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  1. Just wondering if anyone would be keen for forming a post-rock style band.  I play guitar so would be looking for a drummer and bassist as well as any other musicians that could add to this.  Would most likely be instrumental but we could possibly experiment with some singing.

    I'd be looking for people who could commit to a couple of hours or practice every 1/2 weeks to begin with.  Must be reliable and able to play consistently and to a reasonable standard.  Ability to play in unusual (but not overly complex) time signatures would be important.

    Influences such as Mogwai, Mono, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and similar.  Could also go into heavier post-metal territory if prefered, Pelican, ISIS etc.

    Give me a shout if you want to discuss.  Cheers!

  2. Hey,

    Two guitarist and vocalist types looking for a bassist and drummer.

    Working on our own material - alternative/indie vibe a la Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Coldplay, Modest Mouse etc...

    Looking to practice once a fortnight and work towards local gigs from there.

    Give me a shout if you have questions or are keen to meet.

  3. sye scot | eBay

    • Damaged Working BOSS ML-2 Metal Core Gain Distortion
    • ZT Lunchbox 200W 1x6.5 Guitar Combo Amp - Boxed
    • Orange Crush 15 Guitar Combo Amplifier
    • Beringer Xenyx 12 Input Mixer
    • Tanglewood Deep Bodied Archtop Semi Acoustic Guitar
    • Digitech Vocal 300 Voice Effects Foot Pedal
    • Rare Alesis MMT-8 Vintage Multi Track Midi Recorder
    • Set of 2 Humbucker Pickups B.C.Rich c/w knobs etc

  4. I did consider changing the tubes but decided that might be throwing good money after bad and maybe it was just not the amp for me. Also did roll back the volume which helped a little but as I have other options, theres no point in taking a compromise. It would probably sound good with Tele single coils, it just doesnt like my PRS SE Humbuckers.

    I wouldnt mind a lack of extra bells and whistles on an amp but I do want an effects loop and good clean and overdrive tones. Didnt think that would be such a hard thing to find at a reasonable price.

  5. Really? I'd heard that those were meant to have a fair amount of clean headroom. I was seriously considering buying one after trying it a couple weeks ago but I couldn't properly crank it in the store. Does it break up really early on the clean channel?

    I heard that too but for me and with my guitar it broke up far too early to play anything clean over the drums in rehearsal. I also found it generally quite noisy at high volumes.

  6. The Statesman is a superb amp and if you can afford it, Iyou should go for it.

    If you're after good cleans, the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe is an excellent choice in that price range. I had one of those as well and it was a great amp.

    My only concern with that one is that there is no gain control on the clean, only master volume. There is apparently a master on the back too but not clear on how that will work. If I can have it loud on the back and low on the front to keep it clean that will be fine but really I'm not sure.

  7. Yeah, I got an Orange Thunder 30 at it has next to no clean headroom when I play my PRS SE Custom 24 through it. Perhaps an amateur mistake as apparently Orange amps are not really designed to do clean cleans. :dunce:

    It's going back to the shop and what I'm looking at instead is a Laney LH50 or a H&K Statesman Dual EL34. The H&K requiring another cash injection, the Laney being slightly cheaper. Going for a diverse quiet to loud alt rock sound. A bit prog, a bit grunge. Really needs to be a versatile amp.

  8. Valve amps do need to be treated with care and respect and although component failure is common with this type of equipment, I think you'll find that most problems are the result of mistreatment and/or negligence on the part of the owner.

    Thanks for the feedback. I do get the impression that people would rather blame the manufacturer than admit they didn't look after their amp. I'm torn between a Laney (LH50) and a H&K (Statesman Dual EL34). Based on what you're saying, they could both be decent quality...

  9. I am currently trying to find an amp for a reasonable price. There are a few amps that have all the features I need but they are brands that seem to get badmouthed on the internet a lot.

    Has anybody got any real-life experience with with Hughes & Kettner, Laney, Bugera or any other lower budget orientated brands in terms of reliability. I'm not interested in people who are just perpetuating rumours, I'd be very interested to hear peoples experiences with these brands or any suggestions on value for money brands I might have missed. Thanks!

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