#1
Hey everyone.

As the title indicates, I am looking for a new amp. So far I've been using the infamous Marshal MG50DFX, and I've always had a feeling there's something wrong with my playing, the settings I used, whatever. Recently though I did some reading on the thing, and it turns out it's just the way this Marshall is - pretty crappy.
Luckily, I got some money lying around, which I at first intended to spend for another guitar, something more suitable for bluesy kind of playing than my Les Paul Custom with EMGs installed. Now that I realise the changing the amp should make all the difference, I reach out to you, the Ultimate Guitar community!

I seem to have some identity issues, and one day I am all about blues, and then the other heavy metal is the way to go for me. That's why I am looking for something as versatile as possible, perhaps with a slight emphasise of the bluesy tones (even though active EMGs are not most suitable for that - I will try to get a blues guitar in the future).

The funds are something around 650$.

Cheers!
#2
Peavey Classic 30. Excellent for blues.

The classic 30 plays very well with pedals..So
Throw in a Decent Distortion pedal and boom, there's a good metal tone.

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2001 MIM Standard Strat
Peavey Classic 30 112 Combo.
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#3
Quote by jonmo1
Peavey Classic 30. Excellent for blues.

The classic 30 plays very well with pedals..So
Throw in a Decent Distortion pedal and boom, there's a good metal tone.


Listen to this man.

Or you could go for a Blackstar HT-5 (I can't stop recommending those )
But the Classic 30 is better in the blues departement + it has more wattage.
#4
Quote by jonmo1
Peavey Classic 30. Excellent for blues.

The classic 30 plays very well with pedals..So
Throw in a Decent Distortion pedal and boom, there's a good metal tone.

I second that. I played one yesterday, i was blown away. Distortion pedals work great with it.
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#5
Try get a second hand Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or Blues Deluxe Reissue.
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#6
That was quick, thanks everyone.

I have checked (on the web) the local prices on Classic 30, and they are a little above my funds at the moment. Besides, I wouldn't like to spend the entire cash right away, so before I get way too excited about the Peavey, throw me some cheaper suggestions.
I will surely do some testing on Classic 30 regardless, when I pay a visit to the shop.
#7
Quote by TheBlackened
That was quick, thanks everyone.

I have checked (on the web) the local prices on Classic 30, and they are a little above my funds at the moment. Besides, I wouldn't like to spend the entire cash right away, so before I get way too excited about the Peavey, throw me some cheaper suggestions.
I will surely do some testing on Classic 30 regardless, when I pay a visit to the shop.


Fender Blues Jr. (not much cheaper, but at least 100 or so less)..

Or look for a used classic 30. Probably in the range of $350

2001 Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport
2001 MIM Standard Strat
Peavey Classic 30 112 Combo.
My Gear
#8
Alright, any more recommendations other than the Classic 30 or Fender Blues Jr.? I'd like to have a couple of alternatived in mind to look and read up, as well as do some testing in person when at the store.
#10
I guess I should clarify something. When I spoke of blues, I had more of a blues rock sound in mind. Think Gary Moore or Joe Bonamassa, that sort of thing.
#11
the laney is perfect for that
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