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AaronGuitarDude
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:13 pm    Post subject: Need a practice amp for room, budget is not an issue. Reply with quote

could you recommend a very good lightweight amp? preferably 15-30 watts, not a tube amp
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably need a bit more information, dude. Multi-channel, reverb, footswitchable, speaker size, decent distortion, just as a base for effects?

I still love my little Zoom Fire 15; flexible enough amp sims for practise/demos, lightweight, features a setting to bypass all digital modelling and basically use it as a very clean solid state amp. It lives at my parents' place, always fun to switch it on for a quick blast.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guitar effects and a few amp modelling, is fender champion 20 any good?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well if money's no object id get some fine-ass master volume tube combo that has a built in attenuator, or i'd buy an attenuator separately

i have a mustang 1 amp which has great modelling but not great for pedals - depends what's most important!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the princeton recording amps that came out a while back are starting to get cheap now.

In any case if you don't want tube I recommend Tech21 Trademark 10 (or 20 or 30). They have pretty natural sound and amp modelling for a small solid state amp, and they have real spring reverb tanks that sound nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AaronGuitarDude wrote:
guitar effects and a few amp modelling, is fender champion 20 any good?


Is that not a tube/ss hybrid or am I thinking of another model?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
AaronGuitarDude wrote:
guitar effects and a few amp modelling, is fender champion 20 any good?


Is that not a tube/ss hybrid or am I thinking of another model?


solid state, with 4 modelling amps and few effects
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was getting it mixed up with the champ 2x.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just get a zt lunchbox more watts than you need but sounds good at low volume...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like my Peavey Envoy 110. I've had a lot of small solid state amps, and this one sounds the best by miles. The EQ on it is a little strange, but once you understand how it works, it sounds great.

I've actually ended up using this little amp on a few recording sessions.

https://soundcloud.com/gabriel-wareing/moonlight-in-vermont
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gabriel wrote:
I really like my Peavey Envoy 110. I've had a lot of small solid state amps, and this one sounds the best by miles. The EQ on it is a little strange, but once you understand how it works, it sounds great.

I've actually ended up using this little amp on a few recording sessions.

https://soundcloud.com/gabriel-wareing/moonlight-in-vermont


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up a Blackstar ID core Beam. Fantastic little practice amp. Sounds great, can plug bass, electric and acoustic guitar into it and stream music to it via blue tooth or use the dedicated line in. Decent sounding FX on it as well. It's just a good fun bit of kit.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mustang 3 v2 if you want to use headphones, or the Super Champ x2 if you want good tone at low bedroom levels. That blackface channel one on the super champ is superb, and accepts pedals very well.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a Transtube Envoy 110 (gray stripe, USA made) that I really liked. I could get a ton of different sounds on it.

Lately I use a Vox AV30 as my practice amp. It's got a single tube as sort of a line level power amp. It's a really nice sounding amp. It's analog modeling, which I find pretty easy to operate.

(I also have a Yamaha THR10 that's a more of a true practice amp that I really like but that's an entirely different beast.)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The smallest Jazz chorus-40 or some other roland like the blues cube. They sound really good if you don't want tubes. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can find a 90s-era "vintage" Roland Blues Cube BC-30, that's a fantastic amp, often at dirt cheap prices. Made in America, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Fender Mustang II might be up your alley. Any of the other amps mentioned by these dudes will also do the duty.
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