Fender Twin Reverb Amp. A great multi channel amp with the great tone of all valves.
The Fender combo amps come in an “all valve” range as well as solid state amps. Both types are available in various wattages ranging from the small home practice amps of 5watt through to the 100watt stage amps. These also vary from a single speaker and 2 speakers. These are usually 12inch speakers once you reach about 30watts and higher, although the smaller amps have 8 and 10inch speakers.
The big differences are the traditional sound of an all valve amp to a solid state amp and the weight of a valve amp is much heavier than solid state. Obviously with 2 by 12inch speakers it becomes noticeably heavier again. Next time you are in the music shop, pickup a solid state amp and then pickup a valve amp and you will see what I am talking about. Also, valve amps of the same wattage as a solid state amp, will produce a louder sound. That is a 40watt valve amp is louder than a 40watt solid state amp.
The other main difference is the valve amps generally have the sounds of clean, crunch, tremelo and spring reverb. The solid state amps are becoming more and more modelling amps with a range of built-in digital effects. This includes crunch/distortion at varying levels, different amplifier types emulation, electronic reverb and numerous other effects such as phaser, flanger, digital delay, compressor and more. So Fender amps are a great buy.