#1
Hey guys, I think of myself as a intermediate guitarist since I've been playing for almost 8 years now (I'm 23)...

Anyway, it's time for New Amp Day and I'm not a gearhead, but I'm getting sick of my solid state. So, I'm trying to decide if I should get a Fender Deluxe tube combo, or just get a 412 Avatar cab with some Greenbacks.

What are my options?

Details:
- I play pop/punk (think 60's pop meets grunge)
- I'll be playing coffee shops & a couple of festivals this year.
- Touring next year
- I need crystal clear CLEANS!
- I currently play a Fender strat
- Budget $450-$500
#2
you realise that the avatar cab is just the speakers, and that you need an amp too, right?
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#3
Speaking from experience of lugging around a 4x12 cab and Peavey 6505+ head, I'd say go with the combo. It may not look as cool, but it is more practical for a coffee shop and festivals. Unless you're playing Download or Warped Tour, I don't think you'll ever need a cabinet. I hate carrying mine around and I'll be building a 2x12 or a 1x12 soon to use instead...
#5
You can't just buy a cabinet and expect it to make sound. It doesn't work that way. Either buy the combo or save up a lot and buy the half stack (cab and head) of your choice
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#6
A 2x12 cab should be all you need. If you play someplace where that isn't enough, then its pretty much guaranteed that there will be a PA system you can use for mic'ing.