#1
Hello!

I am looking for a new tube amp and would be interested in your views... I currently have a 100W Engl tube combo (1x12) with an addition 1x12 extension cab. I play original stuff, but the style is "dirty classic rock". I also have a KORG AX3000G pedal board which I use for all my effects.

For rehearsals I currently use the combo, without the extension cab and it does the job well. The drummer is pretty loud, but I am able to cut above him with my channel master volumes about half way.

What I am now looking for is a smaller, lighter alternative to this amp that I can mic up through the PA and / or use with my extension cab. For gigs that I need to reach by train, I'd like to be able to carry the amp, guitar and pedal with me, so small and light is the key. All gigs will be mic-ed up any way and monitors available.

As for the guitar, I'm currently using an OLP, but am also looking to make a purchase here - I quite fancy a Gibson SG standard - but am happy to hear suggestions on this too!!

I look forward to hearing from you - thanks in advance.

Reggie.
#2
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#5
not sure about the weight, but the traynor yc50b is a pretty good price on thomann.

it actually wa £80 cheaper not that long ago, but it's still a pretty good price when you consider what else you can get for just under £500 in the UK.
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#6
Egnater Rebel/Renegade 1x12 combo maybe.
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#7
Thanks for all your suggestions! I've got a lot of researching to do!! Can't wait to try some of these out!
#8
A modelling unit like a FloorPOD would probably be your best bet. Even the lightest tube combos are generally too heavy to carry round.

A lunchbox amp like a Hayden Mofo or Dual Terror would be great if the venues you play have guitar cabs you can use (not likely). You could just about manage a mini head in one hand and a little 1x10 cab in the other, but it's not going to comfortable. Both the Mofo and Terror come with a nice little carrying case with shoulder strap, which helps.
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#10
Kyle62 and AtaBorMan - you have made a good point here. Maybe I'm looking for something that just doesn't exist! Maybe if I shop around for a 1x10 tube combo and combine it with a small, collapsable trolley, I might just have a solution. Wouldn't be much worse than a suitcase on wheels on the train then! Cheers!
#11
If you like the ENGL, just get a trolley.
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