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Best tube amp for clean channel

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  1. Jagg76

    Jagg76 Tele-Holic

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    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!

    - Jagg
     
  2. malonius

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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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    Deluxe Reverb, Super Reverb or Twin Reverb amps are your friends for wonderful clean tones.

    /the end
     
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    Twin reverb, super reverb, or showman. All the fender cleans you could ever want.

    Bob
     
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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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    Fender Super Reverb and nothing else.
     
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    '80s Carvin X100B. Accept no substitutes!
     
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    bender-freak Friend of Leo's

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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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    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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    Howdy,

    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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    94 TWIN I found my Soul mate amp....
     
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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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    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.
    I like it.:D
     
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  17. Jagg76

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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. :(

    -Jagg
     
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  18. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

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    Fender blackface amps wrote the book on clean tone. Look no further.
     
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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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    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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    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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