What amp would fit in this category

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  1. Sonic Reducer

    Sonic Reducer Member

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    20-30 watts

    A decent amount of clean head room

    Even when pushed, doesn't distort too much

    Nice cleans

    A few that come to mind are the Deluxe Reverb, AC-30

    My tastes have been changing a lot recently. I've been listening to a lot of new bands that have indie/punk type thing going on. I'm actually starting to get away from Marshall type overdrive. Don't get me wrong, I still love it, but I'm getting into some other stuff also
     
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    It's 35 W, but a Victorilux has plenty of headroom, is only mildly overdriven when cranked, and sounds incredible!!
     
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    Gibson GA-30RVS. Looks a bit goofy, but sounds incredible.
     
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    The Reeves Custom 30 is exactly what you describe.

    - DB
     
  5. Sonic Reducer

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    Anybody? 2x12 or 1x12 combo would be good. Doesn't have to be boutique. Hayseed? Deluxe Reverb?

    Any others?
     
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    Bruno Cowtipper 22. Bruno UG 30. Bruno Tweedy pie 35.
     
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    You had it right, the Deluxe is a great amp for that sound. I have one, but I must admit I haven't been too much into the punk/indie thing. With a simple tube swap you can really increase your clean headroom too.
     
  9. Sonic Reducer

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    Forgot something. Price tag new or used has to be about $1200 or less. Preferably less
     
  10. riffmeister

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    TopHat Super Deluxe.

    My favorite................
     
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    Cage Corsa!

    4xEL84, 1/2 power switch, channel link switch to jumper the channels, solid-state or 5AR4 rectifiers.

    Cage amps have fantastic cleans, and the smoothest transition to distortion of any amp I've played.

    $1375 brand new with Tuki cover:
    http://audiocage.com/Corsadesign.shtml
     
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    Get a Fender Vibrolux Reverb 2 x 10" combo.
     
  13. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    There are a lot of tube amps that can fall under these requirements, if you do 1 little modification: change out the #1 tube from the 12ax7 that's there and replace it with a 12at7. You'll have more pre-amp headroom that way and it won't distort as quickly.
     
  14. Fireball XL5

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    IMO, you're on the right track thinking Vox AC30!

    You should be able to find a used Vox/Korg RI at the price point you want to be. Fantastic sounding amps (I love mine) lots of headroom, and they just look so damn cool and vibey! :dude
     
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    dang a TopHat Super Deluxe is a cool amp! Id have to say though riff, I dig the Club Royale best!

    For not much more you can have a little more power in the SD...

    PS. Any TopHat fits the requirments of this thread...
     
  16. riffmeister

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    he asked for a little more clean........so I gave it to him! ;)
     

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