Suggest a Marshall type amp head with 2 EL34s, around 30ish watts and a master volume (or similar)

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  1. pickslide

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    Whats out there? Looking for something that can do plexi and maybe more and takes pedals well. I like the tone of el34s! I had a Victory Sheriff which was cool, but I felt lacking something.
     
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    Marshall Artist 30 (3203)
     
  3. Gear-Junkie

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    Marshall Silver Jubilee 20 watt. Have you heard these, OMG!
     
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    I'm looking at Friedman Pink Taco for this very reason.
     
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    Yup, awesome amp.
     
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    Yup!! Excellent choice! Marshall Mini Jubilee as well.
     
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    Consensus on the Mini Jubilee is pretty split so I'd suggest trying one out first.
     
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    How about a $500 JCM2000 DSL 50?
     
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    Lots of choices -
    DSL
    Landry LS30
    Badger 30
    Runt
    Mini Jube
    About 5 of the Ceriatone heads

    More that aren’t coming to mind now
     
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  11. Jr Deluxe

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    The el34 is a 25 watt tube. If you put 2 in an amp and limit the wattage to 30 watts you arent getting the full tone from the tube. Unless you run class a. Then you stray from the marshall tone thats class ab. Tube amps arent a caffeteria where you pull from column a and column b. I bet if you measured some of the 2 x el34 amps listed above they would come higher than 30 watts.
     
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    If you restrict to EL34, then the 20 watt Runt and the Ceriatone heads are our. If you want a dynamic, single channel, I’m guessing the Badger would be a strong contender.
     
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    Orange Rocker 30. The discontinued UK version. See my Avatar. 30 watts of pure vintage rock and roll crunch. Has EL34’s and takes pedals well (Especially on the “natural” channel). I had a DSL40C and the Rocker 30 wiped the floor with it (IMO- YMMV).
     
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    Sorry but this is just not universally accurate. Many of the later 70s Marshall jmp 50 heads and early 2204 amps are the most sought after for their tones yet because of the reduced voltages in the power section they don't put out much over 30 watts. It would be more accurate to say you would not get the full volume potential out of a pair of el34s at 30 watts, but the are some amazing tones to be had still, some even prefer them to the full bore higher voltage 50+ watt marshalls.

    Op a late 70s to early 80s 2204 is a Marshall with a master volume that would pretty much fit your criteria and most report around the 30-40 watt mark out of them.
     
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    I have a Suhr Badger 30. I think it fits the bill. It may no longer be there, but on the Suhr website there used to be a Badger manual stating that the Badger 30 actually produced 38 watts of output.

    Some people say it doesn't sound very Marshall-y, but I've gotten good results with it for those classic rock tones.

    I'm actually looking at the mini Jubilee too as I find myself wanting a channel switching amp...
     
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    Any 50W JMP clone with PPIMV (make sure that has a PEC pot on the MV).
     
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    EVH EL34 50 watt maybe??
     
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    Peavey Windsor (if you can find a working or repaired one)
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    I've found a couple Peavey VTMs that were converted to el34. I guess that's an understandably popular mod.
     
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    Thought of another. Fender Bassbreaker 45.
     

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