#1
I'm looking for an amp that's under 20 watts and will cost around £400-£500 ($800-$1000) I need it to be good at low to medium gain and have decent cleans (Cleans aren't the most important - as long as they don't suck it's cool) The Orange Tiny Terror and Hughes and Kettner Edition 20th anniversary spring to mind. Any thoughts on those and any other suggestions welcome!

I made a similar thread a few weeks ago, but there was very little response, so anyone who has any ideas please speak up!

Cheers
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#4
Why such low wattage? In that price range you could get the JCM401, or a lot of other nice amps.
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#5
It's for recording purposes and the cubes aint gonna cut it, cheers so far though but the JCM401 isn't really what i'm after.
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#6
im personally into fender amps, the fender frontman comes in 15 watts,25 watts and sounds wonderfull i had one for a year or two. its also well in the price range your looking for. it has a drive channel the sounds pretty good its deffinatly one of the best sounds you can get out of a little amp like that
#7
I think it's a bit out of your price range...but have you looked at the Line 6 Flextones? I bet you could get one on ebay for fairly cheap, its an SS modeling amp, higher than 20 watts, but it sounds nice.
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#8
^^ by the £400-500 price bracket, i think he's looking for more than a frontman
#9
<20Watt Valve amps. The reason I'm after under 20W is because I want to drive the valves and still be able to record fairly easily and not have my ears bleed in the process.
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#11
Amazing looking amp moody! It's a shame it's about double the price in the UK
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#12
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It's for recording purposes


Do you really even need 20W? I'd be looking at stuff under 5W. Maybe save some money in the process. The Tiny Terror looks like a great choice, and you'd probably do well to have it switched to 7W mode. The Minimat from Matamps looks really cool, too. For smooth bluesy overdrive in a tiny package, the ZVex Nano makes a great recording amp.

Ceriatone and Torres Engineering make some very cool, small products.

You have a lot of options with a relatively big budget.
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#13
Yeah I've had a look at the minimats and they are pretty good. The Nano was an option, but i want the ability to be able to maybe use it to play at friend's parties etc. Tiny Terror is looking increasingly like a winner.
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#14
Why get an amp when you can get a signal processor? I use one for all my recording, no volume at all with out your headphones. Search for "headphone amps," I think that's what they're called.
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Furman SPB 8C
Boss Flange
Last edited by alienboy18241 at Jan 21, 2007,
#16
A valvestate...
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#17
Epiphone Valve Junior FTW!

Why hasn't anybody mentioned it yet?

You can get a head or a combo.

5 watts, all class A tube sound.
The combo has a little 8'' speaker, or you can get a head, which can drive 4, 8, or 16 ohm cabinets. It can even drive a 4x12'' cabinet.

And it's cheap.
And easily moddable.
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#18
The Valve junior is pretty impressive but there us just something about it that just doesn't do it for me.
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#19
What amp do you currently have? Why not just get a good attenuator for around $200, then you'll be able to crank your amp at low volumes and retain the tone.
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#20
That's the problem. My previous amp is SS and shite so an attenunator would be no use. Keep the ideas coming. Getting some good feedback here!
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#21
I've always liked the smaller Fender amps, such as the Blues Jr. or Pro Jr. well in your price range. But the gain may not do it, I found the drive to be great for Fender.
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#22
Vox ValveTronix AD15VT.

$179.99. 11 amp models. Many built in effects. Exceptional cleans. I mainly use it for nailing a Beatles tone. But then again, if your budget is that much, you could get a Vox AC30 (or 15, I forget).
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#24
I suspect the h&k will be too modern. It's worth a try though, as your definition of low to medium gain might be different to mine.

I haven't tried the tiny terror.

laney vc15 would be worth a look too.
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