Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Re: good 2x12 tube combo for 600 or less
You can find used Fender Prosonic combos in your price range, they all tube, have 2 10" Celestions, a nice clean channel and gain from Hades. I just picked one up and if I run it through my G-Flex Cab, it's a monster! Other cool features about these is switchable between Class A w/ tube rectifier, Class AB w/ tube rectifier, or Class AB w/ SS rectifier. Yeah, a high gain Fender, these were designed by Bruce Zinky and made in the custom shop from around '96 - '00 or so, don't know why they didn't catch on, probably because Fender didn't know how to sell an amp that wasn't squeaky clean. It looks like a classic Fender and the combos have that Fender reverb, but on the gain channel, no F-word here.
I'm shooting myself in the foot telling you this, I'm probably going to be shopping for another one soon, but oh well, ya gotta help a brother out. Did I mention the clean channel is awesome too, mucho better than the cleans in a 5150, which is a fine amp with a monster high gain channel too.
*edit* I forgot to mention that the early versions of these have a couple of problems, 1) they pop loudly when the channels are changed and 2) the reverb is noisy (only the combos have reverb) and 3) the Normal (clean) channel may have alot of hum. There are Fender tech notes available that have the fixes for these, I have to do it to mine. Just wanted to mention this.
Last edited by rgr; 10-18-2005 at 10:58 PM.