Gear Aquisition Syndrome is a serious disorder.... FX etc

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BY StratMatt
#787632
As usual, with a bit of money available, the pocket is on fire.

I really don't feel like much new guitar wise, save for a Telecaster, but I've got a soft spot for combo amp. I'm keen on something that will sound good at home; I can crank things pretty good at home, so whisper bedroom volumes don't matter too much. I like the idea of the Supro Black Magick but open to any other suggestions. I'd like to have something to use as a backup if the AX8 fails for whatever reason.

Ideally something with some gain on tap, but nothing more than heavy rock required. I don't want to buy any pedals as my AX8 covers everything, so something that rocks hard by itself and cleans up well with the guitars volume would be the way to go for me. I pretty much always use my LP or Axis.

Budget would be around $1500 used.

Cheers chaps!
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BY bender
#787633
I have a Vox AC30HW2x I’m thinking of selling if that would sizzle your bacon? Your description pretty much describes how I was using it.
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BY StratMatt
#787635
bender wrote:I have a Vox AC30HW2x I’m thinking of selling if that would sizzle your bacon? Your description pretty much describes how I was using it.


I seen'd it. Looks bloody heavy though, nothing some wheels can't fix but. How much?
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BY Single coil
#787636
Bandit. :cool:
Then you can have a tele too.
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BY Molly
#787637
I picked up (physically - didn't buy it) a Supro recently. They're reassuringly heavy. I thought it might be all style and no substance but stand corrected.
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BY Kris
#787639
Molly wrote:I picked up (physically - didn't buy it) a Supro recently. They're reassuringly heavy. I thought it might be all style and no substance but stand corrected.


mate,you've been in the room when kdawga's has had his wound up and ripping-you know they good!
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BY StratMatt
#787641
I suspect the Magick is probably the best buy around. I've tried a Dual Tone and really liked it. Always good to get further suggestions of course.
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BY Molly
#787643
Kris wrote:
Molly wrote:I picked up (physically - didn't buy it) a Supro recently. They're reassuringly heavy. I thought it might be all style and no substance but stand corrected.


mate,you've been in the room when kdawga's has had his wound up and ripping-you know they good!


Oh, yeah! Forgot about that.
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BY Bg
#787646
jeremyb wrote:Katana and a tele

ac15 and tele.... oh.
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#787652
bender wrote:I have a Vox AC30HW2x I’m thinking of selling if that would sizzle your bacon? Your description pretty much describes how I was using it.


Ive played this amp. Its a toneful brute. Actually surpisingly usable in a non-stadium context.
the paired blues sound magnificent.
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BY StratMatt
#787654
Bg wrote:ac15 and tele.... oh.


Not a bad option actually, could probably pick up both and be within budget.
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BY StratMatt
#787655
StrummersOfThunder wrote:
bender wrote:I have a Vox AC30HW2x I’m thinking of selling if that would sizzle your bacon? Your description pretty much describes how I was using it.


Ive played this amp. Its a toneful brute. Actually surpisingly usable in a non-stadium context.
the paired blues sound magnificent.


It’s the moving the amp part that intimidates me with this. More grab-and-hernia than grab-and-go.
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#787657
StratMatt wrote:
StrummersOfThunder wrote:
bender wrote:I have a Vox AC30HW2x I’m thinking of selling if that would sizzle your bacon? Your description pretty much describes how I was using it.


Ive played this amp. Its a toneful brute. Actually surpisingly usable in a non-stadium context.
the paired blues sound magnificent.


It’s the moving the amp part that intimidates me with this. More grab-and-hernia than grab-and-go.


Yep i hear ya.
Mind you, having gigged with my vox the other night ...the 15 watt is a bastard mainly because it has one handle . the ac30 has two handles. which goes a long way in terms of comfort and transport.

or get an amp trolley like ben uses.