#1
Hello.

I'm going on a bit of a spending spree at the moment, which isn't often as I'm a student. So far I've bought a nice Boss ME-20 effects pedal, and now I'm after an amp. Obviously, being a student, I am looking to spend as little as possible.

I've just started a band at Uni, and I've no doubt that we will be doing some gigs in the next year or so, so I'm thinking a bit further ahead and thinking I should be getting a 50 watt amp, which should be enough for a small gig I would imagine. I'd also be using it for doing some home recording.

So I've looked around and I've come across this:
http://www.littlewoods.com/rf/p.do/electricals/electric-guitars/karaoke-instruments/cruiser/cr-50-50-watt-guitar-amplifier?A=5051518394587526619002

£139 ($200). Now, for a 50 watt guitar amp, this sounds amazing. I've looked up the amp but I can't find any reviews. Maybe that's a bad thing? But I just wondered what people with a bit more knowledge than me thinks? And maybe even offer a better alternative for not much more?

Thank you
#2
MAX Budget ??
Genres your band plays ??
Tube or SS ??
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#4
That won't be a very good amp, generally avoid buying amps from shops renowned for clothes and furniture?

What's your max budget and what sorta music do you play?
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^ just generally avoid buying anything from littlewoods, i think...

kidding.

i haven't tried it, but, to be blunt, i'd imagine that amp isn't going to be too great. too much wattage for too low a price generally means "crap quality".

can you save up any more? if you want a valve amp, you're probably going to have to get within touching distance of £300 to get something which is good, and which has enough wattage for gigs.

if you're willing to stick with a solid state/modeller, something like a roland cube 60 or equivalent might be worth a look...
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#6
Max budget around $200
Music we play as a band is punk-rock, so like Blink 182 for an example.
I play stuff like Angels and Airwaves.
Probably SS.
#7
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That won't be a very good amp, generally avoid buying amps from shops renowned for clothes and furniture?

What's your max budget and what sorta music do you play?


Lol, quite true. Just thought it might be a one off decent thing that they sell at a good price.

Anything like Blink, AVA, Muse, most post-rock stuff, Fightstar.
#8
if you want to use your Boss pedal then I suggest a tube amp with a Clean channel or a SS amp with no effects. $200 is hard pressed so maybe look at used gear. Like a used Valveking or Crate that has a clean channel. Personally, I probably would have bought the amp first with all available funds and focused on pedals later.
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if you're willing to stick with a solid state/modeller, something like a roland cube 60 or equivalent might be worth a look...



Just been looking at some reviews, and apparently, the Roland Cube 60 doesn't take pedals that well. Although others say it's fine. Anyone?
#10
I think that since you've already bought the ME-50 your best betis to get a SS amp with a decent clean tone and run your modeller as a sort of preamp. Try and find an amp with a preamp in socket.
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#11
generally Multi Effects + Multi Effects don't work out so well. However, I read once about a guy who did that using the clean setting of the Cube, but I don't know what that is.

For the record I've run my RP250 thru my Valveking and my Fender FM212. Also nice if you want to just plug headphones in and play.
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I think that since you've already bought the ME-50 your best betis to get a SS amp with a decent clean tone and run your modeller as a sort of preamp. Try and find an amp with a preamp in socket.


yeah, that might be worth considering.
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