What is a high quality but low power guitar amp?
February 7, 2009 2:48 PM Subscribe
What is a very high quality, low wattage guitar amplifier that will not overpower a small room, but has enough punch to pick up some nuanced playing, and maybe one or two on-board effects?
posted by psmealey to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Mostly just looking for something to keep in the living room for ad hoc songwriting, or fooling around with friends. Doesn't need to have a ton of effects, but don't want the clutter of needing to keep a bunch of pedals around.
Along with a lot of other things I'm downsizing these days, I'm downsizing my guitar rig. I'm an experienced, one time professional guitarist with a pretty deep knowledge of vintage and modern high end gear, but in looking for a serviceable practice amp that doesn't need to be powerful enough to mix with a PA, bass rig and drummer, I'm at a loss.
I don't mind spending a $600 bucks or more on a very, very good one, but if it's completely unnecessary to spend more than $250 on a rig to meet my specs, that's where I'd rather be. So, Line6, Peavey, Crate, Fender, Vox? Anything worthwhile there? I fooled around with some of their digital gear about ten years ago (a POD and a Fender CyberTwin), but I only found that awful, metallic trebly tone when I tried to dial in what was represented as vintage AC-30 or Plexi tones.
Again, appreciate any tips