Silver Supporting Member
I stopped into one of my buddies shops the other day and there sat a Blue Angel 1x12 combo marked at $499. He owed me $200 so I handed him $300 and took the amp home. I had told myself after I sold my last Boogie that it was to be my last, but I guess I should never say never. The tolex was pretty ragged around the edges and the leather handle is all cracked, but it had been used by the most popular blues guy in town for years. I'd been looking at small amps recently for decent tones at reasonable volume with a nice reverb, but the Vintage fenders I was looking at were too expensive and I really didn't dig the Blues and Pro Juniors I had played.. I'm really diggin this amp. Yes it has an everpresent white noise hiss, but it doesn't bug me while I'm playing. I like it much better than the '63 RI vibrverb I used for a while. It weighs about 60 lbs so it's heavy for a 1x12, but it doesnt have any rattles like my Maz jr. or other combo amps I've had recently. In my practice room I run it using the 6V6's with the volume around 9:00. This is a very reasonable volume for my house and it sounds good. I've tried my COT 50 and My MI audio Blue Boy through it. The COT didn't sound that great at this volume, but the Blue Boy sounds good. I feel that I got a pretty good deal for a pretty nice amp. It looks much better now that I cleaned it up. It probably won't displace my Maz Jr or RT 66, but it certainly does things that those amps don't do.