#1
I'm looking for an amp with good cleans and enought gain to play Hard Rock/Metal. I live in Italy if that can help and my budget is around 500€. I tried the Blackstar HT20 and find it really nice, but I wanna try more amps and I wanted some suggestions. I use an ibanez s470b
#2
Just an amp head? Look at the Jet City JCA50H. Combo? Peavey Vypyr 60-watt 1x12.
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#3
I'm looking for a valve combo amp, I've tried the blackstar ht-20, as I've already said, but I think that a 20watt couldn't be powerful enough to play on stage so I searched in the web and found an ht-40 and a bugera 333-212 (120w) that could be good for me but I'm not sure at all...what about these two amps?anything like these?
#4
What specific sounds are you going for? Can you list bands?
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And you can gig with 20 watt amps. But, depending on the amp, you may not have much clean headroom.

I'd look into the Jet City 50 watt combo, or the soon to be released 2 channel 20 watt combo. A valveking could also work for what you want.

And honestly, although they can get some pretty good tones, I'd be hesitant to buy a bugera for gigging. They've had a lot of reliability problems in the past.
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#6
You could go for the peavey 6505+…but the cleans are ok, nothing special. The bugera's good, but it may not be as reliable as other amps. The valveking, IMO, is not particularly great. The blackstar would be fine, and you can always mic up on stage. Besides, when I began playing I was using a fender frontman 15 watt piece of crap.
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#7
I think your options are either the Bugera 333 212 or the 6262 perhaps or the Blackstar HT40 if you can afford it. Bugera's use to be unreliable in the past but apparently they've fixed them now so you shouldn't need to worry about that. For playing gigs your amp should always be mic'd up so you could probably get away with a 20/30w combo.

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This. This amp is incredible for cleans, and it's awesome for hard rock. It's not tight enough for metal on it's own, but an OD and an EQ can fix that right up.
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#10
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This. This amp is incredible for cleans, and it's awesome for hard rock. It's not tight enough for metal on it's own, but an OD and an EQ can fix that right up.


Yeah the valveking is pretty good considering you can find them for $200. With a speaker and tube swap it's a decent amp.
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#11
I've heard about bugera's problems and that's the reason why I asked for an opinion,I wanted to know if these voices were true...I know that amps are usually mic'd up but some weeks ago I've played in a place where amps wheren't mic'd up, a rare case but it could happen again...I will go quite heavy playing like judas priest,iron maiden, megadeth...
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I've heard about bugera's problems and that's the reason why I asked for an opinion,I wanted to know if these voices were true...I know that amps are usually mic'd up but some weeks ago I've played in a place where amps wheren't mic'd up, a rare case but it could happen again...I will go quite heavy playing like judas priest,iron maiden, megadeth...


Well that stuff isn't that heavy as far as metal goes.

I'd look into a Peavey XXX, Peavey Valveking, or a Jet City JCA50H.

EDIT: There's several other amps that would work too. A Peavey 6505+ will work. The cleans may not be good enough for you though, depends on how good you want them to be.
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