What's your favorite light combo for rock?

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  1. Recess

    Recess Supporting Member

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    I was checking out the Metropoulos combo on Reverb but it's 65 pounds! If you are looking for classic rock type gain that can be cleaned up with a guitar volume knob from a combo (non master volume also fine) but ~40 pounds or lighter where cost isn't an issue, what do you go with?

    I have a Komet K60 combo that's pretty close but the cab isn't officially made.
     
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  2. 8len8

    8len8 Supporting Member

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    No pedals = Marshall DSL40C

    With gain pedals = Fender Custom Deluxe Reverb
     
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    I really like a tweed deluxe with an efficient speaker.
     
  4. Aslan

    Aslan Silver Supporting Member

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    Victoria Ivy League ( tweed Harvard) or the new Fender 57 Custom Deluxe, perfect gigging amps.
     
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    doublescale1 Suhr S-Classic, V60LP's, Soft V neck Silver Supporting Member

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    I love my THD bivalve for what you are looking at.
     
  7. Recess

    Recess Supporting Member

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    I'm surprised the Mark V is only 44 pounds. I used to own a Heartbreaker and that was one heavy amp, even for a 2x12!
     
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    I would go with a Swart AST Pro. For me, it can cover a lot of bases. I’ve got the heritage greenback in it and 6L6 short bottle power tubes.
     
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    Look up the Tone King Falcon! Never played one myself but some of the demos sound really great.

    It seems to be under 40 lbs too.
     
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    The Astoria combo is under 40 lbs?
     
  12. doublescale1

    doublescale1 Suhr S-Classic, V60LP's, Soft V neck Silver Supporting Member

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    I got my MKV:35 down to 37 lbs by putting a Celestion NEO Creamback 65 in it - I could not tell much, if any difference in the tone from the factory Custom 90 speaker.
     
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    No, it is not. It's a heavy amp.
     
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    I'm more of a head & cab guy but I have a few combos that rock. This Delta Blues definitely rocks however it's not exactly light.

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    These are.

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    This 1482 is my favorite of the bunch. It's feather light and is perfect for small amp on the edge of meltdown tone.

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    Then I vote for a full Marshall stack. Can't beat it :)!
     
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    yamaha thr 30 II. you won't believe how good these things sound until you try one.

    https://reverb.com/item/29132753-yamaha-thr30-ii-wireless-30-watt-modeling-combo

    i have the older "metal" version (yamaha thr10x) and it is KILLER for such a tiny amp. it is much better than my thin, weak, noisy, zero good high gain tones, boss katana mk II 100 mistake that i spent $350 on.
     
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    The 37 lb combo amp that I used to gig with during the BC years (before coronavirus) and one that I would hear compliments about occasionally from other guitarist friends was my ‘96 Budda Twinmaster Ten.
     
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    I have a number of nice, small rocking combos. I like these:
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    Brown Princeton - A little light on headroom, but this 1x10” gem has a great sound at lower volume levels and is a featherweight.

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    Supro 1624t Has that classic LZ1 tone. Similar in power to a Fender Deluxe with a 1x12” speaker, it’s a rocking amp with a distinctive sound.

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    The Blackface Deluxe Reverb is the industry standard small combo amp. ‘Nuff said.

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    Brown Deluxe: They don’t call these things mini-Marshall’s for nothing. Mid rich and fat sounding at reasonable volumes, these are my favorite rock combos.
     
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    I'm serious, these super sweet sounding (and loud) cheap little combo's are flying so far under the radar, it's a crime. The clean channel could fly higher with a 3 band EQ but beyond that it loves Fuzz, Blues Drivers, anything. The gain side needs no sweeteners, lots EQ options. The ISF really does change the amps character. It's got plenty of gain and can get you through just about any gig plugged straight using your guitars Vol. knob all night. I plugged into this at Guitar Center and honestly, had just about everyone walk by to see what I was using.
    I have one of these sitting next to my couch as it can get down to a whisper or rattle the kitchen window.
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