Rental amp comparable to Suhr Badger 18

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  1. T-Rad

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    Can anyone tell me what amp is comparable to a Suhr Badger 18? I own a badger 18 but on fly dates I can't bring it with and the venue I'm playing at rents me amps, so what amps out there are similar? If rental companies carried boutique amps this wouldn't be a problem!
     
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    A buddy of mine that plays with several big artists uses his Kemper with ONLY his Badger 18 profiles for all his fly dates... Several people ( myself included) have gone the profiler/ modeler route for fly dates.
     
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    The Kemper would be ideal for the situation but unfortunately I don't have the dough for one right now. I used to use a POD HD500. That was really easy to carry around and sounded great but there's nothing quite like running pedals with a tube amp.

    Thanks for the response!
     
  4. C-4

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    I'm seriously thinking it's Kemper time. I play tube amps, but for flying, consider carrying a small SS power amp like a Quilter Tone Block, or Crate Power Block and some effects. Maybe, instead of effects, a Tech 21 Fly Rig5 or RK5, and small portable amp like the Quilter. Then all they will need to supply you with is a speaker cab.

    No, you won't have the Suhr tones, but you will sure (Suhr) be smiling when it's time to load in/load out, and the sounds from these devices should be more then good enough so that you don't really suffer too aweful much. ymmv
     

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