While I am loving the tone and overall feel of my 6505 (5150) 60W 212 combo, the weight/size is starting to overshadow that. I moved to the city recently, and as such, opportunities to play out are more abundant. The 6505 isn't that friendly for it - 100# or so and BIG.
I LOVE the gain/brutality/punch of my amp, and it's pretty versatile. Decent cleans, mid gain isn't it's strong suit, but that works too. I'm considering two routes of replacement right now: Orange and VHT
I had, 5 years ago, a VHT Pittbull 50/CL non-EQ. Fantastic amp, through my Orange PPC412 w/ Texas Heats, it was awesome. I've found a version with the EQ, as well as a Deliverance 120, for sale. The D120 has 4xKT88's - which is a plus for me.
On the other hand, I've spent a lot of time with some of the newer Oranges, mainly the OR15. Almost bought one too. I'm deciding between an OR15 and a used Rocker 30 I found. The TH30 is cool, but I would rather have EQ knobs vs the 'Shape' knob. I'm fine with either of the wattages, and single channels don't sway me, as I could always A/B a Jazz Chorus, etc.
I play Telecasters and Mustangs (some w/ humbuckers), limited effects (will add more later - a good loop is a plus), and I like anything from sparkling/spanky cleans (not of importance here), raw overdrive, to brutal, CLEAR high gain territory. Genre wise, I play indie, alternative, stoner/doom, sludge, grunge, speed/thrash, post rock, math rock, power pop. No country (though not against it), or jazz, really.
I want a CLEAR, high quality amp that can get heavy (don't mind using a boost for really crazy ****************), but still sound great back off a bit. I want a good live amp, something that will last me. Thinking the Deliverance.
Any opinions, including suggesting amps outside of the ones mentioned?