I could totally get by with my HD500/HD1221 setup, but it just doesn't have much mojo, and feels like more of a chore to setup and dial stuff in than just plug and play. Therefore I am considering getting back into the "real" amp type of setup and not the FRFR setup, but I have no idea where to start as I've been out of the game and could use some direction.
I have a lot of "wants", and I'm realistic knowing I won't be able to get all of them, but I'll list them anyways.
- I need something that isn't huge (no need for a halfstack) but can hang volume wise for gigging/practice
- Having something that works at lower practice volumes with good tone is a plus
- I'm open to combos or head/cab style, but I don't want to lug around a 4x12. 2x12 combo or cab would be nice.
- I don't need every tone under the sun, but a few nice usable tones would be good (a clean, mid gain, and high gain). I like it to be somewhat versatile (mostly focused on different types of metal but I want to be able to do other genres effectively too as I kinda would like to start a cover band for weekend gigs), but I understand how this works.
- I'm open to tube/solid state/"modeling" if it works right. I'd prefer tube but that leads to my next point...
- Price. I have a kid on the way and I'm trying to "downsize" and economize in a sense, so I can't break the bank. I don't want cheap crap, but I can't be spending more than $1K on the entire setup unless it's worth it.
Any insight is much appreciated!
the Laney IRT-60 212 or the Laney IRT-30 112. They have a multi watt knob that lets you dial anywhere from 1 watt to 30/60 watts, also have 3 channels.
IRT30-112 | IRONHEART | Laney