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Small 'practice amp'.....?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by advid, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Don't you also have an old orange Roland Cube 60?
     
  2. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    yeah Cube 60 but not the older orange one.
    Have the next model black one.
    It's still one of the best SS amps ever made imo but still not worthy of either of my Gretsch.
    If I ever plug one of them into the Roland I feel like apologising to the Gretsch :)
     
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  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada

    Haha, I like that. If you come across the old 1980s orange Cube (not a modeler) it is a really good little amp. Half of a JC-120. It won't be necessary to say you're sorry to the amp.
     
  4. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    yeah I've played the orange one too - I put it on par with the black Cube 60.
    I only ever use these SS amps as a clean pedal base anyway.
    The overdrives and distortions on all SS amps are unusable for me.

    The Roland JCs, Cubes and new Blues amps are the best SS amps ever made imo.
    They have the best cleans imo and are good user friendly pedal platforms.
    They better than anything Fender, Vox or Marshall make in the SS line imo.
    Here's mine :)

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  5. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Hard to argue with any of that. I like to fool with the orange Cube 60 when the tubes are boring me (lol.) Suprisingly, they take pedals very well.
     
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  6. Zeke

    Zeke Gretschie

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    Aug 14, 2017
    United States
    New suggestion: The Vox MV50!

    Check out GMD and the Macmull guitar builder Sharon with the MV50 at Guitcon:

    (playing demo starts at 3:50)



    Link to MV50 on the Vox website:

    http://www.voxamps.com/MV50
     
  7. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
     
  8. zebulon

    zebulon Gretschie

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    Aug 8, 2017
    oxford
  9. 33Jayman

    33Jayman Electromatic

    38
    Mar 31, 2018
    Marne, Michigan
    Great post here! Lots of good information. I would echo what others have said about the Super Champ X2. It is a really nice little amp.

    Jay
     
  10. Reedlvr

    Reedlvr Gretschie

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    Dec 8, 2017
    West Texas
    Congrats on your 5120 advid! I can't help you on your small amp as I too am looking for one. Good luck on the Chet tunes..
     
  11. Flynnski

    Flynnski Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2009
    Cheltenham UK
    Roland Jazz Chorus jc 22.
     
  12. JimB1122

    JimB1122 Gretschie

    124
    Dec 15, 2016
    Silver Bay, Minnesota
    I use a Vox AC 10 when I'm looking for clarity and chime. I plug into my Fender Champ 40 when looking for other tones. Both are great little amps with plenty of power for home use and small venues.
     
  13. freshmattyp

    freshmattyp Electromatic

    5
    Apr 2, 2011
    Kansas City
    I have an old Roland Micro Cube. Loud enough for band practice, small enough to go everywhere and full of great sounds. I even run it direct into the soundboard for gigs. All in all agreat little amp.
     
  14. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, freshmattyp!
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  15. freshmattyp

    freshmattyp Electromatic

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    Apr 2, 2011
    Kansas City
    Thanks. I joined a long time ago but just bought a new 5420, so here I am.
     
  16. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Ah ha, Dead Roman, glad to see you back.

    Russ
     
  17. alsendk

    alsendk Electromatic

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    Oct 30, 2017
    Copenhagen Denmark
    A Vox AC15 is not that big, and can easily be played both in the bedroom, and at gigs at smaller places I think 1-2016-02-20 22.18.33.jpg
     
  18. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    So, how about a Roland Cube Thirty guitar amp.

    Cheap, plenty of oomph. And some modelling capability.

    I've had a Roland Cube Thirty bass amp since 2008. Reliable, and you couldn't kill it with a big stick.

    It costed $625 in oz dollars back in '08.

    Russ
     
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  19. dswo

    dswo Electromatic

    45
    Apr 8, 2017
    East Carolina
    The Katana Mini is another option for US$100 new.
     
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  20. MrAstro

    MrAstro Gretschie

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    Mar 5, 2015
    Sydney, NSW
    I'm going to also vote for a cube 60. I do all my practice on one. It's power efficient, can be turned down to levels that don't damage your ears if you do hours of practice every day. Great amp for practice. Did I mention they are pretty cheap! What's not to like...

    If mine broke I'd buy another one.