smittyanthrax
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Join date: Jul 2009
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#1
Hi

I am looking for some serious advice.I am looking to buy a amp and i dont know which ones to look at.

Im just going to use this at home so it doesnt have to be too loud or fancy.Wattage wise iam probably looking for between lets say 30w to 100w.

Budget wise ill probably say between £100 to £300.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
AlanHB
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Join date: Aug 2008
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#2
I reckon the Fender Superchamp X2 is pretty great.

It's 15 watt tube, and pretty loud. For home playing it's perfect, and it's also great for recording and playing in smaller venues (cafes etc). For louder gigs connect it to a 1x12 or 2x12 and you're ready to go. Mic it up and the sky is the limit. I have played both indoor coffee shops and outdoor festivals with my Superchamp.

Looks like it goes for about £300.
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Leather Sleeves
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Join date: Oct 2007
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#3
Take a look at this if you haven't:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278232

Specifically under: "Recommended Amps for the various price ranges."

And I would recommend a Roland Cube 30. I think that must be in your price range.
Dempsey68
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Join date: Nov 2008
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#4
what genre do you play?

what is your local main city?

check out www.gak.co.uk and www.thomann.de for an idea of what you can afford

i'd personally recommend the Vox VT20+ amp, it can do every genre well, perhaps not as good as an amp specifically designed for that genre, ie it isn't better than a mesa boogie would be for metal, but it's better than a Fender Frontman would be for metal. the frontman however exceeds in clean tones, nothing else, however the Vox's comes close.

if that makes sense
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smittyanthrax
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Join date: Jul 2009
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#5
Quote by Dempsey68
what genre do you play?

what is your local main city?

check out www.gak.co.uk and www.thomann.de for an idea of what you can afford

i'd personally recommend the Vox VT20+ amp, it can do every genre well, perhaps not as good as an amp specifically designed for that genre, ie it isn't better than a mesa boogie would be for metal, but it's better than a Fender Frontman would be for metal. the frontman however exceeds in clean tones, nothing else, however the Vox's comes close.

if that makes sense

My local main city is Glasgow and i play metal,punk and rock.