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I was faced with a similar dilemma recently and my answer was the Orange Crush 20, bang for your buck it’s great!
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jeremyb wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:24 pm I was faced with a similar dilemma recently and my answer was the Orange Crush 20, bang for your buck it’s great!
Yeah, I like that it has a built in tuner too. How’s it sound?

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bender wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:26 pm
jeremyb wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:24 pm I was faced with a similar dilemma recently and my answer was the Orange Crush 20, bang for your buck it’s great!
Yeah, I like that it has a built in tuner too. How’s it sound?
I didn’t buy one as I decided to get the terror stamp and build a cab instead but I was pretty close to pulling the trigger!
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No surprises coming from me but imo a Katana 50 will see him way further along his journey than pretty much any of the other amps that you mentioned.
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I'd go the katana 50. It would be great for what he wants.
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bender wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:48 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:39 pm Sounds like katana would do the trick. Good for headphones to so he can shred in bed
Definitely considering one.

I like the look of the Orange practice amps too though. Anyone tried one?
Preset and forget is a good thing about something like a katana or Yamaha thr
Dial in his sound/s and save to presets
And yeh, sounds rad thru headphones.

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bender wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:50 pm
hamo wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:48 pm
bender wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:47 pm

You mean other than cute as a button?
Heh, yeah. I remember well back in the day there was a range of them, the 18w had a good reputation, wasn't sure if it extended to the 5w.
I remember a gearfest or two in Petone where there were a few of those. :)
They were a really excellent pedal amp, no character otherwise.... 30 watt head was the one ;)
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Jay wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:40 am Opsguy is selling a THR10 on TM
Cheers. I think a Katana or something like this will actually be a turn off to him. He’s not interested in exploring lots of sounds- just wants to turn on, set the gain where he wants it, and play. Too many options just makes him disinterested.

He also doesn’t want a desktop amp as it would take up valuable lego display real estate.

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Just when you thought the universe could not get any more bizarre, here’s Ben asking about cheap heavy metal amps. :-)

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I should add- I already have a Vox Adio that sounds great- that’s how I know about the options disinterest. I’m looking to reclaim my Quilter 101 from him, and he really likes the simplicity of that.

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:17 am Just when you thought the universe could not get any more bizarre, here’s Ben asking about cheap heavy metal amps. :-)

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I’m not writing off a katana BTW, but thought I’d see if there was anything positive to say about any of the other, simpler options in that price bracket. I like the look of the Orange Crush 20RT.

If a Katana 50 pops up for a good price, I’ll likely grab one

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Mk1 Katana's usually go for about $350 or less if you're tinny. It can be used as set and forget.
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Secondhand Tech 21 Trademark 30 / 60 if you can find one. Simple, great sounds both clean/breakup/high gain. Super light. Giggable.

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