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Amp of Choice for Your Squier Telecaster

Squier2023

Squier-Meister
Jan 29, 2023
162
SC
I'm in the market for a new amp for my tele. What are forum members using for playing at home? I don't want a large amp or high wattage but something that get some nice tones.

I was looking at the Roland Blues Cube, but that seems pricey for a ss amp. Looking forward to recommendations. Thanks!
 
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porkpie

Squier-holic
Mar 16, 2015
2,559
Idaho
I have an original blues cube that I bought here from frankthedog. Awesome amp if you can find a used one reasonably priced. I also have a Monoprice 15W tube amp that I use and like very much. This is a hard question as there are so many choices. Do some research and go to your local music shop and play thru some is my best advice. I just looked and Monoprice has their 5 watt tube amp on sale 20% off with free shipping. I had one and it was pretty impressive for a 5 watt amp (read the reviews), sold it because I already had the 15 watt and was downsizing.
 
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IronSchef

Dr. Squier
Jun 18, 2012
7,802
Flew here on my Dragonfly
Check out the Spark - way more than just an amp, an awesome learning tool too!

https://www.positivegrid.com/products/spark

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DougMen

Squier-Axpert
Jun 8, 2017
10,754
Honolulu, HI
Over the last several years I've had a few different Roland Cubes, several different Blackstars, a few Voxes, Fender Vibro Champ XD, Champion 20 and Mustang 1 V2, and the Katana Mini and 50, and the amps that I've kept are the Katana Mini, the Fender Mustang LT25, and the Yamaha THR10C.
 

Squier2023

Squier-Meister
Jan 29, 2023
162
SC
Some great recommendations! Didn't have the monoprice on my radar. Also like the Spark option. Roland Cube is on my short list.

I decided against the Blues Cube (for now 😂) because I wanted something with a smaller footprint. Not to mention pricey for a ss.
 

dbrian66

Squier-Axpert
Jul 14, 2017
10,555
Maryland, USA
I have the Spark as well, and it is my most used amp at home. Sounds awesome at low volumes, and like @IronSchef said, it’s a whole lot more than just an amp. It’s also a learning tool and a great Bluetooth speaker. And it can get pretty loud as well.

Here is a thread about the amp. There are several others threads too, but this is a good one.
 

duceditor

Squier-Axpert
May 29, 2014
16,510
The Monadnocks, NH USA
Your question focusing on your guitar being a Tele. If your choice of a Tele is because a basic Tele is known for it clarity and "clean" tones, then most any Fender amp will be a good match.

If, OTOH, your Tele is not the standard type, with single coil PUPS, or if you chose it for, say, its looks, or some reason other than its classic clean tones, than mentioning the type of music you wish to play would make it more likely that the answers are actually meaningful to YOU and not just a listing of amps various forum members themselves enjoy.

-don
 

Squier2023

Squier-Meister
Jan 29, 2023
162
SC
Don,

I'm all over the map when it comes to music, but mostly into classic rock and blues. I have a CV 50's Tele in Sonic Blue on order (told it was discontinued, but Fender's system accepted the order. Awaiting further details). I agree about Fender amp clean tones. I'm trying to find a happy medium of not having a large footprint or high wattage but still have a nice sound.
 

duceditor

Squier-Axpert
May 29, 2014
16,510
The Monadnocks, NH USA
Don,

I'm all over the map when it comes to music, but mostly into classic rock and blues. I have a CV 50's Tele in Sonic Blue on order (told it was discontinued, but Fender's system accepted the order. Awaiting further details). I agree about Fender amp clean tones. I'm trying to find a happy medium of not having a large footprint or high wattage but still have a nice sound.
Many may think me mad here, but the BEST sound for classic rock and blues I ever got with a Tele was from a Marshall 900 combo.

-don
 

Uncle Joe

Squier-holic
Dec 18, 2015
2,772
Jersey
I like my Vox Pathfinder 15R with either of my two Telecasters. It may end up being the last amp I keep if I ever sell off my low watt tube amps, 12" cabinets, and pedals.

The Blues Jr. is great for a Telecaster, if you're ramping up. Really like the reverb, and you can get great tone at moderate volume. Too much amp for me now.
 


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