Small amps that dont suck?

chrisjnyc

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Looking for a small amp (physically small and low wattage) for home playing. I would prefer something with some clean headroom. I usually get my dirt from pedals.
 

BradleyCB

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I had a chance to try one of the new Fender Chris Stapleton Princeton amps this week. It's worth a consideration depending on your needs and use for the amp. Great sound. Even cranked, it is not overpowering. It's only fault is that it does not have reverb, but that can be fixed with a pedal.
 

RupertB

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Fuchs Casino series (Four Aces, Lucky 7, Blackjack 21, etc.) sound great & more headroom than you'd expect from the power. If you don't need the OD channel, you can save a few bucks picking up a used Mk1 version.

Also:
Dr. Z Maz 18
Port City Twelve
 

rickt

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Benson Vinny with the 1x10 cabinet. Another favorite of mine is the Samamp VSC 12. If you are looking for more versatility as in something in the bedroom that can also serve as a gigging or jam amp, then the Reeves Custom 12 PS is an option.
 

ballynally

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Small amp for home? Mmm, Marshall super lead (just kidding)If solid state is not for you, ie, quilter microblock et al.a small single ended combo will do nicely, 8 or 10"
If your home is a stately one and/or are jamming with bass and drums go Princeton or a multitude of 15w or even DR 22w etc.i find those Fender champ 600 quite fun and plenty loud, oh and cheap..
 

lifebreath

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Silver face Princeton Reverb, or the reissue if on a budget. Since you mentioned clean headroom, I'd also consider a low-wattage Mesa Boogie like the 5:25 Express Plus with switchable 25, 15 and 5W. It gives a lot of versatility, channel switching with great cleans to high gain. The 5W mode re-configures to single-ended class A mode.
 




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