Are there any modern stereo high gain amps?

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  1. Bearitone

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    Are there?
    Right now it’s looking like my only option is a modeler with a stereo poweramp.
     
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    Orange Rocker 32 is the only stereo tube amp I even know of.

    Downsides. Combo, low wattage and I'm not sure it could be considered high gain. Never tried one.
     
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    Diezel VH4S. Is that modern at this point? I had one, it was cool. Hard to get everything plugged into the right jacks. There just have been 20 jacks back there.

    Rivera had some that are even older than the Diezel.
     
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    Diezel is cool but holy cow expensive. I’ll try to find which Rivera you are talking about
     
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    Is the dirty channel based on the rockerverb? If so i might actually be able to get everything I want out of it. Boosted Rockerverbs sounds awesome, and I’m not picky about clean tones so the “natural” channel would probably be fine. Very cool, i didn’t think Orange had something like this
     
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    I think the Rivera was the S120. Maybe the M120 could be stereo too? I think it was separate 60 watt power sections.
     
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    I don't think it's voicing is based on the rockerverb but I don't know that for a fact. I never got around to trying the Rockers out. I couldn't imagine it not having enough gain with a Boost/OD.
     
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    Then buy a modeller with a stereo power amp? :shrug:
     
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    True, but I like to know what’s on the market
     
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    Checks out :yesway: buy an fm3 :lol:
     
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    ... or get a tube preamp + stereo power amp...
     
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    And have less amps? Blasphemy. :lol:
     
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    Is Kemper capable of stereo? If i do go the modeling route I’d rather go Kemper
     
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    I'd look at the manual.
     
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    ... but the purpose is to reduce the space and keep the options or +1?
    ... and, it depends on the preamp... with the Synergy stuff one can have all the amps in one... or with a Triaxis and get most Mesa's Marks... and there's no need to sell whatever else is in the house... right?
     
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    250 amps in an FM3, one stop shop, X number of IR storage, vs a handful of Synergy preamps that cost even more. An FM3 does not take up much space either. The only reason to get a tube preamp is because you love tube preamps (which OP might!).
     
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    Powered Kemper isn't stereo and they have no plans to make a stereo version. Regular version can output stereo, but I don't think it can do any stereo effects to begin with. It would work fine if you're intending to send it to some stereo effects and then a stereo poweramp, but no better than any other preamp would. You'd probably want something very transparent to power it though.

    I recommend a VH4S. Rivera TBR series were stereo amps too.
     
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    How about your amp of choice plus a separate stereo tube power amp to run a wet/dry/wet setup?
     
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    Is the Badcat CUB 50/50 high gain enough?

    I know some of their amps are quite "metal", but I'm woefully ignorant to Badcat.
     
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    Manuel, who?
     
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