#1
So right now I have a crappy Drive CD 100 and was looking to improve. I need something that doesn't exceed $250, and also will take pedals well. I was thinking about the Roland Cube 30x but I hear it doesn't take pedals well. Any suggestions?
#2
Valve Junior
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#3
The Cube 30x is great...but I would save up for a Blackstar HT-5 combo if you want to run pedals.
#4
peavey envoy, a pretty basic amp at 40 watts but it sounds good and takes well to pedals
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#5
I've heard good things about the lower end peavey stuff if your just practicing, they get a little hissy at high volumes though.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Rage-258-Guitar-Amplifier-with-TransTube-Technology-481336-i1167404.gc

This is the one I used to own/play with, had a sharp clean under 6. after that you kind of have to sacrifice treble to keep audio quality.
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#6
Valve Junior imo if you wanna use pedals
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#7
How is the valve junior without pedals? I really only have a DD-7 that I use, so I won't constantly be using it and was wondering how it fairs without pedals. I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio and want to make sure the tone gets through, course anything will be better than the crappy drive amp I have.
#8
Also, I've been looking at pictures and it looks like it only has a volume knob, no treble or bass or anything. This isn't an amp that will only work well with pedals is it? I want to be able to have Gain and whatnot without the use of pedals as well. Referring to the Valve Junior by the way. I'm looking at the min half stack looking one. Thanks.
#10
Quote by Jukeboxguitar
Also, I've been looking at pictures and it looks like it only has a volume knob, no treble or bass or anything. This isn't an amp that will only work well with pedals is it? I want to be able to have Gain and whatnot without the use of pedals as well. Referring to the Valve Junior by the way. I'm looking at the min half stack looking one. Thanks.


Without pedals very limited. An EQ is a minimum requirement for me. With as many good pedals as you can afford it turns into an SS killer. I haven't been able to find a better amp for the price, but it is a pedal platform for me.
Dean Icon PZ
Line 6 Variax 700
Dean V-Wing
Dean ML 79 SilverBurst
MXR M 108
H2O Chorus/Echo
Valve Junior (V3 Head/Cab and Combo)
VHT Special 6
Phonic 620 Power Pod PA
Wampler Super Plextortion
Line 6 Pod HD
#11
Fender Champ 600. It's probably the lowest gain amp ever made, but sounds great with pedals.
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#12
I suggest the Blackheart 5W combo amp.
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