Need a living room amp - suggestions?

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  1. redragon

    redragon Silver Supporting Member

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    I need a suggestions for a living room amp for noodling next to the couch. I have been using a Epiphone Valve Junior, but the hum drives me crazy. Also, I would prefer a 10" speaker.

    I typically prefer overdriven tones. I like that little Blackstar HT-1 combo,,,

    What do y'all think?
     
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    I love my little vox ac4tv combo. It's dirt cheap, sounds sweet at low volume 1/4 watt, can crank up to 5w, and most importantly, is pretty enough to pass the wife test. It stays in plain sight and looks good there
     
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    AC4 or Blackstar HT5, both have a 10-inch speaker.

    the HT-1 is a bit too limited IMO, and the 8-inch speaker is a turn-off to me.

    depending on your definition of living room volumes, the Orange AD5 might be fun... I know it's next on my list, but there is basically no such thing as clean with that amp and it gets (relatively) hairly-loud pretty fast on the knob...


    which is why I love it so.
     
  4. zzmoore

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    Those V Jr are REAL easy to work on. If you open yours up, there are often some lead dress issues that are easy to fix. I hate to see anybody give up on those little guys.......especially the first revision/first year models.
    Good Luck
     
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    i've read up on mods to the first year ones to get rid of the hum, will the lead dress mods take care of it? i just got a Egnater 2x12 to run with my rebel 20 at gigs, but since that head is at the rehearsal space hooked to a 1x12, i use it with my Valve Jr. that hum is also driving me bonkers.
     
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    Fender tweed Princeton or Champ.
     
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    If low watt and no-hum are your requirements, check out Paul at Red Iron amps;
    great sounding 1 watt and 5 watt amps and really quiet.
     
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    joesnewmatch Music Is My Soul Food

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    Depends on budget and if there is a wife/interior design involved. A small tweed (Fender, Victoria, Swart), or Carr (Mercury or Raleigh) would be on my list, especially if the amp is competing for face time with the furniture and decor.
     
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    A Fender Princeton Reverb. Silverface, Reissue, whatever. Sounds great at low volume and the reverb/tremolo fill out your sound. I just got a reissue and I'm pretty sure it's all I'm ever gonna need in the house. I just spent some time playing in the basement and turned it all the way up. Nice crunch! And clean, with verb and trem, it's as sweet as can be.
     
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    Can't say enough about the Blackstar HT5R combo. Has a 12" but I thought it was way better than the HT1.
    Sweet overdriven sounds and quiet.
     
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    Silvertone 1482!! Why did I sell mine?!?!?!?......ahhhhhhhh
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    +1 Carr Raleigh. Looks good, sounds great, look for one used and save some $$.
     
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