#1
I am lookin to buy a low wattage tube amp. Head or Combo would be fine. something in the 5-20 watt range. looking to spend up to $500 (new). But want to buy used for obvious reasons. id would like to spend less than $300 if at all possible.

so whats out there that has a good bluesy tone, but could pull of some heavy rock? maybe have to push it with a stomp box to get metal tones but that fine.

any suggestions?
#3
Quote by PedroLesPaulVM
Can't beat the Fender Blues Jr. IMO


There are ones on Craigs list near me for $300-325
#4
I was lookin at the crate v-18. anyone have experience? ive read about the black hearts but know nothing about them. i definatly would prefer going used because i could get a lot more for my money. I need your suggestions guys im new to the world of tubes.
#7
i dont know. isnt that one of those hybrid type things? isnt that like the peavey trans tube? im looking for ALL TUBE (if the valvetronix isnt all tube).
#8
well the 30w valvetronix is already pretty similar to what i have (roland cube 30). it has tubes in the preamp i think but thats it.

like i said i know next to nothing about tubes and i think a lil 20w or under tube amp would be a good way to get me introduced to tubes.

maybe something designed more for heavy rock and metal? anything fit in that category?
#9
yea the blues jrs a beautiful sounding amp. im getting one for xmaqs for sure!! A blues jr with a pedal out front should suit your needs.
My Gear:

Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster
NOS Tweed Fender Blues Jr
Boss BD-2
Boss CE-5
Boss CS-3
Dunlop Slash Crybaby
Korg DT-10
Boss BR-600
MXR Script Phase 90
MXR DD-7 Analog Delay

GASing for:
Vox V847
#10
nvm i cant see the blues jr as a metal amp.
My Gear:

Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster
NOS Tweed Fender Blues Jr
Boss BD-2
Boss CE-5
Boss CS-3
Dunlop Slash Crybaby
Korg DT-10
Boss BR-600
MXR Script Phase 90
MXR DD-7 Analog Delay

GASing for:
Vox V847
#11
Quote by MOOSE_CCR99
nvm i cant see the blues jr as a metal amp.

Yeah but couldnt a pedal achieve a metal sound with a pedal? i like cleans to accent a heavy song, so i want it to have decent cleans, but would use it more (almost exclusively) for anything heavy.

would it be easier to just throw a pedal out front and burn through hella batteries, or just save a couple hundred more and buy something a little better suited for my needs? (money is fine i live at home with my rents and make 400 a week, so i have enough money to throw around if needed)
#12
Quote by xXMetal-HeadXx
I was lookin at the crate v-18. anyone have experience? ive read about the black hearts but know nothing about them. i definatly would prefer going used because i could get a lot more for my money. I need your suggestions guys im new to the world of tubes.



The V-18 is an excellent amp. I rarely play heavy stuff with that amp, but i have a Boss ML-2 just in case, and it sounds excellent.


#14
well its called the "blues jr" for a reason. You might get lucky putting a pedal out front, but i havent tryed the amp with distortion... although Ive heard this is the wrong amp for metal. Id be looking for something more versitile. good luck!
My Gear:

Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster
NOS Tweed Fender Blues Jr
Boss BD-2
Boss CE-5
Boss CS-3
Dunlop Slash Crybaby
Korg DT-10
Boss BR-600
MXR Script Phase 90
MXR DD-7 Analog Delay

GASing for:
Vox V847
#15
word of warning, stay the hell away from valvetronic, you get almost no tonal upgrade and the "fragileness" of a tube amp all for an extra 200 bucks, biggest gimmick since slipknot if you ask me.
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive