#1
all right
im looking for a new amp for home use
i gave up tube, cause i understand it's not good for home
so i decided to go on a transistor amp
what amp do you suggest i buy for 400-500$
i dont like marshalls...
my gear is tonebone dist pedal, and epiphone les paul model
im playing rock and metal - metallica, megadeth, gary moore, opeth, iron maiden
please help me
i liked vox and peavey
line 6 not so much...
thanks a lot
#2
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60
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#3
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i gave up tube, cause i understand it's not good for home
so i decided to go on a transistor amp
You've been misinformed, my dear friend. Valve/tube amps work fine for indoor home use. Obviously 150 watts into a stack of speaker cabinets isn't ideal for home use, but can be done if that's what you want.
what amp do you suggest i buy for 400-500$
i dont like marshalls...
my gear is tonebone dist pedal, and epiphone les paul model
im playing rock and metal - metallica, megadeth, gary moore, opeth, iron maiden
please help me
i liked vox and peavey
line 6 not so much...
thanks a lot
The Vox Valvetronix range is something to look into if you're not partial to tubes or quite like the sound of Vox.

The Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 is worthwhile looking into. As is the Line 6 Spider Valve. I personally prefer the Spider Valve, but it does take a long time to get accustomed to - I wasn't impressed by my initial test. Both are worth noting.

You've also got the Blackstar HT-5 - It's very popular around these parts. It has a very knarly, British type Metallica tone to it with prenty of versatility and options.
It's a valve amp but only 5 watts, which means you don't need to crank it to find some tasty overdriven tones.

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#4
Why is a tube not good for the home?
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#5
yeah, listen to sw1ss023. and if you really don't want a tube amp, get the Vypyr 75
#6
well thank you for the quick replies
i guess i should check this issue more
i'll go and see what tube amp can satisfy me
thanks again
#7
As far as volume you should be fine as long as the amp has a headphone jack. The Vypyr Tube 60 and HT-5 both do.
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#8
what do you think about the peavey valve king 112?
it's all tube amp 50w
i found it for 500$ used...
worth buying assuming it's perfect condition?
#9
^ No, I don't think it is, certainly not for $500 USD. I've seen the 212 go for $300 on ebay before. I bet you could get one on craigslist for $280.

And it's not a special amp, although it's clean tones are quite decent. The lead channel is very uninspired and cheap sounding. That said, with a few modifications it can become a real beast:
Buy a Fulltone OCD ($100 - ebay) a new set of speakers (Vintage 30's) and a new set of valves (check the Valveking thread for more info) Once you've done that you'll have a pretty damn good amp, particularly for the money.