Opinions on great sounding "grab and go" 1x12 jam amp

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  1. rockster12

    rockster12 Supporting Member

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    I go to alot of jam sessions. One of my favorite things to do. I am looking to pick up a good used 1x12 combo that will fill the bill for me. I play mainly strats and a little LP. I play alot of different styles of blues, blues/rock, Blues R&B, etc. I like the tones of Coco Montoya, Robben Ford, Jimi, the Rev. etc. I am currently gigging with a Carr Slant6 head, Marshall 50 watt head and super Reverb. I want something in a smaller package that will fill a small club up to maybe 100 people and is easy to transport. I would probably buy used to maximize my $ investment.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Sonic Reducer

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    Gotta be some type of 18 watt Marshall. I think that would be perfect especially for Jimi and the Rev.
     
  3. Tom Gross

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    yep. Or a Super 30.

    For several hundred more bucks a Carr Rambler would work, too.

    Or for several hundred less a Fender Hot Rod with a good pedal or two.
     
  5. scottl

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    Hey Tom,

    At Steve K's last jam, Frankenstrat brought his VHT 45 combo. I brought my special Fuchs SLX 50 combo. Frankenstrat bought mine on the spot and sold his VHT shortly thereafter. The VHT was great, no doubt, but it did not even occupy the same tonal realm for the what the poster originally asks for.

    We did compare them a bit.....

    Both superlative amps. Of course, the VHT is a bit less $$.....

    Scott
     
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    Both great amps no doubt but I don't see the Fuchs copping the Rev., or Jimi Hendrix's tonal "realm". No offense:cool:
     
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    +1 :)
     
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    Kendrick K-Spot. Exactly the tones you asked for, but a nice chunk of $$. Easy on the back though.
     
  9. Luke V

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    Orange Rocker 30, 2 cathode biased el34s and a v30. Looks and sounds great. Instant fat for a Strat.
     
  10. Tom Gross

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    Oh yeah, if it was me, I'd take that SLX combo. No problem with the Robben tones, cleans, and a lotta blues tones. I'd get a good enough Hendrix outta it to make me happy.
    But for a recommendation, I say VHT - less $$$, GREAT SRV, more Marshally lead tone (if you go for that sorta thing ;) ).
     
  11. rockster12

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    wow, I am surprised. I thought more would lean toward the deluxe reverb type amp, like a Rambler. How much do these VHT's go for on the used market. And do you see them often for sale used?
     
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    Also, I am looking in the $1500. or less price range. I don't mind spending the dough but obvioulsy if I can get a great sounding amp for less $, so much the better.
     
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    Used Top Hat Club Royale.
     
  14. retrobob

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    I have a Fender Superchamp that sounds great through a 1x12 or 2x12 cab. I'm thinking of making a head box for the SC.
     
  15. Lolaviola

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    I would check out the 18 watts marshall and its clones, (Roccaforte makes one)--my new favorite amp.:angel

    I also think my Boogie Mk 1 reissue could fit the bill.
    Much different from new Boogie tone, and really opens up in club setting.
     
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    Pritchard Jade Dagger, Fuchs Princeton combo
     
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    Tone King Imperial. 22 watts, Deluxe reverb on one side and Marshally on the other. Perfect volume, not too heavy and great looking.
     
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    Rivera Chubster - extremely versatile and sweet sounding
     
  19. number9

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    http://www.theairtightgarage.com/sounds.php

    Scroll down to "Emily" amplifier. 14W, sounds like 20W, 1x12 config. Super lightweight.
    If you are in/near Memphis I can probably arrange an audition with an owner of one there.

    Just my $0.02, but from what you are desribing in tone, this amp will get you there for
    just over a grand.
     

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