#1
Hey guys,

I play lead for my youth group's band at church. My current set-up is:


--> Crate 15 watter
My Fender -> Effects <
--> Sound board

(Using the effects pedal's stereo outputs)

I'm using the Crate as a monitor, and it sounds atrocious. The distortion/overdrive comes from my effects. What I want is a small tube amp, that sounds great: nice clean tone + smooth, loud overdrive. The sound I'm looking for ranges from Johnny F's clean tones to an Aerosmith type overdrive. (Live versions of Walk this Way?)

There is also the issue of effects. I commonly use delay/trem/wah. Should I get an amp with an effects loop, or run the effects in directly as in guitar -> effects -> amp? Either way, I'm going to need a line out as well.

Thanks UG.
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#3
fender champ 600 with or without some pedals works amazing for me! or else the crate 5 watt sounds pretty good too
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Either go with the aforementioned Tiny Terror, or, if you, like me, hate carrying cabs and don't need 2 to 4 speakers and can't afford the combo version, try a Blues Junior; out of all the small tube combos I tried at Guitar Center that were in my price range, it won out tone-wise, and I get my effects and heavier distortion from my rig, so I was fine with it's basic-ness of controls.
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blackheart little giant or blackheart handsome devil or orange tiny terror

I was looking at the Blackhearts and a friend of mine suggested it. I guess I'll go have a look at the Orange one too now.
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#9
You could get one of the Crate V series amps. Or a Blues Junior. But you would need an overdrive if you get the BJ, it's relatively low gain.
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#10
Thanks for the advice guys. I'm gonna try out the Orange and the Blackheart at some music stores and decide which one sounds better.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm gonna try out the Orange and the Blackheart and the Blues Junior at some music stores and decide which one sounds better.



Fixed.
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Fixed.

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#13
go blackheart or orange
maybe a small fender
or if you are on a budget the little epiphone thingy (if you are using the OD from your pedal)