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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by DougF, Dec 5, 2018.
Opinions on the best clean 1x12 combo amp, modeling or even just solid state.
Quilter Aviator Gold 1x12
I have a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and a Peavey Classic 30. Both are pretty great clean. The Fender starts to break around 5 but still really nice. Can’t go wrong with a Roland JC but I don’t know if they make it in 1x12.
The Ibanez TSA combo is a clean machine.
Peavey Special 130
I think for 159 euro the Fender Champion 40 is hard to beat.
I've owned both of these amps and agree.
I personally prefer ( talking stock here) the tone of the HRD as I found the Peavey to have a ' spike-y' upper-midrange overtone that I could not adjust out of amp's sound.
Also frustrating, is that neither of these amp's Drive channels sounded good to me ( it would just ' disappear' in a band mix, so I just used Clean channel with a TS or other OD) just my experience.
I sold both amps when I got my ' 68 Deluxe Reverb fixed- and with an Eminence Red, White, and Blues speaker, it just had a fantastic clean tone with plenty of volume.
So the real answer is a Deluxe Reverb!
That would depend on your definition of "clean"..
The old Champ 12. Pure 6L6 Fender clean.
Okay, yeah, don't dare trying the gain channel.
If you base it on where it breaks up on the dial, the clean channel of my orange isn't really breaking up till 6-7 at least. By some kind of wacked out definition of clean that'd make it "better" than an amp that started breaking up at 5.
But it's a totally different clean sound than a Fender or a Jazz Chorus so it would in no way be an acceptable substitute.
The Deluxe Reverb is the standard everything else is measured against... IMHO.
That said, I got an Ampeg GVT15-12 a few months back that I'm really enjoying.
Yeah, Fender clean? JC clean? Orange? (I don't think of cleans when I think of Orange.)
I really liked the cleans on my Peavey Bandit 65. Not "glassy" or "pristine" cleans, but what I would describe as "beefy." And plenty of headroom. It stayed clean turned up well past noon, and at those volume levels, you're rattling the windows.
What sort of volume do you need. Are you playing in a Band context or just at home?
Peavey Studio Pro 112. I LOVE it.
Price and and others have said, what clean. Orange Crush 60 is a great choice. My favorite amp at this moment though not a combo is the Vox MV50 Clean with a 1x12 Cannabis Rex cab.
roland blues cube hot works well for me and can stay clean for ages.
the good old roland cube 30 is also clean on the jc channel.
The Peavey Bandit gets much love.
The Orange CR 60 gets plenty too and is an astonishingly good amp.
Both the above can fill a room and sound good doing it. Affordable, powerful, well made, and you don't care about the technology used to make the sound when the sound is good.
'65 Fender DRRI - the AB763 circuit is like magic.
Evans, by far.
I have a Hot Rod Deluxe and a Blues Deluxe. Both have great cleans in my opinion, and the headroom can be increased by using input 2, or by swapping a 12ax7 for a 12at7 in V1 if I remember correctly.
If you have a bigger budget, then the Fender Twin is a classic clean tube amp. Not cheap though.