1x12 combo 15 watts - 600 bucks. Suggestions?

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  1. daphil_1

    daphil_1 Member

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    Hello all. I am looking for an all tube 1x12 combo amp for my bedroom. Im looking to spend approx 600 bucks. I am looking for a nice clean sound that has plenty of grind when cranked...preferably with master volume. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!
     
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    I have no experience with this amp yet but I'd look into the Vox AC15CC.
     
  4. whitehall

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    Palomino V15. Go play one.
     
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    Trace Elliot Velocette 12R, killer little amp that most people overlook. Onboard reverb and 12 inch speaker take this amp from the bedroom out to the small stage. Killer little amps!

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  6. Fifthstone

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    There's always the Fender Blues Junior. Some people like it, some don't. I've had mine for a long time and sometimes I like it sometimes I don't. If it's strictly for bedroom / home playing, have you considered an even lower power amp, like a 5 watter?
     
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    Hughes & Kettner 20th Edition Tube.
    I've got one coming today. I'm bringing my Suhr to work to ring it out at lunch.

    Should be a killer, right around $450-550 used or $650-700 new.
    I'll post me thoughts after lunch today.
     
  8. monkmiles

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    For much less than $600 there's the Carvin Vintage 16. Good, solid amp.
     
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    Mesa Subway Rocket if you can find one....few bucks left for a nice boostpedal
     
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    Reverend Kingsnake (12", 20-60 watts) or Goblin (10", 5-15 watts). No longer made, but have seen some for sale here and on eBay.
     
  11. slowburn

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    I agree. the v16 very similar to the blues jr. but it has a 5 watt option which is nice.

    to spout out some things I've heard *other* people say were good amps in that same price range would be the traynor ycv20wr (which I've played through at a store, sounded decent), reverend goblin (also has a 5 watt switch), and the mesa subway blues has I think a 7 or 10 watt switch (it's normally 20 watts I think).
     
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    I liked my Fender Blues Deluxe. Good enough to practice at home and barely just enough to play out with. My only complaint is that it didn't have a warm low end that I wanted for playing out (because of the cabinet size I suspect).
     
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    +1 for Reverend Goblin.

    They go up for sale here all the time. You should be able to get a mint one with a cover and still come in under budget. You won't miss the 12" speaker at home. It's is a nice MV amp with three different preamp voicings. I still love mine after nearly a year with it.
     
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    I know it's not exactly what you wanted to hear but a Crate Powerblock head(200$), which is SS, and a Timmy ($100) gives you great grit and isn't very loud but can be cranked if you need it. The gain on the Powerblock is worthless, but the Timmy works great with it and does great low to medium gain.
     
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    thanks guys - keep em coming if you can!
     
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    + 1 for the blues junior

    Maybe a used Soldano Astroverb16

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    i've been playin over 30 years, and spent some time with ac15cc, and
    for a new amp w ith warranty, $599.00, it sounded really nice to me despite
    mixed feelings on the forums, e.q. was all 12 noon, the gain/volume knob
    also. verb was just cracked and this thing was full fat and loud, more headroom than i expected too!
     
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    I was pretty impressed with the Crate V15. Great sounding amp at a nice price!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. more aggressive than clean but a great amp for the money. Does the Ampeg Reverb-o-Rocket ever fall that low used? another great little amp.

    cmn
     
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    I don't know if it is really open for disscussion yet, but Richard Goodsell showed me a 5 watt project he has been toying with...very straight ahead single ended PTP EL84 based amp... his thoughts have been focused around building it with a 12" speaker like a Greenback, Private Jack, G12H 70th Anniversary or maybe even a Red Fang which would be very unusual for a very low wattage box...I got to hear it for a quick moment thru a Heritage G12H and it was quite an eye opener...very rich...I don't know how much thought has been put into producing this, but my guess would put it in the $600-$700 range......
    BT
     

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