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Best small Combo Amp.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Digiplay, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Hpilotman

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    Played a Super Reverb for years but got tired of hauling it around. [The BEST Fender amp model I ever played]
     
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    Lots of great small amps available out there now.
     
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    I've had the Katana for over a year and really like it. Very versatile and convincing enough.
     
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    My choice is the Roland Blues Cube Hot. It I want something *really* small, I use my Orange Crush 20 or (if I know a cabinet is available where I am going) a Joyo Bantamp head.

    As noted above, there are so many great small amps out there now, across a wide range of prices. Just pick the one you like.
     
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    F2AB8B27-E3F1-4FF9-91E4-57F097F52AB8.jpeg +1 Marshall Origen but the 5w version, will scale down to .5w and is still loud as hell cranked.
     
  6. KC

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    how small is small? A princeton / Origin 20 / pro jr / AC10 / GA15 are all going to be in that 30 lb ballpark, easy enough to tote around -- if you're OK with that weight, then you just need to play 'em and see what sounds good to you.

    If you want / need smaller, a Champ will do the trick -- I've been playing my Les Paul Jr amp which is basically a handwired Champ, sounds great, easy one-hand carry. But if your ears are used to having effects, you'll have to carry them, too -- it's what makes the Princeton reverb so handy, especially if you're a tremolo fan.

    Me, I use the Origin 20 with a reverb pedal in the FX loop, set on a nice medium plate setting. This puts the verb on a foot switch along with a boost, plenty of versatility and a good-sounding amp to boot. Pedal goes in the gig bag & it's a one-trip rig.
     
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    Princeton Reverb all day long, 68 or 65 to taste. If you want cheap, a Blues JR or Pro JR is good enough for thousands of players. VHT 12/20RT is in the Princeton/Deluxe space and an excellent value. Supro Blues King series also has some very satisfied users. Vox AC10 is also cool.
     
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    Been liking my Supro supreme a lot. It is sort of like an old Oahu.
    Dont think they sell them anymore, but, it handles most anything
    you can throw at it for a 10
     
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    Oh man I forgot about the vox ac10- add that one to my earlier list.

    It weighs like 10 pounds (exaggerating) and sounds like the bees knees if you’re ok with voxy tones. Only thing is it is manufactured kind of funny and internally isn’t really built to last. I had one and liked it so much I traded it in for an ac15hw.
     
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    You didn't mention price, so the one that will do the job astonishingly well is the Tone King Imperial MkII. Two amps in one (blackface and tweed), amazing sound, attenuator, fairly small and light/easy transport.
     
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    Princeton all the way!
     
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    As some have said, the classic small amps from Fender are hard to beat: Champ, Princeton and Deluxe.

    Then the sonic variations of tweed, brown tolex, blackface / silverface and reverb / tremolo options emerge as well. That whole family of the small Fenders has been a staple in recording studios for decades. Hard to go wrong with any of them.

    Buck
     
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    For that I’d use my champ clone for which I built a 4 spot pedal board that fits right in the back.
    So guitar gig bag with lead, strap and picks on back; amp with pedal board in one hand, leaving the other hand free for beer....
     
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    Sure it is ! Yours may be more recent than mine, which was from the 1st series, I think (available in Red, White and Black), so your amp models may be even better... ;)

    Now that I know that these amps are Analogue, like my µCube, and not another modelling stuff, I am very interested by them ! :)

    This one is interesting too. It seems that it a Master Volume version of the excellent Class5 : am I right, @M2roadwarrior ?

    -tbln
     
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    Just got online, you probably know more about amps than I do, I bought this last year, from what I understand it’s supposed to be a basic version of a classic, perhaps the master volume model you mentioned.
     
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    Music man 110 RD 50
     
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    If I was gonna part with a few sheckels today, this would be it.

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    Deluxe Reverb, Princeton Reverb or a Blues Junior
     
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    Fender Pro Jr IV Tweed


     
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    The more I think on it, it would be great if the amp also had a direct out.
     
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