#1
yes folks, i am planning on getting a new and first tube amp.
i love SRV's tone(preferably Little Wing), John Frusciante's tone(shown here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O651ybuNy0).
as you can see from my choices of tone, I'm not into getting a metal tone such as Pantera. I like nice bluesy, but I want some good crunch here and there. i would say budget is at like $600(U.S. dollars). Its mainly going to be for my room, but I would like it to be upwards of 15 watts if possible. I was looking and playing the Fender 600 Champion 5w amp, that is pretty nice but a little small and not really customizable. I was thinking about looking at the amp depicted here http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Hot-Rod-Blues-Junior-NOS-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=483711.
thoughts? suggestions?
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#2
Peavey Classic 30...

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#3
so the fender hot rod NOS isnt worth it?
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#4
Quote by RHCP987123
so the fender hot rod NOS isnt worth it?

I wouldn't think you would need more than 15 watts for bedroom use. I have a couple 15 watt amps and the'siz loud as shlt. A blues jr would work. But there is a lot more out there if you look around at the used market as well as the nos bjr cheaper. What major city are you near?
example
http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/msg/1269312341.html
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#5
i had a fender blues deluxe, the clean tone was amazing. SRV/Jimi/etc..

but if you think you are ever going to want HEAVY distortion (not even talking about metal, alot of genres use heavy distortion) the fenders jut wont cut it. I ended up selling mine and buying a B-52, and to be honest i think the clean is almost as good or maybe on par with the fender and the drive/distortion just absolutly blows it away.

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#6
yea i already checked craigslist, nothing interesting
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Fender Custom Shop Time Machine 1956 relic
plus accessories
Your position and your relationship with music has to be one from the inside. - John Frusciante
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#7
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yea i already checked craigslist, nothing interesting

Guam, ouch sorry. It's a good amp for what you play.
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#8
Quote by gregs1020
Guam, ouch sorry. It's a good amp for what you play.

haha i dont really live in Guam dude, i just say that b/c it sounds good.
My Gear:
Fender Custom Shop Time Machine 1956 relic
plus accessories
Your position and your relationship with music has to be one from the inside. - John Frusciante
and yes, my avatar is weezy, what?
#9
Quote by RHCP987123
haha i dont really live in Guam dude, i just say that b/c it sounds good.

#10

but in all honesty, you fellow players suggest me the Peavey Classic 30?
My Gear:
Fender Custom Shop Time Machine 1956 relic
plus accessories
Your position and your relationship with music has to be one from the inside. - John Frusciante
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#13
^for like 60 bucks more, i could go with this http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Traynor-Custom-Valve-50BLUE-YCV50BLUE-50W-All-Tube-1x12-Combo-Amp-with-Celestion-Speaker?sku=489075 that looks pretty good doesnt it?
thats why i need to get a tube amp!! the MG is making my '56 relic look lame, i need something that looks classy to.
My Gear:
Fender Custom Shop Time Machine 1956 relic
plus accessories
Your position and your relationship with music has to be one from the inside. - John Frusciante
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Last edited by RHCP987123 at Jul 14, 2009,
#18
dont do the NOS, the NOS is only an aesthetic upgrade. Waste of money IMO. Skip the Classic 30 and look at Traynor, Laney, even B-52 or the Ceriatones
#19
Quote by acdcrocks0323
^I would go with a Traynor YCV40 or NOS BJ over the classic 30 for what you play even thought the Classic 30 is the amp I think is better.


+1

though i don't think the classic 30 is better, just different.
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#21
Traynor YCVs would be good... Also Fender Champ... Look at some of the Hot Rod models by Fender too.

Oh yeah, SRV doesn't play Little Wing. I think he's covered it here and there, but it's originally done by Jimi Hendrix.
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#24
Quote by ItsOnlyGNR
Traynor YCVs would be good... Also Fender Champ... Look at some of the Hot Rod models by Fender too.

Oh yeah, SRV doesn't play Little Wing. I think he's covered it here and there, but it's originally done by Jimi Hendrix.

My Gear:
Fender Custom Shop Time Machine 1956 relic
plus accessories
Your position and your relationship with music has to be one from the inside. - John Frusciante
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#25
Quote by acdcrocks0323
^I agree it is different. I just meant better for me.


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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#26
What about Laney VC15? I think it's perfect for Frusciante. I'd owned one for over a year and it's a really good amp. Classic 30 is also nice. I've never played a Ceriatone but heard a lot of good stuff about these amps. Also Marshall JTM-30 (even if it's half as good as the JTM-60) would be a good choice but there's no new ones.
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