Small/Medium gigging amp, opinions/recommendations for those who use them

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Stefan87, Mar 16, 2021.

Which would you chose

  1. Fender Deluxe Reverb Tone Master

    27 vote(s)
    45.8%
  2. Fender Bassbreaker 30

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  3. Marshall DSL40CR

    2 vote(s)
    3.4%
  4. Vox AC15/30

    14 vote(s)
    23.7%
  5. Mesa TA15/30

    6 vote(s)
    10.2%
  6. Roland Blues Cube

    8 vote(s)
    13.6%
  7. Peavey Bandit (Had to put it in)

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    They got Blackstar amps there? Those are killer.
     
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  2. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yes we do, quite a few actually, any recommendations as I don't know too much about them?
     
  3. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I have a little ID Core 10 that i love, it's a SS Modeler but they make some sweet tube combos too like the HT Club 40.
     
  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Have seen a few HT Club 60's for sale so will have a look at that line and see what they are like.
     
  5. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yeah, those and Marshall DSL's are cool. I got a little 1w DSL head that rips.
     
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  6. GreatGretsch

    GreatGretsch Country Gent

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pittsburgh suburbs
    Wow!...page 6 and the Fender Pro Junior IV hasn’t been recommended! When gigging with my band it’s the amp I gig with most, by far. My other amps are a 57 Deluxe and a Deluxe Reverb. I love them all but the Pro Junior works great live. The 10” speaker (Weber Blue Pup) is not as directional and fills the room better than the 12” speakers. It’s plenty loud enough. I actually use an attenuator (Dr Z Brake Lite) for most gigs.

    When playing solo gigs, I use AmpliTube into my Bose L1 Compact.
     
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  7. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    187
    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
    A Silverface Fender Pro Reverb.
    40 watts. Affectionately known as the "baby Twin". You can pick one up for around $600. It's the unsung hero of
    Fender amps.
     
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  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I have stayed out of this since I don’t gig. But I would add if you like any SS offering but want some tubeless added you could go the Fryette PS route. It has made even my little hybrid amps sound a lot better. Like the orange micro dark into the PS and the Joyo Atomic.

    but if I started gigging I would take my triple xxx super 40. Like Waxhead mentions I say that because it was my first, I have experience with it and now in the US you can find them relatively inexpensive. The last one I saw was 300$.
     
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  9. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    What have you tried so far?
     
  10. driesenries

    driesenries Electromatic

    8
    May 26, 2012
    Haarlem the Netherlands
    These Boss Katana amps are very versatile and have a real good sound
     
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  11. cvr31

    cvr31 Gretschie

    Fender Deluxe Reverb.
     
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  12. collama

    collama Gretschie

    102
    Sep 4, 2017
    Colorado
    I’m late to this thread, and haven’t read all the posts, but I voted Roland Blues Cube. I have the Artist and used it for a cover band for a couple years along with 4-5 pedals. We played everything from Stones to Foo Fighters. You’ll need a pedal or two for higher gain sounds, or if you want tight sounding crunch. I don’t think you can coax metal sounds out of this amp though. I think it’s a wonderful sounding amp and only 38 pounds. I would also consider one of the Boss Nextone amps.
     
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