What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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Soooo...

I have a blackface fender head shell from the bandmaster that I combo-fied.
Im thinking about getting Mike to make me an amp that could sub into that combo or use as a head along with my 1x12 cab that im running with the tremolux.

My current amps that I have currently
1. Blond tremolux 6g9-b 30w (breaks up. Giggable but pushing things for surf
2. Bassman 6g6-b 50w (ryan built combo. Cripplingly clean in a good way. Headroom upon headroom. Great trem. works well. pretty good surf set up)
3. 66 Blackface Bandmaster Ab763 - combo 40w
4. Ryan built 6v6 15w head. Cool amp. quite loud and clean but with the 6v6 tone/breakup somewhere between a DR and a princeton
5. Vox ac15. A fairly shitty vox that shouldnt be as good as it is. Featured in all our earlier gigs as the bull kelp surfers. Heavy. Has a celestion blue in it..probably why it sounds good.
6. Fender champ

Initially I was wondering if I should get Mike to build a big clean headroom amp like a twin reverb (sans reverb) or a showman. But then I feel I have those ballparks covered more or less. Admittedly not quite to the punishing levels of those two amps.
I did consider super reverb/vibrolux etc but then I think the bandmaster and the tremolux get me there.

So im wondering if the wisdom of the forum could put forward some ideas. Something that can get into the surf/spaghetti western/drippy clean zone but maybe has a different tone to the fender line up, but would not be too out of place sitting in a fender black face head cab.

Easy!

Thanks

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Re: What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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What about something in the SSS vein? Lots of clean headroom with a slightly different voicing to anyhing you have.

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Re: What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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robthemac wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:18 pm What about something in the SSS vein? Lots of clean headroom with a slightly different voicing to anyhing you have.
Had to look that one up

31kg head. Wowsers

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Re: What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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Ask Grant about the TC15 ;)

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Cdog wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:18 pm Ask Grant about the TC15 ;)
I'm realizing I don't know much about anything outside of fender Amps...

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robthemac wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:18 pm What about something in the SSS vein? Lots of clean headroom with a slightly different voicing to anyhing you have.
Hmm interesting

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Makes me think of that Musicman amp Mike has listed atm.

Hmm.. Vintage style Ampeg?

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Re: What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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Selmer of some sort?

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Re: What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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Is a 4x 6V6 Tweed Deluxe variant a thing?

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Magnatone 214.

Page’s Selmer/Sundragon.

Original AC4/10/15 circuit - especially EF86 based.

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Just looking at some selmer amps now ..
Man that's some cool shit !
The zodiac 50 is cool

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blackstratblues wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:00 pm Is a 4x 6V6 Tweed Deluxe variant a thing?
Victoria did that.

https://victoriaamp.com/product/double-deluxe/

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Marshall Major as everyone needs a 200W head in this day and age of DI’d digital.
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Re: What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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I think a 5W Champ-style head in a comically oversized chassis would be awesome.

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Re: What custom (MikeC) amp head?

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robthemac wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:10 am I think a 5W Champ-style head in a comically oversized chassis would be awesome.
I've always wanted a face-melting modern high gain monster built into a tweed covered combo or mini head and 1x12.
The older I get, the more disappointed in myself I become.

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