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Hello UG,
I recently stumbled into 200$ worth of Birthday Money and I'm going to buy myself a used tube amp.
1) I am currently in a Paramore-ish punk band and a Underoath-ish post hardcore metal band. This is the sound I'll be going for.
2) I will be gigging so I'll need at least 30 watts but I don't want something extremely loud like 100 watts.
3) I prefer a combo amp
4) I'll be using a Epiphone Studio and a Fender MIM Strat.
5) Yes I'll be using pedals

So Here's My options from craiglist:
Peavey Valveking 112 ( I'm leaning towards this one)
Crate V33
Carvin XV112.

Which one should I get UG?
This should really go in the Guitar Gear and Accessories forum.

I love my Valve King, but you'd have to put more money into it before you can get a really nice tone out of it.

After I got my VK, I got a new speaker ($70) to replace the rather crappy stock one. Also I've got an EQ pedal (another $70) in the mail which is reportedly necessary for a great sound because of the quirks with the VK's onboard EQ. It's something you'll have to keep in mind if $200 is the limit of your budget.

Don't get me wrong, it's an incredible amp. You just have to be willing to work with (or should I say for?) it.
Last edited by Helicopters! at Jul 6, 2010,