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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best tube amp for clean channel

I play mostly country and am looking for a good clean channel tube amp. I currently own a solid-state Fender M-80 Chorus which I'm looking to get rid of. I'm not in the market for a good overdrive/crunch channel since I use pedals for that. Any input? Thanks!

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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue. Great clean channel tube amp, and superb for country tones.

Throw in a little slap back delay and Robert's your mother's brother....
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Deluxe Reverb, Super Reverb or Twin Reverb amps are your friends for wonderful clean tones.

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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Twin reverb, super reverb, or showman. All the fender cleans you could ever want.

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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love my SF vibrosonic with a JBL D-130 for clean country. They're fairly easy to find, I think...not much boutique value, so you can get them cheap.

A bit heavy, basically a twin with a 15 instead of two twelves...but it do have the clean thing nailed.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Fender Super Reverb and nothing else.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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'80s Carvin X100B. Accept no substitutes!
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Old January 18th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm getting some good clean country/jazz tones from this rig...CVC and Blues Deluxe R.I.......lovin' it. Just got it (amp) lacquered will get some pics up later.....
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Old January 18th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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We have plenty of recent threads on the subject, have a look here for tons of good information:

solid-state-tube-clean-headroom-advice-please
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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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For best British-style cleans from a tube amp you can't beat the Marshall Silver Jubilee or the JCM 800 of that era IMO.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Look for a used Fender red knob amp from the late 80s/early 90s. Dual Showman head, Super 60 head, Super 112/210 combo. Even "The Twin", if the weight isn't an issue. Great clean tones can be had for a good price.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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94 TWIN I found my Soul mate amp....
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Old January 18th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Check out this thread, especially post 14, before you make any decision. If you're still committed to the idea of a tube amp, the Peavey Classic 50 is a great alternative for Country and other styles and differently-voiced from Fender's amps.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 06:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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There is a reissue, too, a very well thought-out amp IMHO.
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There are many but I now have a Deluxe Reverb.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I've heard good things about the MESAs but that when they're cranked they tend to break up and you lose a considerable amount of the clean tone compared to others. I would love to compare but I live in the middle of nowhere where stores do not stock most of these amps. :(

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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Fender blackface amps wrote the book on clean tone. Look no further.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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How loud?

Clean channel of 5W Laney L5T-112 - out-Fenders Fender.


(you also have the option of metal/grunge on the drive channel)
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Old January 19th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #19 (permalink)
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For me it's all about my Luker Tiger. Great cleans with lots of warmth and presence. It's pretty much the only amp I'll use for clean.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Get an old Peavey Deuce, clean headroom for days, loud if need be, and 2 footswitchable channels with a reverb tank and a cool phaser effect.
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