#1
Budget:
$300, not more than $400

Genres:
Nothing in particular, but I greatly prefer a vintage sound to a more modern one.

New.
If I find something in my budget used that I like, I'll get it. But I don't need recommendations for Used $600+ Amps that I have no chance in hell of finding in my price range in serviceable condition.

At least small Gig worthy.

Chicago, or Salt Lake City. But I don't need links to Craigslist Ads and the like, I can (and have) search them myself.

Current Gear:
Fender Stratocaster (Only guitar, so yeah, not willing to part with).
Fender Champion 300 (Not willing to part with).
Roland Cube 15x.
TU-80 Tuner (Not willing to part with)

Considering:
Bugera V22
Marshall Class 5
Fender Frontman 212R* (liked)
Marshall MG50* (so-so)
Roland Cube 80* (Disliked)
JCA 20 Head + JCA 1X12 Cab**
JCA 20 1X12 Combo**
Blues Junior (HR III)* (Too expensive)
Vox AC15VR**

*tried
**Unable to find


Other Relevant information:
Tube preferred, Solid State acceptable
Two Speakers preferred
On-board reverb preferred
Interested in Stacks, but would not necessarily prefer one.
No Modelling Amps
Please no Line 6 anything, no Peavy Classic 30, no amplifer that needs to be "mike'd."
Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


Fender MIM Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar Bass
Epiphone EJ200 Super Jumbo
Fender Excelsior 13w
Acoustic B300HD (with matching 1x12 cab)
BOSS BD-2W
NYC Big Muff Pi
#2
Before I read this and suggest something I'd like to say that I love you.

Broke my streak of 9 in 2 days where I've had to post a link to the sticky.

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#5
got a v22 they are pretty sweet also the jca20 ive tried and really liked it
the rest i either havent tried or think it wont work for what you want

class 5 not enough power for gigging for for practice though
mg50...just no
#6
Out of curiosity, why no Peavey Classic 30? It's pretty much the amp the Bugera V22 wishes it was.

Out of your list, I'd go for either of the JCA's.
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Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#7
Really, assuming the PA isn't crap, you should always mic your amp when the option is available. It just sounds more balanced for everyone.
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#8
Quote by Offworld92
Out of curiosity, why no Peavey Classic 30? It's pretty much the amp the Bugera V22 wishes it was.

Out of your list, I'd go for either of the JCA's.


+1 on the JCA20H it's an awesome amp for the money.

The JCA20 is simple straight forward no bells and whistles just a good sounding amp

I'm saving for a Carvin V3 micro bit fancier but also out of the TS budget.
Gear
Jackson DK2
Ibanez RGR320EX
Guild X82 Nova
Godin Seagull S6

Vox V847
Vox VT40+ / VFS5 VT


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Right now, there are six and a half billion people on earth who don't care what kind of tubes you have in your amplifier
#9
The Fender Frontman 212 will disappoint you if you want any kind of overdrive, it's also very overpriced for what it is (A clean channel and a DS-1 essentially)

The JCA20h is good, but it might be a little bit modern voiced for you, and has very little clean headroom.

V22 gets my vote, it's a really solid amp, and will be loud enough for gigging. The V55 is only slightly more expensive too (might just be in Australia though) and that's definitely loud enough for gigging with a moderate drummer.

Out of curiosity, why no Classic 30?
#10
Quote by chadreed32
Why can't you find the JCA20H? Its on zzounds. Just curious.

Pretty sure he means in store, so he can try it out.

But for real why no classic 30? Besides an AC30/15 it's pretty much one of the best (few?) modern amps that get that 'vintage' tone. like someone said the bugera v##'s are really similar. as well as the carvin nomad and bel-air.


and at a stack for $400, we JUST had a hilarious thread about that
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#11
There are no JCA 20 Combos (and really JCA anything) near me save for the Picovalve, which is not big enough.

Mike'd amps: I don't want something I need to mike, and I don't want recommendations like "Buy this 10w Tube amp and mike it".

Peavy Classic 30: Too expensive. Doesn't go for less than $400 used anywhere I've ever seen. And if I had the money to buy one, I'd have the money to buy something better.

Neither the Frontman nor the MG50 jumped out at me as being "Bad" amps when I tried them. Both of them I've seen used live very well. And both of them I've tried and nothing sounded too bad with them. The MG50 is a little more complicated than I like (four channels shared EG, two banks of DSP effects with tap tempo), but the Frontman is a little more up my alley with it's simplicity (two channels with independent EQs and a reverb).

Stacks meaning the JCA 20 Head+Combo and the like. Not meaning the 100w SS Heads + 4x12 Cabs.
Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


Fender MIM Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar Bass
Epiphone EJ200 Super Jumbo
Fender Excelsior 13w
Acoustic B300HD (with matching 1x12 cab)
BOSS BD-2W
NYC Big Muff Pi
#12
Not heard the Vox AC15VR before, but after hearing a few youtube clips it seems pretty decent for a hybrid (and the price). Shame you can't find one.
Guitars & Gear:
Parker Nitefly M
Sumer Metal Driver
Ibanez RGD2120Z
AMT SS-11B
Two Notes Torpedo CAB
#13
Peavey XXX
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#14
Quote by mmjohn
Peavey XXX


No.
Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


Fender MIM Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar Bass
Epiphone EJ200 Super Jumbo
Fender Excelsior 13w
Acoustic B300HD (with matching 1x12 cab)
BOSS BD-2W
NYC Big Muff Pi