Favorite 2 channel tube head - Boutique only

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  1. tremonti

    tremonti Member

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    Needs enough clean headroom for live gigs. Fender clean and Marshall dirt. Open sounding and no pop issues when switching channels. Ideas?

    Love Bray amps...but don't see a 2 channel. Suhr PT100 is another front runner too.
     
  2. henryjurstin13

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    I'm not sure I really know the definition of "Boutique only," but I'd say both my Carr Slant 6V & PRS H do a really good job of Fender/Marshall.
     
  3. Red_Label

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    Well, I'm digging the crap out of the Splawn Quickrod and 4X12 that I picked-up yesterday for $800!!!

    My Bogner Shiva was an awesome 2-channel amp. As well as my Lickliter Rage prototype.

    You're probably going to get a lot of Friedman BE100 answers. I had one in the man cave for a couple of hours recently and it was great. Definitely the darling of the boo-teek rock amp crowd at the moment.
     
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    Fargen Dual British Classic. Does exactly what you want. Look at Redplate amps too.
     
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    Bad Cat Hot Cat 30.
     
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    Wow, I haven't seen a Fender clean, Marshall dirt amp request in over a week... Search engine?
     
  7. tremonti

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    Ya and the search engine is amazing on here.
     
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    Soldano HR50+... "Clean" channel is kinda Bf type cleans to my ears and the OD can easily cover Marshall ground. Best amp I ever owned.
     
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    Wow, you could've just skipped clicking on the thread...
     
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    Not the perfect Fender but definitely the best lead tone, Soldano SLO100.
     
  11. tremonti

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    This looks perfect!
     
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    I was searching for the exact same thing for the last weeks but in a combo format. I decided to go with Fargen Dual British Classic 25w (but there is a 50w version as well). I can´t tell you how good it is right now because my amp will only arrive in a few weeks, but I think you should consider this one too. Good luck!
     
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    Some of the best I've owned/own:

    Bogner 20th Shiva
    Landry LS100G3
    Cornford MK50 II
    PT-100
    Soldano SLO
     
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    I think something that had JC-120 cleans and marshall OD would be more fun... but alas.

    PRS Archon 100W.
     
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    Egnater MOD50 (technically, it's four channels, but TWO modules)
     
  16. tremonti

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    Doesn't seem to have that Bray kick ass Marshall thing going on though?? At least youtube clips I heard.
     
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    As a former owner, the dirty channel is more than Marshall... It's got gain on top of gain.
     
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    Custom Audio Amplifier OD100 classic +
    Bogner Shiva 20th anniversary.

    I admit that I haven't played a lot of 2 channel boutique heads. I usually prefer single channel amps. However those 2 are the ones that I kept.
     
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    Freidman JJ100. Cleans may be more AC30 than Fender. Whatever, they're great. The dirt channel is great. The master, effects loop, feel, sound...
    Best channel switcher I've had, and I've had a few.
    Bogner Shiva is probably second.
    Haven't owned the 2-channel Fargen (Dual British Classic), but based on the Olde 800, it'd be right up there.
     

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