#1
i'm looking for a new electric guitar amp. $500 is max budget and i'm looking for something 30-60 watts. I have an ibanez rga121 with an unknown gibson neck pu and a semour-duncan bridge pu. i like classic rock solos so it has to have a good clean/ light distortion, but i also want to get into faster metal. i have a boss metalzone mt-2 pedal. do i need a tube amp, and what are the advantages of those??
thanks a lot guys!
#2
Yes, a tube amp would be more appropriate for you.

Considering you want metal and classic rock, a good choice would be a B-52 AT112.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046
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#3
tube amps sound better, and require a little more maintenance. so what do you play more of, classic rock or metal? because the MT-2 is gonna be shiote compared to a good amp distortion
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tube amps sound better, and require a little more maintenance. so what do you play more of, classic rock or metal? because the MT-2 is gonna be shiote compared to a good amp distortion

Not always, I've played SS amps that sound fairly better than tube amps in that range
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#5
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
tube amps sound better, and require a little more maintenance. so what do you play more of, classic rock or metal?

both are equally weighted. i want a good classic sound but i also want a kick ass fight a midget mind blowing distortion
#6
But TS, if you're not gigging, I suggest a Blackstar HT-5

Best amp ever, and the 5 wattage is convenient. Tube amps are generally louder and trust me, this amp can take a drummer.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackstar-HT-Series-HT5H-and-HT110-Guitar-Mini-Half-Stack?sku=489746

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#7
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Not always, I've played SS amps that sound fairly better than tube amps in that range
Yep, that's true.


yeah sorry, i was out of it when i wrote that, i should have added the "disclaimer". but yeah, at your price range, tube is the way to go a lot of the time.
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.