- Dec 28, 2020
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Haha I've been away a few days juggling some things and came back to this very interesting thread!
I appreciate everyone's input including Rick's, I love hearing everyone's perspectives and find it is greatly beneficial in life in general. While it may not be what the OP was about @ricksdisconnected advice is greatly respected. Personally $1,500 is in my opinion doable considering where I'm at and it's not like I couldn't sell other gear to recoup the expense.
So far I'm still debating the PRS and a Ceriatone but maybe leaning more towards the PRS. I'm tempted to get the head and matching 1x12, I personally don't really like PRS' signature on the front but that's meh. The demos I hear are 100% promising as I have no doubt with my touch I can squeeze every bit of Jimi tone out of it. The 20w with MV is really appealing to my wants as I just got new neighbors with a newborne (the old ones just moved out dammit!) and have been unable to really enjoy my SV20 at all anymore. I see the matching 1x12 comes with a V-type but if I do go this route I will also order a Scumback H55-PVC to top it off.
I definitely believe the Ceriatone is a better value but my hang up is having a 50w or even a 100w, even with a MV or an attenuator I still think it's just more than I need or could joyfully use. The fact the unit beside me just got new tenants with a new born is really making me pause on the big amp idea. I could use it for my occasional jams with other musicians but honestly at home I don't think I'll get the most out of it.
Honestly, the PRS sounds like a substitute for the SV20 (having both would be redundant). If you go that route, I would flip the SV20 to get it.
You might also considering just getting a nice load box/reamper with a portion of the $1500. I went down the same route (getting smaller combos to play at home), but now I just use my 100 watters with the TAE for "bedroom playing" - and I'm much happier! I know guitar players have an innate dislike of newfangled technology, but reactive loads are really good now (and don't color the tone like modellers too).
Then when you get the 45/100 (or similar), you'll be able to enjoy that fully too