#1
I have no clue what to get.
Right now, I play my Epi Les Paul through a cheap fender amp that probably came with a squire, and at band practice, a GK 70w bass amp, which sounds like monkey crap, and may not be heard if the band starts gigging.
I have never played any other amps other than those.

I should have about $500 in 2 months

I like how The Used sound on their first CD, and I'm pretty sure that they use Marshall, which is outta my price range.
Any suggestions on an amp? I'd prefer a tube combo amp, but I'll look at other stuff as well. Right now I am looking at these -

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp-104003397-i1145634.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/B-52-AT-112-60-Watt-1x12--Tube-Combo-Amp-103733606-i1170731.gc

I need an amp that has good cleans and dirty, that takes pedals fairly well,
Feel free to go a little over $500, cause the stores have a bunch of big sales
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MXR-101 Phase 90
DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#2
The ValveKing sounds like it's right up your alley, I would go with that.
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#3
Little more info on the Valveking? I know that there is a thread, but I don't wanna search through 90 pages.
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MXR-101 Phase 90
DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#4
The Valveking doesn't become a great amp until the stock speaker is replaced, IMO.

Go with the B-52 if you're not interested in a bit of modding, but the distortion is a bit thin in comparison to the Valveking if you ask me.

Also the Valveking Thread has all the info you need on the first page.
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#5
Marshall JTM30 tube combo
made in the 90's
great clean channel
find them on ebay for under $500
#6
How much would a good speaker be?

And if I bought a B-52, I could just buy an overdrive pedal right?


EDIT: ^ I'd prefer not to buy off of ebay
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B-52 AT212
MXR-101 Phase 90
DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#7
Quote by Raijouta
The Valveking doesn't become a great amp until the stock speaker is replaced, IMO.

Go with the B-52 if you're not interested in a bit of modding, but the distortion is a bit thin in comparison to the Valveking if you ask me.

Also the Valveking Thread has all the info you need on the first page.

+1 to everything here. Damn you Raijouta, you always say exactly what I'm thinking before I even get here.

I would replace the speaker with a Warehouse Veteren 30 (basically a Vintage 30 clone.) That's what I did to mine. Clips on my profile. Not great, though, I was using a cheap mic I found somewhere.
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#8
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And if I bought a B-52, I could just buy an overdrive pedal right?


Yes. Some options for overdrives:

Ibanez TS9 $100
Digitech Bad Monkey $50 (I have this pedal and it's a nice cheap overdrive)
Fulltone OCD $145 (I'm GASing for this right now)

If your on a budget, just get the Bad Monkey, as long as your not gigging, which i'm assuming your not, it will be fine.
#9
Buying an amp just to spend another big chunk of change to mod it is a waste of money imo. The B-52 sounds better either way

Used, you may be able to find a Marshall JCM900, Mesa DC-3, DC-5, F-30 or F-50, which would do the trick.
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#10
Used, you may be able to find a Marshall JCM900, Mesa DC-3, DC-5, F-30 or F-50, which would do the trick.


All way above $500 :\
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#11
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All way above $500 :\

I see all of those quite frequently in the $500 - 600 range
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#12
Quote by AJS19
Yes. Some options for overdrives:

Ibanez TS9 $100
Digitech Bad Monkey $50 (I have this pedal and it's a nice cheap overdrive)
Fulltone OCD $145 (I'm GASing for this right now)

If your on a budget, just get the Bad Monkey, as long as your not gigging, which i'm assuming your not, it will be fine.


So the b52 isn't loud enough? Or are you saying the bad monkey isn't good enough?

If I get the B52, I would still have some room for some decent pedals, better than the bad monkey

EDIT: I'm gonna keep on checking craigslist for stuff like Marshalls.
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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
B-52 AT212
MXR-101 Phase 90
DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#13
i would recommend a peavey valveking 212, they may say they have crappy speakers, but i disagree, i played on, thing sounds a million times better than my crappy old fender frontman 15g. plus its not a over priced amp for the amount of loudness and quality you get from it.
#14
^ I'm reading that price at about $650....that isn't a little over $500
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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
B-52 AT212
MXR-101 Phase 90
DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#15
Quote by zero_123
So the b52 isn't loud enough? Or are you saying the bad monkey isn't good enough?

If I get the B52, I would still have some room for some decent pedals, better than the bad monkey


Well, the distortion on the B-52 is semi-thin but I guess if you like that/don't it's up to you. If you get the B-52 get at least a TS9, my Bad Monkey has moved off my pedal board because my Orange Tiny Terror's "distortion" is great. So I really don't use it, but I want that Fulltone OCD I mentioned earlier so I can dabble into metal by pushing my amps distortion even harder. Just my 2 cents.

EDIT:
IMO, ValveKing =
I played one, and it did sound better than a Frontman 15 Strat pack amp, but, it sounded so, disgusting and solidstate-ish, then i played on the Classic 30 right next to it. HEAVEN. Anyways, I suppose it depends on what genre's you play!
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#16
i would go with the b 52 and a nice OD. The bad monkey is a good overdrive pedal, but if you have more money to drop maybe get a digitech handwire series OD. they are great. Other than that just try out a maxon od 808 or tube screamers and see what you like.

Im not a fan of the valvekings, but try it out and see if you like it.
#17
Id go with the valveking, i have heard cases of the B-52 having very bad reliability issues, so i went to guitar center and tried one out. What happened? The thing stopped working completely when i tried it, no sound or nothing, and it sounded like it blew up when it stopped. If you get a valveking, id do the dummy jack insert mod, and the jumper cable mod. Also get a badmonkey, and replace the speaker and you have a really nice new amp. If you have any questions about the valveking then just check the valveking thread, or pm IbanezPsycho.