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Nifty Fifty Amp

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by tothephonebooth, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. tothephonebooth

    tothephonebooth Strat-Talk Member

    61
    Apr 1, 2014
    a public call box
    There's a Danelectro Nifty Fifty on craigslist for $30, I've only ever heard good things about them, but is it a good deal?

    Thanks!
     

  2. Duceditor

    Duceditor Strat-Talker

    496
    Mar 3, 2014
    Peterborough NH
    I had one when they first came out. Pretty nice tones. Good looking little amp.

    Clean for $30? Yea, good deal if you have use for a little amp.

    -don
     

  3. stratman in va

    stratman in va Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    48
    Jul 27, 2012
    Virginia
    I think that would be a good deal if its working OK.

    I have their little bass amp that is similar, which is pretty good, but I hear that the Fifty is really good.
     

  4. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Valley o Sun
    If it is clean and works well....that is a great price...

    I own a dirty thirty, nifty fifty, and a nifty seventy (must have run out of cute names) and they are nice for goofing around the house.

    I think they usually sell in $60 to $80 range.

    Good Luck
     

  5. Whittler

    Whittler Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 23, 2013
    Maine
    Never heard of them, what are the specs.
     

  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Former Member

    Age:
    49
    1
    Jan 12, 2018
    Germany
    Hi Cradaddy, Just saw you own both the Thrity and the Fifty. I am about to buy one (used, of course ) but cannot make up my mind. Which one is "better," if you play T-Bone-Walker style blues, some jazz and some RnB? What do you think?
     

  7. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Valley o Sun
    Hi: The 30 definitely has that garage band sound to it...you can get some distortion from it....remember it is only a 15 watt amp with a 6" speaker....

    The nifty fifty has really nice clean tones, and some very good semi-dirty tones...The "Sweet/Dirty" control, which is just a gain/preamp control, gets REALLY dirty REALLY fast...If I remember correctly, the 50 is also 15 watts, though it has an 8" speaker....

    I hate to say it, but if possible you are going to need to test the amps out first to see what you like....if it were me, I would look for the 50....

    Best of luck to you and I hope you can find one....

    Here is a quick pic I just took of my 30 and 50....the 70 is in another room...

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