#1
The pinned topic had very little on whats a good low gain amp, so I thought I'd ask for some opinions. What will give me nice cleans for country would especially like something that can give me a nice 'twangy' sound (brad paisly type sound). I'm looking for something hopefully around or below £200 ($380), I'm happy to buy second hand and can also buy for america.
At the moment im looking at trying to find a 'Carvin Vintage 16'

Thanks

Edit: would prefer it to be fully tube but not too fussed
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#2
some kind of fender- maybe a blues junior or hot rod deluxe? idk how much they fetch though
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i wouldnt consider a blues junior low LOW gain... but yeah, a fender tube would be your best bet.
#4
Fender tube amp. You will need extra power for head room if you want to play loud gigs.
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Fender tube amp. You will need extra power for head room if you want to play loud gigs.
You can always mic the amp.

Fender is what I would recommend. Perhaps a Blues Jr.? I don't know much about their selection of tube amps in that price range.
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You can always mic the amp.

Fender is what I would recommend. Perhaps a Blues Jr.? I don't know much about their selection of tube amps in that price range.


err, I'd suggest a pro junior instead. The blues junior has a pretty shrill sounding break up to it.and the actual cab shakes because of the speaker size which is common for them. The Pro junior is cheaper, also 15 watts tube and has a 10' inch and has a much better overdriven sound but mic it up of course.
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err, I'd suggest a pro junior instead. The blues junior has a pretty shrill sounding break up to it.and the actual cab shakes because of the speaker size which is common for them. The Pro junior is cheaper, also 15 watts tube and has a 10' inch and has a much better overdriven sound but mic it up of course.


the blues junior and pro junior have the same OD. ive heard it before.

the blues junior isnt "shrill" it must have been eq'ed wrong.

trust me, the blues junior is worth the $100 extra for the 4 extra knobs.
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the blues junior and pro junior have the same OD. ive heard it before.

the blues junior isnt "shrill" it must have been eq'ed wrong.

trust me, the blues junior is worth the $100 extra for the 4 extra knobs.


same OD huh
I never new a 10' and 12' inch speaker sounded the same or even came close to producing the same sounding OD when one has a larger cab then the other. It wasn't EQ'd wrong at all either. And it isn't worth the 100 extra because there's amps that blow it out of the water for around the same price. My 0.02.
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like which amps?

and yes, the OD sounds the same to me.


honestly I own both amps and I've working as a tech in a studio, I'm glad you have your opinion but there's no point reinforcing it for your stance.

Maybe the original poster could find a used ampeg, lots of them around.
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...like which amps blow it out of the water (new) for $400?


i dunno. can you?
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i dunno. can you?


why new? I don't recall the poster wanting it to be new. It doesn't matter if its new or not or if it has a few dinks in the tolex. I guess if he had to go new maybe a fender champ (blackface or silverface on ebay) or an epiphone valve junior variant.
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oooh champs are nice.

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and they do pop up for even less than 250-300 on ebay sometimes too.
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and they do pop up for even less than 250-300 on ebay sometimes too.


fender <15w and under tubes are godly recording amps.
#18
laney lc15 or 15r might do it... I haven't tried it, i've tried the 30, it's a little more fendery than the vc series. or fender blues or pro junior, but they're probably over budget.

that new fender champion might be worth a look too.
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