#1
Hi guys, I'm in the market for a new amp and I want something with EL34's for sure. somewhere in the neighborhood of 600ish or less, even a mini amp would work actually, like the Orange Tiny Terror, which I'm looking at.

I know bugera makes an amp with EL34's, but I'm skeptical of their reliability and I'm not a fan of behringer whom I've been told is behind bugera.

Is there anything on the market for my price, powered by EL34's that I'm missing? I like stuff like Taking back sunday, Underoath, As cities burn. but thats not as important because I know what I want my amp to sound like. I have an SG with a Seymore Duncan JB in the bridge.
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Wait for the Marshall MA to come out...
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Marshall dsl201 combo is good, marshall sound at a slightly more manageable volume? worth checkin out, used ofcourse. tiny terror is cool, but the vox night train has better cleans with more headroom. Marshall haze 5w too? although it kinda lacks on features.
#4
Carvin X100b. The tiny terror has no clean, no effects loop and not many options for versatility.
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Carvin X100b. The tiny terror has no clean, no effects loop and not many options for versatility.

Oh I know the tiny terror's a one trick pony. But, I'm feeling like I don't need anything more. I have a B-52 AT-100 and its great, but I want some EL34 voicing. But I just keep it on the distortion channel and switch to a rolled off neck humbucker if I want to clean things up plus I don't think I'd use an effects loop even if there was one... the Terror might actually be exactly what I'm looking for. My only other question now is, how well would it power a 4x12 cab? Or should trade that in too for a 2x12 or even 1x12??

Thanks a lot
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why the requirement of EL34s? power tube selection accounts for about 20% of the amp's overall tone, and EL34s are probably the least reliable power tube in common use right now.
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the tiny terror uses el84s anyway
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Don't get a Tiny Terror.
Bugera amps are great, I wouldn't worry about the reliability, the V55 fits your needs. You could also get a Marshall combo, or, as Raijouta said, wait for the MA series.

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why the requirement of EL34s? power tube selection accounts for about 20% of the amp's overall tone, and EL34s are probably the least reliable power tube in common use right now.


If you're choosing between an EL34 and a 6L6 there is a huge difference in tone - you're choosing between a harsher sounding tube with a bit more top end (i.e. British tone) and a smoother, more mid heavy tube (i.e. American tone).


TS: If you're willing to go used look into an Ashdown Fallen Angel 40DSP combo - 40 watt all-tube amp (four 12AX7s and two EL34s), decent cleans, and it can go from a classic British crunch to a high-gain animal. I highly recommend a speaker swap though (if it has stock speakers) because Ashdown's speakers aren't the greatest.
#16
+1

i think it is more than 20%

hell I consider amps worthiness depending on power tube type. I own amps with EL34s and 6L6s.


Also check the Epiphone So Cal 50 head. It's around $500 I think. I'll go check.


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#17
have you looked into traynor amps at all? I know they make a couple of amps with el34's.
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