Best Amps for country

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  1. WireLine

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    Peavey Bandit 65 or Special 130...seen em on stages ranging from a 30 seat honkytonk to 20,000 seat areas by bands backing George Jones, Mark Chestnutt, thousand others.
     
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    Cool demo, although not country. Did you mod the circuit any? There was a lot of distortion in one part towards the beginning.
     
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    For country?
    Sorry Country.
    Fender Marshall or Vox.
    Just not less than 20 watts.
    This based on teenage musicians ability to maintain a mature shared volume level. A 15w tube amp cant keep the same sound as it gets louder or at least not the small tube amps I know.
    Mature players are fine with controlled volume and even drummers can learn to not drown out little amps.

    Of course you need to like the basic sound of the amp regardless of brand name, and I’d say don’t assume you like the basic BF/SF Fender sound.

    Forget learning that master volume can make good sounds, the slowest learning I experienced was that I don’t like BF Fender mid scoop amps sounds.
    Fought that for decades.
     
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    70s and early 80s country. Buy an old Peavey.

    Anything else, Fender Black or Silver face, such as but not limited to DRRI, with reverb and Trem.

    BTW, I thought you wanted to sound like Skynyrd, Page or Richards.
     
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    No modding. that is the amp on the gain channel. It does get pretty crunchy.
     
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    For the budget, I also recommend finding a used deluxe reverb reissue. Maybe the 68 custom deluxe would work for you, since you get reverb and tremolo on both sides, and the custom channel breaks up a bit earlier, but the vintage channel keeps the traditional deluxe tone. Also, you can look at a used Peavey classic series amps. They sound great, in my opinion, and I've tried a few (haven't owned any, though). They're nice, versatile tube amps.
     
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    Or if you like 50 and early 60s country, a Fender Tweed or earlier amp.
     
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    Another vote for twin or deluxe reverb. Honestly though, if you overlook some solid state amps, you'll be overlooking some fantastic amps with country tone. The peavey bandit 65 is one of them.

    Sent from my SM-J727T1 using Tapatalk
     
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    I run a ac30 with the master crank and play with the guitar's volume.
     
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    Check out youtube videos of Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives. RFD TV plays
    reruns of his shows generally on Saturday evenings. They use some different Fenders.
     
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    Used DRRI or a Delta Blues 15. The DRRI will run you more but it’s more amp.
     
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    I’ll take my 5f11 and whatever pedals.
     
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    That good lookin' gent is not me and that's not my amp..
     
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    Gotta agree on the 15" speaker..That's what I put in the amp that I built for steel guitar..And it was a killer lead guitar amp also..
    Nice guitar ya got there Mr.Yeats..
     
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    OOPS!
     
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    You're right! He looks MUCH older! (Fooled by the title on the video, stupid me!)
     
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    The term "country" can be a fairly broad interpretation these days. It can be Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, George Strait and Alan Jackson or Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert. I couldn't make a recommendation without an idea of who your inspirations are.
     
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    I know this isn't a tube amp but the Roland twin chorus I think it is called. Check it out.
     
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