#1
I'm looking for something with specs as follows.
Budget of around $2500 AUD.

-All tube amp (2x12 half stack or combo, $$$ depending)
-Needs to be able to play over a drum kit.
Ie Using to practice/jam etc..
-So 30 – 60watt…?
-Something with foot switchable channels (clean/dirty)
-A one or two of FX would be good (at least some reverb). Doesn’t have to be a ‘modelling’ amp as such…
But a built in FX loop would be good for future versatility.
Ie I’ll be getting a wah pedal, but maybe a multi-FX pedal/board with wah etc, might work ok if no inbuilt FX loop/reverb etc?
-Preferably a 2x12. (Celestions a bonus)

Playing mostly rock/rockabilly/blues type stuff. Few bluesy licks & bit of lead.
Touch of punk riffs/distortion when I’m feeling lazy/mucking around. No real need for full on metal type distortion though.
On a Gibson LP studio.
I’ve found myself droooooling over the mesa/boogie lone star special. The price tag is killing me though.

Amps I’ve looked at/been researching;
Marshall VM series
Orange AD30
Line6 Spider valve 40W
Vox AC30
Fender Hot rod/Deluxe

Theres an old tatty JCM2000 TSL122 marshall for sale cheap in local shop.
But at 100W I think it may be way loud for what Im doing.

Any Ideas for what else i should look at???
Look into one of the above in particular in more detail?
#3
The AD30 and AC30 will be quite nice for what you want. The Spider Valves are mediocre for the price. You could do a Hot Rod Deluxe, but you'd want to mod it, ideally, and the drive on them isn't as nice (imo) as those on the Orange and Vox.

A Marshall Clone would probably be nice for you...an 18watt or Bluesbreaker clone, if you can get your hands on one.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#4
I’d already have an AC if the channels were foot switchable
Or am I just being picky…?

Are the “blue’s” worth the extra bucks?
#6
yeah i mean the celestion blues.
It's an extra grand for the celestions...!
The white-vinyl heritage model is actually cheaper and has celestions... Cant find anything about it having less than the normal AC30CCx though...?
Last edited by D4dee at Feb 13, 2009,