Amp Head or Amp Recommendation - Clean Fender Blues-like

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by RocknPop, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. RocknPop

    RocknPop Supporting Member

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    I'm looking to add an amp to my setup. I have a Mesa TA-15, and I primarily only use the Fender and Vox channels (the 5W and the 15W settings). I'm interested in options in this wattage that I can just plug to my Vox 1x12 open cab or I can also consider a combo option.

    Any recommendation (and why) would be great.
     
  2. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Gold Supporting Member

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    Plenty of choice but yes, Jazzandmore is right. I have a Singleman Head (2/15/50W) and it is a fantastic amp, for home, studio and gigs. For us European players, there's not much choice in the clean Fender like boutique market, and the Brunetti is a real winner for the price here.
     
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    I'm thinking something 2-5W... The 15W sounds great clean in my Mesa... afraid it might be too loud on these amps?
     
  5. Rumble

    Rumble Instrumental Rocker Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking about the newly released Quilter "Aviator Gold" head for home/bedroom use. Supposedly, they sound just as good at lower settings as full on. They sound quite good for S/S. Still not sure, as I'm a dedicated tube junkie.
     
  6. Jazzandmore

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    The Singleman 16 gives you 1/4/16 W settings. I use the 1W all the time at home. You won't lose dynamics down at 1W. A number of the YouTube demoes are done at 1W to show the amps versatility. But yes if you crank it, 1W will give you plenty of volume.
     
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    Enticing... where could I find a Singleman 16?
     
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    On the website he lists a few US shops that carry the amp. They are handmade in Italy. I've helped 6 guys here in SoCal get them. If you are serious about one I would try GuitarX in Denver, my buddy got his from there. Or email Marco Brunetti and he'll make one for you.

    I forgot to mention the Brunetti Metropolitan. It's a smaller 10W, 2 channel amp. It's great for home...yes I have it as well :). Google "Brunetti Metropolitan Hilden" and you will find lots of very high quality vids of Gregor Hilden demoing different guitars using the Metro. He also does a lot with the Singleman 16.

    I got my Singleman back in 2012 and besides the Metro, I have not wanted anything else.
     
  9. charley

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    I have a Quilter Tone Block. It is fabulous. With a preamp pedal in front, you get BF Fender Heaven. If pedals aren't your thing, and you want onboard verb and trem, I imagine their other amps are equally (if not more) spectacular.

    I've been gigging my Tone Block, and it sounds great. The only issue I have had so far is that a there is some noise with the DI on the amp.....but I was using it on an outdoor stage, with a lot of other gear. I isolated the issue to the DI, but, I am confident in a situation with better power, the noise will disappear.
     

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