Your help, UG-ers, as ever would be much appreciated.

I'm looking for a new amp for electric guitar. I have managed to clear the decks and sell some stuff that I've had lying around, so I have a reasonable budget. I wouldn't say "money no object" but I'll pay to get the right thing. I'm in the UK.

What I'm looking for are recommendations for a small practice amp that will be used at home only but that will give out some great tones - an amp that will actually make me want to plug in and play rather than waste time searching for a decent tone). I'm generally not a fan of amps with onboard fx and I'm thinking tube rather than SS, but I'm open-minded to all sensible suggestions.

I play a mix of classic rock, metal and blues (anything from SRV at the clean end to Rammstein at the distortus maximus!)

Please suggest away!!


Ibanez SZ720FM (Duncan Distortion and a 59)
Fender 60s (Mex) Strat - (SD vintage pups)
Blackstar HT5
EHX Metal Muff
Digitech Weapon
i would recommend you the Fender Vibro Champ XD, i have it myself its class a tube amp wiht 5 watt, and belive me its good 5 watt! go try it
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Epi Valve Junior.
Highly mod'able too.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will try out those 2.

Any others?

Ibanez SZ720FM (Duncan Distortion and a 59)
Fender 60s (Mex) Strat - (SD vintage pups)
Blackstar HT5
EHX Metal Muff
Digitech Weapon
its extremely hard to recomend something without at least a vague budget or max price
Blackstar HT-5 head and a cheap 2nd hand cab.
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Few Agile 8-strings
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Carvin X-100B
axe-fx II

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Gibson SG
Ibanez RGR420ex
Marshall JTM30
Slash SW95 Crybaby
Boss DS1/DD7
Digitech Bad Monkey

I think an Engl Combo would fit your bill, and they are located in Europe so should be cheaper
Ibanez PGM100
Taylor 314-CE
Peters Chimera
Orange PPC212 w/ Celestion V30 and Celestion G12-75
Last edited by Khoifish321 at Feb 13, 2009,
Erm, ok - I guess I'm not looking to spend more than £200. I will though - if there's something ideal. The emphasis is on small (this thing ain't leaving home and needs to be "compact") with great tone.

I'll check out Blackstar too.

Peavey Vypyr 30
Roland Cube 30x
Vox AD30VT or VT30
Modded Epiphone Valve Jr.
Blackheart Little Giant + Overdrive....
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