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#1
So i've been playing for about three years now with my yamaha pacifica and vypyr 15 which has served me well, but i want to start getting into tube amps. I dont gig so somthing that i can crank without disturbing the neighbors would be nice. I mainly looking for an 80's rock sort of tone (ACDC, Guns n Roses, Motley Crue). Since this is just for home use or taking to a friends house (or possibly being mic'd to be heard over a drummer for jamming?) I really dont want to spend more than $300 unless it is really going to be worth it. Any suggestions?
#2
You're going to have to look used, look at
Jet City JCA 20
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#3
If you want a tube amp, you will need much cash.
Marshall's are good for the tone your looking for but they can be very costly.
You should try looking at the Marshall DSL or TSL's but they can be costly.
So try this new marshall JMD
#5
he's not getting any of those amps for less than $500-600. He says he only has $300.....
They're are definitely affordable all tube amps for $300. The JCA goes for $333 brand new. and i've seen Valvekings go as low as $175


EDIT:i have a 60 watt 5150 and I do okay in my house.
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#10
The Jet City will nail most of what you are looking at. The Blackstar is great for more saturated 80s tones, but it can definitely get a little AC/DC growl as well.

I vote for the Jet City.
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#11
your gear is pretty similar to what i started off with, slightly inrrelevant but pacifica + vypyr ftw.
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#12
JCA20.
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#13
He already has a vypyr, wouldn't suggest another
Also would not suggest the royal8 either
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#14
wow im surprised nobody has said jet city yet!?!

oh wait... everybody says jetcity! and so do i!
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wow im surprised nobody has said jet city yet!?!

oh wait... everybody says jetcity! and so do i!


exactly
#18
also wouldn't get a laney cub, another modeler is not what he needs
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#19
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also wouldn't get a laney cub, another modeler is not what he needs


As far as i know, it is not a modeler, but an all tube amp.
#20
if the jca isnt what your looking for check out the jca.
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#21
Tweaker.
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#22
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#23
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As far as i know, it is not a modeler, but an all tube amp.



It is an all tube modeling amp. Do you know what modeling means? Cause the fact that its a modeler and all tube have nothing to do with eachother
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It is an all tube modeling amp. Do you know what modeling means? Cause the fact that its a modeler and all tube have nothing to do with eachother?

Well I'm not going to address the larger issue here... But the Cub is not a modeler. Do you know what modeling means?

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#25
dude i trying new amps for a good tube amp but i like laney Laney cub 12 and


you should try all tube amps as possible in you price range we cant predict what you like as your sound i have a sound and most of the guys have diffrant sound

try

Fender Vibro champ XD it has voicings with i tought it was quite nice
Laney Cub 12/ 10
vox Ac4tv cab and head

if you like harder music Metal

Peavy Boss metal pedal
marshall class 5 with Boss metal pedal

well all tube amps are good with pedals soo
go to your local dealer and try these amps

and if you make a song and you wanna make it sound like you think try and get that amp setting
#26
Ow... That post hurts my head.
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It is an all tube modeling amp. Do you know what modeling means? Cause the fact that its a modeler and all tube have nothing to do with eachother

wat
#28
Im going to throw it out there like I always do. Pignose G40v. 40watt all tube, basic, but sounds great. I use mine on a 4x12 cabinet and its more then enough. I got mine in mint condition for around $300. It does everything I ask it to do and sounds amazing. The only downside is that it comes with a 10" speaker, and even though mine has been replaced with a delta demon, it still doesn't sound as good as it does on my 4x12 cab. Not that it doesn't sound good through the 10".
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It is an all tube modeling amp. Do you know what modeling means? Cause the fact that its a modeler and all tube have nothing to do with eachother


Wat? How can a modelling amp be 'all tube.' Do you think the amp/cab/effects models are built into the tubes?!
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#31
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dude i trying new amps for a good tube amp but i like laney Laney cub 12 and


you should try all tube amps as possible in you price range we cant predict what you like as your sound i have a sound and most of the guys have diffrant sound


and if you make a song and you wanna make it sound like you think try and get that amp setting



first, can anyone make anything about what this dude is saying? this is like 1st grade english. I almost wanna sig this


secondly i guess I read the laney site wrong when I looked the amp up, it talked about how it had different models, but I guess they meant physical models and not sound models. oof!


and yes they're definitely can be all tube modeling amps..... pretty sure marshall and Line 6 both make one. the Marshall JMD is an all tube modeler....
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and yes they're definitely can be all tube modeling amps..... pretty sure marshall and Line 6 both make one. the Marshall JMD is an all tube modeler....

Definitely... Pretty sure... How about not at all? The JMD has a solid state pre amp.

tl;dr: You're wrong.
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#33
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and yes they're definitely can be all tube modeling amps..... pretty sure marshall and Line 6 both make one. the Marshall JMD is an all tube modeler....


No. And No.

quoted from marshall's site:

'combining state-of-the-art digitial pre-amp with studio quality FX and sheer EL34 valve power.'

meaning: digital preamp, tube power amp...like most modeling amps that use tubes...there are some that use tube in the preamp (like the VOX VT for the comment below me...)...but they're still not 'all tube.' As long as there's a circuit board in the preamp circuit containing the amp/cab/effect models (thus making it a modelling amp)...I see no way that it could possibly be an 'all tube' amp. Sorry, but you're wrong.
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first, can anyone make anything about what this dude is saying? this is like 1st grade english. I almost wanna sig this


and yes they're definitely can be all tube modeling amps..... pretty sure marshall and Line 6 both make one. the Marshall JMD is an all tube modeler....

like as your sound i have a sound and most of the guys have diffrant sound

is the vox valvetronix not a tube modeling amp?
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#35
ahem but i beg to differ, ever heard of the line 6 spider valve?
here's an excert taken directly form their site

http://line6.com/spidervalve/

Spider Valve delivers 12 channels of amp modeling - combined with several flavors of built-in modulation, delay and reverb – driven by an all tube, all Bogner amplification design boasting 6L6 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes and premium Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers.
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ahem but i beg to differ, ever heard of the line 6 spider valve?
here's an excert taken directly form their site

http://line6.com/spidervalve/

All tube power amp. Solid state pre amp... Care to try again?
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#37
just because it has tubes in the preamp and power amp doesn't make it an all tube amp...you're missing the point. It has digital effects, etc. built into the preamp circuit...no longer an all tube amp.
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#38
then why does the description clearly say "ALL TUBE"?
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#39
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just because it has tubes in the preamp and power amp doesn't make it an all tube amp...you're missing the point. It has digital effects, etc. built into the preamp circuit...no longer an all tube amp.

Shh. I want him to keep posting amps so I can tell him they're not all tube. Apparently he doesn't know what marketing is so he should have plenty to try out.
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then why does the description clearly say "ALL TUBE"?


Marketing. The same reason the Vox VT has a single tube in the preamp...doesn't do much. BUT IT'S GOT TEH TOOOBZ!

Give it a rest man...if you believe everything you read I've got an attenuator on ebay that you're gonna love.
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