#1
Looking for a combo amp to just play around on while sitting in my bedroom. My other amps are in my basement and there are times where I just feel like playing around but don't want to be far away from others.

Looking to buy used

Only pedals I will probably use will be an OD and a fuzz. The rest will be on my other board.

Mainly looking to play blues/dirty blues and clean, so I don't need a lot of amp distortion (my amp heads have me covered there).

Max budget is $400. Not in dire need just looking for fun.
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#3
Check reverb.com for a used Carvin Nomad (1x12) or BelAir (2x12): great cleans, 50w (as I recall, with switches to drop them to lower wattage). They're perfect for what you're talking about.

Both are available in that price range unless the seller got a premium color tolex.
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#4
Funny enough I was looking at the BelAir the other day on reverb. Seems to be a front runner, although I have never played one personally. I used to have a Classic 30, which was great.
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#5
Quote by bobafettacheese
Looking for a combo amp to just play around on while sitting in my bedroom. My other amps are in my basement and there are times where I just feel like playing around but don't want to be far away from others.

Looking to buy used

Only pedals I will probably use will be an OD and a fuzz. The rest will be on my other board.

Mainly looking to play blues/dirty blues and clean, so I don't need a lot of amp distortion (my amp heads have me covered there).

Max budget is $400. Not in dire need just looking for fun.



If your other amps do what you need for jamming and the non-bedroom stuff why not just get an inexpensive modelling amp for the bedroom? You won't even need to drag your pedal around and most support headphones as well.
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#6
Maybe its just me being picky, and I know at that level I probably won't get tube breakup, but there is just something about a tube amp that I have not been able to reproduce using a modeler. Probably going to describe it wrong, but there is just a "warmth" to it. I know there are good modelers out there but I am fairly confident that I want a tube amp.
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#7
I was going to suggest a Classic 30. Seems to hit what you want. ValveKing 112 would probably do it too.
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#9
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I was going to suggest a Classic 30. Seems to hit what you want. ValveKing 112 would probably do it too.


beat me to it. within budget and works well for what you want.
#10
Quote by bobafettacheese
Maybe its just me being picky, and I know at that level I probably won't get tube breakup, but there is just something about a tube amp that I have not been able to reproduce using a modeler. Probably going to describe it wrong, but there is just a "warmth" to it. I know there are good modelers out there but I am fairly confident that I want a tube amp.


Fender Super Champ X2?
#11
Fender Hot Rod Series - you can figure out wattage. Takes pedals great and can drive well too
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#12
+1 on the Peavey Classic 30
Also if bluesy tone is what you're after you might look at the Classic Delta Blues, might even more down your alley.
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#14
A Carvin Vintage 16 is the mini amp upon which the Nomad and Belair were based. At 16w, you might even get some breakup at bedroom volumes.

https://reverb.com/marketplace/amps?query=Carvin+vintage+16
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#15
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#16
tiny terror? i don't know if they are in your budget though. fun and dynamic little amps.

cheap mesa combo? F-30, 5:25, .22cal, etc.
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#17
Just saw a F30 on GC for like 499. From what I can tell the F series has a great clean to it and decent distortion, even though I am not going for distortion.

As far as the 30 is concerned, it is definitely a front runner. I used to have a Classic 30 and loved that amp. I will probably look into the older Classics, as opposed to the newer ones though. Not a fan of the new look.
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#18
Another vote for a Classic 30. Nice and affordable, and sounds great quiet or loud as hell, and takes pedals well. I don't think I'll ever sell mine. I think the drive tones are way better than that of a Valveking, which would be my other recommendation. Both have amazing Fendery cleans.
#19
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Way to come through, as usual, with unique offerings. Those Panama amps have piqued my curiosity for a while now.

Anybody have any experience with the Fender Bassbreaker amps? I know they are fairly new to the market.
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#21
Roc and a few others around here have tried the Bassbreakers and were pretty positive in their reviews. The cleans were not as crystal clean as classic Fender, but were still very good, while the dirty sound was Marshalesque.
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#22
Interesting. I might have to try a couple out. For some reason I am leaning towards the BelAir, Classic and possibly a Blues Deluxe or junior.

Are there any tonal differences between the classic 30 and 50?
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