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#2478684 - 03/19/13 04:18 PM 1 watt amp
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Was in Montreal for the weekend. A buddy there has just bought a Blackstar 1 watt head with reverb and a matching 1x12 cab, though it's rated for 50 watts. I WAS AMAZED! This thing is astoundingly loud, girthy, ballsy, with a nice clean and a devastating grind side. Everything I like about Rob Rose's Soloist 60, well, almost; is in this tiny thing. I always thought 5 watt amps were pointless for anything but bedroom shredding and tiny studios, but this amp can fill all those niches. Ya gotta check one out! thu
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#2478749 - 03/19/13 10:58 PM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: Bluesape]
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#2478810 - 03/20/13 07:15 AM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: harvey]
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I have a Vox AC4 that I love. I actually prefer the sound when it's switched down to the 1 watt setting; even the 1/4 watt setting isn't bad. If it had reverb, it'd be even better. Maybe I'll have to look into the Blackstar; I played and liked their 5 watt amp a few years ago.

I'll be in Montreal this weekend (Marillion Weekend). Not that I'll have much free time, but any good music shops near Rue St Catherine?
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#2478831 - 03/20/13 08:21 AM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: Danzilla]
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As mentioned in another thread, I just bought a Egnater Rebel 30. I can dial it down to 1 watt - or up to 30 watts or anything in between. I love this amp. Crazy thing is I only paid $399 used but in perfect, like new condition.
Most undervalued amp on the market IMHO.
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#2478919 - 03/20/13 11:57 AM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: SEHpicker]
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I've been looking at the Rebel. Anything at all that you don't like about it that I might want to consider?
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#2479024 - 03/20/13 04:52 PM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: H-A Forgiven]
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I just started gigging with the Blackstar 5 watt combo. So far so good.
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#2479032 - 03/20/13 05:39 PM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: CEB]
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I bought a Blackstar 1 watt combo with reverb a few months ago for my studio and am loving it. The speaker emulation output works really well.

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#2479039 - 03/20/13 06:27 PM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: H-A Forgiven]
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Originally Posted By: H-A
I've been looking at the Rebel. Anything at all that you don't like about it that I might want to consider?

I've been playing through my Rebel 30 a lot since I got it about a month ago and I'm having a blast with this little tone beast. Huge range of tone possibilities. Haven't found anything I don't like about it so far.


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#2479043 - 03/20/13 06:40 PM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: Delta]
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I love LOVE love cool low-watt tube-amps for the "play the amp" volume-knob and "touch" approach (doubtless many of you knew that). This sounds like a great addition to the market! I'd love to try one...

Scumback makes some REALLY cool vintage-Celestion-style PVC ("Paper Voice Coil") speakers that are EXCELLENT candidates for dynamic touchy-feely use with such low-watt tube-amps...
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#2479045 - 03/20/13 06:52 PM Re: 1 watt amp [Re: Danzilla]
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Originally Posted By: Danzilla
I have a Vox AC4 that I love. I actually prefer the sound when it's switched down to the 1 watt setting; even the 1/4 watt setting isn't bad. If it had reverb, it'd be even better. Maybe I'll have to look into the Blackstar; I played and liked their 5 watt amp a few years ago.

I'll be in Montreal this weekend (Marillion Weekend). Not that I'll have much free time, but any good music shops near Rue St Catherine?



I don't live there, but I know Archambeault Music from my teens. Bartholomew would be the one to ask...
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