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#1
I am planing on getting a used 5150 combo for my distortions what should i use for cleans

Some recomendations already have been:
Roland JC-120
Crate v32
Vox ac50/ac30
peavey valveking
#2
can't get much cleaner than the JC-120
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#3
Take some fenders into consideration, like the Twin Reverb or Deluxe Reverb
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+1

other than that the JC120 will do the job perfect
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#8
not the crate or peavey... they break up at high volumes as does the ac30 (they have to keep up with the rediculously loud 5150 afterall)

id go for the roland or fender as mentioned (a twin for instance will not break up as much as the vox or the other three)
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#9
how would you warm up the roland then?...would just putting a simple tube pre-amp infront of it give me that sound
#10
^warm up?

the roland is has a jazzy clean sound (as the name implies) rather than a warm bluesy clean sound... if you want warm then id go for the fender
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Two Rock???Seriously though the JC-120 would be a good choice. Also a Peavey Classic 30 or Classic 50 would be worth looking into.
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#12
id say if this is JUST a clean amp you only have two choices

Fender blackface amp (the 65 Twin Reverb is the BEST amp I have ever played)
Roland Jazz Chorus

Do not get anything else. Trust me on this one, I am a clean toned nut.
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#15
thinking that the jc120 would be for me but can you play a good acoustic electric though it and manage to get a good tone
#16
A Nice Orange or Marshall(JVM 410H ) are perfect as well.
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#24
What are you looking to spend? And how serious are you about your cleans?

I mean, the higher end Fenders are the best, but something like a Hot Rod will deliver better cleans than the AC30, Peavey Classics, Crate, VK, etc. The Jazz Chorus is really nice, too, but I prefer the warmth of a tube amp (I have a JC-77, so you know where I'm coming from.

Depending on how much headroom you need, the Hot Rod comes in 40W or 60W sizes. The 60W model could easily keep up with a 5150 combo.
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#25
Fender Twin or Roland Jazz Chorus
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#26
Lack of Twin Reverb on the list worries me.
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What are you looking to spend? And how serious are you about your cleans?

I mean, the higher end Fenders are the best, but something like a Hot Rod will deliver better cleans than the AC30, Peavey Classics, Crate, VK, etc. The Jazz Chorus is really nice, too, but I prefer the warmth of a tube amp (I have a JC-77, so you know where I'm coming from.

Depending on how much headroom you need, the Hot Rod comes in 40W or 60W sizes. The 60W model could easily keep up with a 5150 combo.

i thought the AC30 was arguably one of the best amps for cleans, up there with the blackface Fenders ? and now you're saying a HR would be better than an AC30 for teh cleanzorz ? elaborate please
#28
I have an AC30CC1, and I love the damn thing. I also like the cleans alot, but they're always a little bit "dirty." If you're looking for pristine cleans, Fender's the way to go. I wouldn't suggest the Deluxe Reverb in this application, because it's a relatively quiet 22W amp that won't keep up with a 50W 5150 combo at all. The Twin would be the best clean amp. But right there, at a much lower price, would be the 60W Hot Rod Deville.

The Hot Rods get poor marks for their OD (where the AC30 truly shines), but their cleans are first rate.
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#29
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What are you looking to spend? And how serious are you about your cleans?

I mean, the higher end Fenders are the best, but something like a Hot Rod will deliver better cleans than the AC30, Peavey Classics, Crate, VK, etc. The Jazz Chorus is really nice, too, but I prefer the warmth of a tube amp (I have a JC-77, so you know where I'm coming from.

Depending on how much headroom you need, the Hot Rod comes in 40W or 60W sizes. The 60W model could easily keep up with a 5150 combo.


Agreed on the Hot Rod. Really nice cleans, and cheap enough to merit buying with no intention of using the OD channel.
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I have an AC30CC1, and I love the damn thing. I also like the cleans alot, but they're always a little bit "dirty." If you're looking for pristine cleans, Fender's the way to go. I wouldn't suggest the Deluxe Reverb in this application, because it's a relatively quiet 22W amp that won't keep up with a 50W 5150 combo at all. The Twin would be the best clean amp. But right there, at a much lower price, would be the 60W Hot Rod Deville.

The Hot Rods get poor marks for their OD (where the AC30 truly shines), but their cleans are first rate.

oh, ok.

"better" wasn't the appropriate word then, more like "cleaner" cleans
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#33
^they also outprice fender by far...

no doubt that they are nice amps though
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#35
And I repeat, Fender Twin Reverb.
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#36
the ultimate clean amp is probs a two rock of some kind. those amps are stunning, i still cant get over their tone and that really fast attack. but if you dont have 3,000£ to spend then maybe theyres something cheaper that similar to a bassman ? maybe the sovtek mig 50 if u could find one ?
#37
Fender now makes a twin or deluxe reverb or something like that with a 15 inch speaker...try that out..it sounds AMAZING.
I think i did like the twin reverb better though.
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#39
I'm tellin' ya; go with the Hot Rod. Great, affordable cleans.
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