#1
So I'm tryin to help my friend upgrade form his Vox Valvetronix, and he's looking to put around $500 (new or used) into a head. He plays mostly indie and blues, artists like Jack White, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, ect ect. Just outside of Columbus Ohio, so there's a pretty decent local market. He's been looking at the Vox Nighttrain and the Orange TT. Needs to be gigworthy, but not so loud it will rip the skin off a cat when played at home, so somewhere between 15-30W.

I think I covered all the bases in there, but let me know if I missed any.

Cheers,
-Chris
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#2
Quote by mcraddict81592
So I'm tryin to help my friend upgrade form his Vox Valvetronix, and he's looking to put around $500 (new or used) into a head. He plays mostly indie and blues, artists like Jack White, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, ect ect. Just outside of Columbus Ohio, so there's a pretty decent local market. He's been looking at the Vox Nighttrain and the Orange TT. Needs to be gigworthy, but not so loud it will rip the skin off a cat when played at home, so somewhere between 15-30W.

I think I covered all the bases in there, but let me know if I missed any.

Cheers,
-Chris

A peavey XXX would workout well......I've heard one with a pedal steel that sounded amazing. A very nice peice for the $$$ just a thought don't discount amps because of wattage......Master Volume
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#3
Eh, an XXX is more suited for higher gain stuff if you ask me.

Chris: Both of those are solid choices that you stated, but a Peavey Classic would do a good job too.
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#4
I would honestly rather have a Vox Valvetronix than a Nightrain or a Tiny Terror.
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#5
Go for a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe used, they're around that price range and a lot of indie/alt. rock guitarists use them nowadays.
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#6
Quote by darkarbiter7
Eh, an XXX is more suited for higher gain stuff if you ask me.

Chris: Both of those are solid choices that you stated, but a Peavey Classic would do a good job too.

I was thinking this, too. The Classic isn't a typical indie sounding amp (or not typical for what I associate with indie), but for Hendrix/Page tones on a budget, it rips.

They can be found for 300 bucks used all the time. Leaves enough cash to upgrade the speaker (the stock one's not horrible, but the amp benefits from an upgrade, anyway). Heck, with 500, you can find a used Classic 30 head and a nice 2x12" cab even.
#7
Duckmin: He's looking for a head I believe. Peavey has a C30 head.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#9
Sorry, I stopped reading after you mentioned upgrading the speaker
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#10
I'd recommend the Bugera V22, Fender Blues Junior, Peavey Classic 30, Egnater Tweaker or the Jet City JCA20.
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#11
By the way a combo would work too, he doesn't currently have a cab, so I'm sure either would suffice.
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#12
Indie? I always think Vox when i think indie.

Look for a used Peavey Delta Blues. Really great Voxy amp.
Or a Traynor YCV50 Blue, more on the marshally side.
There's also the YCV40WR, and that's a mix of Fender and Vox on the clean channel, and a higher gain Fender on the OD channel.

All can be found for under 500.
#13
Quote by gbgg9409
Go for a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe used, they're around that price range and a lot of indie/alt. rock guitarists use them nowadays.

+1 This is what I always associate with general indie.
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Orange Rockerverb 50 MKI
Vox AC4c1
Jet City JCA20H

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#14
Quote by darkarbiter7
Eh, an XXX is more suited for higher gain stuff if you ask me.

Chris: Both of those are solid choices that you stated, but a Peavey Classic would do a good job too.

The XXX does everything pretty darn good.....
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#15
hey mrc addict

lots of stuff on craigslist

http://columbus.craigslist.org/search/msg?query=amp&srchType=A&minAsk=200&maxAsk=600


Sep 15 - Sovtek MIG-100 Guitar Amp Head - $400 (Columbus) pic

Sep 13 - Custom brownface Fender/Marshall JTM-45 hybrid amp - $599 (Columbus) pic

Sep 12 - Peavey Vypyr 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp with pedal - $425 (Chillicothe/Circleville) pic

Sep 12 - vox ad30VT modeling amp ,brand new - $200 (cash or trade for your ???)

Sep 12 - Peavey Classic VTX 212 Combo Amp, 70 Watts RMS Tube Power, VGC - $275 (Pickerington) pic img

Sep 12 - Line 6 SPIDER VALVE 112 AMP BOGNER - $350 (Dublin) pic

Sep 12 - Fender Cyber Champ Modeling Amp - $200 (Far West) pic

Sep 12 - Fender Princeton Chorus - $200 (Hilliard) pic

Sep 11 - Fender Champ 12 tube amp - $250 (Grove City) pic

Sep 10 - PEAVEY VALVE 212 100W TUBE POWER - $400 (LITHOPOLIS) pic

Sep 10 - Vox AD60VTX & VC4 Foot Controls - $600 (Columbus) pic

Sep 9 - RARE VINTAGE TUBE AMP - $300 (COLUMBUS) pic

Sep 9 - Fender Acoustasonic 30 DSP - for all those home recorders! - $200 (Reynoldsburg) pic

Sep 9 - Peavey ValveKing Half-Stack VK100 4x12 Windsor $Nice$ - $599 (Heath/Newark) pic

Sep 8 - Vox AC15 Custum 15watt tube amp - $600 (Washington Courthouse OH) pic

Sep 8 - Peavey Nashville 112 - $300 (Grandview) pic

Sep 8 - 1978 Fender Vibro Champ with Footswitch, VGC - $425 (Pickerington) pic img

Sep 6 - Red Marshall Halfstack MG 100 HDVX - $500 (Columbus) pic kidding

Sep 6 - Sovtek 50 Watt Tube Amp - $325 (Dublin) pic

Sep 6 - Fender Twin amp - $600 (Dayton Mall) pic

Sep 6 - Fender Limited Edition Tweed Blues Junior Jr - $390 (Newark/Heath) pic

Sep 5 - Fender Blues Jr - $350 (Columbus ) pic

Sep 5 - Sovtek Mig-50 Amplifier - $600 (Groveport, Ohio) pic

Sep 5 - Used Peavey Vypyr Guitar Amp 120 Watts w/ NEW Sanpera I foot pedal - $550 (Dublin) pic

Sep 4 - Bugera 333 - $350 (Columbus) pic

Sep 3 - Line 6 Flextone III XL Modeling Amplifier w/ foot controller - $399 (Reynoldsburg) pic

Sep 3 - Line 6 Flextone III Modeling Amplifier w/ controller pedal - $500 (Grove City) pic

Sep 3 - Peavey Tube Head, 100W, Looks & Sounds Like New - $260 (Pickerington) pic img


#17
I don't know much about them, should I?? I was kinda thinking about picking up a higher wattage amp.
We've dressed up in our best...

...and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.

Quote by bogg808
The PBT is for those too TGP for the rest of UG.

#18
Fender HRD. i play indie/blues, and i like it it. In the next few months i will be upgrading to a $3,000 amp though, but i will keep the fender for it's cleans
Guitars:
Gibson SG Standard with Bigsby
Gibson Custom ES-137
Gibson Custom 54' Les Paul VOS Goldtop
Gretsch G6129T Silver Jet
1968 Harmony Rocket H75


Amps:
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (modded)
1970 Fender Twin Reverb (blackfaced)