#1
Hey there I thought I'd poll the masses and see what people think would be a good amp around this price range?
Now there's some wiggle room on the price.
I play a Garage Rock, Blues Rock, Indie Rock, Classic Rock type genre style.
There might be some minor gigging and playing at home but nothing so big and serious for the time being.
Sooooo I'm thinking "tube amps"
I was looking at a few Vox VT series's amps and I've read a lot of mixed reviews same with the Epi VJ.
And there's the Blues Jr. I found for a pretty sweet price (used)

Anyways if anyone has anything for me to look at or try.. Please feel free to post.

Thanks all!
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#2
Peavey Classic 30
Jet City somethingoranother
Crate Vintage Club

Any of those would be a good option
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#3
Peavey ultra 112. Can get them for less too.
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#4
Ohhh I've heard some good things about the C30

Anyone try the Super Champ x2 ? Just the head (heh)
I have an enclosure... Somewhere. I think...
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#5
The VT isn't all tube and the tube it does have is a gimmick from what I here from people who know more than me. It is a great amp for the price.
The Epi vj is a killer lil amp. I love mine, perfect practice amp if you value simplicity. Shouldn't cost more than $100 used.

I've seen Egnater Rebel 20 heads go for $250 used which is a steal for that amp imo. That's what I'd recommend.

I've yet to try a Peavey Classic but its suggested a lot by some respected ug members so I'd trust its a good way to go as well.
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#6
The Classic 30 is much more amp than the VT and Super Champ. Definitely the budget amp of choice for those seeking classic tones.

The Valve Jr is a cool little amp, I had one for a while. The head and cab is definitely a better option than the combo, which can sound a little boxy. That plus a good EQ and OD pedal would serve pretty close.

No comment on the Egnator, havent tried one. But from what I've heard it's probably not a bad option.
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#7
I found a Vox AC-15 for a decent price?
Haha ughhh too many options.
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#8
AC-15's are cool amps, I'm in the market for the newer C1 version . If you're wanting more of a Marshall vibe it's very hard to beat a Peavey VTM, although I've never seen a combo version of one.
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#9
just to throw it in again, the classic 30 is a really good go to amp. it does classic rock/blues awesomely. they are nice and sturdy as well.

OD pedals may be fun to play with down the road, but IMO they really aren't needed.
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#10
Is the Classic 30 good for some small to mediums gigging?

Why is the Vox VT series not a good pick? I found a wicked deal for a Vt50 (health issues is why the guy needs to sell it)
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just to throw it in again, the classic 30 is a really good go to amp. it does classic rock/blues awesomely. they are nice and sturdy as well.

OD pedals may be fun to play with down the road, but IMO they really aren't needed.


So true. And the 50 is even better with the punch of the 4 x 10's
#12
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So true. And the 50 is even better with the punch of the 4 x 10's


i am not a 10" fan. i would go with the delta blues 15" nice tremolo

but OP the 30 watt is the only one in price range, and is a very nice amp and would be great for you.

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#13
The 30 wattr is blistering loud and I've read that the overall tone/circuit of the 50 wattr is not as good as the 30. Plus, I personally would rather have one 12"r vs 4 - 10"rs
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#14
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The 30 wattr is blistering loud and I've read that the overall tone/circuit of the 50 wattr is not as good as the 30. Plus, I personally would rather one 12"r vs 4 - 10C"rs


i think the 30 is the best overall, the delta blues is my favorite though (just peronal opinion) i like 15's.

one thing to think about too is that the delta or the 4x10 models are much larger, much heavier and less convenient to get to a gig, especially when there is a smaller amp that would sound good/better.

also +1 to 311, 30 watts turned up a bit would probably be louder than you would ever need.
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#15
Classic 30 is a very cool amp, there's also a Classic 20 that's in your price range but they're a much smaller amp. The 30W model is where it's at
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#17
I haven't played a Classic 30, though I'd like to, but a Blues Junior could do what you're asking with an OD.
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#18
Hey all thought id give an update..

1.) Classic 30
2.) Blues Jr.
3.) Vox AC15C1
4.) Bassman 10 Combo? 4x10 from the mid 70's

HM.) Blues Deville (but this one is sadly a bit out of my price range :/ damn.)

*Note all these are used and found in sale in my respective city.
So yeah I know the prices don't match originally what I was looking for
But it's kinda been narrowed down to these 4

Ps: I can't believe people whine about the weight of an amp...
It's an amp.
Jesus.. Go Lift.
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#19
For what you want, I'd still go for the Classic 30. Fender gain just never sounded good to me
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#20
+1 classic 30
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