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Best tube amp for clean channel

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Jagg76, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Jagg76

    Jagg76 Tele-Holic

    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

    malonius TDPRI Member

    Dec 27, 2011
    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....
  3. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Deluxe Reverb, Super Reverb or Twin Reverb amps are your friends for wonderful clean tones.

    /the end
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  5. Kennedycaster

    Kennedycaster Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 5, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    Twin reverb, super reverb, or showman. All the fender cleans you could ever want.

  6. CoolBlueGlow

    CoolBlueGlow Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 20, 2011
    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.
  7. dodona

    dodona TDPRI Member

    Sep 1, 2008
    Fender Super Reverb and nothing else.
  8. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 14, 2004
    New England
    '80s Carvin X100B. Accept no substitutes!
  9. bender-freak

    bender-freak Friend of Leo's

    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.....
  10. Piotr

    Piotr Tele-Holic

    Jan 5, 2011
  11. black_doug

    black_doug Tele-Afflicted

    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.
  12. eggman

    eggman Friend of Leo's

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bossier City,La.

    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.
  13. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Tele-Afflicted

    94 TWIN I found my Soul mate amp....
  14. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 16, 2007
    North Bushey, England.
    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.
  15. Piotr

    Piotr Tele-Holic

    Jan 5, 2011
    There is a reissue, too, a very well thought-out amp IMHO.
  16. Scotty 2

    Scotty 2 Tele-Holic

    Jun 22, 2007
    There are many but I now have a Deluxe Reverb.
    I like it.:lol:
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  17. Jagg76

    Jagg76 Tele-Holic

    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. :(

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  18. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2009
    Fender blackface amps wrote the book on clean tone. Look no further.
  19. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England
    How loud?

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

    (you also have the option of metal/grunge on the drive channel)
  20. chesire

    chesire Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2010
    The Ol' Pueblo
    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.
  21. cellrebral

    cellrebral Tele-Meister

    Jan 14, 2011
    location, location
    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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