lower wattage amp

What brand do you use/prefer, and why?

  • Dr.Z

  • Bruno

  • Carr

  • Sewell

  • Fender

  • THD

  • Victoria

  • /13

  • Supro

  • Other


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analogwarmth

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i may be looking at buying a new amp. right now i love my shiva and my twin, but they are too loud. i am looking for something more in tune with 20-30 watts. what do you guys use/like



edit: wow lots of amp i just forgot about! good answers, but i forgot to mention i want clean head room with a slight breakup when pushed, either pedals or guitar volume.
 

mprvise

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Wish I could have voted twice. Love the Bruno CT22, and if you're looking for a Fendery type tone (but not a clone by any means) this might be a great choice for you.

I voted D13 - my absolute favorite cranked low wattage amp is the JRT 9/15. I own and use one live regularly. Do not discount this one based on wattage - play one before making your final decision if at all possible.
 

analogwarmth

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well i have played dr.z, and got a chance not too long ago to check out bruno, carr, sewell, and dr.z together, just didn't have enough time with them to decide. i have played the maz (both) and the galaxie, but i really want o try out the stangray. then again for that price i can buy any of the above mentioned amps and get more bells and whistles=more tones personaly; and maybe have some change left over.
 

cr8z4life

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/13


Because first they dont sound like a lower wattage amp but you can enjoy them at lower volumes at home with pedals......but unlike other lower wattage amps that I've tried that sounded great alone, these dont get lost in the mix when playing with others!!
 

Luke V

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Orange Rocker 30 kicks ass, and for best bang for the buck, the Orange Tiny Terror at 7/15 watts is an unbelievable value.
 

XKnight

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I have a 25 watt Frenzel that keeps me happy and didn't do too much damage to my savings account.
 

drbob1

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I don't really think of 30w as low powered. For a true LP answer, I agree: Super Baby baby! For a 20-30w amp, my favorite is probably the Fender Princeton Reverb II with the optional EV SRO speaker.
 

CNOTE

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:D All those amps are great choices. Get any one and your getting some of the best for low wattage.

My Carr Mercury is an amp that is built well and sounds so so good. That is low wattage 8, 2, 1/2, 1/10 watts.:crazyguy
 

hermyinaz

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I just got a Stangray 1 12 combo great amp, even sounds good at low volumes......I wouldn't call it a low wattage amp even at 30 watts this thing can be a monster but none the less you would be mighty suprised out of the tones you can get from 3 knobs......It's got really punch bass and a smooth articulate topend......it's never harsh just a well rounded sound.....Great amp you should try one out, oh one thing you will definately need some pedals to push this baby in overdrive...great clean platform to start with none the less....thanks B.....
 

Sniper-V

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OTHER

Because I use a bunch of amps and never one.

Short list:
D13, 65Amps, Matchless, Budda, Vox, Marshall, Fender...
 




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