#1
OK So Ive been playing for about 2-3 years and I currently have a gibson LP studio and am playing on a Fender solid state garbage frontman 65 watt
And now more than ever when I'm trying to get more detailed tones I hate it more than ever.
Im basically looking for a Tube combo/half stack that:
-can be heard of a drummer
-could be used at small gigs
-Can get a variation of tones
-handles pedals well
-Is not crazy heavy ( under 45 pounds?)
- budget umm about 600(usd)... preferably less since im in the process of setting up a fish tank

I play everything from jazz to heavy rock
I've found these online, they all seem to be possible candidates
- Peavy Vypyr 120
-B52 at112 (couldn't find much on this one, why is it so cheap?)
-fender hot rod deluxe (can this do good high gains?)

that's about it
anything is appreciated =]
#2
The B-52 is apparently being discontinued. The HRD has terrible distortion (and is >45 lbs; all of the amps you listed are >45 lbs) Most amps that have good tone are heavy. Build some muscle.

I'd recommend the following:

Line 6 Flextone III
Peavey 6505+ combo (when it's released)
Mesa F-30 or 50
Mesa DC-3 or 5

Can't comment on the tube Vypyrs, no one knows how they sound.
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#3
Out of your choices the B52 is one of the best. The HRD can't really do high gain, although it takes pedals well. You neglected to mention what styles you play.

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#4
the blackheart Handsome devil combo can easily doo jazz and handles pedals very well.
if the heaviest genre you play is rock a GOOD Od can make this amp a ROCK amp.

BUT IF YOU DOO HIGH GAIN
B-52 or the new Peavey 6505+ 1x12 combo (prolly be released on late may - early august).
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#5
I keep hearing about that 6505 It sounds great but I kinda want a new amp soon, Is there an older model 6505? or something on par with it?
The heaviest stuff i play is probably Metallica or some of these new bands that my drummer likes (Plot to bomb the pan handle or something)
Im not to big with this newer metally stuff
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#6
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I keep hearing about that 6505 It sounds great but I kinda want a new amp soon, Is there an older model 6505? or something on par with it?


there is prolly an old 5150(same as a 6505) combo on ebay but it wont do jazz very well.
the 6505+ has better cleans than the 6505/5150.
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#7
As far as jazz goes I can just use my old amp since i only play Jazzy stuff at home or at Jazz ensemble in school.
I looked at the 5150 and it is way to heavy

I should be able to get a better perception of wait when i get a chance to go to Gc
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#8
^ find an old 5150 2x12 combo on ebay or craigslist.
the 6505 will prolly be more expensive even if its old because its newer than the 5150.
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#9
The 6505+ is very modern metal, probably much more than what you need...

See my other recommendations.
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#10
you could find a used peavey triple xxx for that price, along with all the other sugestions, you should look into it.
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#12
If the heaviest you're going to play is metallica, the 5150, 6505, and XXX will have far too much gain. If you're playing more along the lines of blues, classic rock, alternative, etc you would do well with a Peavey Classic 30.

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#13
Ok now that i have a list of good amps i just have to go and try them out
thanks everyone
#14
which has better distortion the b-52 or the peavey classic 30?
and what about the valveking?
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#15
As far as what I've read The B-52 will handle higher gain than the classic 30, not sure about the valveking...
#16
Quote by vXFuryXv
OK So Ive been playing for about 2-3 years and I currently have a gibson LP studio and am playing on a Fender solid state garbage frontman 65 watt
And now more than ever when I'm trying to get more detailed tones I hate it more than ever.
Im basically looking for a Tube combo/half stack that:
-can be heard of a drummer
-could be used at small gigs
-Can get a variation of tones
-handles pedals well
-Is not crazy heavy ( under 45 pounds?)
- budget umm about 600(usd)... preferably less since im in the process of setting up a fish tank

I play everything from jazz to heavy rock
I've found these online, they all seem to be possible candidates
- Peavy Vypyr 120
-B52 at112 (couldn't find much on this one, why is it so cheap?)
-fender hot rod deluxe (can this do good high gains?)

that's about it
anything is appreciated =]

The B-52 is definetly versitile enough for that. It's cheap because they are being discontinued.
#17
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The B-52 is apparently being discontinued. The HRD has terrible distortion (and is >45 lbs; all of the amps you listed are >45 lbs) Most amps that have good tone are heavy. Build some muscle.

I'd recommend the following:

Line 6 Flextone III
Peavey 6505+ combo (when it's released)
Mesa F-30 or 50
Mesa DC-3 or 5

Can't comment on the tube Vypyrs, no one knows how they sound.


I agree on the Mesas and 6505+ Combo. The Mesas probably have better cleans, though.
#18
Just because people don't understand this:

5150 = 6505
5150 II = 6505+

Its exactly the same amp.
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