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Hey everyone! Recently I just got an every weekend gig playing jazz, and I'm just trying to find a light weight amp to carry around. I'm currently using a Mark V which I can get a solid sound from, but man trying to load and unload that every weekend is killing me. Looking to spend anywhere from $500-1200 on a nice little amp. If anyone knows of a nice light weight combo with a tweeter and preferably tube (I know that ups the weight some) it would be much appreciated!
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One of the little Jazz Choruses. ^^ That's the 77.

They also came in a 60 with a 1x12. It was half of a 120. That's probably the ticket.
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One of the little Jazz Choruses. ^^ That's the 77.

They also came in a 60 with a 1x12. It was half of a 120. That's probably the ticket.

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Cool I will look into that, had no idea they made baby ones!

Thanks!
#5
Polytone Mini Brute. Jazzers love them, they're powerful and really light.
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#6
A lightweight, loud tube amp with a tweeter? Good luck.

I'd get a ZT Lunchbox and be done with it.
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One of the little Jazz Choruses. ^^ That's the 77.

They also came in a 60 with a 1x12. It was half of a 120. That's probably the ticket.
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Dynacord Eminence, Jazz or Twen.
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The Jazz Chorus is a lovely clean amp, but the OP asked for valve, and I think the JC's are solid state. Does that make a difference to you?

A valve amp with lots of clean headroom is going to be a big watter, which means weight, as you've found with your Boogie, so the solid state Jazz Chorus route may be the best option.
#10
The Dynacords I recommended are all valve, low watt. They are made with loads of clean headroom in mind. Work great for jazz.

Edit: Low watt, as in between 17 - 30 watts.
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#11
Go find a 5 Watt Pignose, maybe the bigger one if you don't wanna mess with little batteries. I love the tone I get out of it, and if you want a little more bite, just keep your volume down so you can swell for solos.