#1
Been hankering after a smallish tube amp recently, the only proviso it it must have a headphone socket. I did consider others (Laney VC30, Peavey Valveking etc) and buying a Weber Mini Mass attenuator however it's overkill for what I need.

It seems to be down to three...

Marshall Class 5
Blackstar HT5 combo
Peavey Classic 20

I'm sure there are others but I'm fed up with searching the net and I need a beer lol.

I mainly play sludge/stoner/thrash/heavy rock and the amp must be able to take pedals well.

Opinions?
#2
Classic 20 or a Vox Night Train.
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#4
It really depends on the sound you want.
Out of the three given, the Blackstar will suit your needs best. In my opinion it has the better high-gain tone. As far as pedals go, any of those 3 amps will take them just fine.
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#5
Thanks, I'll give a Night Train a look as well, didn't even know about that one.
#6
If you have some good OD pedals, get the Peavey. Its a reliable amp that has a great overdrive tone to it and if you have the pedals, you can get it heavy.
Guitars
Ibanez Prestige RG1570
Schecter Omen 6
ESP LTD Viper 400
Dean Dime From Hell

Amp
Peavey 5150
#8
what are your constraints on wattage and volume? you have a 5 and a 20 watt???

i do love night trains. one of those amps i find it impossible to get a bad sound out of.

how about something with a red box out?
#9
what are your constraints on wattage and volume? you have a 5 and a 20 watt???

i do love night trains. one of those amps i find it impossible to get a bad sound out of.

how about something with a red box out?
#11
Class 5
Yamaha FG700S
LTD EC-1000 MGO
Agile 3k
Laney Cub 15w Head with 2x12 cab
Vox VT 20+
#12
Blackstar is a great little amp, miss mine but needed the funds to get my main gear ready to gig again after a hiatus!
07 Gibson Les Paul LE
06 Fender Mex Strat - SDJb Jr, duckbucker, lil 59
Floor
Cry Baby 95Q-> Digitech Whammy -> DD3 -> MXR Micro Amp-> TU 2
Loop
Holy Grail ->Boss Rc20 Loop Station
Amp
Laney GH50 with Zilla Fatboy 2x12 (celestion g12-65)
#13
Maybe the 20 watt Jet City combo? It can certainly do thrash with a boost and hard rock, and with a fuzz it can get pretty stoner-y
Gear
Highway One Tele (w/Custom Shop 51 Nocaster pickups)
Standard Tele (modded to Nashville specs)
Reverend Roundhouse

Orange Rockerverb 50 MKI
Vox AC4c1
Jet City JCA20H

And pedals!



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#14
Class 5

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Marshall Class 5C
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
Yamaha THR10
PRS Swamp Ash Limited Custom 24
LTD Viper 500 with Duncans