Originally Posted by danly
dude, come on.
yeah jimmy page and hendrix were playing through 5w valve juniors.
Well Page did use a 10-15 watt supro for the entire first record. Those opening chords for Good Times, Bad times sound kinda big.
Also used it on Stairway to blah, blah, blah.
One 12 inch speaker, mounted on a piece of plywood, no cabinet.
I think a big guitar sound, even a pretty big modern Metal sound can come from a small amp and speaker. Dark Terror is cool, if you haven't heard it. Tiny Terror if you will never need that much crunch.
+1 on the Slipperman read, it's got some stuff that most people don't try, and it's highly entertaining as well. Smart guy. Pretty wicked intelligent.
To the OP, I would maybe look at a newer modern amp if this is what you are doing genre wise. I love vintage amps to death. Love em'.
However, to do what you need, you should probably look into a newer amp that covers the Fender and
Marshall or Boogie thing. AC15 is ok, and pretty versatile, but many of these new amps are much more flexible. And if you are only going to have one amp, and not start an amp collection to get the Holy Grail tone of each species, you might want to look at an all bases covered deal.
Bogner? Many cheaper alternatives out now, in knock offs too. Blackstar, even those Soldano designed Jet City things are pretty damn nice.
There are just soooo many now. We didn't have this kind of choice when I was buying my first amp. That would have been fantastic.
Just my thoughts on this, coming from where you seem to be. All of the music you describe has a pretty modern sheen on it. AC 15...maybe, not sure on the Univox. I have one, and it's ok, but I wouldn't really grab it first to do a modern Pop thing.
PS: If you must go down the road of the AC15, see if you can find a used Gibson Gold Tone GA-15. It's really a Trace Elliot design, bought buy Gibson. Was the Vellocette. Same kind of thing, Class A, etc. Probably save some $ that way.
Not real heavy in the crunch dept., but enough, and if you use a line driver, it can get real ballsy.