Best Cleans under $1700?

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  1. mcormier

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    im after super nice clean sounds.. with lots of head room.. 112 combo.. under $1700
     
  2. theHoss

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    I might consider the Heritage Victory? Its worth a look at least.
     
  3. fractal

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    That's a LOT of money, so you should have a LOT of choices.

    My vote is for the Fargen Blackbird, in any flavor (20 watt, 30 watt, or 40 watt - write to him to discuss which one is right for you).

    But, then again, I am biased (pun intended?). I have a 40 watt Blackbird.

    -Garrett
     
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    fractal,

    The 40 watt Blackbird, is that the 6L6 model? If so, how far can you turn it up before it starts to break up? Is it plenty loud and clean for pedals for a gig?

    I'm looking for the same as mcormier. Ben at Fargen emailed me back recently - he recommended the 6L6 model for the best headroom in the Blackbird.
     
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    Dr Z KT45 has a beautiful clean tone for $1500 or get one used for around $1000. Try to get one that has a tube rectifier though...more options. I seem to remember the older ones only having solid state rectification.
     
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    Used Fender Vibro King or Matchless Clubman. Both have awesome cleans.
     
  7. redjet55

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    used twin pretty much any year.... That’s about as much headroom as you can buy....
     
  8. RichSZ

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    No question, IMHO, a Matchless Chieftain. Big, powerful, full, rich, lush, chime, sparkle. That amp is by far my favorite clean amp. And headroom for days.

    Sounded spectacular with whatever guitar I threw at it. I would still have it but my main tone is a classic rock style crunch tone. Didn't care for the Chieftain's overdriven tone, although it took a lot of volume to get it there.

    -Rich
     
  9. Joe Boy

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    Although its an all time classic clean...it's a 2/12.
    Maybe Mesa Mark I...half a Twin, 60/100 watts plus tweed switch.
    Effects loop and lead channel.

    Dr. Z, KT45..!!
     
  10. mountain blues

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    Fargen 6L6 Blackbird. I have this as the clean channel in my Dual Classic, and have compared it many, many times to both my '62 Blonde Bassman and the Uncle Spot Super Reverb, which both have stellar cleans. The Fargen just shines in comparison — a great, great amp.
     
  11. redjet55

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    oops forgot the 1-12:confused:
     
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    You can still get a brown '60 through '62 Fender Concert for much less than $1700. It's not a 1 x 12 combo, but the cleans are definitive.
     
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    You can get a lot of different great clean sounds under that price. Today, my vote goes for Demeter TGA-3.
     
  14. loudboy

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    Nope - all honk and midrange.

    Loudboy
     
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    Siegmund Midnight Special w/ 6550 and Field Coil speaker....never heard better cleans. the transformerless reverb is to die for.
     
  16. Joe Boy

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    Meebeeeee....but you should hear mine.
    I dig a little fuller tone anyway, in a world of single coils.

    Les Paul, ts9, Goodwood bridge...yippee!
     
  17. Roe

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    I'd say a allen old flame (or encore) or a hayseed
     
  18. niersbach

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    Bogner Shiva is right in your range on the used market...always loved the cleans I get out of that (and it has a nice crunchy side to boot)
     
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    What would you guys suggest as an amp to A/B for cleans against a dimed Hayseed 30 (Vox AC30 clone)? It's pretty loud, so I'm guessing I'd need at least 50w on the clean amp -- probably more, considering my P90s seem to break up just about everything.
     
  20. Tag

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    Used Bruno UG 30 1/12 combo
    Fender HR Deluxe
     

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