#1
I have recently acquired a PRS SE 245, and want to get a tube amp to play with... I don't really want an amp over 15 or so(I think?) Watts, as it will mainly be for house play plus playing in a gym occasionally.

I like to play classic rock, and want to spend about 500 bucks on it...No preference on combo vs head+cab... and just want best bang for buck. Used/New no preference really

price range about 5-575 USD (although Im perfectly ok going under that lol)
Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks!
#3
The Vox is a very good option, as would a small Peavey (Delta Blues?) or Fender (Blues Jr., Super Champ, Excelsior?).

You might also consider looking at a small Carvin Vintage:
http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/VINTAGE16

A Blackstar might work for you, too:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HT5R/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HT5RW/

Or a H&K TubeMeister
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TM5C/
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Apr 30, 2013,
#4
alright, so Musicians Friend has a 100 buck sale on orders 500 or more, which would be about 20% or so , which is better than I can usually find...
could I use this on a used product by calling them? and here is what I found that would work with the coupon...
Blues Jr III vs the Gold Blues Jr III? (assuming same price)
AC15, Delta Blues, Orange Tiny Terror combo.
What is the main difference between them, and which is personally better
(assuming price is the same)?
#5
Quote by shanman_
alright, so Musicians Friend has a 100 buck sale on orders 500 or more, which would be about 20% or so , which is better than I can usually find...
could I use this on a used product by calling them? and here is what I found that would work with the coupon...
Blues Jr III vs the Gold Blues Jr III? (assuming same price)
AC15, Delta Blues, Orange Tiny Terror combo.
What is the main difference between them, and which is personally better
(assuming price is the same)?


Yeah, just give them a call and they'll apply the coupon for you.

I suggested the AC15 because of the ability to run both the on board speaker and an external cabinet simultaneously. That's something I find useful in beefing up the tone.

If you're looking for high-gain (such as the Orange can get), I'd suggest the Jet City JCA22H. You can get a 1x12 or 2X12 cabinet and it'll be great for gigs. It also has an effects loop, so running time-based pedals won't sound like garbage through it.
You won't get Vox cleans on it, but there is definitely enough clean tone on it.

Just a thought!
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