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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by TimBills, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. TimBills

    TimBills New Member!

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    I'm currently ampless. I've been browsing Ebay. I haven't played through most of any of the new amps so I don't know what a good many of them sound like or if they'd be for me.


    If you were going to spend up to say $600-800 an amp for just pure clean Fender tone what would you be looking for? New/used/Fender/others...
     
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  2. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Depends on how big you want to go. and whether you are willing to have an older black or silverface... or a brand new PCB amp.

    Princeton Reverb
    Deluxe Reverb
    Super Reverb
    Twin Reverb
    Quad Reverb
    Super Six Reverb
    Bandmaster Reverb
     
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    Jerseystratfiend Strat-O-Master

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    Interested to see the replies on this one too. :)
     
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    Cali Dude Strat-Talker

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    How many watts, and do you want reverb and vibrato or trem?
     
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  5. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Used Princeton
    Used deluxe reverb
    Hot rod deluxe
     
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    Used '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, classic blackface tone. Big enough sound to gig clubs (especially with the right speaker).
    If you're a home player, Princeton Reverb Reissue. When it comes to the "pure clean Fender tone" it's hard to top these two.
     
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    Handsome McClane Strat-Talker

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    You're getting close to a new PRRI with $800.

    Are you gonna haul it around or are you willing to go big and heavy? Best deals I see are for used Twins starting around $600. People get them for the tone and then realize they weigh a ton.
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Mustang GTX100, $500. Don't knock it till you try it.
     
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    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

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    '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb
     
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    This really depends on what you need from your amp and where you’re going to play.
    How loud do you want to play? Size of space you’ll play in? How versatile must your amp be (stylistically, volume, accepting pedals)? Live in a house or apartment with nearby neighbors? Style of music you prefer to play? Do you use pedals, or control overdrive with your guitar’s volume? New or used? Do you have a preference between solid-state and tube? Ect...
    There’s a ton of factors here.
    I do most of my playing in a house with no neighbors, running through a solid state Boss Katana 50 and I don’t take the master volume past 2 in my living room.
    I say buy a used $150-$400 Katana (Price depending on watts). Use that amp to figure out what you want, sell it for a similar price, and buy what you want.
     
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    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I think most replies will be either a Deluxe reverb, or Princeton reverb, in one form or another.
    if you are a gigging musician, probably a Deluxe of some sort, will give you a little more clean headroom.
    Unless you play really, really, really, LOUD, then a Super reverb, or Twin reverb are what you need.
    I am not up on U S prices, but I assume all would be used amps.
     
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  12. afireinside

    afireinside Strat-Talker

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    68 princeton custom reverb is my favorite bought it mint/used for $600


    I have a 65 PRRI 12 Cannibus rex its great but i usually use the 68. Also have a boutique silverface champ copy its nice in its own right but is more one dimensional
     
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    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm considering a Fender Pro Jr.
     
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    Gridlock Strat-O-Master

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    Pure clean tone equals Fender Twin Reverb.

    A Twin has the best cleans of any Fender amp that I’ve owned. In addition, vintage SF Twin Reverbs and be found in the OP’s price range.
     
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  15. David Garner

    David Garner Senior Stratmaster

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    Depends on how loud you want it and whether you want the amp to break up or use pedals for dirt.

    If you can turn it up moderately loud I’d stretch the budget and find a good, cheap brownface Deluxe or Princeton clone on Reverb. Preferably with the Jensen P12Q, which is inefficient and therefore not as loud. You can find them from $800-1000 if you’re patient. But they’re loud by the time they break up and most of the cheaper clones don’t have a master volume.

    Otherwise, used DRRI or PRRI plus your favorite overdrive.
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    I would go for a Quilter overdrive 202, that's one that woul fit my needs and that can com reasonably close to Fender cleans.