Small American combos.... nay or aye?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 5F6-A, Jul 17, 2019.

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  1. Yes, love them clean and dirty

    44 vote(s)
    78.6%
  2. Only like them clean

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. Only like them dirty

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Not fussed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Once in a blue moon are fun

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. They sound too old. Not my cup of tea, really.

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Hate those things!

    3 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. Peppy

    Peppy Member

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    I am moving towards a Pro Junior IV. Might use an attenuator (Like the smaller Swart Night Light). Might use a NUX Horseman pedal. I play in a smaller bar/craft brewery and a Jr. is more than enough.
     
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  2. Oriondk

    Oriondk Member

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    I was in a shop recently that was full of stacks and half stacks 20 years ago. Most of what they had now weren’t more than 25 watt combos. Salesman told me they just don’t get much call anymore for the big boys.
     
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  3. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Member

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    I think more and more people are going sensible these days. Even a 5 watts with an efficient speaker is plenty for many situations.
     
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  4. easyed

    easyed Supporting Member

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    People (boomers like me) are finding the big amps too difficult move and not much use with "bar" volumes being low enough so the waitstaff doesn't have to read lips and the larger gigs and outdoor gigs mic'ing everything through the PA.

    I find that my 18 Watt Allen Sweet Spot gets far more use than my two bigger amps - just because I can carry it and it has enough volume and clean headroom to get the job done.

    I would love to do another gig with my '69 Super Reverb, but it just isn't in the cards.
     
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  5. 70' s Tone

    70' s Tone Member

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    The new Supro is quite good! :)
     
  6. Oriondk

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    Ah a Super Reverb. Played one in college and loved that amp. I think that’s a good part of the reason I have tinnitus now, though.:confused:
     

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