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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM   #1
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Combo amp suggestions?

Looking for a combo amp to just play around on while sitting in my bedroom. My other amps are in my basement and there are times where I just feel like playing around but don't want to be far away from others.

Looking to buy used

Only pedals I will probably use will be an OD and a fuzz. The rest will be on my other board.

Mainly looking to play blues/dirty blues and clean, so I don't need a lot of amp distortion (my amp heads have me covered there).

Max budget is $400. Not in dire need just looking for fun.
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Old Yesterday, 02:18 PM   #2
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The 50W JCA 112 shows up regularly as a MF Stupid Deal for $300 and the 100W head for 400 (but not as often).

GC had a closeout of the Peavey 6505+ 112 for $300 a while back although I've seen them for 225 used.
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Old Yesterday, 02:23 PM   #3
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Check reverb.com for a used Carvin Nomad (1x12) or BelAir (2x12): great cleans, 50w (as I recall, with switches to drop them to lower wattage). They're perfect for what you're talking about.

Both are available in that price range unless the seller got a premium color tolex.
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Old Yesterday, 02:26 PM   #4
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Funny enough I was looking at the BelAir the other day on reverb. Seems to be a front runner, although I have never played one personally. I used to have a Classic 30, which was great.
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Old Yesterday, 02:47 PM   #5
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Looking for a combo amp to just play around on while sitting in my bedroom. My other amps are in my basement and there are times where I just feel like playing around but don't want to be far away from others.

Looking to buy used

Only pedals I will probably use will be an OD and a fuzz. The rest will be on my other board.

Mainly looking to play blues/dirty blues and clean, so I don't need a lot of amp distortion (my amp heads have me covered there).

Max budget is $400. Not in dire need just looking for fun.



If your other amps do what you need for jamming and the non-bedroom stuff why not just get an inexpensive modelling amp for the bedroom? You won't even need to drag your pedal around and most support headphones as well.
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Maybe its just me being picky, and I know at that level I probably won't get tube breakup, but there is just something about a tube amp that I have not been able to reproduce using a modeler. Probably going to describe it wrong, but there is just a "warmth" to it. I know there are good modelers out there but I am fairly confident that I want a tube amp.
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Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM   #7
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I was going to suggest a Classic 30. Seems to hit what you want. ValveKing 112 would probably do it too.
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Old Yesterday, 03:42 PM   #8
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Laney LC15 is perfect for bluesy stuff, that reverb is like buttah.
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I was going to suggest a Classic 30. Seems to hit what you want. ValveKing 112 would probably do it too.


beat me to it. within budget and works well for what you want.
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Maybe its just me being picky, and I know at that level I probably won't get tube breakup, but there is just something about a tube amp that I have not been able to reproduce using a modeler. Probably going to describe it wrong, but there is just a "warmth" to it. I know there are good modelers out there but I am fairly confident that I want a tube amp.


Fender Super Champ X2?
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Old Yesterday, 05:44 PM   #11
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Fender Hot Rod Series - you can figure out wattage. Takes pedals great and can drive well too
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 PM   #12
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+1 on the Peavey Classic 30
Also if bluesy tone is what you're after you might look at the Classic Delta Blues, might even more down your alley.

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Old Yesterday, 06:14 PM   #13
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Fender Super Champ X2 - second vote.
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Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM   #14
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A Carvin Vintage 16 is the mini amp upon which the Nomad and Belair were based. At 16w, you might even get some breakup at bedroom volumes.

https://reverb.com/marketplace/amps...rvin+vintage+16
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tiny terror? i don't know if they are in your budget though. fun and dynamic little amps.

cheap mesa combo? F-30, 5:25, .22cal, etc.
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