Lots of People Looking For/At Low Wattage Amps!

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  1. Deftone

    Deftone Senior Member

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    Nice. And I love that all wood cab in your avatar.
     
  2. Cygnus X1

    Cygnus X1 Senior Member

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    Thanks.
    Shameless plug.
    I'm building another one.
     
  3. gruveb

    gruveb Senior Member

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    Here's my 15 watt amp, I can play it so quietly with awesome tune because of the hot plate...way cool feature. yet, it is definitely loud enough to keep up wiht drums and bass.
     

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    bad261 Senior Member

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    I've been jonesing for a Univalve.
     
  5. GibsonByBirth

    GibsonByBirth Banned

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    I recomend the Fender Super-Champ XD 15 watt amp. It is a tube amp that has a clean channel and a gain channel. It cost under $300. It can get loud. The gain channel has a 'voice' sellection knob that you simply turn to 1 of 16 selections. This gives you accorate sounds of other amps. It does a good job at sounding like the British amp (Marshall) as well as vintage Fender amps including the Jazz King. I also has a selection that allows for accoustic playing. I haven't tried this yet. You can gig with this amp too.
     
  6. cynic79

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    I've been happy with my two smaller amps, a Fender Vibro Champ XD and an Egnater Rebel 20 head and cab (which I note is not listed in the first post!).
     
  7. Boshizzle

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  8. Deftone

    Deftone Senior Member

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    +1 I came dangerously close to buying one myself.
     
  9. hipofutura

    hipofutura Senior Member

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    How could you go wrong at that price! It would be worth buying just to hack with.

    Mark, those speakers are on the truck headed for your house! Can't wait to hear your review.
     
  10. GoofyDawg

    GoofyDawg Senior Member

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    My main amps are all lower wattage amps. I don't play big places, so they've all served me well:

    Aracom VRX22
    Aracom VRX18
    Reason Bambino

    But there are others as well that I've looked at and evaluated. In particular,

    Marshall Haze 15
    VOX AC4TV
    VOX Night Train
    Valve Train Revolution Series Amps

    All the amps I mentioned can be had for under $1000, and some like the AC4TV are only $249.
     
  11. mymindsok

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    Well, it looks like I'm the first person to post about the Rock Block Amp by Surprise Sound Lab!

    One or two watts of tube driven goodness, that can also be used as a true bypass pedal in front of a bigger amp.


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    I've had mine for a few weeks and it's a great little amp that easily keeps up with anything else in my arsenal.

    Oh.... And it'll fit into the average lunch box just fine!:applause:
     
  12. gruveb

    gruveb Senior Member

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    I love my Univalve...swapping out tubes is cool, but even aside from that, it's very loaded.
     
  13. Boshizzle

    Boshizzle Senior Member

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    A Class A tube amp for under $100.00 was just too good to pass up. So, I purchased a Peavey Royal 8 from M123. Out of the box, it isn't so great. The 8" speaker doesn't do the amp justice. But, with a few easy mods, it's starting to sound pretty good for an inexpensive amp. Here are some clips of it played through some WGS speakers and different pre-amp tubes.


    The ECC82 preamp tube provided the most clean headroom of all the tubes. The 12AT7 was next. For me, the 12AY7 is perfect. Lot's of touch response and nice OD with a good amount of clean headroom. These tubes will have similar effects on most Class A amps that come stock with a 12AX7 preamp tube.

    Peavey Royal 8 with a 12AT7 Preamp Tube

    Peavey Royal 8 with a ECC82 Preamp Tube

    Peavey Royal 8 with a ECC82 Preamp Tube Through Behringer OD

    Peavey Royal 8 with a 12AY7 Preamp Tube
     
  14. Belzeebub

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    Hey bro, thanks for sharing those clips. I was entertained. :thumb:
     
  15. Sin Nombre

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    Thanks, Belzeebub. I'm glad you enjoyed the clips.
     
  17. Laservampire

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    Any love for the (now discontinued) Gibson GA-5?

    I've heard nothing but good stuff about these little tone machines, and I'm just waiting for mine to arrive at my door :fingersx:
     
  18. Cygnus X1

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    The Skylark?
    Yup-great little blues amp.
     
  19. Laservampire

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    The one I'll be getting is a 2004-06 Reissue. I've been GASsing for a little tube amp for a while and all of the current options are either out of my price range or made in China or Vietnam. I got the GA-5 for a dollar more than the price of an Orange AD-5 at my local music store :thumb:
     
  20. moodyedge

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    you missed off matamp
     

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