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Best Bedroom Clean :)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by opdev, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. opdev

    opdev Member

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    SO I get great crunch in the house (Carr Mercury, 5E3 clone with weber mass and pedals).

    I also havbe 1966 PR.

    However, I don't feel I get that huge, full 3D clean sound.

    The mercury does a good job. The PR has awesome cleans but still can sound a little small and boxy.

    Whats a 12-15watt amp that can do what I ask.

    I did have a DRRI but it just seemed a little lifeless to me at low vol.

    Supersonic is not bad actually but it's just too much amp to have lying around.
     
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    Glaswerks 100 watt plenty of beautiful clean here.

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  4. opdev

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    100W? Bedroom clean?

    :)
     
  5. opdev

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    what about an AC30CC head?
     
  6. 908SSP

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    Absolutely you can't have too much power for clean. Clean means an absence of distorsion you're not going to get any power tube distorsion with a 100 watt amp at bedroom volumes that's for sure. You can't have too much head room. :dude

    Hey with what some people pay for little amps it doesn't cost that much more if any more to have a 100 watts.
     
  7. TopJimmy5150

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    Run the PR through an extension cabinet.
     
  8. opdev

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    True, my supersonic is 60W and sounds pretty good. It's just not lush enough (or something).

    I am probably just bored :)
     
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    Agreed. My favorite clean tone at bedroom level is from my Trainwreck Express clone!
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  10. DejavuDave

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    Carr Rambler, 28 watts, 14 watts at half-power. Surprising headroom, beautiful clean.
     
  11. drbob1

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    Emery Superbaby, EQ active, 12AU7/6L6G/5U4, volume around 12-gives you that sweet, complex clean at very bedroom levels. Pick a more or less efficient speaker depending on the volume you want...
     
  12. themusicboxstudios

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    bruno cowtipper or divided by 13 ftr37 or sjt10/20

    the d13s have an amazing ability to sound huge and full even at low volumes.

    might be too loud still ...
     
  13. opdev

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    I have been thinking about the Rambler. I love my Mercury.
     
  14. opdev

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    What about DBT 9/15

    A head is ok (and preferred since I have a Cel. Blue in a cab I could use.
     
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    Now that has character!!! :cool:

     
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    If you want a good 3D clean tone, (although it may not be HUGE, but good enough for bedroom levels) the VOX AC15 might be the answer. One of the new CC versions available at your local GC.

    Actually, it was the guts and tone of the AC15 that led me to buy the AC30CC2.

    dave
     
  17. opdev

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    Just to clarify, it's basement levels. I don't have to be whisper quiet but I can't be cranked.

    Think Princeton reverb on 3-4
     
  18. opdev

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    I had an AC15 that I liked alot. I just wish it was a head.

    At the time I felt I could get close with the Carr. Also, I had just pruirchased a 1974X so I needd to dump the vox.

    I did not like the reverb though.
     
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    By far my Matchless Chieftain prototype. I got it and sold off my blackfaces.Tremendous amp with about any guitar, but prefer my strat or tele.Pure tonal heaven for me.
     
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    i really dig my Bad Cat CubIIR's clean tone.
     

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