Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

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Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by aliendawg » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:21 pm

Guys I'm looking for a gig amp and I need something loud :D

I currently own a Vox Pathfinder 15r and it sounds very nice. I've used it on gigs, mic'd and not mic'd and it was fine, except it doesn't really sound "big"

I play in a shoegaze band and the scene here is pretty nice and active. We're basically making our own events with other bands and people are showing up, thankfully.

We're trying to take it to "another level" now though. And by that I mean we're kind of trying to get the borderline deafening wall of sound thing

As a typical broke musician, I'm on budget and have no preference over solid state or tube amps. I'm just looking for something cheap but decent that sounds loud. Any recommendations?

I've looked up the fender frontman 212r (a bit overpriced here in Brazil) and people have said good things about Peavey Bandits (they're priced ok here). What are some other alternatives? Should I go 2 speaker or 1 speaker?

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by jvin248 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:36 pm

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Find a Peavey Bandit, any model. Known for being Loud, durable, take pedals well, and cheap.
Players gig bars with these.
Use the clean channel and run your pedals into that.
Any of the 'stripe' colors, you don't need to find a 'red stripe'. They are all loud. If you need more, get two or an external cabinet and use an A/B/Y pedal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atS0nInv2FY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKWhhRznr54

See JM's trick for turning up the fuzz, and turning everything else down so the fuzz is the loudest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLjLBNmuO9c

If you have a venue with a PA, then look into getting a Joyo American Sound pedal that can act as a cab-sim direct to the PA so no amp required.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by countertext » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:25 pm

Also keep an eye out for a Fender Super Twin. Some folks dump them cheap because, well, they weigh one million pounds. But they are LOUD AZ FUGGG! Don’t look up who endorsed them, though. Better not to know.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by marqueemoon » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:28 am

I’d get one of those Fender Frontman 100W solid state 2x12 things. I think some have spring verb and some don’t? The one I tried had spring verb, which sounded pretty good. $200 is about the going rate here in the US.

Of course if you want a loud amp cheap it will need to be local to you. If it has to be shipped it won’t be cheap anymore.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by Steadyriot. » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:38 am

I'd get a Peavey Deuce from the VT series. 120 watts, 2x12, tube power amp and enough volume to kill anything that gets close enough.
They can be found really cheap.
Other contenders would be a LAB L-series amp, a Peavey Century (or something in that family of amps), a Fender Super Twin, a Red Knob Fender from that era or really anything from around the 80's and solid state. Get something 2x12 for some spread and being able to take a beating from those heavy power amps.
Old loud combo's are around a dime a dozen so keep a lookout and you'll find some amazing deals on loud amps.
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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:54 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:28 am
I’d get one of those Fender Frontman 100W solid state 2x12 things. I think some have spring verb and some don’t? The one I tried had spring verb, which sounded pretty good. $200 is about the going rate here in the US.

Of course if you want a loud amp cheap it will need to be local to you. If it has to be shipped it won’t be cheap anymore.
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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by Pepe Silvia » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 pm

How cheap is cheap? You can find good deals on Jazz Choruses. They are very loud

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by aliendawg » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:57 pm

Nice! Good to know about those, so I'll be on the lookout for a Peavey Bandit or a Fender fm 212
Pepe Silvia wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 pm
How cheap is cheap? You can find good deals on Jazz Choruses. They are very loud
They'd be my first choice but it's hard to find them under $800 here in Brazil. I'd like something priced $250 tops in the US (since it'll be around double that in Brazil)
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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by sessylU » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:53 am

Leftfield choice: Line 6 Flextone 212.

Everyone hates them because they are solid state and have lots of awful distortion sounds built in. But they are loud, clean, and cheap. They have a setting that is supposed to mimic a JC fairly well. If I was after a JC but didn't want to spend money, that's what I'd buy.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by leokula » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:48 am

I second the Fender Frontman 212, it's loud as hell and you can find it pretty easily here in Brazil.

I myself have a Fender 65r for small gigs, and it's pretty loud as well! It's more than enough for anywhere I've played so far, and it's easier to carry than the 212.
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by aliendawg » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:48 pm

leokula wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:48 am
I second the Fender Frontman 212, it's loud as hell and you can find it pretty easily here in Brazil.

I myself have a Fender 65r for small gigs, and it's pretty loud as well! It's more than enough for anywhere I've played so far, and it's easier to carry than the 212.
That's good to know! My dad has a 25r model and it sounds very nice. He had minor problems of noise when turning some knobs into a specific position. Couldn't solve that yet.

Do you know anything about the old version of those? Same circuit and speakers just a different design?
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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by leokula » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:29 am

aliendawg wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:48 pm
Do you know anything about the old version of those? Same circuit and speakers just a different design?
No, mate, sorry. I think the 65r has only one version, the FM 212 I've seen a couple but have no idea what's the difference if any.
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by Snake Hips » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:21 pm

Red Knob Fender Amps. You can find them cheap and they are pretty good, don't knock unless you try it.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by loveinathens » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:12 am

Orange CR120 or CR60.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by tribi9 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:20 am

Why are you looking for my ex mother in law? :ph34r:

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