#1
Hi, I'm looking to buy an amp for my girlfriend obviously. My budget is around $300-$400 or so. Buying new is a must (I don't want hear your arguments, I already know the pros to buying used but this a gift). She is into a lot of indie pop/rock/folk music like Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes, The Music Tapes, Death Cab for Cutie, etc. so a good clean tone is a must and a decent lightly overdriven sound would be nice as well. Volume isn't an issue, it doesn't have to be loud. Effects aren't an issue either though at least some reverb would be nice. Thanks!
#2
Bugera V22 is a nice sounding amp and only $350.
It will do all of those sounds well.
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#3
Quote by Robbgnarly
Bugera V22 is a nice sounding amp and only $350.
It will do all of those sounds well.


or the V55, either one...

the Fender Frontman 2-12 is pretty good for a practice amp.. It's not tubes, but it still sounds pretty good...
#4
Will she be using this for gigging? Jamming? Still learning? Etc...
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#6
get her an amp that makes sandwhiches
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#8
The amp that's in the kitchen if she knows what's best for her.


Uhh, I'm gonna second the Bugera V22. I got the pleasure to try one out and it had one of the nicest clean sounds I've heard in a long time.
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#9
Just buy her an oven. It'll be cheaper and work out better in the long run! haha

In all seriousness though, how longs she been playing?
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Wut?
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#11
lulz at responses... she's still learning to play....she doesn't need an amp that makes sandwiches, she makes sandwiches...Obviously is a common name in her country... and I've had bad experiences with bugera amps
#12
Get her a Vox VT+ or a Peavey Vyper. Great starter amps. Lots of tones to be had as well.
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#13
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Obviously is a common name in her country...

Sorry man, I couldn't help it

What bad experiences have you had with Bugera?
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#15
Will she gig, where are you buying, and does she want tubes? If she's gigging and she wants tubes, I'd say http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-hot-rod-series-blues-junior-iii-15w-1x12-tube-guitar-combo-amp/h12886000001000 . Good quality tube amps for relatively cheap. Also, you're a sensible man for avoiding bugera like the plague.
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#17
I'd recommend some kind of Vox, maybe the AC15, but you might have trouble finding it for $400, I got mine for around $500.
#19
Vox VT 30/50 are pretty good amps for indie music. the Bugera V22 is also good
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#20
a lunchbox size amp, because you know, women make lunch
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#21
How about something in the Roland Cube Series? Loads of amp models and effects to meddle with. I've got the 40X and I'm pretty pleased with it.
#22
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How about something in the Roland Cube Series? Loads of amp models and effects to meddle with. I've got the 40X and I'm pretty pleased with it.

I second this, a bit. What about the Microcube? Awesome wee amp, I learned for a year on one and I still use it when I go to lessons. Pretty versatile, and it's like <$100, so there's money left over for a nice sandwich maker. (couldn't resist :p
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#23
Jet City JCA2112 combo maybe a diecent alternative, but Im not sure about its cleans.
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#24
vht ultra 6 tube combo

vox vt80 hybrid combo
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#25
How long's she been your girlfriend?
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#26
im gonna go with the class 5 and also a +1 to the bugera
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#28
tweaker or 'lil night train are both awesome amps. the vox would not be as good since it's only 2W you won't have much headroom. No headroom means no cleans when you turn it up. I haven't played a tweaker personally, but I saw a band that used one... The thing has an incredible sounding crunch when you turn it up. Both amps are single channel with no effects, just straight up tone. To get cleans you have to use the volume knob.

If that's not her thing, then I'd say go with a modeller like the vypyr or cube. Still sounds good for practice, has a lot of effects to play with and they won't break the bank.

The AC15 is also a good suggestion for that kind of music. Just played one at GC the other day and it sounded pretty good. I'm not trading in the Mesa for one, but it's a great sounding amp.

Yeah, pretty much everything GS_Lead linked would work... well done sir.
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