6L6-Powered 1x12 Amps w/Master Volume & Reverb under $500?

FenderGuy53

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What are some nice 1x12 tonemakers, new or used, running 6L6s, with master volume and reverb, that can be had for $500 or less?

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FFTT

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You should be able to find a used Blues Deluxe in that price range.
 

es137p

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how bout the reverend hellhound, no longer made, but can be had on e bay, very nice amps for that price range
 

edward

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Easy: Mesa DC5. Ya, lots of "no, not a Boogie" sentiment on this board, but I gotta tell you that this is one easy Mesa to love. It is enormously versatile, can cover vast expanses of tonal ground in a pinch, is muuuch easier to dial in than your typical Mesa, and has served me well for almost a decade now. The plus for buyers is that it is overshadowed by the all the Marks, Rectos, and L-Stars (and now Expresses) out there, and so get little love ...ahhh, a killer sleeper!!!

Edward
 

fridgit

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Peavey Valveking 112. Actually not bad for a 6L6 Peavey amp. Clean channel is nice and tubey warm. The gain channel is okay, kinda Marshall-ish, but can get a little muddy. Reverb is decent enough. I think they sell for $399-430 new at GC.

Also, the Pignose G-40V. No reverb, but check out the link and the video below:

http://www.gearwire.com/pignose-g40v-amplab.html
 

buckd

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I have to agree with Edward. The DC 5 is a great amp. I'd highly recommend it.
 

nibus

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See if you can find a Traynor YCV40 - I got one for about 400 used, and it really is a killer amp - the overdrive is phenomenal and it comes with a celestion stock. I like it better than my DeVille in a lot of ways.
 

anibas

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A Laney LC50 1X12 or a Peavey Triumph 60 could both be had for under $500,and both would work for what you're looking for,IMO.
 

Gtrman100

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I just posted on another thread about the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe I just picked up for $375- used, mint! Retubed it, dropped in a Celestion 70/80 and I really like it. It's saving my back from my 94 lb Mesa Lonestar 2X12.

I put in GT6L6CHD's, and it's got gobs of headroom- it's loud! The Celestion gets rid of the flubby low end, and smooths out the drive channels. I really think these amps are popular for a reason, and get dissed around here. I'm a tone junky having a Matchless, the Lonestar, a '68 DR, and GT Soul-O 45 and Single. I'd definitely have a listen.
 

burner

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Peavey Valveking 112. Actually not bad for a 6L6 Peavey amp. Clean channel is nice and tubey warm. The gain channel is okay, kinda Marshall-ish, but can get a little muddy. Reverb is decent enough. I think they sell for $399-430 new at GC.

FWIW,I demoed a 2-12 100w Valve King at GC today and I was very impressed with it.
Not a "Fender" clean...darker, and it had it's own thing going on but I thought it was entirely useable and sounded great.
Ditto for the OD channel.

I'm sure they don't get much love on here but I think...especially when you consider the price....they are a heck of an amp!
 




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