#1
K, So heres the situation. My band has been practicing for a couple months, and our Rythem Guitarist has FINALLY come to his senses that he need a better amp than a L6. So, since I have money I think I'm just gonna buy my self a tube amp and let him use my Crate VTX200s. So, I like Crate. How are the V series? I see they have a 212 V18 and a 112 V50 for the same price. What is the difference? WHich is better (Our drummer is loud as hell)? And do you reccomend any other Tube combo under $1000?
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#2
What kind of music do you play?
Peavey 6505+
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Telecaster Blacktop
Gretsch G5120
#3
Melodic Metal. Like In flames, Into Eternity, all the way to dream theater, and avenged sevenfold, to Pantera type riffs.
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#4
I forgot to mention it doesn't need good distortion bcuz we have pedals that we use
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#6
The VK isn't voiced for metal. Let's go with the typical response of UG and recommend a peavey 5150

when you switch to tube amps, distortion pedals are useless. you WANT to be using the on board distortion.
Peavey 6505+
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Telecaster Blacktop
Gretsch G5120
#7
well would you rather use the distortion from your pedals or the distortion from a tube amp (the real deal). and do you mean $1000 USD? because if so, i say a peavey XXX or 5150. it depends, do you use cleans alot?

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The VK isn't voiced for metal. Let's go with the typical response of UG and recommend a peavey 5150


who mentioned a valveking?
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#8
I use a Rocktron Silver Dragon pedal. It has an onboard 12ax7, its a real Tube distortion pedal. I want a tube cuz we need it cranked and our SS sound like **** cranked
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#9
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I use a Rocktron Silver Dragon pedal. It has an onboard 12ax7, its a real Tube distortion pedal. I want a tube cuz we need it cranked and our SS sound like **** cranked


what were trying to tell you is that good amp distortion > pedal distortion, no matter how good the pedal is
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#10
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I use a Rocktron Silver Dragon pedal. It has an onboard 12ax7, its a real Tube distortion pedal. I want a tube cuz we need it cranked and our SS sound like **** cranked


the whole "real tube distortion" thing is all a gimmic.


and I ment V series., not valveking, my bad. I just put the K after the V on accident.
Peavey 6505+
Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Telecaster Blacktop
Gretsch G5120
#11
Considering you can see the valve and the 12ax7... and the thing sounds the part, plus I know good amp distortion>pedal but you pay for it too. Anyway... What has awesome distorion, I mean sh** that will make your skin fall off. I play lead and I love that blistering kinda tube tone.
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#13
Engl's are really expensive. More around a $1000 USD for a combo
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#15
MESAAAAAA!!! God I want one but they are so expensive. I gotta check this one out
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#16
Orange AD30 head only and over budget $1,100
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/927407370.html

Laney AOR Pro Tube head $500 (woa wa wa wa that is honey)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/927253700.html

Mesa Dual Rec '90s (doesn't say what they are asking but it doesn't hurt to find out)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/925334317.html

Marshall JCM900 w/cab $950
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/915495748.html


anyway, you get the idea. You could def get a 5150 or XXX within your range too.

PS - I have not played all of these either, these are just things I would be calling or emailing about if I were in your shoes.
#17
K, thanks
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#18
So, that Laney would be nice? It just sounds kinda cheap for a Laney... of course that could just mean a good deal
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#19
What would be a good OD to put in front of a tube, lol, I guess this is where the OD/ distortion difference comes in
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#21
racman - just use the Edit function to add stuff back in unless you are trying to increase your post count

There is a similar Laney at my GC and I wanted it bad but I'm a combo guy and don't have a cab. It is pretty dirty right out of the gate. Bostonrocks has a similar combo and did a ton of clips with it. So most of those amp I linked you to won't need an OD pedal necessarily but the Bad Monkey works well for cheap in using as a clean boost with Gain 0, Level 10.

again, i don't think you would need to worry about that too much for now - i would be more worried about getting extra tubes and a cab. Maybe shop fees for a once over.
#22
But would that Laney cover me for the really heavy stuff?

EDIT: Ya, I know. My comp was being a biatch and wouldnt go to the edit link.
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Last edited by racman92 at Nov 26, 2008,
#24
Ok, thanks everybody. I've decided and got a deal on a used Mesa Dual Rec head (the better 2 channel one) and a sweet Voodoo 412 cab. My DREAM rig, seriously.
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#25
That's a pretty sweet setup for the tone you're looking for. Nice work, and I hope the amp is all it's cracked up to be for you.