Best Current Production Amplifiers

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  1. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

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    There are a lot of vintage amps in the "Greatest Amps of All Time" thread... As there should be.

    I wanted to start a separate thread for current production amplifiers. Factory or boutique, doesn't matter, as long as they're currently in production, on a regular basis. I.e., no "one-offs" or "two-offs".

    My nominations:

    Roland Cube 40 and 80
    Peavey Delta Blues
    Fender Deluxe Reverb RI
    Fender Super Champ X2
    Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special
    Muchxs Morpheus
    Magnatone Stereo Twilighter 212

    Not necessarily in that order! ;)
     
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    Vox AC15 and AC30.
     
  3. Del Pickup

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    I'd have to add the EC Tremolux to the list.

    I love the tones from this amp. Very versatile and usable for small gigs and home use without bugging the neighbours.

    And, although it seems to be questionable as to whether they're still in production or not, I also love the Ampeg GVT 15 which I have always found to provide some very good tones and has never given me any trouble as others seem to report.
     
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    I'd add all of the Fender EC line and the Bassman LTD
     
  5. monkeywalker

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    I reckon the orange tiny terror is in there somewhere. Tons of tone and reliability, simplicity and a big shiny jewel light.
     
  6. JayFreddy

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    I'll add the Yamaha THR5. Best in class for a battery powered amplifier. Possibly the best battery powered amp ever...

    It's the same power amp and speakers as the THR 10, but it's a significantly smaller footprint.
     
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    Another vote for Vox's killer lineup of ACs..
     
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  9. Gnobuddy

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    Surely y'all aren't going to leave out the Princeton Reverb reissues? These have some of the most widely cherished clean tones of any amp out there, especially at low volumes.

    -Gnobuddy
     
  10. JayFreddy

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    Great suggestions, thanks!

    Can you guys put in company names and model numbers, and then add a line break between each model? For example:

    Fender EC Tremolux
    Vox AC15
    Vox AC30

    This makes it much easier to add to a spreadsheet! Thanks in advance! :D
     
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    +1
    The PR has my vote.

    Fender Princeton Reverb 65 RI

    I use an old 67 PR and one of my dream rigs is to aquire a 65 PR RI and run them both off my old Ibanez SC10 sterio chorus pedal. Yum.
     
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    Warm Gums Friend of Leo's

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    Asa mentioned in another thread, I'm very impressed by the Divided by 13 Line, not inexpensive, but it you are in a position to swim in that pond, they are well worth a lislten.
     
  14. FMA

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    Very similar to the Delta Blues, the Classic 30 is a workhorse.
     
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    Fender Mustang Series

    Fender Excelsior

    Vox Little Night Train

    Fender Super Champ X2
     
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    At the budget end of the spectrum,

    VHT Special 6 Ultra

    I'm really impressed with this amp/combo at any price and for 210ukp it's a real bargain. 12" speaker, 6v6.
     
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