#1
Hi guys my friend is looking for an amp for punk, bands like alkaline trio, left over crack, star ****ing hipsters etc...

In the price range of 300-400 quid.

any ideas?
#2
Take any all tube amp and turn everything to 10.
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#3
Quote by Slash_is_a_God
Take any all tube amp and turn everything to 10.
No.

You will need a tube amp though. I play more pop-punk stuff and I use a Vox AC15, and distortion pedal used as a boost. You'll want to drive the amp pretty hard to get that good tube distortion, so use boost pedals and high output pickups.

Sorry if this didn't help too much, I'm not too into amps and such. But definitely get a tube amp, don't even think about solid state.
#4
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Maybe a Marshall JCM900, that'd be the best choice, but idk how cheap they get.
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#6
i think marshall is both out of budget and not really right for your style. i think a vox will suit your needs best. punk music isn't about saturated high gain. its just really punchy, driven tube crunch. the best combo would be to do a really pushed tube amp (vox with maybe a tubescreamer or some kind of boost) and medium to high output pickups.
#7
You want a really punk amp? Get the loudest, shittiest amp you can find, and dime it out.

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#8
^ +1
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#9
If its only for punk look hard for a Marshall JCM900. If not the Bugera 1990 is a clone of it and will do punk great also. Crank it up and enjoy.
#10
I just checked UK Ebay and there are a few JCM900's in your pricerange. Punk is the only thing a JCM900 does well and it does it very well. That's your amp.
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#11
Thanks for the replys guys, i guess im gonna be on the lookout for a JCM 900 for him then.
#12
Quote by phayzze
No.

You will need a tube amp though. I play more pop-punk stuff and I use a Vox AC15, and distortion pedal used as a boost. You'll want to drive the amp pretty hard to get that good tube distortion, so use boost pedals and high output pickups.

Sorry if this didn't help too much, I'm not too into amps and such. But definitely get a tube amp, don't even think about solid state.

Solid state actually can work for punk. Greg Ginn prefered solid state over tube because he thought they sounded more agressive.
#13
traynor ycv50b on thomann?
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