I had a Marshall Lead 20 in the 90s...an awesome amp. I’ve been looking for another. The Lead 12 should be cut from the same beautiful cloth!
There was a production of the Marshall 12 (no reverb) and the 12R with reverb.I know this is maybe not a Marshall thing, but it is a me thing-
Do these little Marshall's have Reverb ?
( I like Reverb, not a ton, but some )
There was a production of the Marshall 12 (no reverb) and the 12R with reverb.
May be a stretch finding one but they do exist so keep your eyes open as I have been looking for a while, only seen one 12R for sale and was snapped up.
I had the Lead 12 in 1989 an it was a killer little Marshall SS combo.
Go one further and find the Lead 12 head and cab as they made those also.
Agree,I think many many muso's are collecting small amps (grab and go as they say) they have so many cool advantages over bigger amps.I'm on this mission it seems, to just get a stable of cool ( gig worthy) Vintage-style small amps.
I don't care if SS or tubes, they just have to sound good and be affordable.
Playing quieter gigs and having great drummers, make this all possible, and just fun!
Here we go, this guy played a festival with many bands playing, every guitarist except one used a SS amp. He goes into some of the reasons why and records the amps on stage sounds.Seems solid state amps never went away, they've integrated in ways with digital and tubes amps.
What are your thoughts on solid state in 2020?
Roland Blues Cube StudioOlder Peavey Envoy/Bandit lines were solid performers. I was quite happy using any in that line. I jumped to a Mustang IIIv2 for the versatility and it was a nice sounding amp too once you got a model dialed in. My only problem was it complicated things too much.
I have owned a couple of Peavey Bandits, one earlier model, didn't care for the sound running through the front end so I let it go.
Bought another one, cheap, used the FX return as a slave; that worked very nicely, but I decided that I didn't need a slave so I sold it (at a modest profit) and bought a side cab.
Always used tubes, otherwise, but am currently looking into a Fender Champion 40. I have a Super Champ XD, that I love, but it isn't really enough amp, most of the time and I have a friend who owns a Champion. It's light weight, sounds good and isn't expensive. I'm planning to sit down and a/b the two; I may have one soon.
Oh, yeah, Danelectro Honeytone for a bedroom amp; sounds pleasantly trashy.