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Old 03-07-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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My HT5 died. What new amp?

Hi guys! Sadly my HT5 has passed away, and fixing it is going to be almost as expensive as the amp itself. With that, I'm looking for a new amp so would appreciate some help!

Budget? - up to £250

Genres? - Mainly hard rock at the moment. A bit of metal (I have an OCD and a Bad Monkey to help). Potentially christian music in the future, so at least a close approximation to a clean sound would be nice

New or Used? - Happy to go used

Home or Gig? - Both. Small gigs/churches though so could definitely get away with a 5W if need be

Closest City? - I'm in Guildford, so London is a possibility

Current Gear? - Ibanez S470/Westfield Les paul (with absurdly metal pickups, tuned to D standard)
Bad Monkey, Fulltone OCD, TC Nova Repeater.

Built in reverb might be cool but not necessary. The amp does need an FX loop though. Also, I'd like a head as I have some cabs already.

Thanks guys!
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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Wait for a used Jet City JCA2212C to pop up.

EDIT: JCA22H is the head version.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:28 PM   #3
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:56 PM   #4
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jet city is under budget for the head versions on thomann or the UK jet city online store. cleans might be the problem.

VK is a good shout too if the cleans are very important. but the jet city is better for the dirt (and still has reasonable cleans, just not tons of headroom).
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:30 PM   #5
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Am i allowed to link facebook links onto here?
Cuz theres several amps on the guitar gear selling pages that would be useful
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:46 PM   #6
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Am i allowed to link facebook links onto here?
Cuz theres several amps on the guitar gear selling pages that would be useful


Was about to suggest the facebook page
TS, if you have facebook, join this group and give a search around, a fair few amps pop up here. Search up: UK GUITAR / AMP / GEAR EXCHANGE
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Was about to suggest the facebook page
TS, if you have facebook, join this group and give a search around, a fair few amps pop up here. Search up: UK GUITAR / AMP / GEAR EXCHANGE


Always on there myself, haha.

Some good stuff on there but most of it is overpriced IMO.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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A surprisingly musical amp with a lot of different personalities and useful effects. Lots of gain on tap but she doesn't go full metal shred to my ears. 5 watts tube. David Gilmour and The Edge tones for days.
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Always on there myself, haha.

Some good stuff on there but most of it is overpriced IMO.


Often that's due to supply tbh E.g. there aren't many used 5150IIIs on the market so they are expensive.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:46 AM   #10
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Thanks for the responses guys! That gear FB page is going to ruin me!

I'm leaning towards the Jet City over the Valveking at the moment. I've played the VK before and been relatively unimpressed. The Jet City is quite dirty and a true clean sound doesn't look that do-able. However, thinking about my style it might suit me, as I'm normally looking for a slightly overdriven clean sound. Also, my picking dynamic range is pretty big, so I'd imagine I can clean it up at least a bit.

Plenty of time to ponder this though as I can't afford to replace it just yet!

Again, thanks for your responses.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:11 PM   #11
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I did see a JCA100 for £200 and a couple 2x12's that would work well with it for a couple hundred each too. I'll see if theres anything cheaper but decent though.


Oh did see a Spider valve mk2 for £200 i think it was..
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:04 PM   #12
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UPDATE:

The nice people at Blackstar said they'd fix my amp for free! Hooray customer service!
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:12 PM   #13
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UPDATE:

The nice people at Blackstar said they'd fix my amp for free! Hooray customer service!


Nice, so it's under warranty then?
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:35 PM   #14
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Nice, so it's under warranty then?


It was not, but apparently the fix for this specific problem classes as a service update. Hooray!
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