#1
Hello.
Trying to be brief:
I own a JC 120 for its clean sound. (had it forever).
About 5 years ago I went mesa-boogie f-50 (tube), and I love it for hard rock, blues etc. and I intend to keep it.

But at this time, given my steady / busy gig (reggae, ska, latin, soca) - the advantages of that boogie sound are pretty much wasted - while the drawbacks of heavy tube amps are more hassle than anything else in this case.

So I wish to go back to solid state at this point, and rely on floor pedals for my limited needs of overdrive/gain. Straight in... no FX loop necessary.
(I have thought this through)

OK if you're still with me... I cannot just use the 120 because it's too big for this size band. Stage space is nomally tight.

I have looked into Roland cubes. The price points along with all the built-in modeling crap reminds me of Line 6, which I truly despise. But in fairness, I have not had a chance to test a cube first-hand.

All I want is a simple light weight amp (1x12 or 1x10 combo) with great clean, JC-120 type of sound. That's it.
Absolute max cost is ~ $750 US - but naturally cheaper price is better. Used is OK.
(I play various guitars, mex-strat and several Carvins)

All suggestions welcome - including your opinion of the Roland cube cleans if you have that experience.

Thank you kindly in advance.
#2
ZT Club. Same amp as the ZT Lunchbox but in a 1x12 package.
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#4
thank you both. The ZT Club looks really promising. (and apparently very loud)

There is one other thing I should have mentioned. Regardless of venue size, we always run everything to a mixing board and out to a professional stage monitor and front of house system. Therefore, we keep on-stage volume relatively low.

A very loud amp would be fine, as long as it still sounds good at lower volume.
If I need to really crank it to bring out it's good sound, that's a bit of a problem.

I'll have to research on that one. Thanks again.

Any other suggestions welcome.
#6
Ibanez Wholetone looks promising,
a ZT Lunchbox into a 12" Tonkerlite can sound nice.
#7
Quote by greeny23
JC-55? same amp i think but smaller..

yep, roland made smaller versions of the jazz chorus.

i think the smallest was the JC-20... but i can't really remember all the numbers/wattages of an amp model i haven't really paid enough attention to.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#8
Quote by Blompcube
yep, roland made smaller versions of the jazz chorus.

Yeah I remember. Far as I know the smaller versions are no more... but I can check the used market easily enough.

All the other ideas helpful as well in my quest.
It's probably obvious that I haven't shopped an SS amp in a very long time
#10
If you're looking for portability, have you considered getting something like the POD HD500 and going directly into the PA? It would probably sound better overall rather than running FX into a modeling amp. It would also be much more flexible, and let you customize your sound more.
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