30ish watts amp with a lead boost / channel with marshally drive tones ??

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  • photekphotek Frets: 963
    Mini Jubilee works perfectly for me. Clip for for my main tones (Free, Allmans, AC/DC) then lead channel for big solo and gain boost. It needs to be loud to sound its best though (I mean 3/4 volume and up). Might be worth waiting for the new DSL range to make an appearance though.
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  • TwinfanTwinfan Frets: 682
    ^ same for me.  Clip, while a bit thinner and brighter, is blummin' marvellous!  Very AC/DC.
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  • riffpowersriffpowers Frets: 120
    theres an orange rocker 30 combo for sale not too far from me.
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  • BeexterBeexter Frets: 302
    I could be selling an Orange Rocker 30 Head in the very near future...
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  • VoxmanVoxman Frets: 2123
    Marshall dsl401 or dsl40c
    I started out with nothing..... but I've still got most of it left (Seasick Steve)
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  • riffpowersriffpowers Frets: 120
    Beexter said:
    I could be selling an Orange Rocker 30 Head in the very near future...
    Interesting !!
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  • timmysofttimmysoft Frets: 1799
    The Rocker 30 doesn’t do mean and boosted mean, it has a natural channel that’s pretty clean until it gets really loud and a drive channel, no fx loop either.

    they sound good though
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 659
    edited January 13
    Twinfan said:
    It's a very sensitive EQ and everything affects everything else when you change something.  It's worth persevering with and finding a setting that works.

    I'm using the head and matching 2x12 and a real key for me is to always have the bass on 10 and the presence on at least 7 to get the amp opened up.  It's a bright amp, just as a Marshall should be 
    I tried rhythm clip again at band practice tonight and I got some tones I'm pretty happy with! Its just a bit more subdued than the full on lead channel but boosting with my TS it was actually pretty close, with the now useful addition of the built in lead boost. Would like to try it with a different boost pedal now for my current band, but if I was playing classic rock I think I'd be happy with it as is - for heavier stuff I still prefer the lead channel at the minute.
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  • timmysofttimmysoft Frets: 1799
    TTBZ said:
    Twinfan said:
    It's a very sensitive EQ and everything affects everything else when you change something.  It's worth persevering with and finding a setting that works.

    I'm using the head and matching 2x12 and a real key for me is to always have the bass on 10 and the presence on at least 7 to get the amp opened up.  It's a bright amp, just as a Marshall should be 
    I tried rhythm clip again at band practice tonight and I got some tones I'm pretty happy with! Its just a bit more subdued than the full on lead channel but boosting with my TS it was actually pretty close, with the now useful addition of the built in lead boost. Would like to try it with a different boost pedal now for my current band, but if I was playing classic rock I think I'd be happy with it as is - for heavier stuff I still prefer the lead channel at the minute.
    OCD V1.7, that’ll sort you right out! The Boss Waza SD1 is also great.
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  • riffpowersriffpowers Frets: 120
    @ICBM got my eye on a rocker 30 combo that's for sale locally , I'm hoping "collection only " will put enough people off so I can get it cheap.
    one of my friends is selling a. Marshall jcm900 mkiii too .
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 33947
    @ICBM got my eye on a rocker 30 combo that's for sale locally , I'm hoping "collection only " will put enough people off so I can get it cheap.
    one of my friends is selling a. Marshall jcm900 mkiii too .
    Try them both if you can - they're very different, and you've been round this question so many times that only you can tell which one is the right solution, if either is!

    The Rocker 30 is the better-sounding amp in my opinion, but you may find the lack of dynamics when it's pushed hard a problem to get a usable boost out of. The stock V30 speaker is OK, but could be improved with a G12H-75 Creamback.

    The Marshall has the power and headroom to give a solo boost - even the 50W one (make sure you test it with the switch set to High power, Low is triode operation which sounds muddy) but sounds a bit buzzy compared to the Orange.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • Max_b3Max_b3 Frets: 2
    Genz Benz Black Pearl, if you can find one. Single channel with boost , 4 x el84 output stage, valve rectifier.
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