Recommend a combo for around $200

scott757

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I'm looking for a small combo to have around the studio. Something that takes pedals well. I have about $200 so that pretty limiting. What do you recommend?
 

vbf

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Super Champ XD comes to mind if you want tube. If you can find one, a VOX Pathfinder 15R is a fantastic solid state amp.
 
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The China One down the road has a Dinner combo for well under $200...only...no substitutions...
 

motokev

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try the new fender bassbreaker 007, impressive little amp. Oh, U said $200.

Hmmm, used fender super champ XD was a fun amp.
 

snow and steel

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Find an old USA made Peavey Bandit, teal stripe if you can. Should be $150 TOPS. If they can't get a good sound out fo that as a pedal platform, it isn't the amps fault.
 

guitarjazz

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Find a broken amp and fix it. (my dad bought me my first tube amp 'as is' for $25, and fixed it)
 

Stratobuc

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I'm looking for a small combo to have around the studio. Something that takes pedals well. I have about $200 so that pretty limiting. What do you recommend?
Honestly? A used Roland Cube. I could not believe how great those sound. If you weren't looking - you'd swear it was a tube amp. They sound great, they're light, and you can find one cheap.
 

lkft

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All great suggestions here. Another vote for the Fender SCXD. Avoid the "X2". For some reason they've had reliability issues.
 

Blues Power

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+1 on post 6 and 11

you cant beat those old 80's bandits. USA made and built like tanks.

I have on old 65 that I use regually and has never let me down, the ch 2 OD sucks but the cleans are nice and it takes pedals

you can still get a nice one for $135 or so maybe less and if you want to go tone crazy pop in a vintage 30
 

MartinPiana

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I got a used Roland Cube 60 for $180 and sold my Cube 30 for $100. My #1 is a Vox Tony Bruno 6v6, but the Cube's are absolutely decent amps - hard to imagine anything better for the price. I don't hesitate to use mine - smaller, lighter and just as loud as the Vox. And better onboard reverb.
 




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