#1
I'm looking into getting a new amp. A Tube amp thats good for blues, cleans, classic rock sound, rock that isnt so heavy, nothing metal or anything like that.

Its just for practice use, doesnt need to have a bunch of speakers or high wattage.

I dont much at all about amps, I have a Spider II 75w which doesnt sound so great.

Budget is around 500$ usd. Lemme know any ideas, eve if their higher than the budget would still like know just so i can get a better feel for the good amps out there. Thanks
#2
you could have a look at some of the mini valve heads. they are great for classic rock.

http://www.valvepower.co.uk/

http://www.voxamps.com/us/modernclassic/nighttrain/

http://www.blackhearteng.com/

http://www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/ht-5/index.html

If you would prefer a combo amp (one unit) look at something like a Peavy Vypyr or similar
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#3
Alright thanks I'll look into these, and yeah im looking for a combo amp.

Any other suggestions appreciated too.
#6
I've heard good things about Valvekings and they're pretty affordable, any thoughts on those or any others?
#7
Anyone got any advice on the valveking 112. It looks good from my side tho I've havent played one yet so dont know how they work for what i like. so if ayone could tell me about em.
#8
The Valveking 112 is a great amp if you're willing to spend on upgrades. If you buy it used (they typically run about $250) you can swap the speaker and transformer for about $150 depending on which parts you get.

If you don't wanna buy used, though, check out the Epiphone Valve Senior.
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#9
I'd have thought that the Blackheart Handsome Devil would make a great amp for the sound you want... and on a decent budget too.
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#12
The Blackstar HT-5 is a versital little bugger. It's a great amp for practice for almost any music. Not enough wattege to gig or play with a drummer, though.
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#13
for 500 dollars? id say a used peavey classic 30 which typically goes for around 350 or a used vox ac15
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#14
I'd go with a classic 30.


The valvekings sound ok for what they are. They seem to mess up a lot. I used to have one and had a lot of problems out of it.


you could get a fender blues junior with an overdrive pedal, but im not sure it would do the heavier classic rock tones. Amazing cleans though :P
#17
they are very good. or check out maybe a vox nightrain
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