenuation of some type.

You'd be surprised how loud a 1 watt tube amp is .

For non-gigging amp in a 10x10 room you'd probably be better off with a Yamaha THR10.
And it has headphones out for late nights


For real! I remember trying a 1 watt Marshall combo at one of my local music stores a few years ago and I asked the owner, "How many watts is this thing?" thinking it was some kind of new 10 or 15 watt tube Marshall combo and he said, "1 watt." and I was speechless and amazed.
My gear list:
2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard(heritage cherry sunburst)
1994 Gibson Les Paul Standard(black)
2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard(natural)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Studio(pewter)
2001 Gibson Les Paul Special
1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1997 Gibson SG Special
2002 Gibson Faded Cherry Flying V
1975 Gibson L6-S
2003 Epiphone SG
1999 Fender Standard M.I.M Stratocaster(purple/blue with a maple fretboard and upgraded with Klein 1955 Epic Series pickups, Fender locking tuners, and a tortoise shell pickguard and tremolo cover)
2002 Fender American Standard Stratocaster(Metallic Red with a rosewood fretboard)
2003 Fender M.I.M. double humbucker Stratocaster(green with a rosewood fretboard)
2004 Fender U.S.A 50th Anniversary Stratocaster(white with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Holy Grail pickups, Fender locking tuners and a crème pearl pickguard and back plate)
2004 Fender Mexican 50th Anniversary Stratocaster (gold with a maple fingerboard and upgraded with Lace Sensor Gold pickups)
2014 Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Stratocaster(sunburst with a maple fingerboard)
2003 Fender Show Master
Fender U.S.A Highway One Telecaster(black with a maple fretboard)
2002 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24(Burgandy Mist Metallic)
2001 Paul Reed Smith McCarty Standard Mahogany(Vintage Orange)
2015 Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22
2015 Paul Reed Smith SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24(Amethyst)
2017 Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24(Scarlet Red)
1986 Charvel Model 4(Cobalt Blue)
2003 Ibanez Iceman IC200(sunburst)
1997 Yamaha Pacifica(natural)
2005 Silvertone Paul Stanley Sovereign
1999 Martin DXMAE acoustic/electric
2017 Takamine GF15CE
1990 Ovation Legend 1767 acoustic/electric
2014 Ibanez Artwood AW535CENT acoustic/electric
2003 Fender Highway One Jazz Bass
2014 Fender Standard M.I.M Jazz Bass(white with a rosewood fingerboard and upgraded with DiMarzio Model J pickups and a tortoise shell pickguard)
1989 Marshall JCM 800 2210 through an 8 ohm 1989 Marshall JCM 800 Lead 1960 Custom Shop cabinet
Marshall JCM 2000 full stack(JCM 900 A cab and standard 1960 B bottom cab)
Marshall JCM 900 4100 Dual Reverb head
Marshall DSL40C combo(limited edition white)
1976 Sound City cabinet
Marshall Code 50
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Hot Rod DeVille
Fender Blues Junior
Vox AC15
Blackstar HT Stage 60
Peavey Decade
Carvin R1000 full stack(bass amp)
Sabine RT-7000 rack mount tuner
BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer rack mount
Dunlop Original Crybaby wah
Dunlop Kirk Hammett wah
MXR Uni-Vibe
MXR Phase 90 Script
MXR EVH Flanger
MXR Carbon Copy
MXR Black Label Chorus
MXR Smart Gate
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
DigiTech Hyper Phase
DigiTech Multi Chorus
DigiTech Hot Head Distortion
DigiTech Hot Rod Rock Distortion
DigiTech Screamin' Blues
DigiTech Tone Driver
DigiTech RP-300
Pigtronix Class A Boost
Seymour Duncan Palladium
Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz
BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS DN-2 Dyna Drive
BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver
BOSS SD-2 Super Overdrive
BOSS AC-2 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS RC-3 Loop Station
Ibanez AW7 Auto Wah
Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine
DOD Boneshaker
Snark SN-14 Clip-On Tuner
Sabine pedal tuner
Pedaltrain PT-3 pedal board
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:05 AM

Fender Blues Jr. 15 watts is all you need. Unless your gigging MSG.
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:05 AM

View PostGuitar God, on 27 October 2018 - 01:13 AM, said:

That should work good for what you want/need. You'd be surprised at a 1 watt. I was when I first tried one out. I wouldn't rule out something like a Fender Blues or Pro Junior, Marshall DSL40C(you can also find the older JCM 2000 combos at a great price, too), Marshall Origin combo, or something of that nature, too.


Have you seen Billy Crawford's Pro Jr. #2 that we made for him live yet? That sucker's LOUD!

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 10:17 AM

Roland Street Cube is a work of genius IMO

My home amp for many years

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 12:39 PM

I like my Roland Micro Cubes, they have a nice selection of modeled amps and effects. Also they will run for about 20 hrs on 6 AA's, when not using the AC adaptor. I like to sit by the ocean and play to dolphins and whales, they seem to respond to metal.. Also jamming with the drum circles that form here can be very interesting, they get kind of excited when I play raga style. With some outdoor venues I needed more volume so I started adding more patching together with Y adaptors. I am up to 6 now and run clean with external pedals... Once in a while when power is available I add in my F Deluxe, the 12" Celestion adds a whole lot of bottom that you just can't get with smaller speakers.. I haven't turned on my Half stack for a while..

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 10:42 PM

One of the best all around Amps you can have in your Tool box is a RI 65 Princeton Reverb. Home, Studio & Gigging. If it's a big Gig stick a Mic in front of it. I have a pretty wide variety of Guitars & all sound great through that Amp..

Small Footprint, Light Weight & all the Bells & Whistles you need in a great Tube Amp.. Also, not crazy stupid money either...

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 10:57 PM

you can spend a bunch of money of you want to, but if you'd like great sound on a budget, get a vht special 6 (not the ultra) head, and a decent 1x12 cab. i have had one for years sitting on a fuchs cab with a 12 british celestion. sounds awesome, didn't cost much. all tube, point to point. to get better sound than what i am getting from mine, you'd have to spend 3x more. the choice is yours. spend fat money unneccessarily, or be smart, and get the best bang for your buck.
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Posted 28 October 2018 - 04:45 AM

The one watt Marshall is a great little amp, I have the 50th anv model. Take a look at VHT Special 6 Ultra combo, Hand built all tube with a WATTS knob to get great low volume tube distortion. Great build quality and price.
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