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wanted: rawest swampiest blues amp.

tiltrite

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relatively new manufacture, not looking to find something that needs restoration. $approx 1500 budget.

cleans/headroom not important. Grit and hair ARE important.
To be used for recording and very small rooms. no big volume/watts necessary. 18 watts and below, most likely. tweed vibe more than BF.



Thinking about a goodsell super seventeen or maybe a swart.

other ideas?
 

Mullet Kingdom

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Haven't tried the Clark Beaufort, but the Kendrick 2112 is a great copy of a tweed deluxe and it sounds awesome.

I've tried other Kendricks and didn't really care for them but the 2112 has never disappointed me.
 

Jon Silberman

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The Clark Beaufort is a good choice but I just want to clarify something about it so readers don't get the misimpression from this thread that it's incapable of any clean headroom. With 6L6s, you'll get a gorgeous, round, full rythym tone plenty loud enough for bluesy jamming (my pal Jon C has had his over my place for jamming in this configuration and, believe me, that amp delivers the goods).
 

Chevelle

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Anything with a 6v6 or two. I don't think a champ circuit can be beat for lots of hair and grease at low volumes. And mine records beautifully. It would also bring you in well under your budget.
 

Red Planet

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$800.00 will get you a Tweed Deluxe Clone with all the good stuff in it and your choice of Speaker at www.sdgvintageamps.com

Its exactly as you describe your needs to be for half the money.

Handwired MM Trannys and more.

I've got its big brother and ya cant beat em.
 

shallbe

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Victoria Double Deluxe. Very musical, but raw, swampy, sweet, delicious and rich. Often found used under around/under your price.
 

gearlovin

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Originally posted by Magic Twanger
I have heard these are very, very nice, but I haven't heard one in person.

I've gone back and forth thru email with Doug and he seems like a great guy and really wants the customer to be happy.

Check 'em out:
http://www.sewellamps.com/Main.html
I've got one and it got grit and air for sure

nice mean amp
 

jimmyj

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Top Hat Club Deluxe

20w of 6v6 power
more tweed than BF- actually has just enough Vox in the preamp so you don't get that tubby low end of some 6v6 amps
Excells at blues grind tone and touch sensitivity
light weight for a tube amp

Some of the most well built amps around and a steal if you can find a used one.
 

bluesbreaker59

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Tweed Deluxe or a Tweed Double Deluxe


Personally I like both, but I own a Vicky Double Deluxe that is PHENOMENAL!!!!
 

Scumback Speakers

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I think you might actually like a Scumbag with a 3 band EQ for that application... and I'm local, too, as you already know! Shoot me an email and I can setup a demo, if you like!

How those old Pre Rola G12H30's working for you?
 

lgehrig4

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Can some define what a greasy or swampy tone is? What famous player, amp or song best fits in this gategory?

I'm thinking Johnny Copeland's tone on Tin Pan Alley from SRV's live performance at Montreux.....would this be correct?
 

AlexF

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Best one I've EVER used is a Sewell Wampus Cat if you can stretch to 25W. Based on a tweed Pro amp, its a compression monster, it gets no louder after half way, just more and more compressed and dirty, but in a singing smooth bluesy way, with that mid heavy tweed tone. Great amp. Built like a tank. Doug Sewell is a really great guy too.
Al
 

scottcw

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60s Gibson GA40T with 6V6s power and 5791s (?) in the preamp.
 




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