#1
Budget : 300 to 550 dollars (TUBE ONLY!!! Unless it's a very good solid state)

Genres : I like Guthrie Govan, Eric Johnson, Malmsteen, Satch, SRV, Hendrix, good cleans, and Jason Becker (but I don't need heavy distortion or anything)

I want very good cleans and sweet-sounding light overdrive. Anything heavier than light overdrive isn't needed, as I can just get a pedal to replicate the heavy sounds.
I play with literally 1/5th of the overdrive I used to a year ago

Current gear : Mexican Tele with MG100HDFX half-stack (getting rid of that soon)

Volume : prefer that it sounds good at low to "high-bedroom" volumes, and I need it to sound good at gig-worthy volumes, but I don't need it as loud as the MG100HDFX. The same volume level as an Orange Tiny Terror Combo would be very nice.

I NEED it to sound good cranked up

New or Old? : Only amps sold in Guitar Center

Location : unimportant
#2
Vox AC15 or AC30.
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I hear they use false bypass switches.

It's, like, so ironic.
#3
http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-ORANGE-TINY-TERROR-COMBO-15-7W-1X12--TUBE-COMBO-AMP-108181063-i2753830.gc
abit more but its a tiny terror combo used and you get it through GC with a 30 day back guarentee to any GC, regardless of which one it is housed in. Tax may bring it up a bit

or this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-ORANGE-TINY-TERROR-COMBO-AMP-108616708-i2929768.gc
but it doesnt indicate 1x10" or 1x12" Id ask
If you want a terror, of course
#4
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#5
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http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-ORANGE-TINY-TERROR-COMBO-15-7W-1X12--TUBE-COMBO-AMP-108181063-i2753830.gc
abit more but its a tiny terror combo used and you get it through GC with a 30 day back guarentee to any GC, regardless of which one it is housed in. Tax may bring it up a bit

or this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-ORANGE-TINY-TERROR-COMBO-AMP-108616708-i2929768.gc
but it doesnt indicate 1x10" or 1x12" Id ask
If you want a terror, of course


I would stay away from a Tiny Terror after what he said he needs.
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i shake the walls of my bedroom. with mah dick.
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hey, be nice to the hipster.
I hear they use false bypass switches.

It's, like, so ironic.
#6
yeah, don't get a terror, 15w tube or so for small gigs JUST cuts it.
look at the VOX AC30, no clue on prices as im australian and prices are ******ed.
could try a nice fender, the blues junior is only a 15w but for me it seemed louder than the terror.. that was the perks of working in a music store, trying everything out..
if you can get one in your price range (once again, no clue on prices) look for a fender deluxe III or a fender Bassman.
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#7
Used Peavey Ultra 1x12/2x12 combo
Krank Chadwick combo (I see these for <$500 on the used site)
Krank Rev 2x12 combo (These run <$500 some times)
Peavey JSX combo
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401c
Mesa Dual calibur combo DC-3/5
Mesa Nomad combo
Mesa Subway combo
Mesa F-30

Look used for these and you will find a good amp. Now please go away
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#8
used peavey vypyr tube 60. can play any type of music well. they go for $300 and under.
Ibanez VBT700
Zoom G1on
Amplitube 4/Reaper (Lepou)

Squier Chris Aiken Precision Bass (EMG GZR)
Ampeg 108B
#10
I adore my blues Junior for similar musical interests you mentioned. I recently got an AC15 that i'm really starting to like as well. It seems a little bit bigger and fuller....it is more of a pain in the ass to haul around though.
Gretsch 5120
Fender Jazzmaster
MIM Fender Strat
Fender Blues Junior
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
Misc Pedals
#11
What you need is a Marshall MG.
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#12
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What you need is a Marshall MG.


Ibanez VBT700
Zoom G1on
Amplitube 4/Reaper (Lepou)

Squier Chris Aiken Precision Bass (EMG GZR)
Ampeg 108B
#14
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What you need is a Marshall MG.

shush you two, it took us about eight threads to convince him his mg100 was no good. don't go ****ing it up now.
#15
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What you need is a Marshall MG.


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i shake the walls of my bedroom. with mah dick.
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hey, be nice to the hipster.
I hear they use false bypass switches.

It's, like, so ironic.
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#17
+1 for the vox's

grab a c2 if you have the extra cash if you want to play gigs
#18
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i hear the carbon series is great.
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#20
People rave over the Excelcior but it honestly doesn't sound good to me. When the 15" speaker breaks up it sounds really weird. The Bugera V22 isn't a bad amp at all and it should be well within your budget. I'd say finding either a used Blues Jr. or DSL combo would also both be a good buys. And good luck finding a tiny terror combo for under $500.
Gear:
Fender American Strat
Washburn Idol
Pitchblack > Cst OD > M5 > Flashback Tripple Delay > SIZE=1]Whirly Verb
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
Marshall 1960AV
#21
In that case, get a peavy classic 30 and but tube dampers if necessary, its amazing for light overdrive plus it has a spring reverb tank.
Keep in mind though there is no master volume
#22
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What you need is a Marshall MG.

im not a "fan"


YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
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Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
#23
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People rave over the Excelcior but it honestly doesn't sound good to me. When the 15" speaker breaks up it sounds really weird. The Bugera V22 isn't a bad amp at all and it should be well within your budget. I'd say finding either a used Blues Jr. or DSL combo would also both be a good buys. And good luck finding a tiny terror combo for under $500.


I saw a GC ad for a JCM2000 new with 1960A for $699.99, but I don't know if it's real

Speaking of the Excelsior, is it really as good as people say it is? I've heard youtube demos comparing that amp even to the Eric Clapton signature, and the Excelsior beat the other amps

Also, is how loud is the Excelsior?
#24
I second Robb's suggestion of the JSX
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Randall XL 4x12

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#25
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I saw a GC ad for a JCM2000 new with 1960A for $699.99, but I don't know if it's real

Speaking of the Excelsior, is it really as good as people say it is? I've heard youtube demos comparing that amp even to the Eric Clapton signature, and the Excelsior beat the other amps

Also, is how loud is the Excelsior?


Well, it can't be 'fake'.

And don't bother with the excelsior, you have better options.
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i shake the walls of my bedroom. with mah dick.
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hey, be nice to the hipster.
I hear they use false bypass switches.

It's, like, so ironic.
#26
News: my budget just got cut down to $400

Is the Bugera V22 good? What are some other good combos for under $400?

What about the Vox AC4 half-stack?