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Old 02-14-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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cheap blues amp

i was looking for a blues amp under 380 dollars. it should be able to do some zepplin style rock also. i checked out the fender frontman 212r and the line 6 spider. i want something that can go pretty loud. enough to play small gigs and still have a good blues,blues-rock tone. any suggestions?
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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Any of the vintage or vintage re-issued fenders'll do the trick.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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I think that the frontman is a good choice for what your lookin for, I would stay away from anything line 6. From my personal experiance with line 6 I have not fond one of their amps that i would even use for practice let alone playing out. The sound quality is not too good and their built in fx are sh*t.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:00 PM   #5
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Depending on your style, I'd probably suggest a used Fender Blues Deluxe or something along those lines.

Definately look into used though, it's hard to find decent giggable amps new!
As one of your favourite guitarists is Jack White, and that your username is "Red and White" I'm gonna assume you're a white stripes fan. Jack White uses Fender amps, or at least did with the White Stripes, which if I remember rightly is a twin reverb. So any Fender in a similar vain to that would be good for those tones. But to be fair, any Fender amp should be able to get a similar sound.
Looking at your other favourite guitarists, Hendrix used Marshall, as did Page among other amps, however, any Marshall in your price range may be a bit too heavy for blues, so for the raunchy tone of these artists I'd still suggest a Fender amp, but maybe put some cash into a decent overdrive to go in front of it?
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:19 PM   #6
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Depending on your style, I'd probably suggest a used Fender Blues Deluxe or something along those lines.

Definately look into used though, it's hard to find decent giggable amps new!
As one of your favourite guitarists is Jack White, and that your username is "Red and White" I'm gonna assume you're a white stripes fan. Jack White uses Fender amps, or at least did with the White Stripes, which if I remember rightly is a twin reverb. So any Fender in a similar vain to that would be good for those tones. But to be fair, any Fender amp should be able to get a similar sound.
Looking at your other favourite guitarists, Hendrix used Marshall, as did Page among other amps, however, any Marshall in your price range may be a bit too heavy for blues, so for the raunchy tone of these artists I'd still suggest a Fender amp, but maybe put some cash into a decent overdrive to go in front of it?


jack white also uses cheap old silvertone amps. I've seen them go very cheap on ebay, don't expect good reverb or tremelo though, jack white likes using old junky gear ;D
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:59 AM   #8
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any small simple valve amp,mic'd up for gigs
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:32 PM   #9
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well i got my crate v50 for around 400 and i like it a lot. its 50 w so thats plenty for gigging. i think its great for blues & rock. the overdrive on it is nothing special, but its good to have a pedal with. you get some pretty fender like cleans as well. the overdrive channel is a little dark but i like it. i like a warm sound. you can check out my youtube to hear it if you want. its mostly clean stuff though. theres another guy on youtube who does a good demo of it and does the overdrive channel and with a pedal as well.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:07 PM   #10
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1. Stay away from the Fender Frontman and Spider amps.

2. Start looking used.

Now, if you're looking for a more British type tone (like Zeppelin), and you want good overdrive out of the box, then you'll want to find a Peavey Classic 30, Peavey Delta Blues, Crate Vintage Club amp, or something like a Crate V50 as suggested above, although I haven't tried that particular amp.

For more American voiced cleans, you can try to find a used Fender Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe, but they are very lacking in good overdrive. For both good American cleans and overdrive, look into a used Ampeg Reverberocket reissue. They are out of production and hard to find now, so you'll have to be patient if you want something like that.

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:11 PM   #11
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:14 PM   #12
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Blackheart little giant. Probably perfect for you needs. If you have a cab, you can get a handsome devil head for the same price
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:41 PM   #13
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1. Stay away from the Fender Frontman and Spider amps.

2. Start looking used.

Now, if you're looking for a more British type tone (like Zeppelin), and you want good overdrive out of the box, then you'll want to find a Peavey Classic 30, Peavey Delta Blues, Crate Vintage Club amp, or something like a Crate V50 as suggested above, although I haven't tried that particular amp.

For more American voiced cleans, you can try to find a used Fender Hot Rod or Blues Deluxe, but they are very lacking in good overdrive. For both good American cleans and overdrive, look into a used Ampeg Reverberocket reissue. They are out of production and hard to find now, so you'll have to be patient if you want something like that.

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Old 02-23-2010, 01:22 PM   #15
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listen to a fender blues jr. the one with the jensen speaker..a nice surprise...

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Old 02-25-2010, 08:47 AM   #16
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A used PV Classic 30 would fit the bill.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #17
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I picked up a 1970 silverface Champ on eBbay & put in a Torres "tweed" mod kit, a Weber speaker and some NOS tubes. Put a Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive (TS808 sound) in the mix and you have a nice old school blues rig......and it didn't break the bank.
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http://distilledguitars.com/collections/amplifiers/products/bootlegger-blues-30-tube-amplifier

A very well priced Blues 30 watt tube amp that happens to be a personal favorite of mine.
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Can't go wrong with the Fender Pro Jr. Small, loud and lots of vibe. They are a bit hissy, but you can definitely gig with them. They have 15 watts and all tube. No reverb though. People use pedals today anyway. I had one for years and never really had trouble being heard above the drummer.
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