#1
Hi, I'm looking to play indie rock/pop with my friends so I'm in the market for an amp that is loud enough to play clean/semi clean with a drummer and portable enough (no 4x10, 75lb stuff please) to load/unload frequently in a car. I'm also buying used, so I'm looking at something under $425 and is fairly common.

So with these in mind, what amp do you think is most suitable?
-Peavey Classic 30
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Fender Blues Deluxe

Maybe if anyone has any specific experiences with the amps it would be nice too (stuff like, if the amp breaks up too quickly to play with a drummer etc...)
Last edited by Siren Silently at Jun 7, 2008,
#2
i would suggest a laney vc30 . its portable, sounds great, POWERFULL , and suits your styles. and you could pick up a good used one for that price.
#3
If you want cleans then you really can't go wrong with a Fender Blues Deluxe. Great amp.
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If you want cleans then you really can't go wrong with a Fender Blues Deluxe. Great amp.

+3.


it isn't all that portable though, it's around 52 lbs i believe, which i think is more than heavy enough...
#7
i take it you mean LESS than 50 watts, contrary to the thread title?

If not, none of the ones you have suggested are suitable.
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#9
fender hot rod deluxe for cleans

the OD on its own is mediocre but tolerable

and od pedal makes it worlds better

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#10
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If you want cleans then you really can't go wrong with a Fender Blues Deluxe. Great amp.


That would be my first option, but you may be able to snag a better deal on a Hot Rod. There's just so many of them out there. It would be great for you, too.

Another fine choice would be an Ampeg Reverberocket 1x12, if you can find one.
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#12
Both those Ampegs are great. If you choose to go vintage, you can look up something like the Gemini, too. Don't know much about the Kustom. The Delta Blues is one of my favorite amps, and might be worth a shot. Much different voice than the Fenders and Ampegs, though, which are really American sounding. The DB sounds a lot more like a Vox AC30.
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#13
Thank you guys for your help! I'm trying to give the C30 one last chance, I have a guy selling one for $280 with JJ's in them. But I guess if the cleans aren't up to par with the Ampeg or the Blues Deluxe then I guess I'll pass.
#14
They don't match the fender, but they are still very good. I think the OD alone makes the C30 a better amp.
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#15
I probably won't be using much OD though, except for a slight crunch. I'll definitely look into a Blues Deluxe/Deville (only 10 lbs heavier) first.
#17
Peavey Classic 30, Vox AC30 (if you're lucky to find one used under 500....I usually see them close to list price used), Mesa DC-3, or if you're not after overdrive, a Roland JC-77?
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i would suggest a laney vc30 . its portable, sounds great, POWERFULL , and suits your styles. and you could pick up a good used one for that price.


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