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If you had a chance to pick up one of these to add to the collection.....??
When I was shopping around for a lunchbox amp I played both the Tiny Terror and the Night Train. I strongly prefer the TT: warmer tone, better-integrated mids, better overdrive. Night Train was a little tinny to my ears. I also found the TT's controls simpler and more responsive. Night Train does cleans more easily I suppose, but once you figure out how to dial in a cleans on the TT they sound really great.
My comparison may have been biased b/c the Orange cabs usually paired with the TT are better than the Vox cabs usually paired with the Night Train, so I didn't truly A/B the heads. But for me it was no contest.
Anyway I ended up trading an 80w Traynor combo for the TT head and 1X12 cab and couldn't be happier.
I know the haze doesn't get much love...but i do find it interesting that there are not that many used for sale...don't know if that means people like them, or they just didn't buy them in the first place, lol...I already own a rebel 20 and a tweaker...so wanted something of a different flavor....orange are a little pricier...i was curious of others opinion if it was worth it....the vox is intriguing for the chimey cleans and thick overdrive...and the marshall...well I guess that's the oldest story...always wanted a "real" marshall...without the price, lol....and i don't have much use for a 100 or 50 watt amp now playing mostly at home...guess I was hoping to get my (useable)fix with the haze...
I used to own a JCM800 and compared to that the Haze 15 is a bad joke imo.
The Rebels have it all.
R20 is great all round
You already got a Tweaker.
R30 is better again imo
I have the Haze 15 and its up for sale in the Emporium. I too have played all 3 of the heads mentioned by the OP and IMO the Haze kills them. Great chimey cleans and a extremely authentic Plexi OD. Since its nearly impossible to find a Haze 15 in a music store to play I would have to question if people are referring to the 15 or the much more common 40 combo. They do sound different. I am only selling to buy a DRRI.
This being said I prefer Marshall and Fender sounds. The NT sounded nice but it isnt a Marshall. The TT is a 1 trick pony to me.
The TT and and NT dont have verb I dont believe. Also the Haze has 2 footswitchable channels which I dont recall if the TT or NT have. Lastly the Haze is a Marshall which is what I wanted. I wanted the old school Plexi sound and it delivers in spades. The fact its made in India is irrelevant.
So the questions you need to ask yourself is:
1) Do i need reverb? Delay, Vibe and Chorus are a bonus and sound good
2) Do i want a nice clean channel and a really nice OD channel with switching?
3) Do i want the old school Marshall sound?
If any or all answers are no then you are down to 2 amps to choose from.