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Re: Looking for an AMP for rhodes/organ sounds

Postby Quai34 » 28 Nov 2017, 10:12

My first Keys Amp was a JC 60.... Yes, waaaayyyyy back...
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Re: Looking for an AMP for rhodes/organ sounds

Postby andi85 » 29 Nov 2017, 00:26

I know, a Jazz Chorus isn't exactly contemporary... but it's fun :D

Seriously though, I'd recommend a decent self-powered PA speaker first. Owning one or two of those is essential for a keyboard player - at least in my opinion. You become independent from club PAs and other people because you can make yourself sound good in any situation. I wouldn't want to miss my two 10" wedges.

If you really want an amp and you're not happy with the Nord's effects (which I doubt) - do have a look at the JC. It's cleaner than most other guitar amps so it works well with many different sounds. Still, it gives those vintage sounds a little extra sparkle. Used JCs are widely available and not very expensive - and they come with a "free" Boss CE-1 ;)
And if you feel ridiculous using a 30kg amp with a 10kg keyboard, you might look for the smaller JCs like the JC-77.

But first go check some monitors! :D
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Re: Looking for an AMP for rhodes/organ sounds

Postby Quai34 » 29 Nov 2017, 00:49

Agreed, I have two Yorkville Parasource 10" and they are very good...I bought them to be independent as you said....But I will still try to find a JC guitar Amp, just for my guitarist, for Funk sound it's the best....The issue is that the old ones are not Stereo, just the new one, realized few months ago is a JC120 but just smaller....
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Re: Looking for an AMP for rhodes/organ sounds

Postby UncleChubb » 02 Dec 2017, 05:52

sus_4 wrote:For what it's worth...
On gigs, I play a Nord Stage 2 through a Spacestation v3 and a sub. I LOVE my on-stage sound, including the acoustic pianos, strings, horns, and synths within the live band mix.

To avoid hauling & setup time, I have a Nord Electro 2 sitting on top of a Yamaha electric piano at our rehearsal space. Our guitarist lets me use his Fender Hot Rod DeVille for amplification (I was quite reluctant to use it, at first). I have to say the organ, clav, rhodes and wurli sound AWESOME through this guitar amp. If you don't play acoustic pianos, or lush synth pads/strings/horns that require cleaner amplification, I highly recommend experimenting with ANY guitar amp and see if it suits your ears.


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Re: Looking for an AMP for rhodes/organ sounds

Postby UncleChubb » 02 Dec 2017, 05:55

I just posted on another forum thread; I love the Blues Deluxe. Pretty cheap used, too.
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