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Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Rusty Silver, Jan 10, 2019.
Found thus one for you at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix
I'd like to see them reissue that baby!
You can't go wrong with a fender Deluxe. Try to find a used Fender with 6v6 or 6l6 tubes - Fender is known for it's great clean sounds. The Vox AC 15 has some good clean sounds too but they tend to have a little bit of grit to them which lots of us like.
Well, I am surprised the Quilter guys haven't suggested one of them yet, and in this case, maybe it would be a good choice. I don't have one and haven't played on but I think they even have a pedal sized option.
I have no informations about Quilter amps... Totally unknown here in Italy, I think... Very interesting, ultra light amps with a new technology between tube and transistor, if I understand the site's explanation...
Guy ! You've got the DV Mark amps - an Italian brand...
Supro? (Duck!) They do some damn loud little amps, the tremoverb seems popular, or the Comet. Not to everyone's approval but worth checking out
You'll mainly get Vox and Fender recommendations here even though most are too heavy for your criteria. Most people here know I'm a Mesa Boogie lover and will expect what's coming but ...... all my suggestions meet your criteria easily plus lots more
Imo Mesa Boogie has been delivering light amps with THE best cleans, reverb and everything else for over 10 yrs. For you I suggest these
Fillmore 25 combo or head
Lonestar Special head
Express 5:25 combo or head
Mark V 35 or Mark V 25 combo and heads
While these amps also do fantastic mid to high gain it's their clean tones and reverb that are most impressive imo. The new Fillmore and older Lonestar series were specfically designed for cleaner tones and are better than anything ever made by Fender or Vox imo. The Express and Mark series amps also have Lonestar cleans and reverb.
They are expensive but you did not specify a price limit.
But you gotta pay to play at the top end and Mesa Boogie are definitely the best imo.
I still want a Mark V 25!
Quilters are great. At the moment I have a 200W head for sale..it weighs only a few kilos. My keeper is the Mini 101 head...also only a few kilos. They have moxy on their own, loads of clean headroom, and take pedals really well.
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Very cool! Didnt know these were made in Oakland.
Ampeg. They have several models and clean is what they do! Made for old school jazzers mostly. I also have a Fender Super Sonic 22 which is wonderful on it's own, but I went and put a 100 watt Swamp Thang does Clean REAL WELL, but you still have the Mesa Boogieish option if you've a need for Classic Rock type distortion.
Certain Mesa, seriously. I have the Mesa Express 5:25+. Switchable 5/15/25w. With a loud drummer in a rock band it has plenty of clean. And it sounds great dirty, crunchy or high gain. I have mine set on clean in one channel, edge of breakup the other when I have the Normal push on in my Brain Preamp, then when I use Abby, it gets bluesy overdrive. 46 lbs. (I'm actually looking for a lighter amp that has clean headroom)
Also check out the Rectoverb 25, sounds great but simpler controls for those who don't like a lot of knobs. Also check out the TA-15.
Also made in my town.
Other amps that may work are orange, blackstar, but I don't have much experience with them.
Interested in pedal sized amps? Ethos overdrive sounds good, 30w. Someone here had one and replaced it with a blackbird I think which is a pedal amp with a tube. @Andy Fortune?
Great idea, thank you! I think I'm gonna try a Mesa boogie soon!
Do! The Mark V 25 or 35 is several Mesa amps innone and when you learn to tweak it it can do pretty much anything you want. If I didn’t have the amps I have I would already have one.
Cool! But not exactly cheap...
Maybe an Ampeg may well be the real deal. If you manage to find an used Reverbrocket, I guess it has all the features you need.
I would advise you to also try Hiwatt, but they're hard to find and costy. Real clean machines though. And the 1x12" it's not that heavy.