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  1. cheshiergrin

    cheshiergrin Well-Known Member

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    This Blooze Jr is my go to for practice, the master volume keeps it just right in the shed. The boxes I slapped together.

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  2. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I practice on either one of these:

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  3. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    I poked around on a DSL40CR the other day for about 15 minutes. I was genuinely surprised how easy it was to get a decent sound going at sub-conversational volumes. I wasn't expecting that, as I tried a previous-gen DSL15 before I bought my Katana, and it sounded positively terrible at any volume less than what was uncomfortable to be in the room with.

    That said, it's just too big and heavy for me. I wish there were any new DSL1s or DSL5s around to try out...
     
  4. Roca

    Roca Active Member

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    I want a Marshall to go with my 66 reissue!
     
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  5. xland

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    I play through my Bassbreaker 15. I plug it into my 1x12 cab with a 65W Creamback. And I can definitely see a Marshall Origin 20W in my future.

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    Get a Laney instead, all the tone without the big name mark-up. :dude:

    My new practice amp is a Roland Cube 20. Sometimes I can only play for 10-20 minutes and rather than switch on the tube amp I use this. Good clean and crunch sounds and a decent selection of effects.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Me too, I'll have an Origin20 head and a DSL20 head within the next month or so. That Origin50 combo is looking good too! :yesway:
     
  8. Roca

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    Looks like I may be getting a line 6 spider 3 15 watt.
     
  9. Col Mustard

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    +1 on the little Honeytone... It's a 15 W amp, and if you go to the
    trouble to install a bypass jack and plug it into a real speaker, it rocks.

    Here's mine, with a wooden base I made for it, in order to keep from tipping
    it off the cabinet. Sometimes I jump around, and at my age...
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    You'd be surprised at how good this sounds.
    Another small amp I use for practice is a 5W Blackheart Little Giant.
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  10. ChesLans

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    Hi...I need an inexpensive and easy to take along practice amp and this seem to fulfill my needs. Generally I prefer tube amps, but this time I wanted to have a SS so I don't need to worry if someone else use it and is not familiar with tube amp warm up things.
     
  11. Bad Penguin

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    First off, welcome to the forum
    Secondly, What's "inexpensive"? What's your budget?
    3rd, it's REAL hard for another person to be too rough on a tube amp.

    I think the Yamaha THR10 is just about the perfect practice amp.
     
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  12. Duane_the_tub

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    Marshall Lead 12. One badass little solid state - with a headphone Jack!

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    Katana ?
     
  14. Clifdawg

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    +1 on the Katana, or if you want something dead simple, the Orange Crush 35RT. Depending on how "inexpensive" you need to go, you could always try to find a used Peavey Envoy or Transtube 112 or something; they can be sometimes be found for less than 100 bucks.
     
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    Since first page posting of this thread I have got a bit of experience with my Orange Crush 35 RT. I'm very pleased with it.

     
  16. Beery Swine

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    Mark IV combo on triode and tweed power, master at ~1.5 and I can even play at 2am without disturbing the downstairs.
    I feel spoiled every time I think about this amp. Mesa Boogie Mark IV.jpg
     
  17. cerebral gasket

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    I like to take this tiny amp on outings to the desert and play. It never gets played at home since I profiled it with the Kemper.

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  18. Roca

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    I have exchanged the custom for the blackstar 10. Took it back for an orange crush 12. Took the crush back and finally got a Marshall mg30cfx and a joyo heavy gain distortion pedal for $45!!! I'm so glad I finally got my Marshall and I love it!!!
     
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  19. satchmodog

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    All of my amps are home practice amps, from my rocker 32, Dork terror, Crush 20, ID 260, HT5 and Tweaker 88. Also have a micro Dork on my board. With the Egnater 88 watt amp, I have found if I turn the gain to 6am and dime the master volume for that channel, then start slowly adding volume until it's at a pleasant level. It breaks up nicely at a pretty clean tone. The gain channel you get a lot of gain with a master volume, which is nice. The rocker has a headroom to bedroom feature. But in reality, you can play into any amp with a drive pedal at super quiet volumes and get a broken up tone. All this internet ************ about practice amps is really silly. Almost all amps will give you decent sound at low volume, especially ss amps. Others, get a Joyo ultimate overdrive and you have a 35 dollar OCD in your path to color your quiet volumes. I always try to discourage people from buying crap amps, just because it's an attractive price. Save your cash, buy an amp that I spires you and don't buy junk. My crush 20 was a gift and the 8 inch speaker makes it junk. Wound up running a Jack and a switch out the back to run it I to a 212. Now it's killer. Even sounds better at low volume, but you can drive the clean channel to breakup when it's pegged and it is cool hearing a SS amp get that tube sound.
     
  20. Dale

    Dale Well-Known Member

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    In my case it depends on context of home use. All people, or key people (wife), sleeping? Everyone around and TVs, music etc. is playing?

    Silent: Mesa V:25, POD, Mustang, Mini Spyder (battery), Mini Vox (battery)
    Home but quiet: Mesa V:25, Blackheart Killer Ant, 5e3 with Unleash, SwanPro 20RC with Unleash
    Home but everyone is doing their thing (noise): Mesa V, Mesa V:25, 5e3, SwanPro 20RC, BDRI with pedalboard
     

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