Which versatile 112 Combo ?

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  1. troublehead

    troublehead Member

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    I always wanted a 112 all tube combo that I can just grab and go with. What are some quality combos that will go from Fender cleans to AC/DC crunch to early VH-type gain. I can use a boost for the harder stuff. I definately want 2 channels and an effects loop. Needs to have a good low/moderate volume tone and 50 watts or less. Some of the more common ones I'm eyeing are the Peavey Valveking and the Randall MTS with Blackface/SL+ modules. What are some good, lesser known combos out there ? Let's assume price is no issue for now. Here are some I have tried and didn't like for reference:

    Mesa F-30
    Peavey XXX 40
     
  2. troublehead

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    Just heard some clips of the Traynor 50 Blue. I am amazed ! Anyone have any experience with this amp ?
     
  3. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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    Find a used Bogner Shiva 1x12. That and a boost pedal and you'll be set.
     
  4. troublehead

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    I know what you mean. I guess I should have left out that price "no option". I just wish more companies would make combos with closed cabs like the Shiva.
     
  5. rbuono

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    Rivera R55 12 does it all
     
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    There are so many. I can personally recomend a Mesa DC-5, Marshall Silver Jubillee 1x12. Peavey C-30 with a Greenback.
     
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    Have you played a VHT 45 combo? I'm not the biggest VHT fan but those things sound great.
     
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    Bogner Shiva (w/ boost pedal)
    Bat Cat Hot Cat 30R (a little more versatile)
     
  9. Eric Pykala

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    The Traynor YCV50 Blue is just a wailing amp for the bucks. 46 lbs, clean channel sounds reasonably Fendery, but the second channel sounds like a great modded Marshall with a footswitchable boost function. Accutronics reverb, Celestion Vintage 30...it's all there for very few bucks. By the way, the build quality on these amps is superb! I use mine alone for smaller shows, then bring the matching extension cab for outdoor or other large shows. Do a search, my take on this amp is shared by many.-Eric
     
  10. UnderTheGroove

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    Another one worth looking at is the Budda Super Drive 30. It has a great clean sound (but different from Fender), and a great distortion channel. It also has an effects loop.
     
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    A Carvin Nomad gets fendery cleans and Zeppelin-esue dirt between its 2 channels. Throw a tube screamer in front of channel 2 and you can get good VH type distortion as well.
     
  12. Joe Perry

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    Mesa Lonestar original w/ 6L6's. Two channels, has a loop and a boost that works on both channels. You can dial in the 2nd channel to a ton of diffrent tones. 50/100 watts with a built in (sort of) "Variac".
     
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    these are a very versatile, great sounding grab and go... fx loop , verb and built in boost
     
  14. tedjac

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    No one has mentioned this amp yet... a little pricey, but very well made and very versatile... plus it will do some things tonally that many amps won't
     
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    +1 :AOK

    I have one and I agree that these are nice amps, especially for the money. I will say that both the YCV40 that I no longer own and the YCV50 that I currently own broke and had to sent back to Traynor for warranty repairs. I question the build quality but the warranty service was stellar.
     
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    Wait around until you have a chance to check out the new Fender Super-sonic. It may turn out to be a boat anchor, then again it may turn out to be just what you want. It really has my GAS going...

    J
     
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    The Randall is a great machine. Been using the Plexi and SL+ or TB and Sl+ combinations quite a bit. The cabinet is a bit large for a grab and go 1x12. For flexability, the Rivera M60 is hard to beat, also larger cab. At the moment, MKIII boogie, with simul class and EL34s would be my most likely choice.
     

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