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i was gonna get a bugera because i wanted a tube amp and didn't want to spend insane amounts of money as I am a bassist mainly but the voume is just too much i've decided. mostly bedroom and garage jamming for me. i'm trying to find a decent amp for power metal and classic rock tones. reverb would be nice but other than that effects aren't necessary. In power metal i like: dream evil, sonata arctica tones. and classic rock think van halen or guns n roses. i'd also like to be able to do low gain stuff...kinda like a tom petty sound if possible. the power metal tones are most important. Any suggestions on a 1 or 2x12 combo? probably solid state as that would be best suited for my volume needs(sadly). A headphone jack would be nice but not necessary.

Try to keep things below the price of bugera combos. so under 500 USD.
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below 500 with head and cab?
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You're not really gonna get a cheaper valve combo than a Bugera imo, and if you got a Bugera you'd have to add a little to the original price for a biasing and new valves.
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#5
Thats a tough one for that price, unless you are willing to go used. You could snag a used Peavey XXX combo for around that if you look.

Also, I know Jani Liimatainen used to use a PODxt Pro when he was in Sonata Arctica.
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That is what I would do too. I checked the Toledo craigslist and didn't see much outside of a couple valvetronix amps.

Why not a Valveking, or Vypyr or B-52? The B-52s AT60 112 are on sale on MusiciansFriend.com for I think $360. Snag that. It's pretty versatile. If you want headphones, get the Vypyr.