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What's the 15-18watt EL84 amp with the sweetest, smoothest breakup/OD & best clean?

jhumber

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The Dr Z Maz 18 would seem to fit that bill. The version without reverb will break-up a little more...
 

Senor Forum

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The Reinhardt 18 can do smooth, nasty, clean... you name it.

Not to mention the customer service at Reinhardt Amps is freaking awesome.

:bow:bow

Another obvious option is the Budda SD18. You absolutely can't beat it.

:drink
 

The Whale

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Budda Superdrive 18. I've got the handwired 30 and it hits the marks with flying colors. And the combos are surprisingly light!
 

SlideGuy123

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Goodsell Super 17 Mk111. Reverb, trem, 29 lbs. Sweet clean sound, great breakup. Can play loud or soft (a master volume that works).
 

zoooombiex

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I had an Overbuilt Napoleon Complex head that was an amazing little 18 watter. Very sweet breakup and crisp cleans via your guitar volume. Good volume and dynamics range, excellent reverb.... would probably snag that one again if I could...
 

wrxplayer

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Less common but very much worth checking out if you can: Sommatone Roaring 20. There are clips and a review of the 40 watt version on TGP Webzine to give you an idea.
 

BobbyRay

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I love...LOVE the Dr Z Maz Jr, but I wouldn't describe it as smooth and sweet.

I like the Tweed Deluxe for smoother breakup, or a Marshall 18 watter. They seem smoother in the breakup dept.
 






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