Poll: which amp
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Line 6 spider valve 112
2 9%
peavey valve king 212 (second hand)
8 36%
Marshall Class 5 Tube Combo Amplifier
1 5%
Blackstar HT-5 head and cab
11 50%
Voters: 22.
#1
hi ok i play all genres of music and my band plays in smallish venues.

what would you reccomend me out of these 5 amps? thanks
#5
Head says Ht5. My huge manly penis says the class 5.
Actually, does the class 5 have a master volume? Cos if it does, i'd go with the class 5
#6
Quote by Matt-92
Head says Ht5. My huge manly penis says the class 5.
Actually, does the class 5 have a master volume? Cos if it does, i'd go with the class 5

the class 5 has a master volume and it controls the distortion level and the amount is controled by the guitars volume knob
#7
the class 5 would be the worst choice for doing "all genres".

the spider valve, VK or a mic'd ht-5.
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#9
everyones sayin a miced ht-5 but if i have a cab wont it be loud enough already? or would i need two cabs?
#10
Well.... its only a 5 watt head, and that doesn't get loud enough. I mean, you could get 8 of the matching cabs and I'm not guarenteeing (or however u spell it on br00tz language), it'll just spilt the air more efficiently. It might get louder I'm not sure...
#12
i don't think extra cabs would make it louder
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#13
Quote by TheShizzNizz
or if i got got lets say a marshall cab would it be louder then? thanks

no a marshall 4x12 would only slightly improve the loudness, most of the loudness is down to how powerfull the amp is and 5 watts is not that powerfull
#14
ok thanks just had a look on ebay theres marshall jcm 900's on there going for around 350 would this tread on all the other amps i have mentioned?
thanks
#15
Quote by TheShizzNizz
ok thanks just had a look on ebay theres marshall jcm 900's on there going for around 350 would this tread on all the other amps i have mentioned?
thanks

yes it's a 100 watt head it will be extremly loud i would get it and then get a good marshall 4x12 probably they're new mc range should do as a good budget cab
#16
more speakers does not mean more volume.

5 watts ain't gonna cut it unless you mic it.

"all genres" means more versatility. So a VK-112 or Spider Valve gets my vote.

Edit: I find it hard to believe that JCM900 heads sell for anywhere near $350. Or are you looking at the cabs?
http://www2.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/mash.cgi?cat=mus&itm=marshall&loc=&fil=jcm900&ys=&ye=&ps=&pe=&pgs=50&submit=++++go++++
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Dec 7, 2009,
#19
Valve king, proven tone, solid amp, versitle if you can eq, loud or quiet so if you can't mic at a gig it ain't a problem and all t00by goodness with preamp tubes and power tubes. Combo's also work INSANELY well due to the fact you don't have 2 pieces to carry, just one- if I could find an el diablo 2x12 I would totally get it but their hard to find.
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#20
Quote by gregs1020
more speakers does not mean more volume.

5 watts ain't gonna cut it unless you mic it.

"all genres" means more versatility. So a VK-112 or Spider Valve gets my vote.

Edit: I find it hard to believe that JCM900 heads sell for anywhere near $350. Or are you looking at the cabs?
http://www2.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/mash.cgi?cat=mus&itm=marshall&loc=&fil=jcm900&ys=&ye=&ps=&pe=&pgs=50&submit=++++go++++


Pretty much this. All of it.

VK will need some mods, like a new speaker, EQ and OD pedal etc but work real well after that.
#21
ok when i meant jcm 900 i meant the 50 watt combo. thats whats going round 350ish. so its either

spider valve

peavey valve king

or jcm 900?
#22
if that's the case, the jcm 900 50 watt combo providing it's in good working order. i wouldn't think twice.
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