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    Default A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    can anybody recommend a good solid state amp(15-30 watt)
    that has an excellent clean channel and that also takes well to pedals?
    all i need is a good clean.. i'll use my distortion pedals for everything else.

    thanks

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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    Roland Cube 30. The clean channel is for all practical purposes a JC120. Not exactly, but an awesome clean platform for pedals. If that doesn't suite you, there is also the Fender Twin Model.

    Plus an acoustic sim, some dirt models, a few modulation effects plus some delay/reverb and a bunch of out options...
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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    Roland Cube 30 or Tech 21 30-watter. Tech is my personal fave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.A.Foholic View Post
    Roland Cube 30 or Tech 21 30-watter. Tech is my personal fave.
    The Trademark? That's my fav. low watt SS amp. I have a 10 and it's nice.

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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    I've heard good things about the valvetronix. I had a Vox Tonelab SE that I really liked, but I guess those aren't strictly solid state.
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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    The Vox Valvetronix AD15 is the first to come to mind. I've owned one and it was a great little grab and go amp. While not SS, the Fender Super Champ XD is also one to look closely at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimijames View Post
    I've heard good things about the valvetronix. I had a Vox Tonelab SE that I really liked, but I guess those aren't strictly solid state.
    That's the only reason I excluded those. also a good call.

    Tech 21 - nice suggestion.
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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    Vox AD15VT or Roland Cube 30 for modelling.
    if you want a solid state amp with a tube amp like response, try the Tech 21 Trademark 30 or better, a Vox Pathfinder 15R.
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    +1 on the Pathfinder
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    +1 on the Vox VTs. I have a VT50 and I love it more than affordable tube combos just because it is so versatile. The clean models are all really amazing. The high gain amps could be better, but they are definitely, definitely usable. I've played the VT15 too and its really just as good just smaller.

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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    Latest Line 6 Spider IV is great. The III was garbage, but the new one has much updated modeling technology and no longer sounds crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrovsk Mizinski View Post
    Latest Line 6 Spider IV is great. The III was garbage, but the new one has much updated modeling technology and no longer sounds crap.
    I have a Line 6 Spider II. It has good power, for the bedroom to a small club. the clean is very nice and has soom good distortion. and it is reasonably priced too.

    I have not tried the spider 4 but they just keep adding stuff to it. It also has 4 presets too.
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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    Gonna have to disagree with you guys. Reading this
    Quote Originally Posted by vejiita View Post
    all i need is a good clean.. i'll use my distortion pedals for everything else.
    Makes me think a Peavey is the best choice. Its what I used for years with multiFX etc.
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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    +1 on the Vox VT 30...plus it comes with a rebate if you buy a new one soon.

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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    VT15 is loud enough for a practice amp. It takes to pedals but you won't need them.

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    If THIS is what a Roland Cube 30 sounds like I want one! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKHthNMoMzA

    The link is from Jolly's thread over on the Guitar page, BTW.

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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    vox pathfinder 15R. i have one for sale. go to harmony central and read the reviews and let me know if you are interested.

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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    Roland Blues Cube 30 (1x12") - great tone without the digital efx add-ons...

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    Default Re: A good solid state 15-30 watt amp?

    Quote Originally Posted by vegetablejoe View Post
    Roland Blues Cube 30 (1x12") - great tone without the digital efx add-ons...
    i know you.

    anyway, a Vox Pathfinder would be a great 15 watt solid state amp for practice, if you don't need the modelling stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas View Post
    +1 on the Pathfinder
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