Amp suggestions

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Colestrat, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Colestrat

    Colestrat Strat-Talker

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    I recently graduated highschool and got a lot of money from friends and family and would like to invest in a fender amp 22-40 watts preferred, a bright switch, 6L6 or 6v6 tubes and 12 inch speaker/s if possible I know there aren’t many amps that fit these parameters but my main goal is nice classic fender cleans with a lot of headroom
     
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    Deluxe Reverb. I know it’s not the same tube compliment, but it fits the bill you’re looking for.
     
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    +1 on the Deluxe Reverb. 22 watts is a lot of oomph in a tube amp. Mine hardly even gets turned up to 3.

    Congrats on your graduation. Best of luck to you in all future endeavors.
     
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    I’d say a Mesa California Tweed, but since you specified Fender and a bright cap, Deluxe Reverb matches your needs.
     
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    Hot rod deluxe will get you there also...
     
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    Yup.
     
  7. Colestrat

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    Ive sat down with one recently and spent a good bit of time and like the sound of them at first I didn’t but I also like super reverbs but they might be too pricey and I’d like to try the new pro reverb or an older one
     
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    85-100w or you're wasting your time.

    Twin it to win it!
     
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    Deluxe don't have a "lot" of headroom. If you want high headroom cleans you are looking at 4x 6L6's
    Sorry -

    High clean Headroom starts with a 2x12- a Twin Reverb. or a 4x10 Super Reverb.

    Those things are just fab and timeless.

    Highly recommend you buy an old well looked after twin - preferably the blackface or the 100w 'pre ultralinear' silver face twin, or a silverface vibrasonic reverb with a 15" JBL if you can find one.

    Deluxe will not get you there. That's the truth. It will break up just when you don't want it to. It's right on the edge of uncomfortable when it comes to headroom. Not quite enough.

    It really comes down to the extra two bottles that the twin has, which makes the difference.

    There's also this thing called a volume control. Big amps can benefit from the use of such, when there is occasion to observe some less-than earth shattering volume.

    The other advantage is noone will ever call you a *****, expecially if you lug it, and your friends will forever be jealous of your massive mf'er amp with 'tone for dayz bro' and you will keep it with you for your entire life if music is your thing...

    At some point down the track, you'll also buy another, and you will begin your wall of sound conquest.

    :D
     
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    I’d love to own a super reverb or twin but I need to spend time with a twin and I prefers the depth of 12 inch speakers so if they Meade a super reverb as a combo with 2 12s or as a head and cabinet I’d get one immediately
     
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    It's pricey.

    It's a Deluxe Reverb on steroids.
    It's my dream amp.
     
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    Maybe get a modeler and some really good speakers. Like a fractal or something.
     
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    congrats on graduating!! GO BIG WHILE YOU STILL CAN!! Before life hits you with bills and responsible ways to spend your money. You won’t regret getting the amp you really want because you’ll be sitting with it 20 years from now thinking to yourself.. sweeeeeeet
     
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    That’s good philosophy! I’d love a super and there’s this guy selling one as a head version and I also want an American or Japanese 62 reissue strat :)
     
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    This suggestion might be fairly unpopular.

    Try to find a 90's "The Twin". The Red knob version.

    They run 2x12 switchable from 25 watts to 100.

    I have one and IMO it's too clean with too much headroom.
     
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    I remember those. Very cool amps.
     
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    Not too expensive by comparison either.

    I will say it doesn't come close to my 75 Twin Reverb. I never use The Twin and it's been at a friend's place for 4-5 years.

    With my limited amp experience it is the cleanest Fender sound I've found. Like I said too clean for my taste.

    My 75 T.R. also wasn't crazy expensive.
     
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    They were loud and clean took pedals very well.
     
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    Hot Rod Deluxe and out the leftover money in your pocket.
     
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    This may seem like an odd choice, but you could get a clone of a Tweed Twin. Either the Low Power Twin, which is an earth-shattering 40 watts, or the High Powered 80w version. Which can sterilize small children at 50 paces.

    Clapton and Bonamassa both use the Tweed Twin.

    The Fender reissue of the Low Power Tweed Twin runs $3000, but you can get good clones for half that.