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  • GAS for an all tube combo

    Hey everyone.

    I've been GAS'ing for a new all tube combo amp for under one grand. Ive done some homework, and have narrowed it down to 3 possibilities:

    1. Vox AC30CC1 30W 1x12 Custom Classic Combo

    2. Fender
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    Some might diagree, but the best small combo I've owned was a Pignose G60VR. I put a Celestion GT12-75 in there and it sounded amazing. Good cleans and good distortion. All around great, cheap small combo.
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    • #3
      Laney AOR series. You can get a 50 watt tube with a sealed 1x12 cab. It's big and heavy, but tough for the road. I was going to sell mine for $400, but it's so big and heavy it would be too much of a pain to ship.

      The circuit of these old Laney's is that of a hot rodded Marshall.

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      • #4
        Take DSL401 off the list, you will be happier with either Vox or Fender.

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        • #5
          The one I'm most interested in right now is the Traynor YCV50 Blue. I heard some clips of the distortion it puts out that were very impressive! Supposed great cleans too.

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          • #6
            Agree about the Marshall. Not one of their better efforts. The others are single channel non-master amps, so if you want distortion, they're going to be pretty loud.

            The Traynor mentioned is a good choice, as are Peavey Classics and Crate Club series if you want better control over distortion and volume.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AunShui
                Hey everyone.

                I've been GAS'ing for a new all tube combo amp for under one grand. Ive done some homework, and have narrowed it down to 3 possibilities:

                1. Vox AC30CC1 30W 1x12 Custom Classic Combo

                2. Fender

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                • #9
                  I just bought a Traynor boutique, one of the burgundy ones. I gigged with it over the weekend and it was awesome. Too much power.
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                    • #11
                      I agree with the others about dropping that Marshall DSL off the list. If you want to look at a Marshall option, consider finding an early 80's JCM800 single channel in a combo amp version. They made a 1x12 and a 2x12.

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                      • #12
                        Ive gotta a Mesa f30 and love it.....
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                        • #13
                          I might be interested in selling my JTM60 1x12 combo. Thinking about picking up a used 4102 JCM900, gonna go check it out tonight. If I get it, the JTM60 will go up for sale. We're both in NJ, maybe you could pick it up & save on the shipping. I'd want $550 for it, I've already done the fan mod to it so no overheating issues, and retubed it with Rubys. Here's a pic:
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Danocoustic
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                            That is a great price for a bel air, might just be what he is looking for. I have the Nomad and i love it.

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                            • #15
                              I have a Carvin Bel Air that has an awesome clean channel and the drive channell is allright for classic rock stock. I had some mods done to it that make it really cook. Look over at the carvin discussion board and put in hasserl bel air to learn about the mods. I would also look into the Carvin MTS it has alot of flexibility from what I have heard.
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