An amp 15W or less, 10" speaker or smaller, good clean headroom?

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  1. Suarkttam

    Suarkttam Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    This is even possible? It's for home recording and practice use. Right now I have an Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 5 combo and a VOX AC4C1 TV BC Ltd Ed. Looking to get rid of the H&K for something with classic Fender cleans...Honestly, a Blues Junior, but with a 8" or 10" speaker (instead of 12") would be perfect...I'm open to small boutique amps as well...

    Thanks so much.
     
  2. Peppy

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    For home recording sure. I am taking out my brand-new Pro Junior IV tonight to play at a local bar. If it will have enough headroom in that context then a similar amp will definitely suffice in your context.
     
  3. stephen78

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    How about a PRRI with an efficient speaker?
     
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    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    Fender Princeton non-reverb is the best small clean amp I've found. Mines a '66.

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    Fender Princeton for sure
    with or without reverb
     
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    misa Silver Supporting Member

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    I agree that a '65 Princeton Reverb RI would do well. More headroom than a 5 watt amp, and really, the next step up above 15 watts is going into around 40 watt amps which seems larger than you want.

    The other option would be to find an aftermarket baffle or new cabinet for the Blues Junior if that's the amp getting your attention.
     
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    I would not waste my time on a blues jr if you seeking classic fender tones but if you do mojotone has a conversion baffle for 12" to 10" speakers (they also make a 2x10 cab for blue jr) ...but honestly for a low cost option the Vox MV50 clean is not bad at all, Princeton as the middle option, 3rd Power Dream Solo 2 (with hybrid master) for the high cost option
     
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    100% possible. Just gotta find one or special order direct from Dr. Z.

    M12 in 1x10 combo. I have one - its amazing.
     
  9. Suarkttam

    Suarkttam Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Man...you guys re fast...ok...here's a wrench into the problem. I have these two custom made amp / pedal stands I use..and would love for an amp to fit on one. The widest of which has about 15” of room.

     
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    Suarkttam Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    That’s what I’m thinking.
     
  12. doublescale1

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    Fender Super Champ X2 or the orig. XD - digital voiced preamp for tweed/BF/Marshall voices into a 2X6V6 power section w/10" speaker. the BF voice is spot on. Tweed brings the mid-forward voice and the "Marshall" ok too.
     
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    I don't have a lot of experience, but I love the Fendery tones from my $300 Laney Cub 10 (zzounds). 2 6v6s, hi/lo inputs, 10" speaker, small footprint. Limited tonal adjustment, though, and non-removable a/c cord that's shorter than I'd like. Very good headroom and smooth/controlled single channel breakup under power. Sounds like a PRRI, to my ear, at 1/3 the price.
     
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    Vox ac10c1 will do this if you run it with the gain down and the volume up. Headroom is surprisingly good if you keep the gain low, especially with single coils. I’ve done small bar gigs with mine and have been told to turn down a few times. It will fit your stand nicely, too, I think.
     
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    Ibanez ta15. Use the non tube screamer side. Endless headroom from 6v6 tone.
     
  17. Lance

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    Yep. Or the PRRI recording amp with built in compressor and gain channel. They sound great!
     
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    The Crate G10 I have probably fits your needs, if you don't curl your toes at solid state. I was running a pair of DS-1s turned down to functionally cover a pair of TSs with a Strat and getting SRV tones today. I got it with a guitar trade, Ampeg owned Crate at one point and this could have been part of their rebranding. Fender Frontman 15 or 25. Peavey Rage 158 is in there too. Quite a few practice amps will get you there. Seems like every pro recording 'lair review' I see the studio person shows off how much they mic up and use little solid state starter amps "for some great sounds!".

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    Get Jim at Lil Dawg Amps to build you a Wonderdawg to your specs.
    Princeton sized.
    I'd like to try one of his with a 50 watt OT.
    Our TGP member Blix has one.

     
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