#1
Hey guys.

So, I've been playing on a Peavey Bandit 112 (Absolute WORST buy of my life) and it jsut decided to shit out on me. I'm sure it's fixable, but I think this is the best excuse to convince myself to get a new amp.

Anyway, I play a B. C. Rich Mockingbird Special X and I use a Digitech RP350 multi-effects pedal. Now, I play a lot of Rise Against/Three Days Grace/ Breaking Benjamin style music, so I need something that would be good for that, BUT I also need something that can be mellowed out to play country (the only band I could find in my hometown...).

Price is not a huge issue, but I don't want to get ridiculous. Overall, I don't want to have to buy another amp ever again. Opinions?

Thanks!
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#2
I'd recommend a Peavey Vypyr. Don't worry, it's a lot better than a Bandit 112 for what you'll want to do with it. It handles hard rock like 3DG and Breaking Benjamin great, but it can also give you a wide range of clean tones for country. Plus all of the stompboxes and effects that are built in will give you almost everything you'll ever need, and more!
#3
This sounds hilarious, but get a 6505. I see country bands using them all the time. The not so clean clean channel is pretty much perfect for country.
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#4
So are we looking at like a $500-600 and under budget, or more like a $1000 or more budget?
#5
Quote by MonsterMetalMus
I'd recommend a Peavey Vypyr. Don't worry, it's a lot better than a Bandit 112 for what you'll want to do with it. It handles hard rock like 3DG and Breaking Benjamin great, but it can also give you a wide range of clean tones for country. Plus all of the stompboxes and effects that are built in will give you almost everything you'll ever need, and more!


I'd agree with this guy, it seems to suit the wide range you need.

Also... if it gives you almost everything you'll ever need and more... doesn't that mean it will give you everything you will ever need?
#6
Quote by MonsterMetalMus
I'd recommend a Peavey Vypyr. Don't worry, it's a lot better than a Bandit 112 for what you'll want to do with it. It handles hard rock like 3DG and Breaking Benjamin great, but it can also give you a wide range of clean tones for country. Plus all of the stompboxes and effects that are built in will give you almost everything you'll ever need, and more!


I have a little Vypyr (15W), but the clean channels suck hardcore. Which one would you suggest (So I can try it out next time I go to the shop)?
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So are we looking at like a $500-600 and under budget, or more like a $1000 or more budget?


Well, I don't really want to spend an ass-ton, but when it comes down to it, I want something that sounds great for a good price. So, to lay out an actual number, $700-$800 is probably my cap (and I'd rather not go that high).
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#8
Maybe a Jet City JCA50w, should be pretty loud and cover what you want. Also, Peavey Vypyr tube. Also, maybe if you could find a used JSX 212.
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Quote by DaysofGrace
I have a little Vypyr (15W), but the clean channels suck hardcore. Which one would you suggest (So I can try it out next time I go to the shop)?



I'd suggest you try out the 60w Tube version of the amp. Sounds immensely better than the little 15w one.
#11
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The spiffy new fender excelsior may work well for you

It'd be nice for the country but not the rock stuff imo.
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What, for $800?

I'd be advising you to go with the peavey vypyrs. They are surprisingly good quality amps and you can get some good tones from them, but again, don't go by the crappy 15w model.
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#14
If you had a cab I'd say JSX all day long. But buying a cab would probably push you over budget... Unless you can find a good deal on a used cab. There's a guy on my local CL selling a JSX head for $600, but that doesn't leave a lot of cab money.

You could also look at the tube vypyr 60. 311 and a couple of the other GG&A regulars on here have them, and give them pretty good reviews.

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Err... not up on my Splawn info, but I'm not sure $800 is Splawn moneyz. Probably close, but not enough for a cab too.
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#15
The Bogner Alchemist seems like a pretty versatile amp to me for a wide range of styles. A little over the $800 mark, but you could always look used if necessary.
#16
If you really want to not have to buy an amp again, you should buy a Mesa Dual Rectifier or a Roadster (Based on what you said you want).

One of the most important pieces of advice I can give about gear is to not stopgap. You'll always end up wasting a lot of time and money if you do.

Going a little cheaper, you could do well with a Laney VH100. If you can't find one (they're kinda rare in America), there's the Marshall DSL100.
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Kinda rare?

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If you had a cab I'd say JSX all day long. But buying a cab would probably push you over budget... Unless you can find a good deal on a used cab. There's a guy on my local CL selling a JSX head for $600, but that doesn't leave a lot of cab money.

You could also look at the tube vypyr 60. 311 and a couple of the other GG&A regulars on here have them, and give them pretty good reviews.



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#19
touche....

EDIT: Although combos are usually more expensive... plus 212 combos are such a PITA.
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#20
Quote by DaysofGrace
Hey guys.

So, I've been playing on a Peavey Bandit 112 (Absolute WORST buy of my life) and it jsut decided to shit out on me. I'm sure it's fixable, but I think this is the best excuse to convince myself to get a new amp.

Anyway, I play a B. C. Rich Mockingbird Special X and I use a Digitech RP350 multi-effects pedal.
Not trying to stop you from buying a new amp, but I suggest you try this in the meantime. IIRC the Bandit has an FX. If so try plugging the RP350 into the FX return. If the Bandit's preamp took a s**t then it should work. And you might find it sounds better than it ever has. If it does sound better then you might consider a speaker upgrade.