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I currently have a Line 6 Spider 3 30 watt, i have a really good tone, but its a heavy tone, and the clean channel sounds like ****. Plus its kind of small. I want an amp that has a good clean soiund, im thinking a tube amp, but also i want to get a good crunchy tone. I play Psychedelic rock/alternative. Im thinking 75 watts would be good? Im starting a band right away and ill need some thing loud. Are there any amps that would help me achieve the tone i want, and have effects built in?

500 - 600 dollar budget perhaps
Last edited by death_rider at Dec 23, 2008,
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Budget?
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Budget?

+1.
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#5
A Peavey Windsor Stack might be right up your alley, it's a 100 watt head (definitely loud, it's tube wattage), but I think the cab is generally regarded as not being too good. The Windsor is basically a poor man's JCM, so it should have enough crunch for you.

The only reason that I didn't recommend the combo is because it's 20 watts with stock EL34's, which might not be loud enough for you, I don't know, but try either or both of those out and see what you like.
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#7
You will not have much luck finding a 75 watt tube amp with built in effects. Honestly I doubt you will find a 75 watt tube amp for this price range. If you have yet to start a band I think 75 watts of tube amp is overkill. A 50 watt Marshall will make your ears bleed. Even a 15 watt Orange Tiny Terror is plenty loud for most practices and small gigs. If the effects are a must then look at Line 6's new line of tube driven amps, Spider Valves I believe they are called. The only real tube amps I know of in that price range are the Fender Blues Jr. and the Epiphone Blues Custom. Both of these are nice amps for clean to medium gain styles and you can always buy effects after you have the amp. Maybe even analog effects so that they sound good.
#8
peavey classic 30 or 50, with effect pedals instead of disgusting on board effects ftw
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#9
I recommend against buying an amp with effects built in (modelling amp) and just getting something that suits you. You also don't need 75 watts by the way. On my Traynor YCV50, if I put the volume to 4 on it (out of 10) on the distortion channel, it's ridiculously loud.
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peavey classic 30 or 50, with effect pedals instead of disgusting on board effects ftw

i agree. go with the peavey classic series
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#11
A used classic 30 at $300-$325 leaves a lot of room for pedals, just sayin.
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So i searchd the Line 6 Spider Valve and i think im going to take a look at the 112 4o watt. Has anyone tried thse?
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So i searchd the Line 6 Spider Valve and i think im going to take a look at the 112 4o watt. Has anyone tried thse?


yes i tried it, it was a lot better than the spider sound wise, but still the classic would kill that thing in tone
like someone said you can use the extra money for pedals
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#14
Check you the Traynor YCS series. the 20 or 40 should be good.
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Peavey Vypyr Tube 60/120

Tube powered, in your budget, built in effects and modeling
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I'm going to have to join the Classic 30 Army. They are excellent amps, plus built in effects usually aren't that good.
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