Suggest an amp w/20 watts or less for gigs!!!!

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  1. jimmyohio75

    jimmyohio75 Member

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    I am looking for a tube amp with 20 watts or less to use at gigs when I am mic'd. I would prefer two channels but that's not a huge requirement. Reverb would be nice but once again, not a deal breaker. Good cleans are a must but I have a Crunch Box for dirt if I need to use it. Can be either a combo or head and cab but keep in mind both the head and cab must be within my budget. It must weigh less than 40 lbs. Budget is no more than $800!
    My band plays gritty, bluesy rock...like this:
    www.myspace.com/hawkinshill


    Ok, fire away!!!:munch
     
  2. srvaughnabee

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    Orange Tiny Terror, Vox Night Train, Ceriatone or Peoples Amp 18/20 watt clones
     
  3. buddaman71

    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    kludge The droid you're looking for Silver Supporting Member

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    Used DRRI. Just over 40 pounds, classic sound.
     
  5. 5E3

    5E3 Supporting Member

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    :agree
     
  6. soundchaser59

    soundchaser59 Silver Supporting Member

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    Traynor YCV20WR with a tubescreamer would be perfectfor that sound....
     
  7. candid_x

    candid_x Supporting Member

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    New Fender Super Champ DX into a good 1x12 with Tung-Sol 6V6's and a balanced EH 12AX7.

    Don't laugh, it really works. :agree
     
  8. Scottone

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    I just picked up a '68 Ampeg Reverbojet and it would certainly fit the bill. Way less than $800.00 too.

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    Used TopHat Club Royale 1x12!
     
  10. Bottle_Rocket

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    Fender Deluxe Reverb. Get a used silverface or the DRRI. Fit's your requirement perfectly!
     
  11. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Dr Z. Carmen Ghia. You wont miss the second channel or the reverb.
     
  12. FenderBigot

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    Rebel 20 or Vox Night Train... both single channel and no 'verb.
     
  13. amp boy

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    used allen sweet spot..........saw one on here recently....i think.........
     
  14. thilton59

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    Used DRRI would be my first pick.
    Maybe a Blues Jr. (use the extra funds to get a new speaker/BillM mods)
     
  15. Austinrocks

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    fender hot rod deluxe with JJs 6v6, don't try the others or they will not work, have them in my HR deluxe, hard to say exactly what the power is, the bias pretty much sets that, I put a dummy plug in the extension speaker jack, which sets the transformer for the 8 ohm speaker, HRDx about $600, tubes $35 or so, my HRDx came with a Vintage 30, but that may get the amp to loud,

    the 40 watts go down to 20 watts, and your not stuck with an amp that you can not use if you decide you can use more power. A 20 watt amp you may find is a big mistake later on.

    http://www.eurotubes.com/euro-e.htm
     
  16. Pole With Soul

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    Soldano Astroverb 16 (20 watts w/reverb)
     
  17. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    No more than $800! maybe used though.
     
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  19. shark_bite

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    +another 1 on the DR. Predictable vote coming from me, but then you'll know why I prefer it to my Bassman. For you, probably a Celestion speaker like a V30 would be best. I'd lean heavily toward a player's SFDR if you can find one - look at it this way; it'll only go UP in value if you go that route.
     
  20. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    I bought both of my Carmen Ghia 1x12s for under $800. Have they gone up that much in recent years?
     

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