Not so expenssive low wattage amp?

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  1. Laroosco!

    Laroosco! Member

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    Looking for a little brother for my big Route 66.

    With pedals and an attenuator I can use the 66 in most places but I'm looking for something different that is around 15/20 watts that I can bring to smaller clubs or practices.

    A used Camen Ghia is on top of my list but I'm also looking at some cheaper combos like the Peavey Classic 30 or Delta Blues. Maybe even a Crate Vintage Club

    Any suggestions. I'm really not looking to spend more than $700

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Sonic Reducer

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    I played a Crate Palomino V16 (15 watt) today and I think it sounded great.
     
  3. Laroosco!

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    Thanks. That is right on track wwith what I'm lookin for.
     
  4. TopJimmy5150

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    Epiphone Valve Special. I own one and love it. 5 watts, Class A single ended, very LOUD. Nice reverb, too.

    The Palominos are ok. I didn't like the V8 because it sounded small and tinny. The V16 (also known as the V1512 without the Liberace blond covering) is nice, but it has the cheesiest sounding reverb I've ever heard.

    -Jay
     
  5. GCDEF

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    I have a Crate V3112 with the Tone Tubby speaker. It's an excellent amp, and sounds good at lower volumes too.

    Traynor YCV20WR is pretty decent too.
     
  6. AL30

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    Older (60's & 70's) Ampegs and Traynors are all over for under $500. Both of these companies turned out some GREAT sounding amps that are severely undervalued and have MUCH better construction than the average amps today.

    AL
     
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    I'll add the '60s Gibson amps to that list as well...
     
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    The Fuchs Lucky 7 is around that price and sounds great.
     
  9. Laroosco!

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    Lots of great replies

    I've done the 5 watt thing and it's not enough for what I'm lookin for.

    Keep em coming!
     
  10. Shreve

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    Trace Elliot Velocette. Find 'em on the Bay. :)
     
  11. onemind

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    Fargen Mini-Plex
    THD Univalve
     
  12. Sonic Reducer

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    Dave's in Wisconsin has a used Savage Macht 6 for $775 right now. It's a lot louder than a typical 6 watt amp.
     
  13. trucks

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    +1 on the Mini Plex

    If you are looking in the 8-12 watt range, it is a real winner. Very pedal friendly. A few have been in the emporium recently.

    For a little more money you can get a Rocky Top 18 Watt.
     
  14. BobbyRay

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    That Trace Elliot is the same as the the Gibson amp I recommended when we spoke.

    The GA-15RV

    Nice little amp with enough headroom for gigging.
     
  15. Laroosco!

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    The Trace Elliot is a 1x10 though isn't it?

    Can't have that
     
  16. BobbyRay

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    I know that the Gibson Goltone series was just a repackaging of the Trace amps. The Gibson was offered in 1X10 and 1X12, as well as a 30 watt 2X12.

    Then there were the Super Goldtones which were quite different.
     
  17. Ed Alvarado

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    Don't forget the Fender Pro Jr. Great little amp.
     

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