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I'm looking to get a guitar and amp for jazz later this year and am trying to look for a decent amp. Not for playing out, just for noodling in the house.

I've heard good and bad about Polytone Mini Brute and Roland Cube, I've also hear good about Ampeg Reverberocket and Fender Deluxe, although both of those appear too big for what I'm after.

Any suggestions?

P.S. I don't know a thing about these yet, valve, tube, solid circuit????:eek:
 

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I did a LOT of amp shopping for Jazz last year. I tried:

http://www.jazzkatamps.com/

The ++++ here is the size and weight. It qualifies as carry on. The Pizzarelli's use them. Too sterile for me and the onboard fx were not as sweet as I hoped."

I guess it's to each his own! I use the jazzkat JP100 (John Pizzarelli signature model) with my Sadowsky Jim hall and love it. I find it lets the tone from the guitar come through and the effects are just a nice to have thing. I set mine pretty dry and I am very happy with it. I guess the main thing is the type of jazz sound you are after. I ordered mine directly from jazzkat and they advised me they sent me the amp they had at NAMM which Pizarelli played through while he was performing.
 

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You could try a Roland Jazz Chorus. My guitarist has one, it's pretty sweet.:bow:
 

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"I can't recall, are the effects on the JazzKat foot-switchable in any way?



The effects are not foot switcheable that is one downfall. I'm sure the victoria sounds great. As you said, my back was also one of the main reasons I was looking for something different. I love twin reverbs but they break my back. The jazzkat is, as you mentioned earlier quite nice when it comes to portability and weight.
 

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Still got my Lab Series L9(since 78), 15" JBL K130 in it. Worked well for me back in the day. I've used this for recording bass a few times recently. 100w, lots of headroom but way too heavy. I'd say Paul has some good advice, as others. For bedroom levels, ya don't need much. Any clean'll do.
 

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Paul said:
I did a LOT of amp shopping for Jazz last year. I tried:

and the single 15" speaker has to be the most underated combo style out there.



I agree. The amp you ended up with (6L6 and 15" speaker) sounds ideal for jazz. But man, try to find that in something other than boutique. Music Man I believe had a combo with 1 15" speaker. Other than that the Delta Blues (and it's not a 6L6 based amp) is pretty much it if your on any kind of budget.
 
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