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#1
I'm tired of solid state amps and the "fake sound". I don't want 10000 settings, sounds, and effects that I have to constantly mess with. I'm looking for a decent but affordable tube amp. I want something with a basic equalizer. This will be for home practice so it doesn't need to be powerful. I have been looking at some fender models but I really don't know what is good. Any suggestions?
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#8
Blackheart Little Giant or a Blues Junior.


Also, Solid State amps don't have a fake sound. The Roland Jazz Chorus is one of the best surf/jazz amps out there because of its amazing clean headroom. Bass amplifiers are almost always solid state if you want it loud and clean, at least, in my experience.
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And way too many effects.
#9
Harder rock or grudge and alternative. I play Breaking Benjamin, Staind, Seether, Theroy of a Deadman, etc. I use my pedals to get affects, not the amp.I want to spend under $500
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#10
Get a Blackheart Little Giant with high gain tubes....
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And way too many effects.
#11
I haven't been happy with a Line 6 Spider III or my current Peavy. I just hate the sound.it sounds flat and fake to me. Maybe a higher end solid-state amp would be different but I think I prefer a tube sound.
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Last edited by silver93t at Oct 4, 2009,
#12
Marshall Class 5.
5W tube, very simple, good tone.

If you want 2 channels:
Blackstar HT-5, Blackheart Little Giant, Orange Tiny Terror, Vox Night Train

And if you want to be an absolute purist:
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#13
Quote by silver93t
I haven't been happy with a Line 6 Spider III or my current Peavy. I just hate the sound.it sounds flat and fake to me. Maybe a higher end solid-state amp would be different but I think I prefer a tube sound.


Do you even know what a "tube sound" is?
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#14
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Marshall Class 5.
5W tube, very simple, good tone.

If you want 2 channels:
Blackstar HT-5, Blackheart Little Giant, Orange Tiny Terror, Vox Night Train

And if you want to be an absolute purist:
Blackheart Killer-Ant


I don't think the Little Giant is 2 channel.
Wait.



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#15
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I don't think the Little Giant is 2 channel.

Damn, my memory failed.
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#16
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Damn, my memory failed.



Lol, but still, a good recommendation.
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#17
Yes I know the difference in sound between a solid state and a tube. My guitar teacher has older tube amps and my guitar sounds great on them. When I play at home it sounds like crap.
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#18
Do you know exactly which amps your teacher owns?
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#19
I'm going to ask him next time I have a lesson but they are pretty old. I want to say they are Rolands.
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#20
Do they look like that:

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#22
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Do they look like that:

...I sure hope that's what they are.
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#23
Funny think is I'm pretty sure that is what he has.
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#24
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Funny think is I'm pretty sure that is what he has.


If so... errr.... hate to break it to ya... that's solidstate.
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#25
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If so... errr.... hate to break it to ya... that's solidstate.



ha....sniff....haha....anyway, if you're looking for a great amp with simple EQing, look into Orange amps. Most if not all of their amps have one simple tone knob so it should be...pretty easy to dial in. Maybe a little expensive tho

Edit: Maybe you're just tired of your Spider's "fake" sound. They're known to sound digital or "fake". Try some other amps, tube and SS and decide with your ears.
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#26
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ha....sniff....haha....anyway, if you're looking for a great amp with simple EQing, look into Orange amps. Most if not all of their amps have one simple tone knob so it should be...pretty easy to dial in. Maybe a little expensive tho

Edit: Maybe you're just tired of your Spider's "fake" sound. They're known to sound digital or "fake". Try some other amps, tube and SS and decide with your ears.

Uhm, I only know of the AD 5 having one EQ knob. Haven't seen the AD 30 though. The Rockerverb has a 3 band I'm pretty sure, too, and I KNOW the Thunderverb does.
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#27
Try the traynor ycv40 or the new ycs50 they both sound very good.they are voced like a fender but the ycs has diff modes on each channel.I preffer the ycv simple is good.
#28
Quote by Shinozoku
Uhm, I only know of the AD 5 having one EQ knob. Haven't seen the AD 30 though. The Rockerverb has a 3 band I'm pretty sure, too, and I KNOW the Thunderverb does.

Oh sorry. I'm not too familiar with Orange. I knew the Tiny Terror, Dual terror, and AD had only 1. But nonetheless, I doubt he'll be getting a Thunderverb at this point
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#29
Looks like what your teacher has is a Roland Jazz Chorus.
It's a solid-state with awesome cleans.

Has Roland ever done tube-amps?

And does your teacher think that it's tube?
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#30
What about a Peavey Vyper that has the tube?
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#31
Quote by silver93t
What about a Peavey Vyper that has the tube?


Why did it take you a month to respond?

Anyway it would sound better but it won't be that much of a step up. Besides i thought you want a basic amp.

Whats your budget? No one has seemed to ask but to suggest something we must know that.
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#32
I spent a lot of time adjusting the settings on my Vypyr 75 and got it to sound decent, but am still looking for more.I've been looking at Marshall half stacks, but would rather spend a little less and just don't have the room for it. Is a transistor the same as a solid state amp? Yes it seems the one my teacher has is a solid state amp, but he has others that are tubes that we use as well. I can deal with something with more knobs and an eq, I just find myself turning off ALL the effects my amp has and relying on the eq and pedals I have. Sorry for all the questions. Been playing about a year and a half and just don't know that much.
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Last edited by silver93t at Nov 13, 2009,
#33
If you want simplicity in a tube amp, low wattage tube amps at 500$ are hard to get a goo metal tone, possible yes, practical, no.

Every Marshall halfstack Is not a godsend, I repeat, NOT a godsend.

I would look into maybe upping your budget to get a krank rev pro jr, or a blackstar ht-5.

EQing is what one tunes a guitars sound and tone, every recording has hours of eqing to get the best tone possible.

Tube not allways > soildstate.

That Roland jc-120 is a damn fine ampilfer, beautiful cleans and takes pedals like a slave, hell you mistook it for a tube amp
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#34
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If you want simplicity in a tube amp, low wattage tube amps at 500$ are hard to get a goo metal tone, possible yes, practical, no.

Every Marshall halfstack Is not a godsend, I repeat, NOT a godsend.

I would look into maybe upping your budget to get a krank rev pro jr, or a blackstar ht-5.

EQing is what one tunes a guitars sound and tone, every recording has hours of eqing to get the best tone possible.

Tube not allways > soildstate.

That Roland jc-120 is a damn fine ampilfer, beautiful cleans and takes pedals like a slave, hell you mistook it for a tube amp

His is actually a Roland JC-90 if it matters.
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#35
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I would look into maybe upping your budget to get a krank rev pro jr, or a blackstar ht-5.


He can afford a HT5 with that budget methinks... or I could be wrong... can't be arsed to check at this point tho.
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#36
I don't need a huge amp either. My VYPER 75 is plenty loud. I am not gigging. The only type of playing I do is in my home for my own pleasure and a lesson every couple weeks where I use my teacher's amps. I just want a beter sound, especially with distortion. I play a lot of stuff that is down-tuned and grungey like Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, 3 Days Grace, etc.
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#37
There's a Marshall AVT50 on Craig's list for $220. Any good?
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#40
Do most of you guys dislike hybrid amps?
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