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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-22-2007, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need a small practice amp...

Hey guys, I've come to the realization that I need a small amp for practice and jamming with my friends. I'm tired of dragging a big head and cabinet around just for a casual jam (nothing fancy, just a few friends who occasionally get together to play jazz/fusion, usually at lower volumes).

I'm willing to spend $300, so solid-states are definitely a consideration. I've heard good things about the Roland Cube. Any suggestions?

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Used Peavey Classic 30
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Re: Need a small practice amp...

Dunno what it goes for, but by all accounts the Orange Tiny Terror is a fabulous small amp. I am really warming to the Vox Valvetronix thingys too, but some effects (particularly the reverb) are pretty ordinary.
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List on the TT is around $700, and he would still need a cab.

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Re: Need a small practice amp...

elcid, have you owned a classic 30, and if so would you recommend it to someone who isnt going to be getting a new amp for a long time after purchasing one? More for classic rock ozzy etc?
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At home i use a Marshall microstack, sounds good!!
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the cube is excellent. have the 15 and 30 and they are great.
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Tech 21 Trademark 30.
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At home i use a Marshall microstack, sounds good!!
Same here and I too am very happy with it. Looks cools too.


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Re: Need a small practice amp...

Im a big fan of my Valve Jr's with an external cab. With some good shopping you could be there.
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Re: Need a small practice amp...

I have a Vox Valvetronix 30-watt and with the optional footswitch, it's got pretty much everything you need--two-channel programmable switching and effects on/off. Plus, for a small, lightweight amp, it's got the tube sound (cuz there's an ECC83 in there) and also on the 30-Watt + models you get a built in power soak/attenuator. This is now my standard for jamming/practicing, and I have a Marshall mini-stack and a Marshall DSL401.
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