Best small amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by djab, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. djab

    djab Member

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    hey guys, looking for a killer amp for under £300
    Will be used at home and for teaching purposes.
    If there are a few that stand out to you I'd really appreciate it.
     
  2. aic7575

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    Not sure the equivalency of pound to dollar but I bought my peavey classic 30 for 649.99 it has. Great acdc ish gain and fenderish cleans that gets very ear bleed loud and sounds great in every way. Takes all pedals like a champ through effects loop. Has speaker jack for 16 ohm cab. Sounds good low volume for practice. Easily loud enough for medium sized gig. Great amp.
     
  3. broken_sound

    broken_sound Silver Supporting Member

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    If you want versatility, portability, and cheap, Peavey Classic 30. If you have any money left over, swap the speaker for something with a little more highs as the amp is pretty dark sounding.
     
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    Just home and teaching? Pro Junior. Or maybe some kinda modeling thing like a Mustang III or Roland Cube.
     
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    I got one of the GC/MF Limited Edition Models that normally sells for $649, has the new Celestion V Type Speaker that sounds amazing in that amp. I got mine for $399, as they were being blowned out and are now discontinued
     
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    Even the Classic 20 would work great...
     
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    Fender Champion 600. Just try one, really great little amp. I haven't had much luck with the peavey classic amps...
     
  8. zeb

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    I had a Roland JC-50 which was great for home playing –*the drive is a little 'solid state', but you'll be hard pushed for a finer clean tone, if that's what you're after.

    Or a Fender Princeton, perhaps? Another great clean tone, but one that will take pedals better.
     
  9. Lance

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    I dig those little Vox Mini 3's. They don't sound the greatest, but you can also run them on AA batteries, which actually last for quite a while. And, they're only like $80.00, new!
     
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    Get one of those Vox ac5 amps. Great clean tones for like 250 used on reverb. Fender super champ x2 is a good choice too.
     
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    Unless they have corrected the hum issues I would avoid those.
    Neat idea, but the two I got when they were first released have very loud hum at idle.
    I wish they were quieter at idle as they do have good tone and the size is amazing.

    Even running them through my Furman power conditioner I still get hum.

    I think it is an issue with the power supply, been meaning to cobble together one of my own and see if I can tame the noise.
     
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    For home jamming and teaching love the Fender Mustang III V2
     
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    Perhaps a used Princeton Reverb?
     
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    Roland Cubes are outstanding.
     

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