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cha33 armstrong
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#1
need a new better amp and i was wondering fender frontman 212r or fender mustang III but if you know any better 100w amps for under £250 feel free to name them
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#2
Why specifically one hundred watts?
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cha33 armstrong
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#3
around that area
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i got so much shit off of people saying how crap my amp is, im deciding to ask the people at UG this time before purchasing
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#5
We're gonna need the following:

1. Location
2. What styles of music do you want to play?
3. Are you willing to go used?
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I hear they use false bypass switches.

It's, like, so ironic.
cha33 armstrong
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1 southampton (uk not usa)
2 mainly indie-rock (bloc party) rock (muse) punk-rock (blink 182/green day/all time low) & SOMETIMES dubstep
not going near pop or metal with a 10ft barge pole
3 nah im wanting a new amp
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Are you gigging or at home? Are cleans important to you?
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cha33 armstrong
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#11
this is for gigging as i have a crappy 15w practise amp
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#12
Can you mic your amp at gigs? I'd go for this.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOX-AC15C1-BL-15W-Guitar-Amplifier-/271075562343?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Amplifiers_RL&hash=item3f1d5cd367

The only downside is that you'll probably have to mic it up if you want pristine cleans at your gigs (low clean headroom). It's plenty loud though. Easily will get over a drummer. Tube too, not solid state.

Edit: Just saw you want brand new. Don't worry if you're not interested in used.
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cha33 armstrong
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Quote by Volcz
Can you mic your amp at gigs? I'd go for one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=vox+ac15&_sacat=0&_odkw=vox+ac30c2&_osacat=0

The only downside is that you'll probably have to mic it up if you want pristine cleans at your gigs (low clean headroom). It's plenty loud though. Easily will get over a drummer. Tube too, not solid state.

Edit: Just saw you want brand new. Don't worry if you're not interested in used.

those cost a bit much though dont they
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Peavey classic 30, great price, great amp all the way around. I used to have one, I will probably end up getting another.
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Quote by cha33 armstrong
not gonna happen im staying away from metal


The Peavey Classic series are like AC30's and AC15's.
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#20
Blink 182 is mostly Mesa Recto and at times a JCM900. In recent times he's switched to an AC30 and sometimes a Fender Twin.
Now it's hard to get a more metal amp than a Recto. You need to adjust your thinking. Lots of (most) punk bands now use high gain amps of some type. Greenday is mostly a plexi turned way up or a JCM800. Greenday sounds good on a full on high gain metal amp nonetheless.
The rhythm guitarist in my last band playing that sort of stuff was using a JCM900 and it pulled it off fine. I was using a Mesa Mark sorta sounding amp for lead.
You can get away with a lot with punk. Bad Religion and NoFX - mostly Mesa Rectos.
It's only old punk like the Pistols and the Ramones that used old amps cranked right up and even then, the Ramones switched to JCM800's. And the pistols? Fender Twin on Bollocks but on the reunion tour he was using a JCM900.

If you are trying to keep it cheap look for a used JCM900 (the 50W is plenty big enough so get whatever pops up). They pop up cheap all the time.

A Peavey Valveking would do the deed too.
I'd have a look at Jet City too. A JCA50 would be a good choice.

You want something with a fair amount of gain actually. Don't snub your nose at metal amps - punks and metalheads use fundamentally the same types of amps. Bad Religion on a Hagen would sound hot.
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#21
Its been said once or twice already, but save your money and go for valve. an AC15 will make you much happier than another SS amp, and it will get just as loud as a 100W SS combo. I got myself an AC30 last week with an attenuation switch to switch it down to 15W. I play in a loud band and it is PLENTY loud, and still good for home practice.
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#22
+1 with Volcz and Guy Tabache on the ac15. Theres plety of gain for blink and green day. But if you want more just stick ads-1 or something in front. They take pedals great. Plus the voxs are whats going to cater to your chimey bright indie band tones. That british rock sound is what they will give you.
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Marshall DSL401 or DSL50 would be great for you...look used.
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#25
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Marshall DSL401 or DSL50 would be great for you...look used.


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nah im wanting a new amp

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Unless its electronic drums.

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#27
You're not going to get shit if you don't go used.
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#28
New amps are for people with lots and lots of cash. If you aren't filthy rich, used is the only way to go. There are any number of suitable amps out there but if you insist on buying new you're shit outa luck.
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#30
If a Recto isn't too metal for punk wtf is?
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#31
You don't need a 100 watt amp. I went to a huge outdoor concert and all the line ups were staying at the 30 watt range of things. Only the harder rock acts were using big stuff like Splawns and Orange Rockerverbs. The tones you're asking for what be best found in some bright British style amp between 15-30 watts. You can always add a distortion pedal for the harder punk. Also...none of the Peavey stuff suggested is "metal" by a long shot...unless you have the right guitar, pickups, pedals, string gauge, etc....calm down.
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^ I thought that was funny too. Apparently the ValveKing and the Classic are metal amps. Who knew.
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#33
Quote by Offworld92
^ I thought that was funny too. Apparently the ValveKing and the Classic are metal amps. Who knew.


Ikr.

I think we've all tried to help but OP doesn't want to listen.
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#34
A Recto isn't too metal for Bad Religion, NoFX or Pennywise but a Peavey Classic is too metal for punk. There's a disconnect in there somewhere.
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#35
i think we scared him off and he is not coming back. GG&A helped another user to death again. hey guys, maybe we can go over his house and kick some sense into him?
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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i think we scared him off and he is not coming back. GG&A helped another user to death again. hey guys, maybe we can go over his house and kick some sense into him?

You supplying beer?
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#37
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You supplying beer?


sure, i got this beer extract, a carbonater and some vodka...
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#39
Ease up a bit guys he's obviously new

TS any of the amps that have been suggested here will work well. Check them out on YouTube and play them if you can you'll see they can do what you want easily. Limiting yourself to buying new is a rookie mistake. When I bought my first tube amp it HAD to be new as I felt for some crazy reason that the more I paid the better, like some kind of badge of pride or for bragging rights. Now I look back on it the me now would be way more impressed if i'd picked it up used for a steal
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#40
If I would have bought used all along, I could have had an ESP Horizon by now...


And FWIW TS, since I realize I haven't offered any actual advice, I think the ValveKing would be a good choice for you considering your budget. You might be able to get the 112 combo new, not sure how much they go for over there.
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