#1
I currently play a line 6 spider as a practice amp and a DSL Halfstack for gigging and would really like my own head or better practice amp.

I play mainly Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Metallica, Thrash, AC/DC and lots of british sounding bands.

My question is this where can i get a british voiced amp (head/combo) that is quite cheap but still very good what makes are any good?

My budget is not very important because im only goin to try them out first then decide on saving up for one.

Ive heard good things about laney heads and marshall, Are spider valves british-voiced because they have v30s in them and people say they are better than SS line 6s

Can someone recommend a combo/amp that is preferably no more than £800 and has enough power to gig with?

EDIT: forgot to add can it be a tube amp please.
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#2
the best advice would be to stick with british amps. look at marshall jcm's, blackstar amps, orange amps, and laney amps
#4
For £800 definately look into EVA amps, they are meant to sound amazing. Handwired in England. And for a cab I wouldn't suggest getting V30's as they are very modern voiced.
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#5
You could look at Hayden amps. Their MoFo 30w is creating a good following lately. I know the head is about £425 and is switchable down to 2w for practice. Sound has been compared to a Blackstar HT-5 but with lots more power.
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#7
Marshalls, Oranges and Voxes are British voiced, so try one of those.
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Quote by Lurcher
You could look at Hayden amps. Their MoFo 30w is creating a good following lately. I know the head is about £425 and is switchable down to 2w for practice. Sound has been compared to a Blackstar HT-5 but with lots more power.


+1 for the Hayden - I've got one and love it!!!!!!!
#9
Orange Rocker 30, or the AD 30 (£40 over budget).
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For £800 definately look into EVA amps, they are meant to sound amazing. Handwired in England. And for a cab I wouldn't suggest getting V30's as they are very modern voiced.


would the EVAs get heavy enough for thrash? I dunno, I haven't tried them, just the reviews said they weren't really aimed at metal. I assume they'd do the classic to hard rock stuff really well, though.
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You could look at Hayden amps. Their MoFo 30w is creating a good following lately. I know the head is about £425 and is switchable down to 2w for practice. Sound has been compared to a Blackstar HT-5 but with lots more power.

just about to post that
#12
look at lee jackson's. their marshall copies. i would heavily recommend a head/cab so you can have the closed back cabinet, you'll want that.

if you really want the experience of a lifetime, then get a matamp.
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#13
bugera 1990, $600 at guitar center, sounds like a marshall jcm 900, sound's great for all the band's you listed, trust me,i have one