#1
Any suggestions?
I'll be playing mostly Punk, Ska, and pop punk..
Like Bad Religion, Blink 182, The Descendents, Rancid and Circle Jerks..
#3
Quote by Myke.
Any suggestions?
I'll be playing mostly Punk, Ska, and pop punk..
Like Bad Religion, Blink 182, The Descendents, Rancid and Circle Jerks..

I think a Classic 30 could be great for you, and they go used for about $350. Other than that, maybe a Marshall combo like a JCM 800 or 900 but that might stretch your budget a bit.

Also I might consider higher gain stuff, like the Peavey Ultras, XXXs, and JSXs; they could all do your stuff and more for around your price range used.

Just my .02... I don't play that music so maybe I'm way off though.
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#4
used classic 30
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#5
So a Classic 30?
I have got that a few times..
Anyone want to elaborate on why I should consider that?
#6
Great cleans, takes pedals well
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#8
Laney AOR + cab of choice, SF Bassman + cab of choice w/ Rat, or a Mesa DC-5

Not a Classic 30. Way too thin.
#9
Quote by The_Bosstone
Laney AOR + cab of choice, SF Bassman + cab of choice w/ Rat, or a Mesa DC-5

Not a Classic 30. Way too thin.

Thin? You're kidding, right? I own a Classic 30 and it's anything BUT thin...
#10
Sorry for my mass amount of questions, but I have never never purchased an amp before so im very weary..

I just really want something a can get a very punk tone out of then get a nice ska tone out of..
#12
You could also just get a Fender Blues JR and a RAT or something.
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#13
I have a Calssic 50 (the 50w version of the Classic 30)

Great cleans. Great distortion. Loves pedals.

Should be perfect for Ska and Punk.
#14
Quote by Myke.
Ill have to check the marshalls 30's out..


BTW its a Peavey Classic 30 not marshall
#15
What about people who want that punk sound without having to buy all the pedals? Is there a combo amp that gives a good sound? For about the same price (200-300 bucks).
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#16
Quote by Slappydappy
What about people who want that punk sound without having to buy all the pedals? Is there a combo amp that gives a good sound? For about the same price (200-300 bucks).

Really good sound for max. 300 bucks?

Short answer: No.
Long answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
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#17
Alot of people recommended the Line 6 Flextone III. I have found a few for 350. Not a good amp?
#18
flextones are good amps. they are modeling amps so you get a lot of options and stuff too.

i would also recomend a classic 30. dont know why you would need pedals to get the raw sound of punk or ska, but it does take them well. another option would be a blackheart. depending on the wattage you are going to need (gigs/band?) you could go for the little giant or the handsome devil. both will get you a marshally sound that i think works very well for punk. just crank the thing and its a great punky sound.
#19
The pedals is just more cables and money and junk in my condo. I'd rather have the combo amp while I am practicing.
#20
Quote by The.new.guy
Thin? You're kidding, right? I own a Classic 30 and it's anything BUT thin...
No, I'm not kidding at all. Have you ever cranked it?
#21
Well the classic Sex Pistols sound was a Distortion+ into a Fender Twin. If you get a decent Fender amp that does mid gain you'd probably get pretty close to an awesome punk sound.

The real answer is an old 70s HH 100 Watt combo though. Or just whatever the **** you feel like. You don't really buy a specific amp for Punk...
#22
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#23
It's not really the "punk sound" that i'm worried about..
Most amps will sound fine for that.
Its the ska sound..
I just need something that can have a nice distortion to it but also maintain nice cleans..
#24
Quote by Myke.
It's not really the "punk sound" that i'm worried about..
Most amps will sound fine for that.
Its the ska sound..
I just need something that can have a nice distortion to it but also maintain nice cleans..


Not sure how much they are in $ but how about a Peavey Delta Blues + a ProCo Rat?

The BD has amazing cleans should sound very cool for ska. The rat would also really help because the OD on the amp is a bit fizzy.
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#26
Quote by Myke.
It's not really the "punk sound" that i'm worried about..
Most amps will sound fine for that.
Its the ska sound..
I just need something that can have a nice distortion to it but also maintain nice cleans..

The C30 is modeled after the Fender Bassman.
#27
Thanks for all the suggestions!
One final question, would a classic 30 really be loud enough for gigs..?
Even like smaller gigs?
#28
Quote by jof1029
flextones are good amps. they are modeling amps so you get a lot of options and stuff too.

i would also recomend a classic 30. dont know why you would need pedals to get the raw sound of punk or ska, but it does take them well. another option would be a blackheart. depending on the wattage you are going to need (gigs/band?) you could go for the little giant or the handsome devil. both will get you a marshally sound that i think works very well for punk. just crank the thing and its a great punky sound.


This. Flextones are decents amps. I'm thinking about getting another Peavey Classic. I should've never sold mine to begin with

EDIT: the classic 30 will be plenty loud enough to gig with.
#29
Quote by The_Bosstone
No, I'm not kidding at all. Have you ever cranked it?
I agree with you.

The Classic 30 is a thin amp, mostly due to the crap stock Blue Marvel in the amp.

The Blue Marvel is really trebly, with very little bass (so thin sounding). The Classic will benifit IMO with a speaker change.
#30
Quote by JesusCrisp
Really good sound for max. 300 bucks?

Short answer: No.
Long answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Ever play a Fender Super Champ XD?
#31
Start looking out for a jcm900 or crate blue voodoo combo.
That loser shit's right out the window!