I got rid of my Line 6 Spider II 30W amp, which was my very first.
I am now looking for a 50W combo tube amp, and I'd be willing to pay between €500 and €1500.
I play mostly metal (Megadeth, Lamb of God), but also some 70's classic rock (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath).
I've seen some cheap stuff (Vox AD50VTXL) that combine SS and valves, and more expensive stuff (Marshall JVM215C or 2266C) with tubes only. I'd like your opinion on those 2, and maybe recommendations for other models in that price range.
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Last edited by tickler444 at Dec 29, 2008,
I would go with all tube if anything. Go broke or go home!
You could get a marshall combo ( pricey ) Or some sort of a peavey or mesa would suit you good. Just make sure you get all tube and a combo. You wont need more than 40 watts for gigging with tube unless you play football stadiums.

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try and look for used JCM800 combo

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possible amps which'd do that, more or less:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_tth50.htm (there's a combo version too- and if you can buy from the UK, you could probably get it cheaper)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/koch_multitone_ii_50c.htm (little over budget)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_raider_100.htm (haven't tried this yet, though)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/hugheskettner_statesman_dual_6l6.htm (haven't tried yet )

brunetti might be worth a look too, and the marshall jvm. probably some others i'm forgetting, too. mainly it's just a matter of trying as many as you can to find the one which gets closest to what you want. when you play a wide range of stuff, only you know which tones you're more willing to compromise on than others (as there's always going to be some compromise when you need a wide range of tones out of one amp)...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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You should look into a Laney - if they are readily available near you then go out and try as many different models as you can.

Marshall JCM800 combo wouldn't be bad either.
I agree with Dave_Mc, in particular the ENGL combo's. Had the opportunity to try them both today and I was really impressed. I think they'd be perfect for what you'd wanna use, you might wanna get yourself an OD pedal to run through though if you're going to play anything heavier than Lamb of God.
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