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Best small Combo Amp.

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

  1. David Menke

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    Most likely then a Solid State amp, price wise. I have a Boss Cube 30 that I have by the computer to practice with. It has a 10 inch speaker and loud enough for a small venue. Boss Kantana has 50 watts and record out jack. This may fit the bill.
    Other options, if money is not an issue, Dr Z has some excellent lower wattage amps. Fender amps are always a good choice, small Pro J , Blues Jr, Princeton Reverb, Deluxe Reverb (heavier but can do home or small shows) All fender amps can be mike' d which most of the time sound better than DI. My Blues Jr, though modified, but easy to haul, one hand guitar, the other the amp.
     

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  2. tm1303

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    Vox AC4.

    In blue.
     
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  3. David Menke

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    I wrote another post, but if you just need a small amp so another person can hear you play, $150 Boss CUBE-10GX. 8 inch speaker and 10watts. Effects included onboard, and no need for pedals for practice with your partners.
     
  4. RYAN1987M

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    I'm pretty biased towards the one that I own -

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    At various times I've also owned a DRRI, a PRRI, and a Gries 5. The Champ leaves me wanting for nothing.
     
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  5. Old Plank

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    These did get a good review in Guitar Player mag recently.
     
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    Vox AC10c1. 27lbs, can be had for $350 used, loud as hell, and they sound fantastic, box stock.
     
  7. Old Plank

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    The ZT Lunchbox Reverb is the one ticking off all your boxes, check them out online. Under 10 lbs and fits in your backpack with room to spare. Here's a NAMM show demo ...

     
  8. Pointmonger

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    My Silverface Champ is fantastic.
     
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  9. El Tele Lobo

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    I'm always going to say a Tweed Champ clone with a 12" ceramic speaker. It's my all-time favorite amp. I've always played a tweed Deluxe that I really liked, but it was in a club where I could crank it up.

    I briefly owned a Pro Jr. and it's a decent amp for something uber compact...but I'm not a big fan of EL84 tone...and it can be a little boxy. I've heard about people putting them in solid pine cabinets (stock is plywood, if I recall) with larger speakers with great results...I would be interested in hearing one of those.

    The '68 Custom Princeton sounds promising for versatility, too, but I've never owned one.

    Oh, here's my 5F1:

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  10. Anacharsis

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    The Blues Cube Hot has it. I use it all the time.
     
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    As others have mentioned the DI on the tonemasters is unbelievably good. TMDR is 23 lbs.
     
  12. Robert H.

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    Over 70 responses. Over 40 different suggestions (estimate). Now what?
     
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    Aim for 50 different suggestions?
     
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    Wasn't that the point? OP wanting suggestions to check out that would work for them?
     
  15. Robert H.

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    I’m not sure. But I feel like these threads often leave the OP scratching his head.
     
  16. MilwMark

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    Need more info.

    What volume?

    Unless loud enough to get over drums, I’ll join the MicroCube chorus.

    If you play around with the models and put aside preconceptions, you can get some amazingly good sounds at volumes from typical conversation to say very loud TV volumes or medium stereo volumes.

    I always tell people to start with the Classic Stack model. Channel volume high. Gain 9 o’clock to 11 o’clock for edge/blues and noon to 2 o’clock for rock. Use master to set level.

    Just sounds really good. And extremely responsive to guitar vol knob and right hand.
     
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    The answer doesn’t change.
     
  18. Drew617

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    I had an F-30 and F-50, kind of wish I still did. Really great cleans out of both those amps, to my ears.
     
  19. McGlamRock

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    This is mine. The black hides a lot of the scuff marks. It was my only amp for a long time. I've thought about selling it, but it's so beat up i'd have to sell it for nothing. And like you say; great clean tones.

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  20. blowtorch

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    I have one.
    It sucks.
    So badly I forgot to include it in my last amp inventory...so that makes 19, not 18. Yay. o_O
     
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