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L3fteye's picture
Home, duh
Aug 2003
11 years ago

Hey guys,
Long time no speak.

I've managed to get £1000 (roughly $1900) and I'm looking for a new amp for my grunge band. No matter how hard I try, I just cant dial in a good grunge sound in to my Diezel. It seems the amp has some limitations. I still love it to bits though.

Any ideas on a good grunge amp? I'm thinkin circa In Utero Nirvana, Pixies, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth etc, and I've heard that perhaps I should think about a JCM800 or an Orange.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

L3fteye
Fuzz Factory noise a speciality.

Currently listening to: Incubus - Fungus Amongus, Muse - Absolution, Deftones - Around The Fur

Currently searching for: Dan Armstrong ADAG1 guitar, Gibson Les Paul Silverburst

deafbox-'s picture
New York
Dec 2003
7 years ago

If you want a JCM800 go with the 2210. Pearl Jam uses vintage Marshall Plexi's I believe. Kurt Cobain used Mesa/Boogie Preamps and Marshall cabs.

nocluejimbo's picture
Kansas City
Aug 2003
6 years ago

if you/your family has enough money buy a diezel, certainly you can afford a plexi. get one. or an orange.

Sea Men + Sea People = Sea-Ciety!

L3fteye's picture
Home, duh
Aug 2003
11 years ago

Plexi, huh?

Would I need a distortion with that?

L3fteye
Fuzz Factory noise a speciality.

Currently listening to: Incubus - Fungus Amongus, Muse - Absolution, Deftones - Around The Fur

Currently searching for: Dan Armstrong ADAG1 guitar, Gibson Les Paul Silverburst

nocluejimbo's picture
Kansas City
Aug 2003
6 years ago

Originally posted by L3fteye
Plexi, huh?

Would I need a distortion with that?

how heavy of a distortion are you looking for? a really loud overdrive/clean boost should do the trick.

Sea Men + Sea People = Sea-Ciety!

deafbox-'s picture
New York
Dec 2003
7 years ago

A vintage Marshal Plexi Head. La crem de la crem of Marshalls in my humble opinion :) Super Leads and JMPs I believe? Not sure about the years but I normally see them around 68-71

L3fteye's picture
Home, duh
Aug 2003
11 years ago

Really heavy. I have a Fuzz Factory I use with my Diezel, will that cut it for grunge music?

L3fteye
Fuzz Factory noise a speciality.

Currently listening to: Incubus - Fungus Amongus, Muse - Absolution, Deftones - Around The Fur

Currently searching for: Dan Armstrong ADAG1 guitar, Gibson Les Paul Silverburst

deafbox-'s picture
New York
Dec 2003
7 years ago

Heh, Z.Vex, eh? Where are you getting all your botique stuff from? I'm not too familiar with the Fuzz Factory because I've only seen it in a case and never dare touched it. It probably would compliment a Plexi real nice but with Plexi you only really need a Clean Boost to go with it.

L3fteye's picture
Home, duh
Aug 2003
11 years ago

Well, if youre ever in England, theres a shop in Devon called Mansons. I go there because Matt Bellamy from Muse has his guitars modified there.

They have really cheap Diezel VH4 heads there (£2099) and it's one of the only places in Britain you can find a Fuzz Factory.

Check them out at www.mansons.co.uk

Phew! I sound like a TV commercial.

L3fteye
Fuzz Factory noise a speciality.

Currently listening to: Incubus - Fungus Amongus, Muse - Absolution, Deftones - Around The Fur

Currently searching for: Dan Armstrong ADAG1 guitar, Gibson Les Paul Silverburst

deafbox-'s picture
New York
Dec 2003
7 years ago

I live in the States in New York. I go to Rudy's, great place. Very famous.

kinhad's picture
Richmond, B.C., Canada
May 2003
9 years ago

for a grunge sound, try using a cheap no name amp that nobody has heard of with a 5 dollar distortion pedal from the pawn shop at the corner

hurray, you have grunge :p

My Band: Retrofire

Guitars
White Fender MIM Fat Stratocaster (w/ Graphtech Saddles)
Unknown MIJ Stratocaster "Firewood" (w/ Graphtech Saddles+Nut, Push/Pull HB Split Switch)
Metallic Blue Ibanez GRX20 (w/ EMG Select HB in bridge)
Cort Earth 70 (Satin Finish) Acoustic Guitar
El Degas Classical Guitar

Amps/Effects
ROLAND JAZZ CHORUS 120 (Recently Aquired)
Marshall AVT20
Randall RG15XM
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