#1
Hello, fellow UGers. I've sort of been itching for a new amp (not really needing one), but instead of just catering to what I normally play (clean/edge of breakup amp with pedals), I've been wanting to experiment with other sounds. I like Fender amps a lot and they probably make a more pedal friendly platform, but it's sort of just another flavor of the same formula that I already use. What I think I want is a good channel switcher that could still let me run pedals into the front end of the clean channel, but also have a nice overdrive channel to experiment with (natural amp distortion is different and sometimes better for other things). I also don't really need very high wattage so 30 watts should be plenty for me. I mostly play chimey indie rock stuff and kind of raunchy alternative rock stuff (think more fuzzed out Switchfoot or Foo Fighters kind of sounds), but a tighter and more defined overdrive sound would be nice sometimes for more modern rock song ideas I have, instead of cranking my Vox top boost channel or using my Fulltone Fulldrive 2 MOSFET. My price range is probably around $600, so it's a little limited. Any ideas?
Fender Telecaster
DeArmond M series
Vox Night Train 15 head w/Weber loaded 1x12
Dunlop DVP3 Volume (X)
Klone circuit/Russian Big Muff 2in 1
Fulltone Fulldrive 2 MOSFET
TC Electronic Nova Delay
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Line 6 M5
#2
Egnater Tweaker 40-112
Marshall DSL401
Mesa DC-2
Peavey Classic 30
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Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#3
yep. i was about to say you described my amp perfectly.

its 2 channels, both are teh same, and tweakers are known for having a sweet spot on teh edge of breakup. if you set the channel right, it can be very clean and very pedal friendly all teh way up to hard rock / softer metal if you boost it right. i do admit, the stock sovtek 12ax7was must go though. too fizzy.

it does ambient indie hard rock perfectly. cranking it can resemble a slight raunchy fuzz depending how its set. i may just have to upload some crappy i phone recorded noodles of mine.
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#4
I actually tried the Tweaker 15 and my thought was that if it had a bit more clean headroom and a second channel, it would go from being a good amp to a great amp. Looks like the Tweaker 40 is the reality to my hypothetical opinion. I've actually been looking at either the Peavey Classic 30 or that. I just have to decide. Thanks for the suggestions.
Fender Telecaster
DeArmond M series
Vox Night Train 15 head w/Weber loaded 1x12
Dunlop DVP3 Volume (X)
Klone circuit/Russian Big Muff 2in 1
Fulltone Fulldrive 2 MOSFET
TC Electronic Nova Delay
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Line 6 M5
#5
Have you tried the Fender Supersonic? I know you said no Fender's but it meets all the criteria you listed. You can find em used for around 600 sometimes