Low watt clean head for home use?

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  1. bobbyatomic

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    I'm thinking of building a little stereo rig for messing around with at home. I'm trying to find a reasonably priced low watt head that takes pedals well, and by reasonably priced I mean around $500/£350 or less because Ive got to buy two of them. Every small amp I've tried so far has had next to no clean head room and what there is sounds thin and uninspiring. Would I be better looking at more wattage? Anyone got any suggestions?
     
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    Those new fender superchamp x2 heads look cool . 300 bucks . 15 watt 2 6v6. And I heard the clean channel sounds like a princeton. Pluss channel 2 gives you some cool voicings.
     
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    Ibanez TSA15 maybe even the 30
     
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    Egnater Tweaker.
     
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    VHT Special 6 has good headroom for the wattage.
     
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    Tweaker, AC15C1
     
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    thosk Silver Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the Ibanez TSA15.
     
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    My first two choices were covered in the first two replies... Super Champ or the Ibanez. LOVE the AC15 but they always make me want to keep nudging the volume control up. The Super Champ and the Ibanez sound great and sound like themselves even at low volumes.
     
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    Generally speaking low wattage = low headroom.
     
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    Thanks for all your suggestions, there,s quite a few here that I hadn't noticed before. I was planning on playing this a TV volumes, so I hadn't really considered higher wattage, but if anyone wants to suggest something with more power that would work at lower volumes I'd be greatful to give it a try.
     
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    I've been back and forth between big iron and small iron amps... back in the big iron camp with a 100 watter combo with two V30's. It has a great MV that let's me get decent tones at whisper levels. Sure... sounds better at TV levels and even better when you open it up more.

    Big iron sounds bigger, even at low levels. I prefer two speakers to one... I'm very happy with my 100 watt 2x12 combo right now. A decent MV is absolutely required, though...
     

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