#1
Right, so after many trials and tribulations, I managed to return my V55 to the store. I'm going to Greece in a few weeks, so I don't really have time to go out and thoroughly check out valve amps, so I'm looking for a half decent solid state amp around $150 to have at home for the next couple of weeks, as I am currently AMP-LESS.

I've been looking at the Vox Pathfinder 10, as it seems to have a pretty good rep for being a half decent solid state practice amp. And I can get it for $130. What do you guys think?
#2
Wait, I'm confused. You returned a Bugera V55, which is $400, but you have $150 to spend?
#3
^Returned it for $650 (australian), and I'm putting all that money towards a new valve amp, which I'll get in maybe one or two months' time. I have up to $150, maybe a LITTLE more, out of this week's paycheck to get a solid state amp to see me through for the next 1 to 2 months.
#4
Why get the crappy new amp when you can save the money and add it to the $650, then you can have $800 to spend on your next amp instead.
#5
1. Because I am currently amp-less.
2. It's going to be at least 2 months before I get my next valve amp - i don't want to rush the decision just because i want an amp, any amp, to play on.
4. I've wanted to get a small practice amp since my MG15 crapped out - it just saves on lugging a big amp out every time I want to play. and plus it's quieter.
3. I'm going to get a big annual leave work payout when I get back, so $150 on a practice amp isn't a tremendous issue.
#6
Does it have to be SS? Bugera has a kickass tube for $150 that will make you smile. I can attest. Only thing is that it's a 1x8 so you are losing alot of low-end and it doesn't have low/mid/high settings. BUT... it has reverb. Crazy eh? Check it out! Bugera V5.
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#8
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Does it have to be SS? Bugera has a kickass tube for $150 that will make you smile. I can attest. Only thing is that it's a 1x8 so you are losing alot of low-end and it doesn't have low/mid/high settings. BUT... it has reverb. Crazy eh? Check it out! Bugera V5.

I've already checked out the Bugera V5. Personally, it doesn't flick my switch.

EDIT:

And I have been considering many 5 watt tube amps, but they don't have much, if any, headroom. I'm actually starting to think about the Roland Cube 15.
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#10
Get a vox amplug and the little speaker amp for it. You will be pleased. They sound amazing for the price. They have ones for metal, clean(AC30), Classic, lead.
#11
Cubes make great practice amps. I always use those when I go to GC and test out guitars and don't want to piss the store off. I took my V5 and ran it to a Line 6 IV 1x12 because it had a Celestion and it widened up the tone dramatically. As far as an SS the only one I have is the Vypyr 30 and I bought it for it's modelling. I'm too cheap to buy pedals and all I do is play at home.
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#12
Heh, I'll sell you my Microcube for $100.
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#13
Electro-Harmonix 22 Caliber 22-watt Guitar Amplifier Head

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=22+caliber+amp&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=XL0JTPCeN8P38Aa_guiPBw&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQrQQwAA

Hook up a speaker, play it for a few months, and sell it off for little loss, or just keep it for a backup.