Tightest high gain amps under $1000 used?

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  1. PuriPuriPrisoner

    PuriPuriPrisoner Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for tight high gain amps. I hate fizzy and/or muddy amps. Suggestions?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Used Mesa Mark III
     
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    KnightBrolaire HAIL SATIN

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    i second this. very few amps are tighter than a mark, except fryette and some others.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Used 5150.
     
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    VHT Pittbull 50cl

    Randal Thrasher? Not sure how much they sell for but I'm assuming under $1k used
     
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    PuriPuriPrisoner Well-Known Member

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    Damn the Deliverance sounds badass. How is it for bedroom volumes though? It's 120 watts with 1 volume and no effects loop.
     
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    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Peavey 5150/6505 and EVH 5153 for sure
     
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    sezna undermotivated

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    I’d vote Randall diavlo over thrasher.

    used 5150iii 50w or 100w

    maybe tremonti mt15? maybe too glassy to be “ultra tight”
     
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    protest SS.org Regular

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    Ahh not that great haha. What's your definition of bedroom volume though? Some people mean it literally and some people just mean not crushingly loud. The Pittbulls have a good master volume on them. You get a decent amount of sweep on the lower end of the volume knob.
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    5150/6505, eh?
    The 5150II/6505+ are easily much tighter, owing to the extra high pass filtering going on. Why would the OP want the looser version of the amps if they're asking for tightness?
    Although I agree with you TWAT on the 5150III, that thing is tight as hell
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    In my experience the XXX is tighter and less fizzy than the 5150. And I believe the Ultra Plus is even tighter/less fizzy.
     
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    6505+. Bias mod = no fizz. Tighter then a nun's a$$.
     
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    I’m gonna vote Fryette 50CL, too. That’s what I got. I got a UL recently, and plan to sell the 50CL, but the two are equally tight. Fryettes just have that in spades.
     
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    How would you compare the tone/feel between the CL and the UL?

    I see the CL’s for sale every once in a while but I’ve never seen a UL here in the U.K.
     
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    Randall T2!
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    'Tight' and 'fizzy' aren't mutually exclusive things, especially when you're talking high gain. Any high gain amp sounds 'fizzy' with the gain turned up (even modestly) with sustained notes/chords, really.

    Anyway, when I think 'high gain' and 'tight', 'not muddy' and minimal 'fizz', I think dry with crunch and bottom-end. My top pick would be a Pitbull UL for that but that gets you over $1000 easily. By MY interpretation of that, I think the guy that said 6505+ Bias Mod is there, I'd also think Mesa 50 Cal+ and JCM 900 SL-X :2c:
     
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    Most amps get super tight with a boost in front to tighten it up and a graphic eq in the loop to remove fizz.
     
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    I googled "what is tight and fizzy" and google didn't disappoint...

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    Prob cost you less than anything made by Fortin.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Yeah, but you can flip the Fortin for 200% what you paid, and this will leave you with 50% of your assets.
     
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    Oh i dont care *which* 5150, but A 5150.
     
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