#1
Hey guys, I'm getting my 6505 in a coupla days, and getting rid of my Bugera.
Although I'm really looking forward to getting my Peavey, I feel like I'm going to miss having a nice clean/overdrive tone.
I'll have some cash left over, and was thinking about maybe buying another head to use compensate for what the Peavey can't do

So I'm basically just looking for something cheap-ish, with only clean and crunch in mind. Preferably not a 212 combo, a 112 or head- because I think 212's are pretty inconvenient.
I don't really know where to start looking haha, so I appreciate all your feedback
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#2
Classic 30?
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#3
some kind of fender tube amp
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carvin mts, amazing clean channel and rectoish dirty
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some kind of fender tube amp

Not for crunch. Fenders don't crunch.
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#6
Well I don't need much crunch, just enough for a blues-rock tone.
I can stick and OD in front of it or whatever need be lol.

I was thinking about the Classic 30, how are the cleans?
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#7
classic 30 is good. and if you ever need to get into metal territory, just get a Tubescreamer or Bad monkey
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Well I don't need much crunch, just enough for a blues-rock tone.
I can stick and OD in front of it or whatever need be lol.

I was thinking about the Classic 30, how are the cleans?

For that I probably would go Fender. Something low wattage that you can OD a bit. Maybe a Deluxe Reverb, or a Hot Rod Deluxe? For lower budget look at the Blues Jr and Superchamp XD.

Classic 30 cleans are good, but if cleans with a slight OD to them is what you are most after, I'd go Fender.
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#10
Used blues jr or pro jr and a decent od pedal should do the trick. Or a classic 30 if that is your taste. I think the cleans are better on the fenders tho. imo...
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Not for crunch. Fenders don't crunch.



If the JTM-45 didn't need a pedal to crunch, why would a Bassman need one?

Anyway, i'd suggest something like a 18 watt Ceriatone if your buget is high, but if you need it forsomething like bedroom/band practice, take a look at the Blackheart series
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#12
^OK true, I should have said no modern Fenders have crunch. It is true the original Bassman amps did crunch, in fact they were the first to crunch. But by the time they got to 1975 and made my amp, crunch was long gone.
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^OK true, I should have said no modern Fenders have crunch. It is true the original Bassman amps did crunch, in fact they were the first to crunch. But by the time they got to 1975 and made my amp, crunch was long gone.


Ye, well they all crunch, when the volume is at infinity lol

And even so, some people prefer the Bassman cleans to the Twin Reverb cleans.
All in all, i would look around, you can find one for cheep on CL (don't really know the exact price but somewhere around 400-600 would do for a head)
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Ye, well they all crunch, when the volume is at infinity lol

And even so, some people prefer the Bassman cleans to the Twin Reverb cleans.
All in all, i would look around, you can find one for cheep on CL (don't really know the exact price but somewhere around 400-600 would do for a head)

I am one of those people. I just meant that Fenders don't really 'crunch' like a Marshall, except of course the early Bassmans. The sound is usually referred to as a 'grind' or 'scream.' The point being that it is more subtle, and less punchy OD. Marshalls tend to have a 'mid-range bark,' whereas Fenders it is a 'high-end grind.' If that makes sense.
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Vox Night train, ac30 etc.
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#16
I personally don't see the problem with a 6505 acting as a soft crunch tone. But I suppose if the tone doesn't give you a stiffy, maybe you could use that extra money to purchase an amp that can do everything?

Otherwise, I'd suggest what everyone has suggested: Classic 30, AC15, Blackheart Little Giant, Orange Tiny Terror, Night Train, Blues Junior, Epi Valve Junior, Superchamp XD, Hot Rod Deluxe, the new Laney Cub (not tried it, though), valvepower, vox AC4TV, Peavey Windsor, Laney LC15, Valveking, Laney Lionheart, Orange AD5 - I haven't played all of those personally, but they've all received suitable comments.
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+1, assiming he's in the UK/europe. I have a vague feeling that he might be, but i'm not certain. Bear in mind, though, the cleans aren't fendery, but are nice if you like warm cleans. The crunch, though, is
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