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Combo amp suggestions?

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So I'm thinking of ridding myself of a Carvin Legacy half stack for the simple convenience of a combo amp (1x12? 2x12?) and to try something different. I've had the Legacy for a few years, and you know, it's good to revamp every now and again.

I'm trying to think outside of what I might normally buy and I'm trying to spend less than a grand. I want something with such a good clean tone, your face will melt. Yes, melt from a good clean tone!

Thanks!
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Post by boxofrocks »

I just got one of the Epiphone Trigger man 60 1x12" combos the other day, picked it up for 100 bucks, it's a good loud amp for cheap, and it sounds great. Looks pretty too. You might like it.
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Post by Silencio »

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue.

22 watts, 1x12". Produces that perfect Fender clean like nothing Fender has made in years, crank it and it sings. Lightweight, reliable, and with a killer vibrato channel.

Right around 8 bills. Go play one at B Sharp and fall in love.
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vox ac30 or ac15....
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Post by Steel String Bender »

I agree with Silencio. The Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue is a great choice. For lower volume cleans, you can't beat the sweetness of 6V6 power tubes.

However, if you need louder clean tones you should also consider a good used Fender 65 Super Reverb Reissue, or a 65 Twin Reverb Reissue. I've seen near mint examples of both sell used in the $750 to $900 range. Of these two, my personal choice would be the Super.
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Post by Morphine Child »

Cool, I'll definitely look into the Super Reverb one. I liked the other one, but I noticed it was only 22 watts, and I would need something louder.

Thanks for pointing that one out, and thank you to everyone for your suggestions thus far!
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Post by boxofrocks »

Hey man,
A little more info..... Review..
I just used that Epiphone triggerman 60 for the first time in a live setting Saturday, and I must say I am impressed. I was up against a loud drummer, a bassist with a huge Mesa Boogie stack, and a guitar player with a big Marshal half stack, and this little guy held it's own. I played the whole night on 3 and it sounded nice and full. I think it has alot to do with the over sized cabinet it has. I would check into it if you're on a budget like I am. They sell new for 269 but you can find them used for around 100-150, and you can run an extention cab with it.. Was a good buy, go play one 8)
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Post by TheDave »

I have a Marshall AVT Combo and the tone isn't bad on it. But you might also see if you can find a Johnson Millennium out there somewhere, those things sound amazing and are so versatile if you're playing more than one style of music. They're great for recording too.
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Post by AcousticPimp »

If you can find it, Fenders 63 reissue Vibroverb's are sweet. 40 watts, all tube, spring reverb and vibrato, Nice clean sound at a pretty loud volume and not quite as heavy as a twin.
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