#1
i have a budget of 1000-1300 (possibly 1500 if i push it) Australian dollars.

i play hard rock/metal/shred, but also want some good bluesy and jazzy sounds. preferably a tube amp.

i will be gigging with this amp.

willing to look towards used gear.

i will be using a Vox tonelab LE in the fx loop (no amp modelling) and be playing a cort kx1q and a jackson dkmg.

thanks in advance.
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Last edited by aradine at Sep 12, 2009,
#2
maybe a Classic 30/50 for blues/jazz and boost it for metal?

or maybe a Jazz chorus, but ive no experience of the overdive on it, ive heard it leaves much to be desired.

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#4
^ if he wants jazz, and metal. hes going to need a versatile tube amp.

although, the JC is SS.

plus, if you have 1500 to blow on an amp, only an idiot would buy a solid state imho.

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#5
it doesn't have to be an amazing jazz tone, just a passable one. i like to play some jazzy stuff as a hobby.

and i would like a tube amp.
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#6
so your mainly a metal player?

how much is a 5150/6505 in Aus?

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#7
out of my price range, i can pretty much guarentee that.

i could wait for the 6505 112 combo, but they aren't appearing in aus until december.
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#8
what about a Laney LC30/50? good high gain tones, can be boosted for more gain.

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#9
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what about a Laney LC30/50? good high gain tones, can be boosted for more gain.


possibly, although i am not sure about laney's prices in australia.

to give you an idea of pricing in australia a valveking 212 combo is 1 grand.
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#10
the LC30 is a bit more pricey than the VK, but not by a whole lot.

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#11
would the valveking be a good option?

i have also considered the randall RG50TC and the Bugera 333xl combo

(totally aware that it sounds better with a speaker swap and tube swap)
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#12
hmm, i doubt the valveking could give you usable jazz tones though, it could do the metal/shred no doubt, but ive never tried to play jazz on one.

also, ive seen a few vids where people say the cleans are way boomy and almost unusable.

the Bugera 333XL is a good amp though, and Randall are pretty consistent.

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#13
well i have played a valveking, however i have not tried their cleans at high volumes.

i may look into the bugera, however i am a little wary of their reliability issues.
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#14
the reliability issues (for the most part) are fixed.

the main problem was a plastic tube socket, overheating and melting, thus shorting out everything else.

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#16
i dunno, i think i am leaning towards the randall, although if the bugera's are fixed then i may look into the 333xl or the 6262.
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#18
you can't even get the rev jnr 5 watt in my price range. so sorry mate.
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#19
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i dunno, i think i am leaning towards the randall, although if the bugera's are fixed then i may look into the 333xl or the 6262.


The main fault is **** tubes.. Generally. Other than that its just a quick look inside..
The 333 is more versatile, whereas the 6262 whips ass for shred..
#20
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The main fault is **** tubes.. Generally. Other than that its just a quick look inside..
The 333 is more versatile, whereas the 6262 whips ass for shred..


unfortunatly i am pretty uneducated when it comes to tinkering with electronics, so i really wouldn't have the faintest idea what i am looking at.

however, if it is just tightening some screws and such, i can do all of that kind of stuff.
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#21
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unfortunatly i am pretty uneducated when it comes to tinkering with electronics, so i really wouldn't have the faintest idea what i am looking at.

however, if it is just tightening some screws and such, i can do all of that kind of stuff.


We're on the same page my friend.. I meant only check screws, ensure cables are on firm.. Nothing else that will kill you or void your warranty.. You know about tubes right?
#22
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We're on the same page my friend.. I meant only check screws, ensure cables are on firm.. Nothing else that will kill you or void your warranty.. You know about tubes right?


yes i do.
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