What amp has these features?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Smgbad, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Smgbad

    Smgbad Supporting Member

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    Looking for a 1x12 or 2x12 combo tube amp with the following features:

    - At least 20 Watts
    - 2 input Jacks
    - 8 Ohm extension jack (for my cabs)
    - Ability to do Mesa/Soldano-ish metal tones
    - Super nice cleans
    - Reverb a major + but not a must
    - 2 channel a + but not a must
    - Can obtain a nice used one for under $1k (peferrably $600 or less)

    What options are out there?
     
  2. Luke V

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    Why 2 input jacks? Just curious.
     
  3. Smgbad

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    So that I can have the amp set on clean and then plug in my Boss Micro BR or laptop (for backing tracks) into 1 input, and plug my guitar and pedalboard into the other input. This method sounds great and lets me get distortion from my board without disturbing the clarity of the playback. Cant do this with a single input.
     
  4. Waxhead

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    except for the 2 input jack try
    new Mesa 5:25
    used Mini Rectifier

    you'll be lucky to find ANY amp with 2 input jacks
     
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    Usually on amps that have two input jacks, one is a low gain input for getting the cleanest possible sound.
     
  6. Lance

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    70's Silver Face Twin Reverb. Too much gas?, SF Deluxe Reverb. Of course you'll have to get your Mesa/SLO tone from pedals, but it's about the only amp in that price range that will get loud, and stay clean for your laptop stuff.
     
  7. Smgbad

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    Thats right. I want 2 inputs. Hi / low gain inputs doesnt matter... Fender cannot deliver teh metalz at all, and there will be times I'm without my board and need some decent amounts of distortion, so Fender is out. Even a Peavey Vyper 60W Tube would be more in line with that, although (no offense Peavey) they are a bit lower on the totem of classy amps than I'd want to shoot for.
     
  8. SteveO

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    You could also use a small 4 channel mixer, and blend the backing tracks in through the effects loop. Loop send--> Mixer input one, backing tracks mixer inputs 2 and 3 (or three and four, doesn't matter) panned to center, with one output from the mixer feeding back into the loop return. This will also allow the backing tracks to feed straight into the power section of the amp, so tweaking the tone controls on the amp will alter the guitar tone without doing anything to the tone of the backing tracks.

    Lots of amps have effects loops!
     
  9. Smgbad

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    Excellent suggestion SteveO. I may just have to try that.
     

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