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mingo
08-05-2007, 09:53 PM
Wondering what people's opinions are on what the best clean sounding amp is that works well with pedals. Thinking of buying a new amp, wondering what you guys think. I've been looking into Maz Jr, 65 amps, and some bogners in praticular.

Thanks

GDking
08-05-2007, 10:16 PM
Wondering what people's opinions are on what the best clean sounding amp is that works well with pedals. Thinking of buying a new amp, wondering what you guys think. I've been looking into Maz Jr, 65 amps, and some bogners in praticular.

Thanks

If you want the best clean amp and 2500 is not too much the cowtipper 45 is the best I have ever heard you will not be disappointed.

If you are worried about a second channel and dirt out of the amp, every channel switcher gets blown away by the cleans of most all non master volume fender style amps on the market. Dual channels are a compromise of tone vs functionality and practicality.

Tag
08-05-2007, 10:26 PM
Bruno Cowtippers.
Bruno UG 30
Fender SRRI
Fender low powered Tweed twin
Louis Electrics KR
Fender Dual Pro

dspblues
08-05-2007, 10:27 PM
Pure 64.

silentstudios
08-05-2007, 10:31 PM
I'd cast my vote for a blackface Fender Dual Showman. Not a new amp, but you could grab one for well under a grand.

Leonc
08-05-2007, 11:19 PM
A lot of great suggestions.

For country cleans, I'll take Tone King Comet or Meteor.

For rock cleans, I'll take a Vox AC30 or Heritage Colonial and the Ampeg VT-40 is purty wunnerful.

For jazz I'll take a Bruno Cowtipper (although if you're into pedals...I bet you're not all that into playing jazz :)).

For blues, Magnatones rule. My 213 Troubadour, M15A and PANaramic 1220 (Maggie 260) have gorgeous cleans and love pedals.

Den
08-05-2007, 11:20 PM
Of course it depends on what your ears will hear as the "best" clean tone, but several others in addition to those mentioned that are recognized for their stellar clean tones include the Carr Rambler, Tone King Meteor, and Fuchs ODS or TDS.

I have both a Rambler and a Fuchs TDS and find both of them offer beautiful clean tones and are great with pedals. The TDS clean channel can be dialed in to give you more variations of cleans ... all of them very cool.

GuitarBrent
08-05-2007, 11:25 PM
Reeves Custom 50 or original Hiwatt DR 504.

Blueser
08-06-2007, 06:08 AM
Bruno Cowtippers.
Bruno UG 30
Fender SRRI
Fender low powered Tweed twin
Louis Electrics KR
Fender Dual Pro


What he said! Any one of those would make you very happy!

jay66
08-06-2007, 08:03 AM
Take a peek at Gries amps. Sweet cleans and love pedals.
Or a Fargen Blackbird.

jacksonburn
08-06-2007, 09:32 AM
I second the Fender Dual Professional. The most beautiful clean sound, but that's all it can do - and it can get LOUD.

drift_boat
08-06-2007, 09:53 AM
I have a Tone King Comet 40a that kills for sweet cleans and has reverb too. I've tweaked this one with a Cannabis Rex speaker over the stock spkr.

Zhurh
08-06-2007, 09:56 AM
Luv my cowtipper.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i78/Eska_2006/MVC-878F.jpg

re-animator
08-06-2007, 02:37 PM
doesn't get much better than super reverb and matchless dc-30 in my book.

jumpnblues
08-06-2007, 02:40 PM
Any Louis Electric.

Bludave
08-06-2007, 03:15 PM
If you want a flat out "clean" amp you would be hard pressed to find something cleaner than a Fender Twin. The RI amps don't even hold a candle to the originals, but you can get a Non Master volume Twinn for about the same money that a new RI would cost. With a few upgrades that will be as good as most blackface amps. Another amp that would be in the same vein is the Dual Showman Reverb. This is essentially a Twin in a head format. The original Showman bottoms came with 2 15" LBL speakers and thy had a huge bottom and a tremendous amount of head room.

I also own a Bogner Shiva and it is much more versatile, but with a few good pedals the Twin or the Showman can compete with many Boutique amps.

mattyjames
08-06-2007, 03:16 PM
I have a Star Sirius Reverb 15watt and has the warmest and richest clean I've heard, even nicer than my friend's SC-30 & Louis Electric (I wish I could a/b it with a Bruno!). The reverb is fantastic as well.

Teh RedWizard
08-06-2007, 10:53 PM
I'll second Reeves/Hiwatt.

Pa'ani
08-07-2007, 01:01 AM
Talos Basics awesome clean sound and very versatile.
Superb and stellar amp!

DC1
08-07-2007, 01:17 AM
Reeves Custom 50 or original Hiwatt DR 504.

Yeah!

I have an old Hiwatt and they sound fantastic.

and I also just love my Blues Star...

Clean for days and what a tone!

http://www.staramplifiers.com/blues_star.htm

DC