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Small Amp or Preamp DI box??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mike_111, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Hey, I'm currently looking into a better practice amp...

    I have an Ampeg CL and 8x10 and was wondering what you guys think would be a good small amp to get that sort of sound out of,

    I have quite a Tim (rage) tone, and don't really know of a good small amp that creates that.

    Have looked into little amps like Ampegs 100watt one or like GK ones...

    But I've also looked into like a Sansamp Driver Di, as that would be even more practical and sounds pretty good.

  2. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    JimmyM, paging JimmyM !!!
  3. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I don't really know about your tone, but I recommend the Ampeg ba-115 simply as a pretty good amp. It's got nice tone options, it's super light, it leans back, what more do you want?
  4. I've used one of those before and they are quite nice, but i did seem to be drowned out, is there one around the same size with more watts?
  5. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Several ways to skin that tone cat, but if you are looking for an amp for practice in lieu of the fridge rig, the MicroVR stack is a great sounding little setup.
  6. I was considering that a while back only having a master and no gain knob put me off it slightly
  7. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Ampeg B50/100R. You would still need a DI box to play live or mic it, but its a great amp and has wonderful tone. IMO, its one of the best combos around. Like, ever. But you will only find them used as they dont make them any longer.
  8. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I use the DI out into a PA literally 100% of the time so it's never been a concern for me. Alone it's not quite enough to keep up with a loud drummer. Perfect rig if you just need a stage monitor, though.
  9. Yehh our drummer is stupidly loud and for the most time it would be to jam at his, that'd be the problem
  10. I'll keep me eye out for one for a decent price man, cheers for the heads up
  11. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    You are thinking of the MicroCL perhaps? The MicroVR (silver grill cloth) has both gain and master volume and 3 EQ controls, and it's 200wa at 4ohms.

    I also own a B50r, and its tone is awesome; the MicroVR will cut much better in the practice space, though. I have gigged it without PA support many times. With two guitars, I need the second 210av cab, but I've been fine with just the one in a trio setup with drums and a sensible guitar player.