#1
So, I've decided it's time for a tube amp. Why now? I've got a gig in a month. I can't come up with more than 300 bucks by then, so I'm looking on a budget.

The Raven RG200 looked like the best contender. Can anyone give me feedback on the amp/better amps for the same price?


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So, I've decided it's time for a tube amp. Why now? I've got a gig in a month. I can't come up with more than 300 bucks by then, so I'm looking on a budget.

The Raven RG200 looked like the best contender. Can anyone give me feedback on the amp/better amps for the same price?


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No, it's not a tube amp, but what kind of music do you like to play?
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No, it's not a tube amp, but what kind of music do you like to play?

Well, I do all from Ska to Metal. The only reason I wanna go to Tubes is because I need to run effects through my amp. I mean, mainly it'll just be switching from clean to heavy, but I'd like to use a Phaser and Wah as well.
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#5
Your budget is 300 bucks?


It's gonna be tough to find anything gig-worthy for less than 300 without going WAY used.
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#6
You might get lucky and find a used Peavey Classic 30 on Ebay for roughly 300. It's only 30 watts, but don't let it fool you, it's pretty loud and it sounds great for the price (way better than the raven). I suggest going to a guitar shop and trying out some different options if possible. You don't want to buy something and end up not liking it in 3 days.
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You might get lucky and find a used Peavey Classic 30 on Ebay for roughly 300. It's only 30 watts, but don't let it fool you, it's pretty loud and it sounds great for the price (way better than the raven will). I suggest going to a guitar shop and trying out some different options if possible. You don't want to buy something and end up not liking it in 3 days.



This, most definitely.


You never really know that you'll like something until you have it in your hands. For example, while slash4114 recommends a Peavey Classic 30, I would never recommend one after trying one because, for some reason unknown to me, I hate them.

To me they sound farty, weak and undefined. Sure, the tube tone is there but it just doesn't have the charisma to produce good tone. I mean, when I played it I could tell that it was obviously tube but then I was like, "That's it? That's the raved-about Peavey Classic 30?"
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This, most definitely.


You never really know that you'll like something until you have it in your hands. For example, while slash4114 recommends a Peavey Classic 30, I would never recommend one after trying one because, for some reason unknown to me, I hate them.

To me they sound farty, weak and undefined. Sure, the tube tone is there but it just doesn't have the charisma to produce good tone. I mean, when I played it I could tell that it was obviously tube but then I was like, "That's it? That's the raved-about Peavey Classic 30?"

I find that they sound great for the price
You aren't going to get much better for 300 bucks, IMHO.
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+1

This should have cleans for ska...and crunch for metal. The Peavey Classic option was a good one too...it can handle most hard rock and some metal...but you will need an OD to get deep into metal territory.
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Your budget is 300 bucks?


It's gonna be tough to find anything gig-worthy for less than 300 without going WAY used.

Classic 30 is right around that price range on the used market.
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