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#1
it will be just a practise amp and i was wondering whats a good tube practise amp for under 200 or should i stick with solid state?
#3
Epi Valve Jr.
Fender Champ 600
Peavey Valve Royal 8
Kustom The Contender (it's hybrid, but it's one of the better hybrids)


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Genre? Current gear?
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
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#4
Fender Vibro XD. It's a 5 watt tube amp with a DSP front end for voicing and FX like reverb, delay, chorus, tremolo, and rotating speaker.
#5
the vox pathfinder is the best sounding practice amp.
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#7
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craigslist for best results

where do you live?

This.

I've bought two nice tube amps under $200 off clist. Crate VC2010 and an Ampeg Jet II J-12.
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#8
hmm i live in canada so i don't know about craigslist

are u sure a 5 watt tube is enough

kinda seems like a downgrade from my 15 watt solid state -_-
#10
And I have a switch on my amp which turns it down to 0,25 watts (which is always on). My neighbours has been complaining several times.

And what amp are you using right now? Maybe it's not worth wasting 200 bucks on something that's not gonna make that much of a difference. I say you're better off sticking with the amp you have right now and save up for something that you can keep for the rest of your life.
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#12
i got a fender frontman 15g i think so its REALLY bad
it came with my first guitar

i remember something about watts and it doesn't matter how loud the amp can go
but if it doesn't have sufficenit wattage it wont be able to produce tone and that loud sound level
#13
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Get a Peavey Vypyr 30W.


This is a good suggestion.
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#14
You could get a Roland cube 30 or a Crate v50 tube or the flexwave 120 which is good for just jamming with friends in a basement not serious gigging.
#15
Quote by Deanguitarist39
the flexwave 120 which is good for just jamming with friends in a basement not serious gigging.

Are you trying to convince others of this or yourself? I've seen you post pretty much that exact sentence at least 3 times in the past hour or so...
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#16
Quote by Jamez_007
hmm i live in canada so i don't know about craigslist

are u sure a 5 watt tube is enough

kinda seems like a downgrade from my 15 watt solid state -_-


If that were true everyone would go for the highest wattage and be done with it. You will however need a few pedals to get the most from them. My Vj is just as loud as my Vox DA 20.

Quote by FCurimao
5 watt tube is like half of a 100w ss.


My Vj can't touch my 40 watt transtube in a loudness competition.
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#17
This thread is useless to you unless you tell us what genres you play.
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#18
okay srry my bad


classic rock
i rarely play metal but will touch on that sumtimes
blues
and hardrock
#19
The Save Your Money Amp
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#20
I still have no idea of what amp you're using, more than that it's a 15 w solid state amp.
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#21
Quote by FCurimao
5 watt tube is like half of a 100w ss.


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#22
save up for the blackstar HT-5 ministack
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#23
vox ac4tv, might stretch your budget a bit, you could find it used though.
#24
Fender front man 15G

okay let me put into numbers
u can buy this amp for 50 bucks off of musicians friend


how are the blackhearts??
#25
^Great. The Little Giant is my personal favorite, 5 tube watts and will blow away the frontman.

The handsome devil is very nice too, 15 tube watts of awesome.
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#26
basically you could buy this guitar for 50 bucks off of musicians friend
so it sucks

haha

thinking about saving more for a blackheart handsome devil

that any good

also i will prob not get any pettles any time soon so any suggestions on good amps without pettales
#27
Quote by Jamez_007
also i will prob not get any pettles any time soon so any suggestions on good amps without pettales
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#28
the thing im worried about now with the smaller wattage tubes amps isn't the volume

but they don't have sepearate drive controls
so if u want distortion its got to be super loud apparently
#30
Along the same lines what amp would you guys recommend for a metal oriented genres?
#31
A Crate GX130c is an excellent head for under 200$. I tried and am going to buy one soon, and from the hour I had with it, its one of my fave SS amps ever. Little rare.. But some ebay/CL trolling should find you one. You'd need a cab though... So I suspose that amp could be out of the questions.
#33
no
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#35
Quote by Jamez_007
the thing im worried about now with the smaller wattage tubes amps isn't the volume

but they don't have sepearate drive controls
so if u want distortion its got to be super loud apparently


The Blackstar HT-5 has a separate volume control for the gain channel, so you can get Tool-esque tones at a low volume. Obviously with a tube amp, the louder you play the better it sounds, but with the HT-5 you can get good distortion at a low volume compared to, say, the Epi Valve Jr.
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#36
but w8 isnt that peticular amp like 399 blackstar

the 15 watt blackheart handsome devil is 449 so that seems like a better buy...

they both have good reviews on musiciansfriend which is a plus =D
#37
Quote by Deanguitarist39
You could get a Roland cube 30 or a Crate v50 tube or the flexwave 120 which is good for just jamming with friends in a basement not serious gigging.

I call bull**** on the Flextone.
It's a 120 watt 2x12 combo. It'll get really fuggin' loud.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#38
Quote by Jamez_007
hmm i live in canada so i don't know about craigslist
Yeah, Craigslist sucks if you live in Canada. Everything is dead except for the Toronto listings. For Canadians, you got:

Usedeverywhere.com
Kijiji.ca

These sites do the job. Not as good as Craigslist in America, but decent.
#39
Great topic for a thread as this is where I'm at as well.

I've wondered what can be done with one amp, actually. I have a Line6 Spider III 15 which honestly is plenty loud. The higher level Spider line (starting at the 75) markets the idea of several amp models, which was appealing to me.

I love blues but I also love rock, hard rock and metal.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the idea behind a SS amp that you use effects (external or internal) to get your sound, whereas a tube amp generates the quality of sound without effects?

I guess what I'm getting at here is, is it realistic for me to find an amp that sounds great when I want to play blues but that can use a foot pedal (or other effects processor) when I want to play metal?

My budget is very similar to the OP's. I could go a bit higher if I had to, but most likely will be looking on craigslist for used gear that's good quality...
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#40
make your own thread.
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Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
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