I'm currently in the market for a decent sounding practice/backup amp. Must be 1x12 or smaller, 60w or less. And I'm really not trying to break the bank on this one, so it should be ~$500 or less. The only effect I really want/need is reverb. The simpler, the better!!
Tonally, I'd like something really versatile. I generally play with over-the-top distortion on 90% of the time, but I need to have a really good clean sound, as I'll likely use this amp for jazz band gigs.
Some models that seem to (from the specs) have a lot going for them:
1) Mesa Subway Rocket Reverb
2) Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
3) Tech 21 Trademark 60 (okay, it has no tubes, but I had a Trademark 10 and it kicked a lot of a$$ for being solid state)
I've also seen some interesting offerings from Ampeg, Trace Elliot, and H&K, but don't know too much about their products.
Anyway, does anybody have any opinions on the above amps, or are there any other amps I should be considering in the price/size range? And, of course, if you have something in this range you're looking to unload, then perhaps we can strike a deal! *