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Old Yesterday, 10:21 AM   #1
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Tired of my old amp need a new one

So I have a Spider IV that actually regardless of peoples opinions I like it but I've outgrown it and think I'm ready to step up to a tube amp.

It needs to be able to play all styles well except for the super high gain shredding type stuff I don't do all that but just about anything else I play.

Now I play at home mostly but unlike a lot of other people trying to get the little 5w tube amps for home use I'm not looking for those. Don't get me wrong a nice 5w that I can play at home or even switch it down to 1w would be nice but my understanding is that those types of amps have pretty much no clean headroom.

Which I like my cleans and also my Marshall crunch.

Well I was looking at a few tubes guys so if you could let me know your thoughts on the ones I was looking at.

Also if you guys have Any other suggestions a requirement I have is I need am effects loop. And a Master Volume.

Also a headphone jack would be nice buy its not a requirement.

Try to keep it around the 15-20w mark. Budget is $600 new only.

I first started looking at the Marshall DSL5c, but then I was looking these others:

Laney Cub12R,
Egnater Tweaker 112,
Blackstar Venue series HT studio 20
Peavey Valveking II 20w.

One more thing if it has a power attenuater that is a HUGE Plus.
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Old Yesterday, 12:14 PM   #2
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Laney Cub has a terrible clean headroom. Don't get it if you want cleans.

The Blackstar and the Peavey sound, in my opinion, pretty bad, and neither has spectacular cleans. They fit metal better.

I have no firsthand experience with Egnaters, but I've heard that they're good.

In my honest opinion, the Marshall is the best for you it has a good clean channel and a great crunch, at least if you could afford a DSL15c rather than the 5c
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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM   #3
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The DSL15c has no effects loop tho.
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Oh, I figured that the 5c had one so the 15c would've had one too. My bad
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Old Yesterday, 12:57 PM   #5
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Also what about the new night train by vox... The Night Train G2?
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The night train is a great amp, it should have great clean tones and nice distortion as well.
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Old Yesterday, 01:15 PM   #7
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Would I be able to get Marshall type tone out of the Vox tho?
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM   #8
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Anybody else have Amy suggestions
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I really dig that Valveking 20 head, I think it'd work well for you. If I were in the market for an amp right now I would probably go with the Valveking 20.
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 PM   #10
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I tried tackling your request but all i came up with is used stuff. You could give the Fender Superchamp x2 a try. it's in that 15 watt range and it has two channels. the first is effectively just a tube amp with a bit of a clean preamp boost (as it appears to me) whereas the other channel gives you a selection of decent amp models.

It doesn't have an effects loop but it does have built in effects. It doesn't nail the Marshall tone but it's in the ballpark.

I can assure you it's a hell of a lot better sounding than a spyder, and if you're really interested in getting a nice new tube amp with clean headroom and effects loop then i think your budget might be a little low. I was thinking Peavey classic 30 At first, but you won't find that for 600 i wouldnt think.
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I vote Tweaker. Really I liked the Rebel better, I don't how much they go for but I'd get one of those if possible.
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Play thru a Superchamp. It is my favorite home tube hybrid on the cheap. Clean tones are excellent and it does good Tweed OD, Vox OD and Plexi. It doesn't really convincingly go hi gain JCM 900/Mesa Dual Rec though. Effects are simple but musical. Far more interesting than Spidertown to these ears.
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That's the beauty of the RM100, if you get sick off your amp you just throw in a different module. You don't have to replace the entire amp. Probably out of your price range though, sadly.
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Laney IRT Studio fits almost all those requirements right? Except for the master volume. It's affordable, does a lot of styles well, and has a headphone jack. I'm just going off research though I've never played it myself. I'm just putting it out there as another amp to look into...
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