$1000 combo recomendations?

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  1. johnny5

    johnny5 Supporting Member

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    The singer in my band is looking for a combo (20 – 50 watts) amp to play with our band and another one. He’s looking to spend about $1000 and wants kind of a medium gain, kinda rootsy style sound. He is by no means a guitar geek but does know how to play.

    No need for reverb or channel switching.

    I thought DrZ Z28 combo would be pretty slick or even a Bassman reissue. The new marshals are out in my opinion. how about Hiwatts or Orange amps?

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks.
     
  2. KaBudokan

    KaBudokan Supporting Member

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    Top Hat Club Royale or Club Deluxe. Used ones go for that price or less quite often.
     
  3. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Orange Rockerverb 50 combo?
    VHT Pitbull 45 combo?
    Zinky Blue Velvet combo?

    ...actually the Zinky and the VHT are for sale for less than $1000 right now on our own Amp/Cab Emporium!
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  4. loudboy

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    How about a used Deluxe or Vibrolux Reverb RI and a TS-9.

    He'd have $3-400 left over for a new Tele... <g>

    Loudboy
     
  5. bluesdoc

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    Yes, my VHT Super 30, listed in the Emporium, is more amp than he might need (has loop, ch sw, and rev), but a great amp nonetheless, well within the budget.

    jon
     
  6. Noah

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    I got a Zinky Blue velvet for sale $775 that is amazing also. Check out the specs on the website www.zinky.com Just throwing that out there! Good luck.
     
  7. johnny5

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    thanks guys. i was just looking at the Vox AC30 thing. i am not sure about reliability, but they sound nice. never heard the orange amps.

    by the time he gets something, i'm gonna be jealous...:jo
     
  8. v-verb

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    Got to keep th Alessandro Working dogs in mind - used they'll go for under $1K. New, the heads are $1K
     
  9. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Valvetech Hayseed 30 is another 'best bang for buck' combo.
    EL84 bliss!
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  10. Axemeister

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    You might also look at the original Valvetech VAC.. Lots of gain on tap for rock tones with reasonably clean tweedy tones too.
     
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    Get one of the new Vox AC30-CCs.


    Great amp for the money.
     
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    +1 on the Valvetech. I love my Hayseed, for sure. I would imagine Rob's VAC's are nice, too. And the price is tough to beat for a "boutique" amp.

    Also, maybe a Fargen of some sort. I seem to remember those being pretty reasonable.
     
  13. Sharkey

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    Vox AC30-CCs. Great bang for the buck.
     
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    VHT Pittbull 45 Combo
     
  15. baald

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    another vote for valvetech, either one. i have the vac and think it's great. many, many tones in it. if you go 112, i'd defintely recommend the cele blue, though i'd love to hear a scumback in one for a budget alternative....
     

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