Hi. I'm looking for a low wattage tube amp. I mainly want something for practice. I've got Blackstar HT-5 at the moment but I'm looking for something a bit nicer. FX loop and headphone socket is a plus. I mainly play rock and blues and can spend up to £1000 but preferably under £700 on the amp. Some ideas please!

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I'd urge you to check out Dennis Cornell's Plexi range. Truly awesome amps. If you call Dennis and agree to meet up he'll do cash deals for you for a lot less. His Plexi 7 is droolsome. You'll get one for 500 but he can't put an FX loop in the 7 due to space, but he can for the bigger ones.

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Check out Sheldon Amplifiers, they do lovely handwired amps at a 'fairly' reasonable rate. Look at the TrueTone 3.
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You'll get one for 500 but he can't put an FX loop in the 7 due to space, but he can for the bigger ones.
The Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 should be around that price range - sounds wonderful, and has a built in attenuator, 0 watt mode with line out. All kinds of features. I'm getting one in about a month
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will be sharing a house at university so I need the volume to keep low (have a power soak or something) or have a headphone output. What do you think about the Koch Studiotone? Will playing a tube amp on low volume fine or is it bad to wear my tubes out for practice?

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How low?

Seeing as how you are a pom I'm going to recommend this:


A better blues amp you will not find.

I was reading and was expecting it to be way out of budget. 350 pounds? thats ridiculous! tube rectifier and everything, it looks like such a great deal.

AND, it even has a volume knob so you can play quietly.