#1
HI, im looking for a new amp in the $400-500 price range. I play mostly classic rock. It would have to be loud enough to be heard over a drummer and easily transported by foot across the street. Small gig ability would be nice also.

Here is what ive been looking at:
Peavey Vypyr 100w
Line 6 spider III 120w
Raven RG 200w
#2
You can get WAY better amps for that price if you are willing to go used.

Check out some Classic 30's, and maybe some Blues Juniors. Do you have any pedals?
#5
soo many choices dude but for your price i suggest these babies
Fender Blues Jr.
Peavey Classic 30.
Blackheart Handsome devil (combo or head)

or some used vox on ebay
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#7
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can you give us your location? than we can find you some **** on craigslist


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#8
I'm not so sure it's that simple. The amps that have been mentioned as alternatives are good amps but possibly not for the style of music he wants as the possibilities he's mentioned seem to be more Metal amps. As I'm in the UK, can you give me a link to an online store you could use and then I'll no any ideas I have are actually in your price range.
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#9
yeah, look around on your local craigslist for a decent tube combo, like the mentioned peavey classic 30, a crate v-series or palomino, fender blues jr, or a crate vintage club. if you want to go new, check out blackheart amps and the epiphone valve jr
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#10
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I'm not so sure it's that simple. The amps that have been mentioned as alternatives are good amps but possibly not for the style of music he wants as the possibilities he's mentioned seem to be more Metal amps. As I'm in the UK, can you give me a link to an online store you could use and then I'll no any ideas I have are actually in your price range.


Agreed, guitarcenter.com or musiciansfriend.com (same company)
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#11
I got a blues jr. and absoulutely love it. If you dont want to go down that path, look at like a vox. Don't get a Marshall SS combo just because of the name, it really is a horrible amp. Most modeling amps will be okay but will be hard to gig with with using mics.
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#12
Vox AD50VT-XL.
It plays ANYTHING.

EDIT: ...with some gain.
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#13
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Vox AD50VT-XL.
It plays ANYTHING.

EDIT: ...with some gain.




He can do SO much better for the price, and the XL line isn't that great. And Vox said it was specifically made for metal players who wanted more gain from the Valvetronix. He plays classic rock.

TS: Just thought of another amp that would probably be good for you, a used Vox AC15. They are $600 new, so used they would probably be in your price range if you could find a good deal on one. If you need more distortion than that, just save up for an overdrive like the Tubescreamer, or something like that so that you can use it as a boost.

Good luck!
#14
thanks a lot this helped a whole lot =]
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#15
Thanks for the links and here's some ideas:

Peavey Valve King = $419.99
A decent enough tube amp that will take upgrades well on the valves and speaker.

Peavey Vypyr Tube 60w = $449.99
A tube amp with all the versatility of a modeller. Expect it to be similar to the Spider Valve only much better quality amp models. This could be a great buy for you as it should do a range of styles well. Personally I'd have this before any Valve King and I think you'd be better off with this than the 100w solid state version you mentioned above. Clearly the Vypyr appeals to you and they are excellent but there is simply no reason to get the solid state 100w when you can get the tube version, which will probably produce a much better tone.
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#16
i hadn't noticed they had a tube version, looks very interesting thanks
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