#1
A friend of mine is looking for a tube amp head for around $4-500 and doesn't care if it's used as long as it doesn't suck. He mostly plays alternative stuff like Nirvana and 70s hard rock. Any suggestions?

Thank you.
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#4
i used a marshall jcm 900 for alot of alternative and classic rock. i loved it but its downside is no clean channel. you could get one used for $450ish. for about half that money the peavey valveking is a bit more versatile but lacks a truly heavy distortion. i dont have much experience with anything else tube wise. i prefer the versatility of the valveking "3" channels but unfortunately its only available in 100 watt form. the jcm 900 with the switchable 25-50 watts is great.

i am assuming you already have a speaker cab. if you do your choices may be limited by your cab.
#5
Jet City JCA50h, used Peavey XXX/Ultra or 5150, used Marshall DSL or JCM900 are all what come to mind.

May I ask what cab he's using?
#6
Quote by HeavyMetalSonic
A friend of mine is looking for a tube amp head for around $4-500 and doesn't care if it's used as long as it doesn't suck. He mostly plays alternative stuff like Nirvana and 70s hard rock. Any suggestions?

Thank you.


Sounds like a Windsor will fit the bill.... One trick pony?..... yep.... But it does that trick really well...
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#7
Egnater Tweaker 40 would have some great cleans and get some excellent distortion tones.
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#8
He plans on using a cheap Line 6 cab (the one that comes with with Spider IV) for now, until he can afford a better one. Thanks for the replies.
ESP Edwards Explorer - DiMarzio D Activator
ESP LTD V-300 - DiMarzio D Activator
ESP LTD EC-401 - DiMarzio D Activator
Ibanez RG2EX2 - DiMarzio Super Distortion / LiquiFire
Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100
BOSS NS-2
Hardwire Polyphonic Tuner