Very comprehensive, northernguitar, thank you. I like the idea of the Traynor, though they’re pretty thin on the ground here in the US mid-Atlantic area.
tce63, which Laney? The Lionheart series got stellar reviews when they came out, and there are both 5 and 20 watt versions that appeal, but I’ve never actually laid eyes on one. (Sorry, didn’t realize it was a link.)
I know that Long and McQuade ship south to the US and your Yankee dollars go far up here. This sells for CDN$629, which equals <USD$500.Very comprehensive, northernguitar, thank you. I like the idea of the Traynor, though they’re pretty thin on the ground here in the US mid-Atlantic area.
Truth! A friend of mine and I joke that Orange watts are approximately equal to 1.45 of anyone else's wattsI had an orange tiny terror and bought two of the matching speakers which I think were 8" and my lord was it loud, also changed tube for a JJ which smoothed the sound from the stock one.
I'll just leave this here.
I know, posting the unattainable adds nothing to this thread but it's the coolest looking lunchbox in my collection.
My wife bought me a Bugera T5 a few years ago that ended up a surprisingly cool little lunchbox head. Good range of tones, nice sounding digital reverb, headphone out, able to work with a variety of cab impedances.
It has a single 12AX7 in the preamp and a 5w single ended EL84 output. The single 12AX7 makes it extremely sensitive to preamp tube changes. The crap Bugera labeled Chinese 12AX7 was really harsh sounding and the amp's tone completely changed once I replaced that. I have a tube caddy full of vintage tubes and had so much fun rolling tubes in this thing. You can hear the difference between tubes in this more than any amp I've ever owned. I ran I61 & I63 Blackburn Mullards, an Amperex, Raythen black plate, long & short plate Sylvania's, a GE 5751 & various RCA types from black plates to gray plates. A Baldwin labeled Sylvania long plate ended up being my final pick. I think these sell for $199 new so you can probably find them used for $150.
Nice!Love the stromberg. My $65 old school lunch box...pp6V6 monoblock sans pre...just plug in right into the PI...either git and/or pedals etc. Low volume...unless you want to goose it.