#1
Ok so i'm in a cover band ... I'm the rhythm guitarist and singer.

My dilema is my amp. I bought a peavey rage 258 at a swap shop for 40 bucks. it's 25 watts and i got it cuz I needed something right away to do rehearsals with.

Its not a great amp i know .. So i'm saving for an amp that i like. My drummer who is also a guitarist told me that i should get a line 6 flextone 3 amp.. Only thing is that i don't want a modeling amp.

I went to guitar center and they have a peavey valveking 112 that i really like. I saw it on ebay used for 350. Its a 60 watt tube amp and i never played a tube before but i tried this thing out and i was blown away . Now i also have tried a Krank rev Jr as well and thats 20 watts and thats pretty nice sounding too. Alot more expensive tho.

So i'm stuck because i only want to buy one amp but i want it to be a good one and last me a long time . We play hard rock. Metallica .. Ozzy.. Motley Crue. Etc. ..

I don't want to spend alot of money but i will if it's necessary. I don't know alot about the Peavey amp .. I like that its portable and loud. I know the Krank is portable too but for gigs i don't know if it will be loud enough..

What do u guys think.?
Also i play an Ibanez art 300 with the active pups . I'm thinking of getting rid of my Digitech RP350 pedal and just go with a footswitch with maybe a couple of stomp boxes.

Thanks for ur Help.

Tony
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#2
i dunno about the Krank rev jr, but the valveking is amazing, and should be good for metallica and the other things u guys play.
and if u want to sell ur RP350, the peavey will do just fine, just crank it up, and crank up the gain, u should get a pretty good distortion
if u dont like that just get a pedal (Ibanez tubescreamer or Digitech bad monkey) and boost it
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#3
The Valveking is not a good amp and will not last you a long time without some costly upgrades. Mine lasted less than 3 months.

The Flextone is better and more flexible. Besides, the non-Spyder Line 6 stuff is damn good.
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#4
I prefer the sounds of B-52 and Bugera but those are known to be somewhat less reliable.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/B-52-AT-112-60-Watt-1x12--Tube-Combo-Amp-103733606-i1170731.gc

http://www.zzounds.com/item--BUG333212

The Krank rev is nice, but it will only be loud enough if the places you gig at will mic it up.

If you can get one I would personally grab a peavey 5150 combo.
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Last edited by Mark G at Jul 18, 2009,
#5
Quote by bubb_tubbs
The Valveking is not a good amp and will not last you a long time without some costly upgrades. Mine lasted less than 3 months.


y? wats wrong with the Valveking??

bear in mind TS that u wont be able to get a 5150 unless its used, u could try the 6505
its basically the newer version on the 5150
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Last edited by soloXshredder at Jul 18, 2009,
#6
Quote by soloXshredder
y? wats wrong with the Valveking??

****ty speaker.
Needs an EQ pedal and overdrive to tighten its loose and flabby bottom end.
Needs new tubes.
There are better amps for the money.
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#7
Quote by Mark G

The Krank rev is nice, but it will only be loud enough if the places you gig at will mic it up.
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20W? I'm gigging with an 18-watter now and in a packed-out bar I've never had it past 4/5 on the volume. The Rev Jr should be fine for a covers band playing the pub/club circuit.