I plugged my epi les paul into my palomino V32 expecting to make beautiful music. It did not do such a thing. It made the most awful noise and when i went to kill the volume, the knob never caught at 0 and proceeded to continue turning. My amp is trashed. Its just over a year old, and the cost to fix it would probably be just as expensive as getting a new amp. So I'm wondering about getting a new amp.

I haven't paid attention to the latest guitar trends lately, so a few new series aren't familiar to me, the Peavey VYPYR being an example. I'd like a tube amp or at least a hybrid with a tube power section. I have my epi les paul and I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a telecaster at some point.

I play all four corners of rock pretty much. Rush, CCR, Pink Floyd, RATM, Soundgarden, AIC, etc. Its a wide variety. I have a Metal Muff but at times I think its a litttle excessive when I put it in front of a tube amp, so it would be nice to have an amp that could get pretty gritty on its own.

Long read I know, but thanks.
That's actually not a hard fix. It sounds like you just busted the pot. It shouldn't be a lot to fix.

But, if you're set on getting a new amp, The Peavey ValveKing is a good small one.
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take it back to the shop you bought it from. tell them that you do not consider just over a year to be an acceptable amount of time for a product to work, and that you expect them to repair it or replace it.
my name is matt. you can call me that if you like.
Good call on the ditching it then. Reverb Tanks are a pain in the ass to replace.
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check craigslist for a cheap Mesa tube combo =D
or, just check craigslist for something that fits your sound.

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First, I'd like to mention that that is the most delightful username I have read in quite a while.

Second, we'd need to know what country you live in, how much you'd spend max and if a used amp is an option for you.

Also, getting your amp checked by a tech might be worth a try, checking itself doesn't cost much and you have a chance the problem can be fixed for cheap. The V32 is a nice amp from what I hear, so it'd be sad to just let it die like that.
1) Its good you say so, your life has been spared.

2) I love around Columbus, OH. Theres a samash, GC, and a music go round. I'd say around 500, and I would buy used, but from somewhere reputable.

3) That does sound smart doesn't it?
Well, buying used is always a risk. I've bought three amps on ebay so far and all were fine - however, if you're really scared you might just stick with used stuff you can actually try and inspect before buying, hence craigslist is a good place to look. Here's some stuff I found close to you that might be worth a try:

A V33 - Also a tube Crate, cheap, nice tone and loud:

Fender Super Champ XD, digital preamp, valve power amp, excellent practice amp, mabe not so good if you like playing heavy stuff from time to time. Also, it's a bit pricey for a used one (new ones cost 300$), maybe you can talk the guy down to 200$:

This Sovtek is basically a Marshall copy, great rock amp. It's got no speakers though, but I guess you can use your Crate as a cab:

Here a list of Peavey Classic amps - they're nice for everything rock (not as nice as the Sovtek maybe, but nice nonetheless):

Also see if you can find a Traynor YCV series amp, there's different models with different power sections, but all are great versatile rock amps, most will be available for well under 500 bucks used.
thanks a lot man, nobody has done that much legwork for me ever haha. You reminded me of a few amps that I had considered like 2 years ago but forgot about. Like the Traynor or the Classic 30.
3) That does sound smart doesn't it?

Sent you a message on your profile page, let me know.
Let me buy that V32, though I have a feeling that's what Rutch wanted...
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Shame that such a nice amp crapped out on you.

The V33 will get you very close to what you had. Also I hear there are mods galore for that amp (also the V18) if you're into that kind of stuff.

EDIT: Your avatar made me lol.
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First, I'd like to mention that that is the most delightful username I have read in quite a while.

+1, but is that even sean connery in your avatar?
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