#1
I currently have a budget of $250 and I am looking for a nice sounding amp for home use and possibly recording. Ive been looking at several low wattage tube amps like the Blackstar HT-1r and the VHT special 6. Im sure there are several I have overlooked and any help would be appreciated. Im also not against a SS amp but It would have to be a deal. It doesnt have to be low wattage either, but at my price range it seems to be the way to go. I play a lot of rock and sometimes will play metal, and almost always use a guitar with two humbuckers. Please give me a few amps to ponder on and check out. Much appreciated. New or used, either is fine.
Last edited by IC400Iceman at Jul 22, 2011,
#2
well, tube amps arent really that common on such a low budget, but the roland cube xl's are good, or vox vt+. im not a fan of modelling amps after i got my line 6 spider, and it sucks with pedals.
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#3
The VHT Special 6 seems good - the Blackstar HT-1R might be underpowered for anything but bedroom practice. I've noticed a lot of the early Peavey Transtube SS amps go super cheap on eBay and they seem to be really nice. Seems like you are on the right track, already, though.
#4
you can usually find peavey valvekings used for that price
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#5
Jet City JCA20? A bit loud, but it works well with humbuckers.
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#6
Yeah, the HT1 is mainly a practice amp. You don't have a foot-switch, effects loop and much clean headroom at volume for recording. It sounds good for a cheap practice amp though. I saved myself 100 and skipped the digital reverb though.