Mass Produced Gems!

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  1. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Member

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    I'm sure there are more but from my experiences the Budda Superdrive 30 and Orange AD30HTC are 2 fantastic sounding and feeling amps that can be purchased used for under $1000.

    I have an SD30 pre peavey and was actually selling my AD30, but I pulled it. Between the 2 they cover nice cleans, blues, raunchy rock and chewy thick overdrive. I'm not a pro by any means (not even good), but I have a good ear for tone and have had and currently have a number of very sweet boutique amps. These 2 hang with any of them for what they do.

    Anyone also dig either of these or know of other inexpensive mass produced amps that you feel the same way about?
     
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    Marshall DSL40C with upgraded speaker option.
     
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    I read "Mass Produced Germs". I thought, what the hell has that got to do with amps? :dunno
     
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    I had an old Dean Markley 100 watt tube amp. One of the better tube amps I ever had. It had a Celestion speaker in it and sounded wonderful.
     
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    Figaro Supporting Member

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  7. lgehrig4

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    I've been eye balling these
     
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    I had a blues jr and wasn't a big fan. How does the pro jr compare?
     
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    I never liked the BJ. The PJ has more of an open, tweed sound. It sounds massive through a larger cabinet.
     
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    Love the vibro champ and its kissing cousin the Bronco.
     
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    I had a Kustom Defender 100 combo. Paid $400 for it used. It was a great amp.
     
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    Obligatory Peavey Classic mention.
     
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  14. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    Doesn't get a lot of love around here, but I love my Mesa express 5 50 non plus combo. I paid around $600 shipped in great condition for mine and the variety of tones I can get out of it are pretty amazing. Built like a tank and for not a lot of cash, what's not to love?

    I've never owned any of these, but have played through them enough to give them honorable mention, Marshall DSL 40c, Vox AC 15 - 30. All fantastic for the money.
     
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    The Orange AD30tc I had was a turd. Except for a Mesa Nomad it was the worst tube amp I've owned. Tubes, speakers, check up, nothing...Turd..
     
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    Princeton Reverb reissue is one of the best amps on the planet, imo.
     
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  17. lgehrig4

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    Please describe what made it a turd IYO. I can't imagine you saying that if you heard the sound coming from my Scumback loaded cab unless you were trying for a tone that it wasn't capable of.
     

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