#1
well ive been playing guitar for about 2 years but with the same little setup....im ready to upgrade my amp and maybe some pedals but i need to know the best amp to get for the price. i play hard rock/metal and price range no higher than 300 or 400 dollars. help? btw i want something LOUD
#2
Do you need it loud because you will be gigging?
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Used tube combo. As far as what's 'right,' that's highly dependant on what you like tone wise. Gotta play a bunch and decide what you like. I'd say save up a couple hundred more, though.

And practically (not to say you don't want one bigger/louder), you're not going to need one with more than 60w unless you're playing MASSIVE gigs with no front of the house mixer.
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#5
you should save up alot more for a decent tube amp. and for the love of god dont get a line 6 spider!
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you should save up alot more for a decent tube amp. and for the love of god dont get a line 6 spider!

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what about a Peavey Classic 50/50 tube power amp?? ($350)

It's a great amp, but it will not be good for metal. The most it can do is hard rock.

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It's a great amp, but it will not be good for metal. The most it can do is hard rock.


also wat about effects pedals? what would be the best to get for hard rock?
#10
I'm tellin you man, save up another $200 if you can and go for something then. I found a Peavey XXX 2x12 for $500. You just have to be patient and know how/where to look.
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A Peavey Valveking would be a nice choice. Its a 50w all-tube amp, which is plenty loud. And its quite versatile too, with some pedals it could probably do whatever you wanted. It might be a little more than $400, but its the loudest thing you can get in the price range im pretty sure.

EDIT: For hard rock, with the VK, a Tubescreamer or other overdrive would work. Even a boost pedal would be okay, it seems to have enough gain with the right guitar.
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A Peavey Valveking would be a nice choice. Its a 50w all-tube amp, which is plenty loud. And its quite versatile too, with some pedals it could probably do whatever you wanted. It might be a little more than $400, but its the loudest thing you can get in the price range im pretty sure.

is it really worth it tho?just making sure cuz i dont know about you, but $400 isn't cheap. plus the pedals.
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I've heard the Valveking is pretty decent. Heard really good things about B52 amps as well for price and quality.
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Peavey Vypyr, sounds pretty good, had tons of effects built in (not as good quality as pedals) and can get pretty loud aswell
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I've heard the Valveking is pretty decent. Heard really good things about B52 amps as well for price and quality.

do you think it would help if i posted a thread saying 'buying used guitar gear' or something
#16
No, I think you got the answers here, man.

1. Go try amps and see what you like.
2. Try the suggested amps first.
3. Decide.
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#17
Valvekings are $420. If you already have some pedals, then use those and save your money for some really good ones. If its only practice, the best sounding effects wont help you get your band's songs down.