#1
I've got a list of all the tube amps i can find that i think are in my price range.

Peavey Valveking
Traynor YCV series. Around 15-30 watts
Laney LC30
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Delta Blues
Crate V series combo
Fender HRD

It needs to be heard over a drummer
It has to be to take pedals well
Lots of headroom, My over driven tones will come from my CrunchBox pedal or a boost.

At the moment my main concern is volume. Can it be heard over a drummer, and if so will it still sound clean enough?
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#3
If you're going for clean headroom I'd look at a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe/Blues Deluxe. Blues Jr will NOT get loud enough clean and the Peavey breaks up very quickly.
#5
when did blackheart make 30watt combos?i knew the made a 15/7watt.
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when did blackheart make 30watt combos?i knew the made a 15/7watt.

They don't. The next biggest amp from the 15/7w Handsome Devil is the....

100w Hot Head

Holy.....frikin'......crap........

If I ever need a cheapish high-watt amp, the Hot Head will DEFINATELY be on my list.
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They don't. The next biggest amp from the 15/7w Handsome Devil is the....

100w Hot Head

Holy.....frikin'......crap........

If I ever need a cheapish high-watt amp, the Hot Head will DEFINATELY be on my list.


Huh. I thought they made a 30 watt one. The hothead is on my list for possible;e future amps.

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Loud. His point was that the HRD has tons of clean headroom - which it does.


Awesome I'll look into it.
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Yeah, +1 to the HRD 40 wattr if you want over drums and cleans.

what stuff are you playing BTW?


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All sorts of stuff. I really need a good clean tone, a good overdriven tone and a high gain lead tone. The MI Audio can get the lead tone and I'm thinking a tube screamer for the overdriven rhythm tone.

Time to apply for a few jobs and pawn my bass guitar.
#12
For Laney I'd run the VC30 before the LC30 as I think it would meet your needs better. Having said that, if you want great cleans the Fenders are always good and I've heard good things about the Hot Rod Deluxe.
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#13
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Def go play the amp. It's loud.

Like I've said - I love it for what it is. What is the heaviest thing you think you would ever play on it?

Also, what do these amp run you down there now $$


The heaviest? Metallica i suppose. I plan on picking up a ProCo rat or a Metall Muff for that though.

In Australia it would probably cost over a grand. I'm going to see if I can find one used. If not I'll have to sell my current amp and my old bass to be able to pay for it.

EDIT: The its about $1500 brand new.
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Quote by Final !mpact
I've got a list of all the tube amps i can find that i think are in my price range.

Peavey Valveking
Traynor YCV series. Around 15-30 watts
Laney LC30
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Delta Blues
Crate V series combo
Fender HRD

It needs to be heard over a drummer
It has to be to take pedals well
Lots of headroom, My over driven tones will come from my CrunchBox pedal or a boost.

At the moment my main concern is volume. Can it be heard over a drummer, and if so will it still sound clean enough?



Most of the amps on your list are 15-30 watts, with a drummer 15 watts is a big no-no and 30 is cutting it close depending on the amp and drummer, I'd go with a 50 or 60.
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#17
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Will it be loud enough though?


It can get very loud while staying clean in 30w mode and if you want a bit of saturation you can switch to 15w mode and drive the tubes a bit more.

Obviously you'd want to test yourself, I had no idea how heavy/loud your drummer is but I'd be shocked if you couldn't get over and still get a nice clean tone.

Track one down, and see for yourself, it's the only way to be sure.
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Most of the amps on your list are 15-30 watts, with a drummer 15 watts is a big no-no and 30 is cutting it close depending on the amp and drummer, I'd go with a 50 or 60.

You can get over a drummer with a 15 watt tube amp.

And my 40 watt amp does fine at getting over a drummer. I never turn it past 3-4. It's not like 50 watts is significantly louder than 30.
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Re. 30 watt valve amps, I play in a pretty loud post punk/modern indie band with a awesome drummer, lots of loud shows around Brighton (UK), clubs, pubs etc. My Laney VC30112 easily stands up against the drummer. I play with effects, particularly ZVex Fuzz Factory, and only use the clean channel. It has such a rich, bold sound for a small, affordable amp. It's well documented that the speaker lets the distorted channel down, although from your comments you're looking for a portable amp with a good fundamental tone you can apply effects boxes to. Check out the VC30. I'm really impressed with mine. Of course, you can always save up and pop a pro-spec speaker in and upgrade to higher gain tubes at a later date. The architecture of the thing is sound.