My dad has been playing through my old Crate 15x for the last year, because he's tired of hauling around his '69 Super Reverb 4x10, and tired of how loud it is. Help me save his tone
I think the best amp for his sound/style would be the Mesa TA-15, but it's a solid $800 for just the head. I'm looking around for alternatives, something with two channels, and Class A would be best.
Here's the best way I can describe the tone he's after:
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I need to check out some more amps… The EpiVJ I had is close, but it's just one channel (maybe an OD might work). The JCA20H could do it, but I think the gain structure is too smooth. The VHT Special 6 wasn't really enough, either. Too clean, and I think 15w is the sweet spot he's looking for.
Get him a used bles JR with a couple pedals and he can get tons of classic rock and blues tones.