#1
hi guys, i'm looking for a tube amp, for under £500 which has only 1 chanel. I have a unit which is capable of producing a very very nice distortion sound, and as a result buying anything with built in distortion (or anything else for that matter as it can do most other efx too) would be a waste of money.
Can anyone suggest a good amp for this, or do you think that, seeing as how my unit synthasises other amps and cabs anyway, It doesn't need to be tube and I can stick with the 1 chanel, actually very nice, solid state I already have
#2
im not sure whether you realise this or not but... no mfx pedal will ever produce distortion OR cleans as well as a £500 tube amp and neither will a solid state. an mfx wont create as good amp sims as the proper amp either.

BTW - we need to know the genres you play and what wattage youre looking for. also - most 1 channel amps have a gain knob anyway. its just mixed together.
Last edited by itamar100 at Dec 28, 2011,
#3
ive been looking at the custom defender 5 h, sucks not many reviews and cant tyr it anywhere though.
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#4
Quote by itamar100
im not sure whether you realise this or not but... no mfx pedal will ever produce distortion OR cleans as well as a £500 tube amp and neither will a solid state. an mfx wont create as good amp sims as the proper amp either.

BTW - we need to know the genres you play and what wattage youre looking for. also - most 1 channel amps have a gain knob anyway. its just mixed together.


This, and why did you make a thread if
I can stick with the 1 chanel, actually very nice, solid state I already have
?
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#5
well i wanted to know what people think? i know that i can't get the same sound, but that doesn't necessarilly mean it'll be bad?
the reason i started the thread was because i want to know if people think i'm better off with a new amp, cause if not, i'll get a new guitar. it's one or the other.
I play anything from alt. rock, to metalcore, but i'm looking more at a metal amp, one capable of very clean cleans (if you see what i mean) as well as (if you think my efx thing wont be good enough) good distortion
tone i want = Avenged sevenfold, through to asking alexandria
#6
Jet City JCA5012 or a Peavey 6505 will easily suit your needs. the JCA will have much better cleans though.
to tell you whether youre better off with a new guitar or amp i need to know what gear you have but the case is usually that the amp shapes most of your tone. a bad guitar through a good amp will sound decent but a good guitar through a bad amp will sound bad.
#7
Vox lil Night Train or Night Train if you can get the cash.
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#8
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Vox lil Night Train or Night Train if you can get the cash.


ah, yes. that is a vox that will do the trick.
#9
that looks really nice, the vox night train. there's a 50 watt version which is 500 quid... which is doable, but leaves me no money at all to put towards getting a new guitar later, would the 15 watt version be usable for live setups? i'm fairly sure the 2 watt lil night train wouldn't. am i right?
#10
The 15watts one would not remain clean for long in a band situation. Maybe a used Peavey Ultra/XXX/JSX? Nice cleans and loads of gain.
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If only I were the only one at home right now. I don't need my parents asking who Mr. Wiggles is.