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#1
I'm looking for a tube amp head that can give me a sick/somewhat grungy tone.
But I'd really like to try something that's not a Marshall/Peavey/Fender etc...
mostly because of price, but I'd also like to create a more unique tone.

My playing style is hugely influenced by Kyuss, The White Stripes, and Sleep. So naturally I'm looking for something with the thickest/most bass-ey tone I can find.

Does anyone know of any relatively smaller name tube amps that I can get for pretty cheap? (Ideally less than 500 dollars, but I can save for a while if I really want something)

Thanks
#2
I voted for the first "lol"
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#4
Well it depends how you view off brand amps.

There is Jet City, Egnater...stuff like that.
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#5
Just because something is off brand doesn't mean it's going to be cheaper. In the world of guitar gear, under a certain budget line, off brand usually means it's just going to be shit. Also, because of the used market, big name amps will usually be cheap enough to constitute getting one anyway.
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#6
or off brand can be a ridiculously expensive custom

crate blue voodoos are cheap in the used market and great amps
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#7
How about an old silvertone from the 60s, that's what Jack White used and you can usually find them fairly cheap.
#11
Bugera or Jet City maybe?
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#12
Jet City
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#13
look on ebay under vintage. there is plenty to be had there

also like Esptro said BVs are great amps that go for 300 bucks all day long
also you could try a b52 at100 or the st100 both of those are cheap and you can get a bunch of tones out of them.
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+1

I mean, an lol poll? Really?
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#17
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They suck though.



Elaborate. Have you played one?

Also, I have the same question as TS, but I don't care about brand names, just tone for cheap.
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#20
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They suck though.

For once I agree with you. Not only are they a cheap cardboard piece of Sears crap they are now hideously overpriced as well.
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#21
On that budget, your best bet is something like a Jet City JCA20 or a Peavey Classic 30 and a fuzz.

The Jet City is surprisingly close to what Matt Pike of Sleep/High on Fire uses right now, anyway (Soldano SLO), especially the new JCA22H coming out.
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#22
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Elaborate. Have you played one?

Also, I have the same question as TS, but I don't care about brand names, just tone for cheap.

No but this is what i've been told around here by Cathbard, and i believe it, silvertone were with the sears stuff, it was all very cheap gear. The demos i've heard don't fill me with confidence either, Jack White uses fenders and silvertones so the blend of the two might sound good but i bet his tech people have had to repair those things plenty.


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For once I agree with you. Not only are they a cheap cardboard piece of Sears crap they are now hideously overpriced as well.
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#23
if you want a different and unique tone just dont go with a tube amp at all thats what dime did and i love the tone from cowboys from hell(i find it gets a little too harsh after that)and you can get the dime amps for really cheap. I played one for a few minutes at altos music not to long ago and it sounded pretty good. Randall also makes pretty cheap solid state amp heads as well.
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#24
Guys this is clearly a troll thread. The TS hasn't posted since. Mods need to close it.
#25
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No but this is what i've been told around here by Cathbard, and i believe it, silvertone were with the sears stuff, it was all very cheap gear. The demos i've heard don't fill me with confidence either, Jack White uses fenders and silvertones so the blend of the two might sound good but i bet his tech people have had to repair those things plenty.



My guitarist has 3 Silvertone amps. I think they sound amazing, guess it's just personal preference. Try one out if you ever get the chance, you might be surprised. As for the cosmetics and reliability, you do have a point.
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