1 x 12 tube combo that ticks all the boxes ?

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  1. BryanMatthews

    BryanMatthews Member

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    by definition of all the boxes, I mean

    Has cleans to die for and reverb
    Has good fx loop and takes a boost pedal well for crunchier moments
    Has manageable weight , no straining to get it off the floor
    Has eq controls that shape sound well
    Has footswitch that allows switching off the fx loop
    Isnt severely priced .
    Good for grab and go without any hassles.

    I did hear one combo that nearly blew my mind , but the cost was stratospheric , that amp was a Bad Cat Classic, jeezus what an amp that one is !! Ive read that Bad Cats tend to be back breakers in terms of weight though also.

    What 1x12 combos do you think fit the picture here ?
     
  2. Dave L

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    You might want to take a look at the newer Rivera combos... Chubster/Pubster/Clubster or the Venus 3 and 6.
     
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    +1.
     
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    I'm gonna suggest the Traynor YCS50. Bought new you can get them in the States for around $700 and comes with a 2 year warranty. Sounds incredible for an amp at this price and has the FX loop, great cleans, usable reverb, footswitchable reverb, fx, channel and adjustable boost. Also switches from 15/50 watts. On the gain side the stock sound is sort of a modded plexi type sound with options of changing the EQ ranges for a "modern" sound and also a "scoop" option for some heavier type stuff. Takes the Bad Monkey I have very well. Interesting feature on this amp is the brit/usa switch on the clean channel which moves the tone stack relative to the gain stage. When switched to brit you get an enjoyable sound with the gain turned up and this likes a pedal as well.
     
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    Hughes and Kettner Edition 20.
    FX loop, great reverb, sparkling clean and a drive channel that sounds like a stack. Takes pedals very well and actually makes my pedals sound better than with other amps. Easy to carry and looks sweet.
     
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    You described a Mesa Mark IV IMO, all except for the weight issues.
     
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    You can't switch off the fx loop, but you WILL be sorry if you don't check out a Genz benz Black Pearl. One helluva sleeper of an amp.
     
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    Deleted. Reason: My mix-up (Genz Benz <> Bad Cat). Sorry
     
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    VHT Pitbull 30 or 45 1x12
     
  12. Hamer95USA

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    +1 for the VHT Pitbull 45/12 combo amp. My main rehearsal/jam/small gig combo amp for "grab & go" situations.

    Guitar George
     
  13. BryanMatthews

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    terrific choice :agree
     

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