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Discussion in 'The Squawk Box' started by hipofutura, Oct 1, 2009.
We're getting quite a list of amps.
We need some member reviews!
Just to recap, the Power Scaled Amp I had was an 80 Watter, so it could very well be that the results would be far more beneficial when used on something of lesser wattage.
good point rob. ben fargen actually recommends his 18 watt over his 30 watt if people tend to play in the lower wattage range. the effect of power scaling definitely becomes more audible (but still not horribly, i think) as you scale down when working with higher maximum wattage ratings.
hip, i think maybe breaking the amps down by cost brackets may make the list you're compiling more useful to prospective buyers here. i will try and help with that when i have some time this weekend.
Yeah Miz, this is why the 18 Watt Suhr Badger has always sounded better to me than its bigger brother when using Power Scaling.
I'll throw in some of the less everyday UK Amps for the list, just a tad busy at this moment, so give me a while to get to grips with this.
Mizer & Rob, if you'll "PM" me the info I'll create some sort of spreadsheet and embed it into my first post.
This holds for anyone. PM me info you think should be included in the amp list.
More than happy to do that. Is it ok that it will most likely be tonight or tomorrow?
Yeah!!! I've got an Orange TT on my dresser with 50 year old RCA's pining away for a nice 1x12 right now, and I'm dying here lol!!!!! Killer lower wattage head for sure, a real compact flame-thrower!!!
For the small home/recording vintage rock type of amp, I loved loved loved my Gibson GA5.
Out of that list you mentioned, look up the Supro Thunderbolt. There is a killer demo on Youtube!!!!
Can't forget about the Reeves amps. When I was looking at amps it came down to the Reeves Custom 18 or the Suhr Badger 18. Wound up with the Suhr because I got a good deal on one.
Reeves Amplification Custom 18
Don't forget the Emery Sound Micro and Superbaby amps. Micro is about a 1/2 watt and the Super is 6-12. Both let you swap pre and power tubes
to just about anything you can think of.
Worth a google to check out.
I didn't forget it. I'd never heard of it! Will have to google that one.
I got my SF champ about a year ago and I love the thing. Great clean sound at low volume, great mild break up at higher volume (loud but not stupid loud-just filling the room).
Very sweet set up!
+1 (except I've had mine about six months)
I have the Krank Rev jr. and for metal/hard rock, I've yet to hear better. If you want seriously crunchy power chords, look no further. One of my favorite features is the EFX loop which is adjustable. I also like the line out, and the fact that it is made in the USA. Many (or all) of the other small tube amps in this price range are not.
An old friend of mine had a Fargen at one stage, they are incredible (and expensive).
Thanks. If the 1x15" cab sounded better with distorted sounds, I'd be set. Can't complain though, as I got it for about 70 bucks.
Blackstar HT-5 is a nice amp for the money. Here is a post about it with some sound clips-
And here is a link to the Blackstar Group here on MLP.
im liking this thread a whole lot.
for those that are thinking baout lower wattage for bedroom columns you also have to take into account cab selections. a 5 watter into a 4x12 can still be overpowering.
More to consider:
Laney VC15-110 (15w)
Laney LC15R (15w)
Laney Lionheart L5T-112 (5w)
Fender Pricneton Reverb Reissue (15w)
Blackstar HT-5 (5w)
Divided by 13 CJ11 (11w)
Gries 5 (5w)
Egnater Rebel 20 (1 to 20w, I think)
MesaBoogie Express 5:25 (5 to 25w)
Orange Duel Terror and and 18 watt Marshall weather it be clone or actual Marshall and also the Marshall Haze its a 15 watt amp head like the tiny terror and night train