Best 1x12" SS combo amp

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by Eddie, May 7, 2019.

  1. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    I'm going to get one - it's just a question of time - high approval from you is gassing my gas !
     
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  2. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Age:
    49
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I wanna snag the Fender Champ 30, but I can't go today. I have Regents prep and then brunch with my parents. No time to run up there. Blows. :(
     
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  3. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    that is a great deal ?
     
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  4. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    It's definitely a sweet deal. But I can't get out there today. :(

    It'll be gone by next weekend, but who knows?

    Not happy ...
     
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  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    maybe not ?
     
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  6. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Age:
    49
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    True. You never know. :)

    Tied up tomorrow also. Maybe next weekend. I want it. :)
     
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  7. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Nut

    Age:
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    762
    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Remember...there is always another good deal around the corner. Maybe a much better one. Look for a bundle...guitar and amp.
     
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  8. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

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    170
    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
    I was looking between Quilter 101 & katana 100. I went with the katana 100. Partly cuz I'm a cheap s.o.b. and partly cuz I couldn't get my hands on a quilter to test out.
    I'm very happy with the katana
     
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  9. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

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    Jun 16, 2016
    NY
    I see very little love for the Valvetronix amps from Vox, so I will just add my .02 cents here.

    I can vouch for the VT+ series and I hear excellent things about the VX series also. These supposedly "utilizes a genuine 12AX7 vacuum tube in the power stage." and they've been doing this for years and I've always thought it was a very convincing tube amp tone. All of the amp models I've used sound great, especially the Fender cleans (Fender Pro, Bassman, Twin Reverb are pristine sounding and have that glassy quality, Marshall amps sound amazing, and some of the high gain models are very useful; also it behaves much like a tube amp with the volume/tone knobs, etc.) effects are really top notch and more than sufficient. The Tubescreamer and Klon overdrive pedals as well as the Tremolo, Reverb and Delays are some of my favorites. On the VT+ series you can control the output wattage with a power level control, so you can use it easily for bedroom playing, recording or live venues. The VT80+ has a 12 inch speaker and maximum 120 watts of power and I don't think I need more than this!
     
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  10. jackdragbean

    jackdragbean Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2011
    Mississippi
    Boss Katana 100w of course
     
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  11. jackdragbean

    jackdragbean Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2011
    Mississippi
    If money isn't an issue, Boss Katana Artist. Just crazy good
     
  12. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
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  13. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

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    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  14. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

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    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
  15. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Just make sure you try it and like it as much as me before you buy one, 'cause everyone is different, and some amps that others love I don't, and vice-versa. I don't want to end up on your s**t list.
     
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  16. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Mustangs are incredible amps, but you have to like tweaking a small LCD display on deck or go to your computer to adjust things. I like twisting/rotating 3D knobs. Chicken heads in this case.

    I just now remember that this one too has chicken heads, or maybe I should say tiny chick heads, and I love it.

    VOX MV50 Boutique.jpg
     
  17. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Squier-Meister

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    Jul 13, 2018
    USA
    A Katana of course! You get all of them in one! Well, at least close to it.
     
  18. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Not exactly. A Katana is not your common amp modeler. I don't think it pretends to emulate other amps like a Mustang would. I see it as a 5 channel amp with effects. It's got its own vibe going and it does it real well.
     
  19. jackdragbean

    jackdragbean Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2011
    Mississippi
    I agree that the Katana is not a modeling amp. It's definitely it's own thing but you can get some beautiful cleans and great overdriven tone. As was said, it's like having 5 amps in one along with a ton of boss pedals built in. Some of the reasons why I think it's the best SS amp made. Add in that it reacts and sounds like a tube amp vs most SS I've owned, and it's a no brainer to me.
     
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  20. KG7IL

    KG7IL Squier Talker

    Age:
    66
    28
    May 1, 2018
    Eatonville, WA edge of cowtown
    Champion 40
    Get the two button foot pedal for quick control over ch 1 (clean) and ch 2 (effexts).

    The cables, box with pedal and cord store nicely in the open back.

    For $199 it's a perfect for even a 'fast food worker' budget. On the teacher's salary you can also get the pedal and a new cord.
     
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