#1
because, though I like my Spider, I hate how everything sounds generally the same. Makes me do this------------>

That being said, I would like to know what a generally good tube amp is. I know that, when it comes to buying new gear, it's usually all subjective and everything must be tried. But I'm looking for a "guide" as for what to look at. What are the most popular amps, etc.

So here's all that you need to know to answer my question:
Budget: $450
Styles: Metal (metalcore to be more specific) and jazz are my two main ones
-Loud enough to play small gigs
-Somewhat versatile (I know it's a give and take relationship between clean and gain, but I can always overdrive the amp, right?)

I don't really care if it's a stack or a combo, as long as it's good. Oh, and I CAN (meaning I have the ability) to save up money, but it's not efficient, as I'm only 15 years old.

I've looked into the B-52 AT112, and (after watching youtube videos) it does sound pretty nice, but after reading a lot of reviews it seems to be pretty unreliable. Any info regarding this?

I'm upgrading my guitar too, and I'm pretty set on the Ibanez S520EX.

Thank you so much for all answers, I appreciate it a lot!
#2
Blues jr, Vox AC15 or epi valve jr
Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II(
"Epicaster" pimped out strat
Fender Blues Jr.
DeltaLab RD1 Rock distortion
Barber handmade USA Direct Drive Overdrive
DeltaLab Stereo chorus
MXR 6 band EQ
#3
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Blues jr, Vox AC15 or epi valve jr


Those amp CANNOT do metal with out a huge boost
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#4
my advice is go pawn shop hunting. what you are going to find new for 450 doesnt hold a light to what you're going to find used.
*lust list*
Vox tone lab
Vox ac50
satchurator
satches time machine
vintage phase 90
Money towards this gear = $0.00

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#5
Your spider makes you go super saiyan? I want a spider!
"If you're looking for me,
you better check under the sea,
because that's where you'll find me..."
#6
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Your spider makes you go super saiyan? I want a spider!


Yep. Why do you think everyone has one?

Lol in all seriousness, I had thought about the Epi. Valve Jr. before, and thought of using a multi-effects pedal. But i was wondering, will a multi-effects pedal make my guitar sound REALLY digital or something?

And if I decided to go with just one pedal, should I get overdrive or distortion? Is there much of a difference?
#7
overdrive make your t00bz amp sound cool
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#8
Go with an Ampeg VH-140c. Epic cleans, epic metal tones. It's solid state, but way better than any amp in and well above its price range for people who just play metal and jazz. They go used all the time for $300-400. Check ebay.
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#9
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Your spider makes you go super saiyan? I want a spider!


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