What's your Fave amp UNDER 20 watts?

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  1. Diezelman

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    What's your Fave amp under 20 watts? Why? Pros? Cons?

    Granted, I love my Herbert and my Einstein 50w Combo, they do surprisingly well at all volume levels. BUT I'm looking for something else now. Thanks guys!
     
  2. GenoBluzGtr

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    Clark Kanee Reverb... a AA1164 (Princeton Reverb) clone, but with all the normal mods and tweaks designed in that PR owners usually perform on their vintage models.

    All the best of the PR with none of the negatives, a 12" speaker, DR sized iron for enough headroom for gigging, while still getting that syrupy sweet, thick overdrive at volumes that won't cause hearing damage.
     
  3. AL30

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    Ampeg SB-12. Great little amp.

    AL
     
  4. Timinator

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    I have 3; Aiken Tomcat, Fuchs Lucky 7 and Goodsell 17. Each a bit different than the other and all just excellent at what they do.
     
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    Super Champ. Light weight, very portable, 18 smoking hot watts. Hook it up to a speaker cab and really hear it roar.
     
  6. Nolatone Ampworks

    Nolatone Ampworks Silver Supporting Member

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    If I had to choose right now I'd say Matchless Lighning and/or 65 London.
     
  7. Dave Orban

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    Alessandro Beagle.

    Incredible, sparkly clean sound, and a wonderful, rich, gurgly grind when pushed. Great control from the guitar's volume knob...

    My very favorite out of all the fine amps that George Alessandro makes...!
     
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    5e3 Tweed Delux
     
  9. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    nobody has mentioned the venerable 18 watter yet?
     
  10. Dave

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    The Suhr Badger is a pretty sweet little 18 watter.

    +1 I've got a Kanee Reverb head that I use with a 2x12 cab. I don't usually push it into overdrive, but it takes pedals really well. It's just one of the best sounding amps I've ever heard. I'll never sell it.

    But...I'm pretty sure it's 20 watts, so it doesn't really qualify for this UNDER 20 watts thread. :eek:
     
  11. soldersucker

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    My ampeg Gemini 1's all 3 of them!
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  14. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Speaking from personal experience .. haven`t tried 1/2 of the beauties mentioned here .if you`re talking of a clean platform for versatile pedal adventure and basic punch ...3rd vote here for the Kanee Rev by Clark .
    love mine ,,,wait a minute !,,Mike got 22 watts out of this amp .. I believe I`m disqualified ,,damn
     
  15. Diezelman

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    Some great feedback guys...I'm gonna look into some of these! Keep em coming! - Diezelman
     
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    Goodsell Super 17 MK ll. Pros: Nice cleans, takes pedals well, great reverb, very balanced. Cons: if you play in a loud setting or with a heavy handed drummer you may need more than a 17 watt amp.
     
  17. Dave

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    Wow, three Kanee Reverb owners in the same thread. There's something you don't see every day. I've loved this amp since the day I got it.

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    :cool:
     
  18. Nolatone Ampworks

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    Based on this description, I'm going to reiterate, Matchless Lightning!

    If you haven't tried one, check it out if you ever run across one!

    I switched from a 50 Watt BF Bassman clone to the Lightning 1x12 combo, and I'm able to get MORE than enough clean headroom out of that map. Nice dimenional PURTY soundin' clean too!
     
  19. guitback

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    Built a Ceriatone Lightning... liked it. Changed it over to Spitfire (simpler, and less versatile)...Loved it. Of the cliches that fit, I'd say they are both "touch-sensitive." You really can back off and clean up the sound, or dig in and punch it. Having played a DC-30 from '93 to '95, the Lightning and Spitfire are much more "friendly." Don't underestimate a V16 Palomino either!
     
  20. Kitarist

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    yep 20watt amps are great
     

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