#1
im very unfamiliar with the world of tube amps... and am looking to get a nice tube amp for my brand new american standard strat!
the most important thing is probably a clean bluesy sound, and i would like some nice sounding overdrive/distortion as well
soo i play rock/classic rock/blues/alternative stuff. i really like to play hendrix.
my current amp is a roland cube 30x (which i do like, but its really different from a tube)
fender american standard strat
budget is i guess up to $800. i would prefer to go less though. this may be used for gigging as well as practice.

thanks!
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#2
Look into Fender Blues Jr. I personally like the NOS Tweed one with the Jansen speaker. Also Traynor YCV20 is a great amp or Peavey Classic 30 which you could easily gig with.
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#3
get a fender twin reverb if you dont mind getting a used or vintage one makes a strat sound like it should .
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get a fender twin reverb if you dont mind getting a used or vintage one makes a strat sound like it should .


does that mean that they don't make that anymore? or would i have to go used to fit my price range?
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Used Twin Reverb. Fender Blues Jr, Fender Hotrod Deluxe, Fender Blues Reissue. Check those.
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Used Twin Reverb. Fender Blues Jr, Fender Hotrod Deluxe, Fender Blues Reissue. Check those.
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#7
no they make reissues of the blackface, but you could get a vintage 70s silverface. the silver face has a master volume as where blackfaces dont . by the way they are 100w at least, some silverfaces are 135w there is a pic of a silverface in my profile. it would have to be vintage silverface or used blackface re issue. both great amps
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thanks everyone. i will definitely make a trip to guitar center to try some of these out.
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thanks everyone. i will definitely make a trip to guitar center to try some of these out.
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#10
Traynor YCV50 Custom Blue?

I have a MIA Strat as well, and I ended up getting a lot of good cleans/blues tones, very good classic rock, and for alternative I am sure it could handle it fine, but I can't say for sure, since I don't really play that sort of music.
#11
sounds like a traynor or fender tube is perfect for your situation
fenders are probably better for a glassy, clean tone (american voiced)
while a traynor will sound more marshall-like with a nice cruch (though my ycv20 has superb cleans too)
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#12
... lots of Fender fans here it seems - I'd recommend the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe ... you can get one for less than $800 easy. I grew up in the 80s ... those bands had distortion but today's bands have insane distortion sometimes! This Fender Hot Rod is gonna be more like a warm hard rockin fist to the chest (it's loud) but it isn't going to have anything like insane metal sound ... which is why I recommend it to you, since you said you wanted something more bluesy sounding.

A 2x12 VOX will set you back more than a grand ... I think you should go listen to some amps but it's hard to tell in the store (for me at least).

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