#1
I'm looking for an amp that would do well for blues. preferably tube, no effects unless its reverb or tremolo, and it doesn't have to have built in overdrive, i can just buy a pedal for it which i probably will buy one soon anyways. so any suggestions?
Guitars:
LTD F-50
Yamaha EG-112
'77 Harmony
Roadworn Starcaster
Gretsch G5120

Amps:
Vypyr 15
Epiphone Valve Junior combo
#5
Try out a Jet City 2112RC. Otherwise, as was said before, try out a Blues Junior.
Fender '04 Strat
MiM Sunburst with Maple Neck

Ibanez TS-808
Fender Blues Junior
Marshall JTM60
#7
well i'd like around $150 but i can get an extra $50-ish and also i'd like it to have the eq still too.
Guitars:
LTD F-50
Yamaha EG-112
'77 Harmony
Roadworn Starcaster
Gretsch G5120

Amps:
Vypyr 15
Epiphone Valve Junior combo
#8
Quote by grungebaby
well i'd like around $150 but i can get an extra $50-ish and also i'd like it to have the eq still too.

Well, then I guess you might like one of these:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bugera-V5-5W-1x8-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=502586
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Vibro-Champ-XD-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=483069

The VibroChamp also has drive/effects built-in. I've only tried the bigger version which I liked, dunno how much worse the one I linked to actually is.

If a used amp is an option for you, look for one of these on ebay or craigslist:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-AC4TV-4W-1x10-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=476326
Last edited by TheQuailman at Aug 19, 2010,
#9
I don't think i'd like the vibrochamp very much, I have a vypyr and I'm sick of digital, I'd settle for the bugera but I'm probably gonna save up for the vox or look for a used on, that thing is perfect for me. plus I love vox.
Guitars:
LTD F-50
Yamaha EG-112
'77 Harmony
Roadworn Starcaster
Gretsch G5120

Amps:
Vypyr 15
Epiphone Valve Junior combo
#10
Quote by grungebaby
I don't think i'd like the vibrochamp very much, I have a vypyr and I'm sick of digital.
According to Peavey the distortion is analog. But I have a Vypyr and to my ears it sounds digital. The XD series although digital sounds nothing like digital.
#11
well i'm wanting something that i can get a sweet blues sound on, and with the vypyr you can't even tell the difference between a humbucker and a single coil
Guitars:
LTD F-50
Yamaha EG-112
'77 Harmony
Roadworn Starcaster
Gretsch G5120

Amps:
Vypyr 15
Epiphone Valve Junior combo
#12
fender champ 600

or find a beat up old used champ from the 70's.

or a used ampeg j-12t, they pop up cheap at times. i paid $175 for one once.
and i saw 2 of them sitting in paul reed smith's home studio in md. he said they were the best practice amp ever made, i agreed and fessed up to owning one.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#13
i found the champ 600 not too long ago but i don't like how the only control is volume.
Guitars:
LTD F-50
Yamaha EG-112
'77 Harmony
Roadworn Starcaster
Gretsch G5120

Amps:
Vypyr 15
Epiphone Valve Junior combo
#15
I'm amazed that some idiot hasn't come in here by now and rec'd a 5150 like they always do.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#18
Quote by bubb_tubbs
I'm amazed that some idiot hasn't come in here by now and rec'd a JCM800 like they always do.

fixed.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#19
Go play a VCXD or SCXD before you judge it


i wasn't saying it would suck i just was saying i'd like to have eq controls.

I'm amazed that some idiot hasn't come in here by now and rec'd a 5150 like they always do.


Thats cause they saw cheap and blues and decided "this isn't teh br00tz im leaving" haha
Guitars:
LTD F-50
Yamaha EG-112
'77 Harmony
Roadworn Starcaster
Gretsch G5120

Amps:
Vypyr 15
Epiphone Valve Junior combo
Last edited by grungebaby at Aug 19, 2010,
#20
I love the Bugera. I got the v22, but $120 one is better than the epi, warmer a dig reverb. Don't get fender hot rod, the electronics break down, blues jr ain't cheap, neither is vox, but their tube amps are great. When I played the blues circuit, I found it wasn't. What kinda amp, it was what kinda fender? Dont think I saw a bluesguy use anyt else. That said Bugera is so warm. The gain channel six just like fender, but the clean breaks up damn nice on the $120 cheap model. I plan on changing the tubes on my v22, think I can get a better range. But as a budget fndr twin, I am glad I found it. Do u use tube screamer? The ts7 is good and cheap, cuz it has the orig chip. Good lukk!
#21
Quote by gregs1020
fixed.

That too.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#22
Quote by grungebaby
i found the champ 600 not too long ago but i don't like how the only control is volume.

you said simple.

you want a tone knob?

ok a 70's champ it is...
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#24
you said simple.

you want a tone knob?

ok a 70's champ it is...

true but on one of my guitars i have a switch installed that lets me switch my humbucker to a single coil and when i do that it needs a little eq-ing to sound just right so there would be a little problem for me not have eq controls
Guitars:
LTD F-50
Yamaha EG-112
'77 Harmony
Roadworn Starcaster
Gretsch G5120

Amps:
Vypyr 15
Epiphone Valve Junior combo