Poll: Which amp is the best?
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View poll results: Which amp is the best?
Epiphone Valve Junior
5 26%
Fender Champion 600
3 16%
Bugera V5
2 11%
Vox AC4TV8
9 47%
Voters: 19.
#1
Gear:


Squier Tele Custom ii (p90 version)

Orange Crush 10

Fender CD140S
#3
are you willing to look into other amps? the vht special 6 is pretty nice, and is a similar price on thomann (you just need to get a UK kettle lead, you probably have one already lying around).

Out of the ones you've listed, I've only tried the valve junior (and the version 2 one at that) and the fender champion 600. It's hard to really compare them as they each do such a different tone. What type of tones are you after? What's the limit of your budget? What gear do you have already?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#5
What kind of difference is there in tone dave mc?
Gear:


Squier Tele Custom ii (p90 version)

Orange Crush 10

Fender CD140S
Last edited by guitarwalrus at Sep 20, 2010,
#6
the valve junior (the version 2, anyway; as i said, i haven't tried the newer v3 which supposedly has the improved output transformer and some improvements to the circuit) is very warm and british-voiced, and is more aimed at low gain crunch tones... the fender is very american-voiced and is more aimed at cleans, I think.

If you answer the other questions I asked, we can help you more (unless you're just asking which of those is best out of curiosity and aren't buying anything ).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
Sorry, I am willing to accept other suggestions for mini valve amps :L
Gear:


Squier Tele Custom ii (p90 version)

Orange Crush 10

Fender CD140S
#9
Ok.

What type of tones are you after? I play classic rock, modern rock, alternative rock, blues, jazz. What's the limit of your budget? probably around £130 but i'm looking at these versions used. What gear do you have already? I'm either gonna buy a classic vibe tele or a used mim tele.
Gear:


Squier Tele Custom ii (p90 version)

Orange Crush 10

Fender CD140S
#10
I wouldn't go for the Champ unless you have an extension cab or something. It sounds very small with the stock 6 inch speaker. It sounds great when plugged into a cab with larger speakers, though. Typical Fender tones all across the board.
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#11
ok, thanks. most of the cheaper low wattage amps are going to struggle with modern rock and alternative rock (depends on what you mean by those, of course). You'd ideally need an overdrive and/or distortion pedal, with the amp kept pretty low, to hit those tones- if you don't have pedals already, that can get pretty expensive pretty quickly. Add the price of a couple of pedals to the cost of a valve amp at around the £130 mark and you'll be over £200 (unless you really cheap out)- which is not too far away from something like a jet city 20 watter, or, say, a bugera v22. I haven't tried either, but with the master volume and more gain stages they're going to be more versatile.

if you really can't stretch, though, I reckon the vht special 6 is as good as any I've tried until you go a fair bit up in price (though as i said, I haven't tried the bugera or vox).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#12
If you're going for the Vox, I'd get the regular AC4tv, not the AC4tv8
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