#1
hi all,

my dinky little vox pathfinder has served me well for the past 1.5 years, but I would like to upgrade to a tube amp now!

I would prefer a half stack, as it means I can upgrade and switch bits as I go along etc etc,

my budget is a paltry 250, but I only need something for playing at home/jamming with friends!

I've been looking at the vox lil night train half stack, which is about £240 at the moment, and it has me seriously tempted, but i was wondering if anyone had any better suggestions or any experience with the night train series?

I should say I play mostly blues and 60's rock.

As long as the amp has gain, volume, and (a) tone control, I'm happy!
#2
The lil night train would be probably be alright. Its not really a half stack but for what you play it'll do fine.
#4
Half stack means a head and a 4x12 cab.
The vox should be ok for what you want.
If you go used you could probably get better combos though tbh
#6
I'd rather not get a combo, because I like to tinker with my kit, and I am almost guaranteed to build my own cabinet at some point while I am still at uni and have a woodshop so readily available to me, which would be easier for me to play with than a combo.

also, this way, I will I can just upgrade the head and cab over time, and when I go to jam with my mates, all I need to do is take the head (they all have proper half stacks)
#7
Thats fair enough i guess but its just the combos you can get on the used market will sound miles better and be of a higher wattage so they will be able to keep up with your friends with half stacks better then the lil night train.

Plus you can hook a combo up to an external speaker cabinet too you know.. You dont have to get a head to do that. Sometimes you can get good deals on heads but you're not going to get anything decent including a cab with that budget.
#8
I have a ValvePower 18w head for sale for atm (Pm) for details and that is great for the blues and classic rock. Then it's just a matter of finding a suitable cab - Harley Benton G212V?
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#9
Lil' Night Train is an absolute beast for the price.

Jump on it.
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#10
Used Peavey Windsor. It's a bit of a stretch, but should be possible.
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#11
I'll look into the peavey, I've always associated them with metal though?

I'll need to see if I can find anywhere to test the Peavey
#12
They have something for everybody, like most brands do. The Windsor is a JCM800 clone. It can actually be modded to either Plexi or JCM800 specs pretty easily/cheaply.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#13
Quote by SMTHSCN
I'd rather not get a combo, because I like to tinker with my kit, and I am almost guaranteed to build my own cabinet at some point while I am still at uni and have a woodshop so readily available to me, which would be easier for me to play with than a combo.

also, this way, I will I can just upgrade the head and cab over time, and when I go to jam with my mates, all I need to do is take the head (they all have proper half stacks)


Then get the normal night train. Dont get the lil' one.
#14
can't afford the the normal night train and a cab, which is why I am going for the lil.

Also, the lil is probably overkill for my needs