I'm planning on buying both a guitar, and an amp head-cabinet combo. I'm pretty set on getting a Gibson SG Special
(although if someone wants to convince me otherwise, I will try different guitars in the store).
My question is, if I'm looking for a good, very warm amp that has decent spread and dynamic range (meaning, it should sound just as good mic'ed in a recording studio and at a live performance), what should I go for?
I've had recommendations for: the AD-series Orange amp
vintage amps, etc. There's also Marshall (the JCM2000 series), and the relatively new Waller amps
Also, how important is the cabinet? Would a standard 4x12 Marshall
half-stack suffice, or is this a major player in the overall warmth?
Finally, as far as desired sound, I'm going for versatility. I don't plan on playing anything really distorted, but may be doing some mild overdriving. I want a Counterfit sound (on their less overdriven songs), or something like The Weakerthans - Times Arrow (with more spread). The Botticellis are a good example of the types of sounds I'll be aiming for.
Thanks, and sorry for the long post! I'm trying to be thorough. (I also realize this has sort of been addressed
, but not quite what I'm looking for).