#1
I need a good light weight practice amp with some ass behind it , tube or digital please give me some recomendations , want something new and maybe under 600.00 US but could go more or less .... size , weight and sound is more important than cost


I have a late 60's early 70's Kustom tube amp thats big and heavy , love the sound but the wife wants it out of the family room and I hate moving it cause its 90 plus pounds with a tiny little grab handle ..... I bought a Line 6 spider 3 with 15watt 8 inch speaker and it just doesn't cut it ...... any rec omendations appreciated

thanks , Eric
#2
There isn't much info here, we really need some band names, but a small little amp with a tight power supply?

VHT Special 6?

Try it out of course, YMMV.
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#3
I have a Peavey Vypyr 15 modeling amp, and it gives pretty nice punch. Takes pedals good as well.
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I have a Peavey Vypyr 15 modeling amp, and it gives pretty nice punch. Takes pedals good as well.


This.
#6
what type of music?
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#7
I play country , rock and roll and some blues , I have a Les Paul copy , fender strat , epiphone , just ordered a new G& L Legacy and have Ovation acoustic/electric I want something powerful , small and fairly light weight , preferible something under 50 pounds or so .... it hurts my back to carry my big Kustom amp in every time I want to play and my little Line 6 just don't cut it , has no low's or anything compared to what I'm used to hearing
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#8
Peavey Classic 30 is one you should look at
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#9
Quote by Robbgnarly
Peavey Classic 30 is one you should look at



thank you , just got off Peavey's web site , that looks like a winner
#10
Peavey Classic 30 is good. An Egnater Rebel 30 would probably be a good bet too. I love mine and it can get real nice and punchy. Other than that, maybe a Blues Jr. and a dirt box?
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#11
Quote by Fumble fingers
thank you , just got off Peavey's web site , that looks like a winner

I would not be suprised if it does not become your main amp They are great amps
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#12
How about a Peavey Bandit 112? 40 lbs., 1X12, 100 watts, Transtube, will blow the walls out if you want it to, and built like a tank.
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#13
the Bandit is not a whole lot smaller than my Kustom she wants out , this is a wife thing , hate to say it , but I think she'll like the classic 30 as far as fitting in her decor ..lol
#14
You can score Classic 30's for around $350 used all day long, many times for $300. They're excellent amps and sound great!

If you wanted to stretch your budget a bit and are willing to go used, you could score a Soldano Atomic 16 or possibly a 44 (I think). Mesa Maverick is another notable amp. An Orange AD30 might interest you as well. Or several of the Laney amps. $600-800 gives you a huge range of excellent gear in the used market, and if you buy on eBay you have all the Buyer Protection through eBay AND PayPal if you get a lemon
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#15
Quote by Robbgnarly
I would not be suprised if it does not become your main amp They are great amps

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#16
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You can score Classic 30's for around $350 used all day long, many times for $300. They're excellent amps and sound great!



good idea !! ... checked CL and found one two towns over for 375.00 with cover in perfect condition for 375.00 , I'll own tonight .... there was a couple others that looked fully "broken in" for 300.00 and 350.00 but I wanted a new looking one

thanks everybody that replied , Eric
#19
If you don't require a tube amp, tech 21 trademark 30 is probably the best non-tube amp I've ever played. Will sound better than a lot of tube amps at bedroom levels and is very versatile. Also a capable amp for studio purposes. I used to play a trademark 60 in a band and we played anything from Steve Vai to jazz, worked very nicely. Also a buddy of mine uses a tm30 to amplify his acoustic while gigging, and it sounds great.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/tech_21/trademark_30/index.html
#20
Those Trademark 60's are very nice amps, I've got one that hangs out in my living room 24/7 as a "I just thought of a riff" amp
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#21
got the Peavey Classic 30 amp after work tonight and gotta say its pretty darn good for the size weight , the recomendation was spot on , can't believe I found one local off of CL that quick ... looks brand new with Peavey cover , sounds pretty darn close to my big Kustom amp , very happy

thanks again , Eric
#22
Quote by Fumble fingers
got the Peavey Classic 30 amp after work tonight and gotta say its pretty darn good for the size weight , the recomendation was spot on , can't believe I found one local off of CL that quick ... looks brand new with Peavey cover , sounds pretty darn close to my big Kustom amp , very happy

thanks again , Eric

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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate