#1
so i have approximately $1000-1500 Canadian to spend on a new tube amp. I mainly play my own music with my band, but we have many influences ranging from the Beatles to Green Day to Rush etc...so i'm looking for a great, rock sounding overdrive tone with nice cleans (on my own i like to play jazz and funk so cleans are just as important as the overdrive).

Since my band and i hope to be playing some live shows soon, i need a tube amp thats loud enough for small venues, but not too loud for home use. i'm thinking 30 watts tube would be good.

I am definitely willing to go used, but seeing as there isnt much selection on Craigslist in my area (Montreal), i'm thinking that i would be forced to buy something new.

my current guitar is an epiphone les paul.

any suggestions that you guys have would be great. thanks in advance
#2
Vox ac30
Marshall JCM800/900
Randall RM50 with your choice of modules
Gear:
Gibson SG Special Faded
Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
#3
Vox AC30 cc1 (Overseas you get a bit ripped off though.)

http://www.tomleemusic.ca/main/guitars.cfm?details=1&id=241&inv=129192
i dont know much about it, heard great stuff. somone else probably will.

With that kind of budget i dont think you cant wrong, go to a shop if you can and try stuff out.
#4
ahh yes, the ac30...i've been thinking about getting one of those for a long time now. but do you think it'll give me enough "crunch"? i know i could always boost it with an overdrive pedal, but without any pedals, how loud would i have to crank it to get some overdrive?