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Affordable Guitar Amp for gigging without PA

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by TimoR, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. aerhed

    aerhed Tele-Afflicted

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    Dec 24, 2016
    Boulder, WY
    Super Six.
     
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  2. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

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    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas

    :lol::rolleyes: I rest my case! :lol::rolleyes:
     
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  3. Twang Deluxe

    Twang Deluxe Tele-Meister

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    Dec 6, 2015
    Kehl
    Fender Deluxe 112 Plus SS

    Very loud, nice clean sound, € 80
     
  4. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 16, 2014
    Sacramento, California
    If I were to get a new SS amp I'd get an Orange Crush 60. The Crush 35 is in your price range, but I'm not sure it has the volume to keep up with a drummer.

    I picked up a used Super Champ XD that only cost me $225 in mint condition a couple of years ago. I think they're even cheaper now. It can hold it's own against my friend's Blues Jr., but I believe it's a hybrid, not just SS. Good, useful effects built-in too, so all you need is a footswitch. It's my grab-and-go amp.

    If you want clean and volume to use as a pedal platform, get yourself a used Peavey Bandit. I've got a 112, but a 65 will do the job. Weighs a ton. Cost me $100 on Craigslist.

    I know a lot of people were big on the Katana recently, but I'm starting to see some not-so-good things about it. No personal experience with it though.

    A few years ago everyone was raving about the Fender Mustang III on the forum. It's a great amp if you can find a used one, but it's a bit too complicated for me. You could play pretty much anywhere with one, short of an arena.
     
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  5. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 21, 2016
    Rhode Island
    2 Peavey silver or red stripe Envoys.

    Stereo. Split em with a stereo pedal of your choice, delay, Chorus etc.

    Or a USA build Bandit(Heavy)

    Orange 35 and 60w Crush are killer SS amps.

    Many fans of DV Mark on these forums.
     
  6. Henry Mars

    Henry Mars Tele-Holic

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    Jan 17, 2014
    Bucks Co. PA
    You can find a Peavey Special 130 for less than $100 US. A peavey bandit is good choice. There are a number of good choices. I gig with all sorts of amps . A lot of times I use a Fender Blues Jr or an Amped GVT15 ...both 15W and are loud enough for use with the entire band. If clean is an issue go solid state.
     
  7. old soul

    old soul Tele-Meister

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    Nov 11, 2015
    terra firma
    I have a champion 100 and love it. Its light for a 2x12 too. About 40lbs. There's really not a tone I cant get from it. I cant say how overall durable it will be dragging it all over town, but if you dont punt it like a football or use it for a sled it should be good

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  8. old soul

    old soul Tele-Meister

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    Nov 11, 2015
    terra firma
    And the champion is crazy easy to set up or change tones. Just good ol knobs. No colored lights or led screens. And comes with a 2 button footswitch

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  9. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    How would you compare the volume and headroom to a common gigging tube amp like a DRRI or Hot Rod Deluxe, if you have used them? Thanks.
     
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