Class A, Low Wattage amp. Which?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by mcormier, May 24, 2006.

  1. mcormier

    mcormier Guest

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    Ok im looking for some cleans to vintage marshall like dirt (think of zepplin) in a low wattage Class A combo that cleans up super nicely.


    Im thinking

    -Orange AD-15
    -Budda twinmaster
    -TopHat club royale
    -DR.Z (not quite sure what model)
    -Other suggestion?
     
  2. K-man

    K-man Member

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    What wattage? Carr Mercury puts out 8 watts and can do the Fender clean/Marshall dirt.
     
  3. mcormier

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    seems wikkid nice, but thats border line pwerful enough and too expensive for it being that small. If it was like a 15 or 18 watt 2150 wouldnt be too bad, but for an 8 watt thats a bit too much
     
  4. mavrick10_2000

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    Checkout the THD Univalve 15 watts, Self Biasing, and takes a pretty nice array of different Tubes.
     
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    with an eminence wizard, that thing can do 112 db. i had a fuchs lucky7 that was too lound when dimed. you'd be surprised.
     
  6. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    TopHat Club Royale or the new Supreme Sixteen will put a smile on your face.
     
  7. ryhlick

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    + 1 for the Carr Mercury, and check out the Siegmund Mid Night Special:)
     
  8. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    Cornford - either Carrera (5-8 watt) or Hurricane (20 watt). I have a Hurricane and it screams
     
  9. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Sounds like you're describing my Tomcat.
     
  11. kaseri

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    I have both the Mini-Z & the Star Nova. If I had to choose one I would go with the Nova. It's more versatile than the Mini-Z. The Mini-Z is a great amp also but it's a different beast.
     
  12. mcdyas

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    Gibson Super Goldtone GA15RV
     
  13. n.j.

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    How about the Scumbag Cap'n Crunch? 10W, class A, looks rad.
    http://southbayampworks.com/amps.html

    Otherwise I recommend the Mercury, I love mine.
    Or, the Savage Macht 6 or Macht 12 are much cheaper, and extremely sexy.

    You've got options galore.
     
  14. Dave B

    Dave B Exit... Dual Stage Left Silver Supporting Member

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    The Twinmaster meets your sonic requirements, but it is not Class A.
     
  15. Wayne

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    +2 for the Siegmund Midnight Special. I was playing mine today with a 5Y3 rectifier and a single 6V6 putting out about 4 watts. It was crunching like mad and could do singing leads with some pick pressure. Cleaned up nicely too. I was playing in a small, 8 x 10 room and didn't feel like I was hurting my ears any. Cool amp.

    Wayne
     
  16. gkoelling

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    For a grand less check out gries amps at www.griesamps.com

    Dave has a new 5 watter with vol., treble, bass, gain and master for $899.00. The gain control dials out the tone stack so you can go from blackface to tweed crunch. Oh, he puts a 12" Eminence Man O War in it too. Plent-O-Punch.

    Good Luck,


    Greg
     
  17. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Tonedaddy also speaks really highly of his Siegmund. When my Swart was giving me trouble, and I was looking for something to replace it, the Siegmund was high on the list (yes, it's a very different amp, but I was just lookng for something small & cool at that point.)

    Another vote for the Mercury. I shouldn't have sold mine.
     
  18. da-boogieman

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    Matamp C7 (if you can find one) might be sweet. Price is right. Sounds like you want more power???
     
  19. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The only amps discussed so far that are class A are the single ended ones, including the Scumbag. All the others are either cathode biased, AB, push-pull or fixed bias, AB, push-pull.
     
  20. glman

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    Alessandro English is Class A and sounds awsome - Cleans are amazing and when driven it's really thick & Creamy.
     

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