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Amp shopping...help!

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Festofish, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Festofish

    Festofish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Hey all you cool cats and kittens! I’m looking for an amp to replace my Hotrod Dlx. It’s a fantastic amp but too loud for my living room jams and that’s all I do. I don’t need tons of gain. I get all that from my boxes.
    So my preferences are;
    Awesome Cleans
    Effects loop
    Tube
    Simple(single channel?)
    Spring reverb would be great
    Not opposed to vibe/trem models
    Used is fine
    Sub $650
    No on board digital effects
    Ok so seriously I play Petty-AC/DC with Floyd thrown in so no hi gain monsters.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. tce63

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    Marshall SV20 series would be the perfect amp for you, but you will need a attuneator at home.

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    Marshall DSL20CR, though you may want to ipgrade the speaker to a green back. Live on the CLASSIC GAIN channel and get yer occasional ya-yas on the ULTRA channel. Great effects loop and nice reverb, for being digital. Got one. Deluxe Reverb slayer!
    Just Sayin'
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    23AF7D12-81E4-4411-BDBE-E77CDC25E893.jpeg I have a 22 watt fender drri 65 black face much too loud for home bedroom use.
    I was using a orange box to tame it some but wasn’t thrilled
    A few months back I bought a Tone King Iron Man ii mini attenuator $400.00 I think
    I am very pleased with the results
    Just suggesting as an alternative
     
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  5. tce63

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    I use Weber Mini mass 50 for my Marshalls (SC20H and SV20H)

    Works great, and only about 170Usd each from tedweber.com

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    The HRD is a fine amp. Consider connecting a volume box in the fx loop, or buy/ build an attenuator to reduce the volume for home use. I miss my Deluxe.
     
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  8. Festofish

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    Ha! I’ve got a JHS Little Black Amp Top Box sitting in my pile of effects! Duh! Just an excuse for GAS I guess!
     
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    The JHS box in the loop works GREAT on my Blues Deluxe RI! However, I have a used '65 PRRI coming today.
     
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  10. Steerforth

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    Marshall Origin 20. Since you won’t have to buy an attenuator with an Origin 20, you can use the money that you save to get an Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11.
     
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    Your Hot Rod Deluxe already does all of that very well, its only real problem is that the volume knob is hard to dial to a low volume setting. As other posters have suggested, take a look at passive "volume boxes" that go in the FX loop to help tame the slope of the amp's volume control. Those things aren't an actual attenuator like the Weber, just a potentiometer in a box- you can build one yourself pretty easily or buy a premade one for about $20.
     
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    Small bedroom...maybe a laney cub or an old champ.
     
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    I am presently shopping for an Egnater, either the Tweaker 15W or the Rebel 30W. Look them up, They have very interesting features, like separate channel reverb on the Rebel and Tube Mix on both. The 30W rebel has attenuators. It might be just what the doctor ordered.

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    AC15c1 sounds good at living-room levels, can be had cheaply, will scale up to small-to-medium gig levels if you need them. Just a great-sounding little amp. It's heavy but who cares if you're not moving it. And no FX loop but sounds fine with time-based FX in front.
     
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    The HRdlx can have a volume box made to put in the effects loop to tame the louds. My father made one for his years ago.

    But, I'm all about talking people into more amps;

    In that size and price range, I reccomend the Supro Blues king 12. 15ish watts, spring reverb, runs on a 6l6, great amp.
     
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    Im really keen to try the tremlord too. It sounds like an incredible amp.
     
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    I think my Supro Blues King 12 would be perfect for that. They’ve just gotten a facelift for the January NAMM show and are now called “Delta King”.

    With the built in foot switchable “boost” and “gain” switches, they’ll do everything you’re asking for. They come in right at $650 for the 12” 15 watt model. Less used.

    My other suggestion would be my other amp- Marshall Origin 20 combo. You’ll want a reverb, though. None built in on this one.
     
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