Small Combo for Clean/Blues

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  1. jonny toetags

    jonny toetags Member

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    I'm looking for a small 1x12 for clean/blues and was wondering what you guys recommend?
    I've never played a combo except for a Classic 30, so my knowledge is very limited.
    I don't need 2 channels, 1x12 would be nice, preferably under 500$ used.
    The tones i am looking for are similar to the clean strat tones that were on the '07 Crossroads Festival.
     
  2. scottlaned

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    Fender Blues Jr.

    Simple, easiest answer.
     
  3. 1esotericguy

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    Find the NOS model though. The upgraded Jensen Speaker is a world of difference. The tweed is nice too. Can be had for less than $500 out the door with some haggling.
     
  4. re-animator

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    absolutely I would recommend the fender deluxe reverb reissue. Can sound good clean or dirty... straight up or with pedals. A very classic, very useable sound.
     
  5. scottlr

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    Clean? A BF Princeton NON-reverb is very clean, and takes pedal very well if you want dirt, AND at a reasonable stage volume. A heavy handed drummer might be a problem, but one with finesse and you'd likely be in heaven! I wish I was gigging right now so I could use my 66 Princeton live. After all those years of being told to turn down, if I'd have had this amp, that would have NOT been a problem.
     
  6. T. Caster

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    Check out a Fender Blues Deluxe.

    Dan
     
  7. rul8agn

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    Maybe a Pro Junior with a BarbEQ in front of it set to "blackface" could suit your needs. Being only 15 watts you can crank these and get some nice breakup when needed.
     
  8. bluesmain

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    That lil Peavey Classic 30 is bang for the buck a great little amp on the clean channel. I never used the gain channel on mine.
     
  9. mmcquain

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    I too have a Classic 30... also like the Peavey ValveKing 112... 2 channels (if you change your mind and decide you want it) WITH SEPARATE TONE CONTROLS (very nice IMO).
     
  10. Rosewood

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    Classic 30 ain't bad.
     
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  12. jonny toetags

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys.
    I made a list of them and am going to do some research.
     

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