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Discussion in 'Other Amps' started by BanditPanda, Nov 30, 2019.
The only amp I like out of those is the Bandit.
Id take a Katana over all of them but I'm a bit biased since I bought and play one. I don't think I'm the only one with a bias looking at this list.
not a bad list but my vote goes to the tube monoprice stage right 15 watt. i got mine for $200 but they are $250 currently. can probably get it cheaper with coupons.
Paul were you the one that told me about the reverb tank upgrade?
I did it to mine and the verb is good to go now. Play the amp all the time. Excellent grab and go jam amp. I still play straight in and use guitar roll off for cleans.
Used 6505+ combo
Used Marshall DSL combo
Is this another Mesa commercial?
i was thinking after seeing the list ' they're all XXXX' ( I'm not saying they are, I'm saying I think they may be ).
Then, I thought ' hmm for 500 dollars I could buy a USA made transformer bundle and with the change buy everything else I needed to build an old classic amp copy and mount it in some rough home built cab.
Then, i realized all these amps have speakers and I probably couldn't budget that in.
Then I realized that these amps are basically disposable, full of caps, resistors and wiring you cant even see properly they're so small let alone repair. As a bonus, each of these amps has 100 percent pure untainted virgin China iron
The home built clone sounds cool and old( ish). is most definitely not disposable, they're so easy to fix.
So for me, the question is would i buy one of these 7 amps with all these factors considered?
Which one is the best?
None of them.
Surprised there was no Katana on there. An OK list I guess.
I currently have 4 of those amps
yes i do remember posting about the reverb tank. an easy drop-in remedy that adds so much value to the amp.
the kicker is that recently i got a great pawn shop deal on a marshall g100rcd head. i took it home without testing it as the the pawn shop had a return policy. only problem with the head was the reverb tank distorted the signal. i put the spare tank from the monoprice amp into the marshall. not only was it an exact fit it improved the reverb tone of the marshall. sweet!!
glad to hear i was able help out.
Roland jc120 Jazz chorus
The Bandit is pretty cool (Transtube I believe) a friend has one, sounds nice. Katana has a lot of options and a lot of love from people that own them, the Roland JC120 is an old favorite but there is something with the Fender Pro Jr IV Tweed old school Maybe?
I've played a few small 1x12 Fender Blues Jr that were modified to go up to "High-Gain" level which were killer for a little-monster in disguise.
So rate them for us.
Or build your own with one of these kits from Trinity in Ontario Canada
Cool links. Thanks Peter.
18w looks like a good option
and maybe the Orange. Hell a used DSL 15w or tweaker
A Kitana would be much more versatile and sound as good or better than those amps imo. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
numbers 1, 3, and 4.
Even though I have version III not IV, I can throw some love to the Blues Junior.
The stock Jensen C12N that mine came with does a great job with classic rock and blues.
It's my go-to rehearsal amp.
Can't beat a Pro Junior .I don't have any new ones . I wouldn't pay whatever the new MSRP is ...that's Bassman head money !!!
But there's a reason I have FOUR Pro Juniors.
I don't need a 5th , but I did spot one in a pawnshop the other day for $239. Im trying to tell my buddy he needs this for his backline company . But like most people that ya offer gear tips to, he probably won't listen ......and I'll end up "liberating" it