#1
Reposting this on advice from the guitar board:

I am not much of a guitar player, but im getting better and love it. I have an Epi Dot which is pretty nice. I play a few hours almost every day. The semi-hollow is nice because I dont need an amp and I dont bother anyone. But its not the right guitar for me. Something about it just feels off. I dont get that same feeling when I play a solid body.

So my wife bought me my dream guitar for Valentine's Day. She saw me drooling over it one night and decided that I should have it. Yeah... she rocks. Its a PRS 2013 Experience Singlecut Trem. (http://musicstorelive.com/2013-prs-experience-singlecut-trem-1-0f-50-blue-matteo-9147.html). It will be here tomorrow.

I dont have an amp. I play a lot of everything... rock, classic rock, 80s rock, current stuff... Maroon 5, Santana, Ozzy, Green Day, whatever else strikes my fancy. I dont have a style or really any clue who I am musically other than a guy that likes to play guitar.

I was looking at the Line 6 Spider IV 75 (~$300). Can I do better than that for an all around do everything practice amp (i.e. can keep it quiet enough to not wake the kids) in that price range?

Nearest City: Orlando FL
Budget: I chose $300 as an arbitrary number, not really knowing what I am talking about. That number is flexible however, given solid reason to change it
New/Used: prefer new, preferably something I can order online as getting to stores is tough (wife is injured and we have 3 kids, so im more or less tied to the house)
Gig: I might someday play in my church band or jam with some friends, but as of right now, its me in my office/spare bedroom trying not to wake the kids.
Favorite Artist: Ive always loved Jake E Lee's work on The Ultimate Sin. Santana, Eric Johnson, Gary Hoey
#2
Look for a used Krank Chadwick combo or a Marshall JCM2000 DSL401

these run $450+ used look at this site www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear they have some good deals.

If you get a cheap amp with that PRS, I will personally drive to your house and kick you

Go to either Georges music, GC on Lee Rd or Sam Ash on Lee Rd. I have always gotten excellent service there, I live in New Smyrna Beach
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Feb 11, 2014,
#3
Quote by Robbgnarly
Look for a used Krank Chadwick combo or a Marshall JCM2000 DSL401

these run $450+ used look at this site www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear they have some good deals.

If you get a cheap amp with that PRS, I will personally drive to your house and kick you

Go to either Georges music, GC on Lee Rd or Sam Ash on Lee Rd. I have always gotten excellent service there, I live in New Smyrna Beach


This I but I will punch you.
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#4
Wow you have one hell of a wife... want to share?

I'm absolutely in love with my Jet City JCA22 and can't recommend it enough. If you want 2 channels and high gain get the JCA22 or if you're cool with 1 channel of JCM 800-ish gain (Slash) then you'll be fine with the JCA22H.

If you want a combo instead of a head and cab setup look at the DSL401, Peavey Classic 30 and a nice drive pedal and maybe an Orange Tiny Terror.

Don't be fooled by the thought of a tube amp being too loud, my JC sounds just fine on bedroom levels when everyone is asleep.
Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Seagull S6
Laney Lionheart L5T

and a bunch pedals...
Last edited by jonthorsigmunds at Feb 11, 2014,
#5
Honestly, this screams Peavey Classic 30 to me. Great great amp, one of my favorites for that price.
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#6
The Classic 30 is actually a great suggestion
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#7
That's what I thought too, the Classic 30 is a great amp and they are dirt cheap too!
Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Seagull S6
Laney Lionheart L5T

and a bunch pedals...
#8
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/4306195410.html Peavey Classic
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/4318883253.html Peavey Classic http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/4328326433.html Egnater Tweaker
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/4310844938.html Line 6 Flextone


Any of these would be solid. The Line 6 won't sound quite as nice but gives you a huge range of sounds and effects to play with.
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
Last edited by classicrocker01 at Feb 11, 2014,
#9
if you are looking for an amp for practice only, then I wouldn't necessarily go with any of the previous suggestions - not bad amps, but not necessarily the best choice for solo practice. Look at the following:

Yamaha THR10
Vox Valvetronix
Randall Cube
Peavey Vypyr

These are all modeling amps (well, technically the Yamaha THR10 is something a little different), that are affordable and sound good. If you are going to be playing with a drummer when you practice, then at that point you want to consider something more powerful or some of the tube combos people are suggesting above.

Of course, that is just my personal opinion. Have fun and enjoy the PRS!
#10
The Vypyr is a good suggestion too, but find a Vypyr Tube model. Leagues ahead of the others.
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#11
I'm an idiot and posted in your other thread:

Unfortunately, I'm amp ******ed , but I wanted to say that your wife is pretty boss.

What I DO know is that the general UG consensus opposes line 6 spiders. Which I agree with, my buddy had one and the "meh" factor was off the scale.

However, THIS all-tube amp at around your price range is supposed to be good:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/V22combo/

Here's an in depth video review of it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMSizPdxcco

Look into it if you want .

Hope I helped.