Need a lighter tube combo amp w/12" speaker for pedals

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  1. DonP

    DonP Member

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    I'd say this too but the OP seems to be a Fender type.

    I'd also say the Monoprice 15 for cheap, but it is a Marshall flavor as well.
     
  2. oxtone

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    Guys - thanks for all your suggestions - will consider them all.
    Today I tried a new Fender Princeton Reverb in Burgundy, which sounded really good, and seems plenty loud
    for a full band situation. I also tried the Hot Rod Deluxe IV, which had a decent clean tone, but not with the
    sparkle of the Princeton. But, the new Princeton was $1099 at GC, and the Hot Rod Deluxe IV was $749.
    So, I'll think all this over. I've also thought about putting a NEO speaker in the Classic 30, to reduce weight.
     
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  3. White Limo

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    DV Mark has made some some extremely light tube amps you may look in to.

    I would also think hard about a Quilter combo. Under 30lbs, light, designed to take pedals.
     
  4. toomanyamps

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    Neither a Princeton or a Hot Rod Deluxe will be any help in your situation.
    The HRD weighs more than your Classic 30. The Princeton is about 5 lbs less.

    Consider a Pro Junior, about 20 lbs and should be loud enough as long as your band isn't crazy loud.
     
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  5. Major Dude

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    I gig every week with a modded 5e3 clone I picked up used for cheap (old Weber kit I think) tweed covered pine cab w/Celestion G12M 65w Creamback. Light, portable, awesome pedal platform and great tone which left me no reason not to sell my expensive boutique combos. There are great/cheap options out there but it really depends on your tone needs
     

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