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Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Intoamartian, Sep 21, 2021.
Horses for courses and all that but a AC4 sounds great for a small amp
What do you think of the Supro (other than what you mention). Apparently you like a Blues JR more?
Yeah, I'll do the exact opposite of what you asked for
5 ish watt for the win for home IMO. Going bigger you're going to need a good master volume or an outboard attenuator to really appreciate them on most tube amps IME. Vox AC4HW1 & Marshall Class 5 have been great in this role for me. If you want to run it wide open w/o getting too awfully loud take a look at the 1 watt options.
But in the spirit of what you asked for, reasons not to: you'll miss the tube-y response when you plug into your Katana, going w/ something large enough to keep up w/ a drummer can often be pretty loud for home use if you want to get deep into the tubes, you really need to remember to switch it off when you're done playing so you don't chew through the tubes, they generate a good bit more heat than most Class D amps, etc...
DON'T DO IT!
For what it's worth, I love mine!
If I were looking for a 5-ish watt amp I’d be sorely tempted by this one: https://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads/1968-fender-vibro-champ-reissue.212939/
I must admit I’m fighting a little GAS here myself….
The Katana is great at very low volumes but after it gets bumped a bit I feel it’s a little boxy sounding and lacks that tube squish. That’s the rationale behind my lusting after a small tube amp. Beyond that I just don’t use anything else the Katana has to offer beyond the clean channel.
I’ve played the amps side by side before, and had someone much better at playing do the same. Blues Jr sounded fuller and more sonic. Delta King 5w is acceptable.
If volume were less an issue at home, I would go with the next size up. It’s a great value, but I’m also a rookie and play with headphones on most of the time (without the amp).
OK. The Rabid Enablers is the best band name I've heard in years. Really damn funny. So, yeah, buy an amp.
Sounds like consensus is get a damn amp.
Do the high end modelers really compete with tube?
I agree. With the rotary attenuator knob on the back, you can dial up however rowdy you want to be.
You might check out Winfield amps. He has several models and prices seem reasonable, to me at least. I have a 20W Elizabeth head into a 12 inch GA SC 64 and it sounds great.
I love my Vox AC10C1. It’s perfect for any guitar you might have. Excellent on weight, tone and of course it’s full of tubes.
I've got a huge list of band names saved up. You never have one when you need one, right?
I had started a thread a while back as I'm not likely to be gigging again in this lifetime. The book "The Illuminati Trilogy" has a slew of great band names.
Wrath of Grapes
Al Fresco and the Great Outdoors
Art Gallery and the Easels
And, yeah, buy an amp. A tube amp would be my choice. YMMV. You really don't need more than 15-20 watts anymore. If that's not loud enough, just mike it and run it thru the PA.
Look, I'm just gonna say it. I used a 120w 6505+ half stack as my bedroom amp for years. You really think I'm going to talk you out of buying anything?
I was skeptical until I got my Axe III.
....that said, you don't need a combo. Get a Fractal.
Another vote for the Vox AC10. Sweet cleans and great rock crunch. Not too heavy nor too loud and reasonably priced.
Okay, buy a old combo amp.
Yep, great sounding "little" amp.
Get a Mesa Boogie Triple Crown and an attenuator. Best of both worlds.