Closed Back Combo

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  1. 8len8

    8len8 Member

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    Looking for my next amp. Ideally it would be a 2 channel closed back 1x12 combo with Marshall distortion and Fender cleans. I know the issues about needing to cool the tubes, but are there any combos our there with somewhat closed backs, like the Marshall JVM series?
     
  2. GtrDr

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    The Legacy II is a 2x12 sealed back combo. The 5150 is as well. The only single speaker sealed combo I have ever come across was a VOX Valvestate.
     
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    Bogner Shiva 1x12 is a popular choice. Nice amp, but HEAVY :bounce
     
  4. ToneGrail

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    The Roland Cube 60/Cube 80xl is a 1-12 closed back combo.
     
  5. UnderTheGroove

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    Rivera used to make a closed back combo called the Suprema. Not sure if it is still in production.
     
  6. analogsystem

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    Soldano makes a lucky 13 that covers marshall and fender pretty well. Since they do a lot of custom work, I bet they'd do a closed back for you
     
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    Yep, fits the OP description to a T.
     
  8. Fred McMurray

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    Exactly my thoughts. I owned one of these for years, it was a terrific amp. The cleans and in-betweens were WAY better than the Shiva's of similar design; the dirty channel was good but required a bit of tweakery - was Marshally 'enough', if heavy dirt is your thing most of the time the Shiva would be the winner. The Rivera was a bit more flexible, though, responded well to pedals, sounded like a much larger amp. 70 freakin' lbs. Beefed up things if you were using single coils, exc in the studio or live. Never heard such amazing cleans with EL-34s.
     

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