#1
Hi there, i'm currently playing an Epiphone Les Paul with seymour duncan JB in the bridge and '59 in the neck. My amp at the moment is a VOX AD15VT which is fine but i want that authentic tube amp sound. I don't want to gig it, just practice at home. I play mostly hard rock, blues and quite a bit of metal. I don't mind the amp not being too high gain cus i will probably get pedals to suit that but at the same time i'm not too bothered about cleans. I've been looking at the Laney LC15, anything else i can compare it with?
#2
You should probably give a budget because people will recommend you Spider 3s, Hiwatts and everything in between.
#3
Budget is liiike....I dunno, however much it costs to meet my needs i guess. Hopefully not much more than £200
#4
The practice valve amps I know about are the Ibanez Valbee, The Peavey Royal 8, The Epiphone Valve JR (or something of that nature). their is a small fender tube amop but its name escapes me at the moment.

I haven't tried any of these personally but I think they are in your price range. Hopefully sombody more informed than me will come soon and recommend something better.
The cliched "rig" Signature:

ESP LTD EC-1000VBL (EMG-ed)
Dean Cadillac SilverBurst Left-handed
Boss GT-8
Roland Micro-Cube
Line 6 FlexTone III XL
Levy's straps
Last edited by crimson moon at Jan 12, 2009,
#5
I believe you're thinking of the Fender Blues Junior crimson moon. I own it and it's a very good amp, but I've been having trouble with the tubes lately.
#6
i think he means fender champion 600. 5 watt with 6 inch speaker. you're gonna get the most features form the royal 8. I believe its the only one with a gain,tone,and master volume knob as well as a headphone jack which makes it great for practicing
#7
Out of your price range I guess, but the Blackheart Little Giant paired with a Fulltone OCD pedal would be the perfect practise rig for that type of music.

I'd still reccomend the Blackheart though, even if you can't afford the pedal
#8
Peavey Windsor Studio 20w 1x12 tube combo amp.

$399 US at Guitar Center, that turns into just over 400 pounds and Ive heard a lot of good things about the windsor series.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#9
^ +1

It also has a built in attenuator. Don't bother if you need "sparkley cleans" tho.