Small Tube Combos with Reverb and Tremolo

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  1. shanetram

    shanetram Supporting Member

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    What's out there for small tube combos with Verb and Trem? Looking for 1 EL84 or 1 6v6 (5-10 watts) or maybe twice that size with a half power option.

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  2. cacibi

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    Princeton Reverb Reissue would be close to your specs, although higher power.

    Burriss Royal Bluesman (also slightly higher power than what you're looking for).
     
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    Apparently there's a mod you can purchase to add reverb to a Vibrochamp. That might be a good route.
     
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    The Princeton Reverb is one of the sweetest sounding low-watt amps on the planet--well worth seeking out. Really great Fender cleans and great grit around the 4 or 5 spot on the volume knob. The reissue is quite a bit overpriced, imo, though it does sound great. (If you can find an early 70s silverface, the guts are pretty identical the the blackface-era.)
     
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    goodsell mk3. damn pricey though. . . . but it fits your requirements exactly.
     
  6. shanetram

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    Thanks all,

    I know that Valco/Gretsch/National made a 1 6v6 with Verb and Trem. Anything else along those lines?
     
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    Man, you just can't beat a Princeton Reverb. It's got everything you need.

    Why go for booteek when you can still pick up a nice, clean silverface PR for a song? (Well, compared to anything in the booteek world that comes close anyway).

    I've heard the Re-issue is pretty damned good as well.
     
  8. shanetram

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    Never said I needed boutique. Looking for under 10 watts or 15-22 watts with half power option.

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  9. shanetram

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    Also the add a verb is a good suggestion but the way that works is pre amp input if I'm not mistaken which is essentially the same as running a reverb pedal in front of the amp which is fine for clean but not great for cranked.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  10. farlowhigh

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    you might consider a Savage Macht 6x (6 watts) or 12x (12 watts)...6v6 powered with beautiful tube tremolo...no reverb but the tremolo is really great and I think Macht 6 has a very nice sound overall...the newer ones 6x and 12x have a stage/studio switch that brings the volume apparently more than half way down...

    they are expensive new but not bad used...there was a Savage 12 head in the emporium yesterday, I think...

    of course the Swart Atomic Space Tone is a great 6v6 amp with beautiful tube tremolo and reverb...about 20 watts...that is a really great sounding amp but no half power switch and as of yet no master volume...rumors abound that a newer version of the AST head may come with a master volume but no evidence thus far...the 5 watt Space Tone Reverb has reverb but no tremolo...
     
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    Seems like it would be easier to have a trem pedal than a reverb pedal...
     
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    I've tried all the trem pedals but I really love amp trem...

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Valco-built Gretsch 6152 - 5 Watts. An amazing amp, if cheaply built, and I've always kicked myself for having sold it.
     
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    Hey, is money an object? London Power and Maven Peal both built amps with effects loops and effective power outputs under your 10w bogey. Drop a Peavey Valverb into the effects loop (or, if money is really no object, find a Soldano? Surfbox or Matchless Reveb/Tremelo) and you're golden. The London Power amps are even rackmount so you can have your stuff all mounted in a single largish head.
     
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    Gretsch 6150T. These are my favorite practice amps, and are Champ killers.
     
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    Headstrong Lil King is a clone of a '64 Princeton Reverb. I would go with one of these over the PRRI or original BFPR. Price wise it will be in between those two, but you are getting brand new PTP wired amp. You can also (and should) get the Lil King with the 12" speaker.
     
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    Sell everything you've got including the dog and get a Goodsell Super 17 MKIII.
     
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    How bout a Deluxe Reverb and just mess with the preamp tubes?
     
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    I know dats right!
     

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