#1
I have no idea what to get. I mostly play punk-rock, (Blink-182, Green Day, Bowling for Soup, etc) alternative rock, and a bit of metal. I plan to be playing in a band in the near future. I don't need any effects. I'm using a DS-1 for distortion. I would prefer solid-state cuz they're easier to maintain, but I'm ok with trying out tubes. I wouldn't like to go too much over $200 (USD).
#2
Bugera V22.
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Bugera V22.

+1

It ain't solid-state, but it blows any solid-state amp right out of the water for the price. You don't really get better value valve amps than the V22. Beats the Blackstar HT-5 hands-down at a better price.

It comes with the responsibility of a valve amp (changing valves, being nice to it, etc.) but also all the pros which almost all solid-state amps can only dream of (real distortion, smooth clipping, pure awesomeness, etc.).

Looks bloody awesome too.

Can't recommend it highly enough.

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#4
The fact that Bugera didn't know whether the V22 needed to be biased or not has really made me wonder about them. All the other stuff people have said about them I've taken with a grain of salt, but that fact is appauling.

TS - Are you willing to go used? There really isn't a good option at $200 new. I'd stick to solid state with that budget.
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The fact that Bugera didn't know whether the V22 needed to be biased or not has really made me wonder about them. All the other stuff people have said about them I've taken with a grain of salt, but that fact is appauling.


Oh, has Bugera replied regarding the baising yet?
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Oh, has Bugera replied regarding the baising yet?

I've seen several replies in that thread that basically say 'we don't know,' that people have received. A guy from this forum (ikey) posted and said he was told it is fixed bias and should be biased to 22ma. The simple fact that people got any answer other than a direct one is mind-boggling.
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I've seen several replies in that thread that basically say 'we don't know,' that people have received. A guy from this forum (ikey) posted and said he was told it is fixed bias and should be biased to 22ma. The simple fact that people got any answer other than a direct one is mind-boggling.


Eh???? That's really strange.

At the very least, this is a key piece of info they must release when they release the amps.

Phail.
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#8
Fair enough, I'm none too keen on Bugera's service either. I mean, don't they know the correct bias of their own amp?



However, I'd still recommend the V22 as it really can't be beat for tone and value. Although from what I hear the VHT Special 6 Ultra sounds like a match.



Having said that, the V22 is a lot easier to get hold of, and while the Special 6 Ultra might be a match, I doubt it'll be able to beat the V22. The Special 6 Ultra combo was only available in Europe through Thomann, and now they've sold out.

You might have better luck stateside though, and the head version is more widely available (at least here).

On tone to price alone though, I can certainly back the V22. Lovely machine.

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TS - Are you willing to go used? There really isn't a good option at $200 new. I'd stick to solid state with that budget.


Ah, I maybe wouldn't have backed the V22 so quickly if I'd paid attention to this. Sorry, I get confused with your dollars. You could probably find a V22 for £200, but not $200.

Nevertheless, save up.



Nah, I'm joking really (although it is worth saving up for). Tubetime86 is right when he says that there aren't many valve options at $200. However, the Special 6 Ultra's little brother, the Special 6, is meant to be great for the money and should be viable at -$200. fficial&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=532&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=10248138980803709369&sa=X&ei=SHvmTfDgHMSUswbGtbSiCA&ved=0CFUQgggwAjhu">Here's the combo and here's the head.

However, the Special 6 isn't as versatile as you might like it to be.

With the exception of little 5 watt practive amps (Bugera V5, Crate V5, etc.), that's pretty much it from -my- catalog of valve amps.

Also, can I just say how bloody jealous I am of the prices you guys get stateside? You have no idea how lucky you lot are.

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Is the V22 good for gigging? And would it work well with a DS-1 distortion pedal? Also how portable is it?
#12
A Roland Cube.
Very versatile and crushing distortions.
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A Roland Cube.
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Its not a mg microstack dude...
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Is the V22 good for gigging? And would it work well with a DS-1 distortion pedal? Also how portable is it?

Yes and Probably. it is a 1x12 combo that has valves, so not to big and bulky, you should be able to carry it one handed.
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Is the V22 good for gigging? And would it work well with a DS-1 distortion pedal? Also how portable is it?


It's heavy but portable enough, and, though I've never taken mine gigging, I would imagine it would be very good at it. Its wildcard lies in the fact that it is powerful enough to handle volume well above bedroom levels (and presumably your average small gig) on its own steam, yet also performs very well at low volumes.

Having said that, you might want the opinion of someone who's actually gigged with it. All I can say is that it's moveable and pretty much loud as you want it.



Now, to pedals.

It eats pedals. Honestly, it sucks in distortion pedals so brilliantly that you'll never want to pull them out. It has sex with them. It's awesome.

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