#1
Well, I guess I've been dabbling in guitar for about 9/10 months now, and after accumulating some paychecks over the summer, I think it's time for a new amp.

My gear:

1998/1999 Fender MIM Stratocaster (SSS)
Zoom GFX-707
Boss OC-3 Super Octave
Crate GX-15R
Crate GX-30M (needs speaker work though)

I'm happy with my GX-15R in terms of a practice amp, but I'd really like a nice tube amp, possibly for "giglike" situations (my friend wants to start a band)

As far as what I play, I'm really into the classic rock stuff (Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.) I'd also like an amp that will work well with my Strat.

Also, just a note, but I'm thinking of buying a Fender bass as well, so it would be a nice bonus to get an amp that will work for bass too.

My budget: ~$300 US (used). I don't want to spend a fortune here, but I know the value of buying quality equipment.

Thanks! If you need more info feel free to ask.
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#2
can you sell your unused gear to up your budget?
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#3
For an amp to work well with a bass, you will have to get a combo/cab that has speakers that can handle the low freqs. Nothing should happen to the amplification unit really.

For those bands i would suggest a used AC15, great cleans, great overdrive. But you will have to buy a bass speaker if you plan on gigging through it with Bass.

If i were you, i would leave the Fender Bass for now, and get a good amplification unit. A Rocker 30 could be right up your ally, but like i said you wll have to forget the Bass guitar for now...
#4
Rocker 30, VOX AC- range something british voiced.
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Rocker 30, VOX AC- range something british voiced.

the Rocker is wayy over his budget
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If i were you, i would leave the Fender Bass for now, and get a good amplification unit. A Rocker 30 could be right up your ally, but like i said you wll have to forget the Bass guitar for now...

Yeah, it isn't urgent by any means. I'm just browsing Craigslist for MIM P and J basses and such.
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#8
I asked this question amidst another thread, and they recommend a Peavey Windsor Head.

Any thoughts? I like the price
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I asked this question amidst another thread, and they recommend a Peavey Windsor Head.

Any thoughts? I like the price

That might work well for what you want to do, but try it first, the reviews i read were pretty mixed. Also, i love your avatar. Flapjack FTW.
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#10
Anyone else have any input? I'm loving the recommendations.

I'm thinking about getting an amp head, just so I will have the option of upgrading speakers and stuff in the future (also makes it easy to put in a bass speaker)

Please give more input!!!
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#12
...umm, how is a head+cab within his price range?

For $300 you're best left to look for a used combo. Peavey Classic 30 would fit the bill, and that would be my recommendation. Try to find an older one (one with straight edges and without the big circle logo thingy or whatever its called, it's what the new ones look like - don't get it over an older one).

And don't play a bass through this amp.
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#13
Take a look at the Fender Super Champ XD. You won't need your Zoom with it. Which is good because the Zoom's distortion is pretty bad. I used to have that same unit.

If you want to play bass with it then you need an ext cab with a bass speaker.
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Quote by HopePoisoned
...umm, how is a head+cab within his price range?

For $300 you're best left to look for a used combo. Peavey Classic 30 would fit the bill, and that would be my recommendation. Try to find an older one (one with straight edges and without the big circle logo thingy or whatever its called, it's what the new ones look like - don't get it over an older one).

And don't play a bass through this amp.

+1

A used Classic 30 would be great for you. You can find them around $300 used.

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Also look into the Crate V series, Vintage Club series and Palomino V series.
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Peavey Classic 30 would fit the bill, and that would be my recommendation. Try to find an older one (one with straight edges and without the big circle logo thingy or whatever its called, it's what the new ones look like - don't get it over an older one).

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#17
Why are the new ones different from the old ones?
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