#1
Hey guys, i'm getting back into guitar and recording, and basically for my little project i'm looking for a new amp.

I'd like a tube combo amp, around 50 or 60 watts under £500.

I'm going to be recording with this amp, a fairly distorted rhythm/lead sections, looking to achieve relatively gainy tones such as early Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa so i don't need crazy amounts of gain, i'm not looking to play death metal, but still enough for hard rock/metal.

However the tricky part is i'd also like good usable clean tones from the amp. So basically i'd like an amp that does both clean and distorted tones well.

Here are some amps i'm deciding between, but would love to here more reccomendations:

Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo.
Peavey Valveking 112
Bugera 333-212
Bogner Alchemist 212.

I do love Peavey Amps and i used to own a Valveking and liked the cleans and distorted tones quite a bit, but i'm looking to improve if i can. The peavey 6505+ distortion sounds perfect for my needs, but i hear the cleans are pretty lacklustre. I'm worried about the quality of the bugera, hearing mixed reviews, and finally i'm not sure if the bogner has enough gain for my needs and apparently sounds thin.

Anyway, so i'm basically searching for recommendations for a tube combo for recording both distorted and clean electric guitar under £500 and would be very grateful of any recommendations you guys make.

Thanks, James.
#3
Thanks, supersac.

I'd love to be able to try these out but decent music shops stocking anything like this is hard to find in my area.

The 6505+ seems to be the best choice for me so far, and Peavey haven't let me down yet, i just hope the clean channel is workable.
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Thanks, supersac.

I'd love to be able to try these out but decent music shops stocking anything like this is hard to find in my area.

The 6505+ seems to be the best choice for me so far, and Peavey haven't let me down yet, i just hope the clean channel is workable.


im also looking into getting a new amp, ive been looking at the peavey vypyr tube 60 alot. seems pretty nice man.
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#5
check out the jet city 50w combos or the blackstar HT series. really great sounding amps and also very affordable for your price range
#6
Just sold mine.

But look out for some decent Laney combos.

The VC50 would be good, or go for something Orange and 2nd hand.

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#7
i'd try to stretch a bit to get the traynor yc50b on thomann

if not, tom's laney would probably be the thing edit: oh right he sold it
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I really liked the Alchemist I played. Almost tempted to pick one up for duo gigs.
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