#1
Im looking to get a new tube amplifier, something that has good cleans and distortion with a bite. I like the tone of bands like alter bridge, breaking benjamin, three days grace, seether, and chevelle, so Im really looking for a modern hard rock tone. Cant spend more than $1500 and I would prefer to spend around $1000. Nothing more than 30 watts is preferable. Any suggestions?

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#2
A Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier would probably interest you, check it out!
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#3
I would recommend taking a look at Blackstar amps, i love their products and have been able to pull out a variety of tones from them. For what your looking for, i think you could easily get that sound for a good price. I own a Blackstar HT50 Halfstack, which is killer, i got it for $1000... but they make great combo tube amps, ive played many of them. Look into the HT-Venue line of amps, i know they have a 20 watt, 40, and 60 watt combos. They also have a 20 watt head version which blew me away. Good luck!
#4
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The Mini Rec is a good suggestion.

Another way to go would be to look for a used Ultra/XXX/JSX. Don't be so concerned about the power output. Better to have more than you need than less. The only time that you can maybe have too much power is on a non-MV amp and you won't be looking for anything like that.
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#6
A Dual Rectifier will nail the tone you want tone so hard.

Why do you need it to be under 30 watts? None of the bands you mentioned use power tube breakup. Which is the only point of having a low wattage amp. Besides breakup, all wattages of amps are pretty much about the same volume, to be honest.
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#7
Orange TH30 combo (even in the UK the cab prices are exorbitant).
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#9
Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely have to check all these out. Offworld- I wanted a low wattage amp because I thought that it would be lower in volume but if thats not the case then I guess wattage is not an issue.
#10
Well it is and it isn't - it depends on the amp, moreso than the wattage, usually. For all practical intents and purposes, wattage doesn't really matter. It's how fast and how much breakup you get that matters. And for what you want to play I definitely wouldn't recommend anything under 50W. Most "metal" amps are 100W+ anyway, so that kinda is just what it is.
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