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  • What's your favorite or recommended 1 x 12 combo amp?

    Title says it all. I just think it's time to survey the crew on this.

    Take all things into consideration that are important to you, whether that be tube/solid state, affordable/mid/upper-end/or boutique.

    I was just thinking about my 1 x 12 buddies and think there's something missing. It could be that I would be nominating my old Fender Super 112. Great clean and more modern over drive tones, but it was unfortunately also by far the least dependable amp I ever bought.

    So I'm curious what the crowd would float these days.
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  • #2
    I'm gassin' for a Boogie Mark V at the moment.

    Also, a Lazy J 20 is on my short list:


    • #3
      Of those that are in production, the Rivera Chubster. I play the earlier incarnation the R55-12, and it's vary good sounding and versatile as well


      • #4

        Over the past year, I've grown bored with this amp, and that's a good thing. It never surprises me, and I'm never fighting it. I just set it on clean, roll the Volume as high as it will go, EQ at 12 o'clock, Reverb at 2 or 3, the Master at whatever, and then it seems like I'm never more than a quarter turn away from getting exactly the sound I need at all times. I like that.
        Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com


        • #5
          The cleans are not for everyone,but a Zinky Blue Velvet is what I have.

          Great amp,and Pimp Daddy Smoove.

          I have played a Rivera Clubster,another great amp
          There's nothing to see here.Move along.


          • #6
            Peavey Bandit Trans Tube. So much for so little $.


            • #7
              Mesa boogie f-30.

              Great tones, loud enough for gigging, silent recording function, a great reverb. Overall a great plug and play amp.. Only needs delay.
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              • #8
                I just bought a Fender Princeton 112 Plus. It may be not the best amp ever created, but for some reason the clean tone really agrees with me and I like its looks. It's lightweight, and you can't get more affordable. It sounds really great as is but I'm thinking I might see if an Eminence Red, White, and Blues puts it over the top.

                not my video but it was easier than finding a pic:

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                • #9
                  VHT Special 6 Ultra should also be on the list for a great value. Tube amp, attenuator, effects loop, essentially three channels.
                  No sig.


                  • #10
                    the only 1x12 combos i have any experience with are the Peavey C30 and the Crate VC3112... i'll take my Crate EVERY time...
                    Fender MIM Standard Strat
                    Hand Made SG Replica
                    Epiphone DOT Studio
                    Westbury Standard
                    Cort X-5
                    New Dawn Signature Prototype
                    Frankentele "The Buddy Caster"
                    Home Made LP copy "The Swamp Ass"
                    Crate VC3112
                    Fender Mustang II

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                    • #11

                      listen...and this is w/ a $109 stock squier bullet tele

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                      • #12
                        Peavy Classic 30
                        Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

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                        • #13
                          Well, it depend on wht kind of budget were talking about. Ifi here's no limit then I think the Tone King Metropolitan would be my first choice. My Electra dyne is a 1x12 but It as big as a 2x12 so it is hard to recommend when talking about more portable 1x12s.

                          For a more modest budget I'm quite thrilled with my Ampeg GVT 15. Tons of character, loves pedals, spring reverb, and an FX loop. Everything I need in a 1x12 combo.


                          • #14
                            Bogner Shiva.


                            • #15
                              Well I have my Fender DRRI for over 2 years now and still love it. This is the longest I have been with an amp. Great cleans and takes pedals great.
                              My Gear

                              Les Paul Studio Deluxe
                              Gretsch G3140
                              Ibanez AM93
                              Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb RI
                              Line 6 HD500
                              Alvarez Yairi DY40
                              Fender American Special P bass