#1
Hello UG,

I've been thinking of getting a new amp to replace my old Microcube, cos' I feel like it's really getting too small for my taste. I'm not actually gigging or anything. So what I would like to have is a decent amp for playing at home or with someone who would be playing drums. (Just so you can hear the guitar under the drumming, lol, cos that's not pretty easy with the Microcube).

I live in Europe (Finland) so I speak of EUROs. My budget would be something like 200euros, 300 max. I normally play general rock music, alternative, progressive etc (A big the fall of troy fan ).

What would you guess suggest for me?

Thanks!

Ps. A used amp (obviously something that would be out of my price range can do as well!)
#2
For that price range, you'll get a high wattage transistor amp which should do fine. Try Fender Frontman or Princeton..
#3
Blackstar HT-5. All-valve 5 watt amp. It has 2 channels, enough gain for thrash metal and an effects loop, and it's voicing is switchable between "US" and "UK".

The head is about 300 EUR
A cab is about 150 EUR and the combo version is 365 EUR.
It's a little over your budget, but it's really worth it.

Oh yeah, don't get a Fender Frontman or Marshall MG.
Last edited by TheOpenMind at Aug 13, 2009,
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Quote by TheOpenMind
Blackstar HT-5. All-valve 5 watt amp. It has 2 channels, enough gain for thrash metal and an effects loop, and it's voicing is switchable between "US" and "UK".

The head is about 300 EUR
A cab is about 150 EUR and the combo version is 365 EUR.
It's a little over your budget, but it's really worth it.

Oh yeah, don't get a Fender Frontman or Marshall MG.

I strongly support this, save up the money or buy it used.
#5
Don't know if a HT-5 will be loud enough if you want to be heard over drums. But for that price range, I found a few options:

Cube 30: Not really a big upgrade, but it's louder. And quite cheap.
http://muusikoiden.net/tori/nayta.php?id=341374
Cube 60: Loud enough for drums.
http://muusikoiden.net/tori/nayta.php?id=341700
Peavey Bandit: Some think it's a good SS amp, others disagree - if you live near it you could go test
http://muusikoiden.net/tori/nayta.php?id=342196
Vox 50w: Loud enough for drums again - lots of people agree it's a good training amp.
http://muusikoiden.net/tori/nayta.php?id=342213

You can look for yourself in here http://muusikoiden.net/tori/haku.php?keyword=&title_only=&category=6&location=all&province=&city=&type=sell&price_min=&price_max=300&with_image=&offset=0&back=1

Not sure if music stores in Finland stock used amps.
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You may be able to find a used Line 6 Flextone III in your budget.


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#9
All right, thanks for all the helpful links everyone! = )))) I'll start looking! And sorry for replying this late, I feel a bit ungrateful. >= D
#10
Check out the Hayden Mofo if you can.
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#12
Last I heard there was a huge waiting list for the Hayden MOFO and as its a new model there will be no used ones around for a good while. Also, at close to €450 for the head, its a bit over. By all accounts so far, though, it is a stunning amp.
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#13
If you get the Mofo you'll also need a speaker cab as well - I would recommend the Line 6 if you're just want something to noodle on in the house, otherwise the Blackstar.