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Old 08-08-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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Good amp for Ska/Punk band

My co-worker wants a new amp for his band. They are a ska/punk band, but they want something that is going to last for awhile. He needs crisp cleans and he's into Marshall type distortions/OD.

What are some good amps that have this sort of sound. Max would be $1000, but preferrable under $800. He plays through a Gibson LP. It also needs to be loud enough to hear at small to medium sized bars/clubs.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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why doesnt he get a marshall then? Or some sort of fender amp, like a HRD
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
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Roland Jazzchorus + some overdrive pedal

Leftöver Crack uses JCs (well, and mesas but mesas arent very DIY).
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:03 PM   #4
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why doesnt he get a marshall then? Or some sort of fender amp, like a HRD
He's gonna look into them, but he wants other alternatives to look at and compare. I sold him a Fender amp awhile ago, but it was the FM100. Crappy *** amp. I may also sell him my Marshall vs100, which may be good for him, but again, he wants to know about other alternatives first.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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Roland Jazzchorus + some overdrive pedal

Leftöver Crack uses JCs (well, and mesas but mesas arent very DIY).
Yeah, I think Mesa's aren't really his style. I think he likes the "British tone" that you get from Marshall's.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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Id go for a JC120. They are loud, sounds great clean (good for ska rythm) and seems to be sturdy as hell.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:14 PM   #7
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Id go for a JC120. They are loud, sounds great clean (good for ska rythm) and seems to be sturdy as hell.
cool, he's writing down a list of amps now, and I showed him this one on musiciansfriend.com

It sounds like this amp has one of the better clean channels out there. Also, I could probably sell him my moddified DS-1 pedal that I don't use anymore, and he would have more than enough overdrive.
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:24 PM   #8
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Some sort of fender twin ?
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:41 PM   #9
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JCM 2000. Don't know how much it costs. It's the best I've heard though.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:43 PM   #10
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:41 PM   #11
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What type of ska is he playing? List some influences? There's a big difference between whether he's gonna be playing The Specials type stuff or Less Than Jake type stuff.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:59 PM   #12
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What type of ska is he playing? List some influences? There's a big difference between whether he's gonna be playing The Specials type stuff or Less Than Jake type stuff.
hell probably play american crap "ska" so it doesnt really matter what his influences are cause its all crap you know.
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no i don't know, moron.
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:22 AM   #14
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I'll ask him when he actually gets his *** into work today...
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:24 AM   #15
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i play in a skacore band and all i can recommend is what i use - ashdown fallen angel

its not the metal amp its advertised as at all, and its perfect for that sound
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:28 AM   #16
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So he says not as fast as Less than Jake, but not as Reggae as the Specials... more like Reel Big Fish.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:46 AM   #17
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHxEijSG7fg

This = great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28TeUbYvXS0

This = great

all ska thats not english or jamaican

= awful
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:53 AM   #18
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHxEijSG7fg

This = great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28TeUbYvXS0

This = great

all ska thats not english or jamaican

= awful
I hate most ska myself... but even I can see that your comment is an ignorant one. If you have opinions, then state them... I don't really care, but you're gonna sound like an idiot if you don't have solid proof for your reasoning.

It's like if I were to say, N.Y.C. punk and L.A. punk is awesome, but all U.K. punk sucks balls. LOL... I may not like it personally, but at least I'm smart enough to know that the Sex Pistols, The Damned and the Subhumans were all great bands.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHxEijSG7fg

This = great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28TeUbYvXS0

This = great

all ska thats not english or jamaican

= awful


you're really, really stupid you know that? i've played with Bad Manners before, but i happen to be in a 3rd wave ska-punk band. don't be so ignorant




As for the actual thread topic.. good on him if he's looking for Reel Big Fish type sound, because i've always thought they had a really great tone. i use a b52 AT100 and i think it is amazing for what you want. awesome cleans, and a badass gain channel

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all ska thats not english or jamaican

= awful
idiot...

because mad caddies, sublime and catch 22 were all TERRIBLE bands...
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This = great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28TeUbYvXS0

This = great

all ska thats not english or jamaican

= awful
you MADE OUT WITH 12 GUYS
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What type of ska is he playing? List some influences? There's a big difference between whether he's gonna be playing The Specials type stuff or Less Than Jake type stuff.
Its better ask first wave, second wave or third wave...but i think it should be able to play most kinds of ska
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you MADE OUT WITH 12 GUYS
I totally missed where that joke came from, but it never gets old.
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because mad caddies, sublime and catch 22 were all TERRIBLE bands...
TBH, yes they were
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oh hey that reminds me

my guitar teacher played with the skatalites
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oh hey that reminds me

my guitar teacher played with the skatalites
now that is awesome
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bad manners > the skatalites

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Old 08-09-2007, 01:21 PM   #28
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bad manners is pretty awesome to and if you have played with them (please tell us more) then its pretty awesome as well.

Bt sitll, 3rd wave ska = crap
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yeah i did play with them and it was amazing.

you = crap tbh
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me = pretty crap tbh yes
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