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Looking for a 6L6 based 1x12...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by charley, May 28, 2020.

  1. charley

    charley Silver Supporting Member

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    Hi friends,

    I’m looking for a new combo amp. Must have a 6L6 based power section, between 30-50 watts, must have a Fenderish voice, and must be a 1x12 combo. What should I be looking at? Reverb and tremolo are NOT necessary. Budget is <$3K

    thanks
     
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    Allen Accomplice (with reverb and trem) or Accomplice Jr (without). 35 Watts with 6L6 tubes, option for 40 Watts (transformer upgrade). Available assembled or kit. Fits your budget by at least $1000.

    I've never seen any Allen amps get bad reviews, and the customer service is great.
    http://www.allenamps.com/accomplice.html

    No affiliation, just a happy customer.
     
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    Sewell Texaverb. I have the 1X15. Best amp I've ever had. Based on BF Vibroverb but with more gain and bigger iron. BF base tone that can lean towards tweed. Clean to mean with the volume knob on the guitar and humbucker/coil tap. No need for drive pedals but Fantastic spring reverb. This was just listed on Reverb yesterday. The good stuff on the video starts at 2:50.

    https://reverb.com/item/33898804-sewell-texaverb-50-demo-video

     
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    Redplate makes some great stuff. I have the Blackloop and really like it.
     
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    "Fenderish voice" is actually all over the map. Most mean blackface/silver faced clean, mid-scooped, but why assume? There's a massive difference, for instance, between this and tweed.

    For that matter, it's super easy in a band context to crank up a Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe, the two most popular backline Fenders of all time, and get a cranked JTM45 vibe.

    Which Fenderish voice?
     
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    Two Rock Studio Pro 35, at the higher end of $
    Used Mesa Lonestar Classic, at the lower end
    Mesa Fillmore
     
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    Louis Electric KR 12 if you want to make sounds that Keith Richards would make.
     
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    Suhr Bella
     
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    Louis Electric Columbia Reverb - can use 6V6 or 6L6 power tubes
    Tungsten Buckwheat - tweed-type, 2-channel 6L6 amp (can also use 6V6)
    Glaswerks Zingaro 25 - can use 6V6 or 6L6 power tubes. Reverb, boost and overdrive
     
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    Get a custom build, especially if you like the old circuits. I had a 59 Bassman 1x12 combo made. Had a negative feedback switch added so it can morph into a JTM45 (w/12ax7 in V1) if I want. So far, I absolutely love it in the Bassman mode. This thing is awesome. I had it built into a custom cab modelled after the newer Marshall SV20 combo. All in, way less than your budget.

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    Or a Princeton clone. This is my 22 Watt clone. Sounds amazing. Same builder. Best blackface tone I have personally heard. It’s so good, 2 people have purchased from this builder after 1 strum of his amps. (Myself, and my friend after 1 strum of mine. Sounds cheesy, but it’s true.)

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    These amps are easy to service/repair, and should last decades when built right.
     
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    Kendrick makes (made) a tweed inspired 1x12 that Gerald lied and said was 35 watts but sounds to me that it pushes more like 50 watts.
    I had to replace a fancy 75 watt boutique speaker that everyone around here raves about that lasted about 45 minutes before it burnt up. I reloaded the original Fane speaker.

    My point is, that this amp, the - Gig Rig - sounds big for a 1x12 and is more powerful than 35 watts.
    It has cool 3 dial Reverb and an extra long power cord for hard to reach places.
     
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    I got a 25 watt 6L6 WonderDawg from Li’l Dawg Amps. Head version but you can get it in a 1x12 cabinet. Blackface Deluxe/Super tones with Spring Reverb. Well within your price range. I can’t say enough about the quality and sound of these amps.
     
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    You can get two Suhr Bellas on the used market for $3K.
     
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    Bogner Shiva 6L6 Reverb 112 Combo.

    :beer
     
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    I built one of the Kendrick Lion VII amps a few years ago and put it in a custom Mojo cab (think tweed Pro) with a an Eminence 15. No reverb, but BIG sound.
     

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