#1
Hey All.

So, I'm stuck on what Amp I should get. At the moment I have an Orange Crush 10 which needs upgrading severely.
I have been looking at the Fender FM212R, and a couple of other fenders.
My Budget is £200. I play Blues, Classic rock, Grunge and a tiny bit of metal in band. (metallica etc.)

I play blues the most. I want enough wattage for band practise. (Drummer and other guitarist)

So please, any suggestions?
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#3
Fender Blues Jr
Peavey Classic 30
Blackheart Handsome Devil

but you need a Distortion pedal for Thrash Metal.....
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Well, if you stretch your budget a little, you could get this.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=75486


It takes pedals very well and doesn't sound too bad on it's own.
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Thanks guys, but those nice tube amps, will 15 watts be enough for band?
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Thanks guys, but those nice tube amps, will 15 watts be enough for band?


15 watts is plenty loud. You could clear a drummer, just don't expect much headroom.
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Thanks guys, but those nice tube amps, will 15 watts be enough for band?

i think so......
my 5 watt Little Giant can be too loud in my house if i put the volume to 3 o'clock
with 15 i think it could handle a band.....
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What's headroom?


How loud your amp can go without clipping.


I.E. How loud you can turn your amp up until the power tubes start to distort.
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I would say a used roland cube 60 (60watts). Its a really diverse amp, think spider 3 except actually good. I got my for like 220 american off ebay (don't know what that is in your currency).Besides, if your going to join a band, you have the prospect of gigging, and I personally wouldn't start playing with anyone unless I knew I had the ability to fade everyone out with my volume....just in case lol...
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How loud your amp can go without clipping.


I.E. How loud you can turn your amp up until the power tubes start to distort.


Yeah, I had my Rebel on 3 with a drummer (he hit fairly hard) and people told me I was too loud, and the Rebel is only 20 watts. You should be fine.
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Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
How loud your amp can go without clipping.


I.E. How loud you can turn your amp up until the power tubes start to distort.


with other words, and thats something most of the ugers seems to ignore, it can be that you're not able to play a single clean chord on your 15 watt amp. Sure, it will be enough to be heard over a drummer, but only with powertube saturation. Keep that in mind and everything is okay

Edit: No offense, H4T3BR33D3R, just wanted to make sure he understands it properly.

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#13
If you don't need your amp to be clean, 15 W would be fine, but if you're looking to run a dist. pedal into it, you'll probably want it to be clean without the pedal.

Also, people who have owned the B Jr have said that it wasn't loud enough for them in their band
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#14
Hows the blackheart little giant halfstack? Would that be loud enough for very small gigs and band practise?
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Hows the blackheart little giant halfstack? Would that be loud enough for very small gigs and band practise?

if its cranked (full volume) it will
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How would something like this be?
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ga5g112.htm
Would it be loud enough?
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#17
how are the harley bentons? anyone got experience?
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#18
They are copies of Epiphone amplifiers. It shouldn't be too bad, but the Laney H4T3BR33D3R suggested will be WAY better. I tried the Laney myself and was pretty impressed how good it sounded for the price.

EDIT: It won't do metal though without a pedal. If money is really tight, consider a Vox VT. They do blues well and are as versatile as it gets.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/78308

This one will be loud enough for band use.
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