Best small amp for my ES-335

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  1. Blues Rocker

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    Anyone who's read my posts knows I absolutely love my Victoria 45410 Bassman for my performing, but what about for practice and smaller mic'd venues. Anyone recommend an good quality small(er) amp for the 335/LP?
    I've considered the Victoria 518, 5112 (12" Champ) or even the 20112 (Deluxe) but concerned about not having enough headroom. I know this has been pounded to death. Let's beat the dead horse even more.
    Sock it to me!:horse
     
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  2. FFTT

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    The Allen Sweet Spot is a cool little 18 watter with reverb.

    If you want some different flavoring, look real hard at the Reeves Custom 6 or 12.

    The Red Iron Amps 5 Watter is also worth a look.
     
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    Victoria 5112 with a Weber 12A125 Alnico is superb. I put a Beam Blocker in it too. Can't say enough good things about, super warm, very articulate and just the right amount of breakup when the volume gets turned up.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    Don't forget to take a look at the Twister Amps Dust Devil.
     
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    Swart AST, HeadStrong Lil' King, Tungsten Cream of Wheat
     
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    my 335 sounds terrific with my carr mercury
     
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    I own a Victoria 45410 also, I still play mine at smaller venues by using a Klon pedal, I still get the sweetness of the tweed bassman tone only at a lower volume.
     
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    Can't beat a Vibrolux imo
     
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    Friend of mine had a Victoria 45410 Bassman and has downsized to a Headstrong Lil King. He reckons it sounds just as good as the Vic and gets a nice blackface thing going on as it gets turned up. Best of all it's just a 1x12 - the Vic was fantastic but too heavy to be practical for him.
     
  10. Crazyquilt

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    Brownface Princeton.

    Weighs virtually nothing, and has a denser sound than a Princeton Reverb, as well as higher headroom. Fantastic trem. I have a Weber Blue Dog ceramic 10" in mine, and I love it. You can go from warm jazz to garage thrash at a completely manageable volume.
     
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    Check out the Vintage Sound VS112P.
     
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    KRANK 100w STACK!!!
    ..this will bring out the subtleties of the hollowbody.
    Use the Volume knob to Kleen it up a tad ;)
     
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    I really want one of those
    ..if i got a fender, i'd want that
     
  15. Rick360

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    Howdy,

    Hard to argue with low watt Tweeds! Another possibility might be the Dr. Z Carmen Ghia, if 18 watts isn't too much. Mine is great with my ES-335. There's even a little "clean headroom" with my ES-335, which has SD '59s. Love the fact that my Ghia has just two knobs!
    Rick360
     
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    Vintage Princeton - brown,black or silver.

    Also, Z-28 or Carmen Ghia from Dr Z .... look for his new 110 combos
     
  17. mad dog

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    Not exactly a small amp, but the old Gretsch 6165 amp (2x12, 6L6, around 30 watts) I just got sounds wonderful with the 335. My smallest amp, a '58 Gibson GA40, is another natural match for the 335. Not as clean maybe ... but one of the richest, fattest sounds you could imagine.
     
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    BF Princeton or Deluxe Reverb
     

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