#1
Hey, guys. I'm about to buy my first head amp. I've never really put together a gig rig before and I'm looking at two in particular that are pretty cheap and have decent reviews.

One is a Kustom KG100HFX and the other is a
Behringer VT100FXH Virtube. Both are digital and 100W, less than 200 dollars. Any tech savvy players know if either of these would be any good?
#3
Do you have a cabinet to pair it with? If not, you will have to buy one, and that will come around to about $400 total.
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#5
i love heads and cabs, but are you wise buying cheapo heads? normally a decent or good combo is a better idea than a mediocre (or worse) head and cab setup.
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#6
I plan on buying a cabinet after I grab the head. I have a 4x12 from a friend but I'll probably get something better soon. And I don't know, am I wise? That's kind of what I'm asking. I'm running on a budget and really just need to make sure my guitar is heard. I don't need anything too fancy or high quality for the music I'll be playing on it.
#7
Does it need to be modeler with effects? If not then put a little bit more and get this:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--RANRG1003H

This amp is actually very good and will serve you for long time. If you get a cab with 4ohm load (required for SS amp to output its full power) you will be heard loud and clear.

Regarding Behringer I presume its has same modeling as their V-Amp multifx units, which are more or less on par with old Line6 Pods. However if you need to gig with one I would not risk it. Home playing is fine but I would not risk using Behringer live. Reliability is a big concern with their products. *edit* Oh wait, that amp was not a modeling amp. Just comes with digital FX, just like the Kustom.

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#8
100W isn't double as loud as 50W keep in mind. 100W might be overkill when 50W or even 30W could be loud enough. With that in mind I would maybe look at a combo tube amp, they sound soooo much better IMO than SS amps, and you can get a decent one for the price of a cheap head + cab.
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#9
Jet City combo is what I'd recommend without knowing what you play.
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100W isn't double as loud as 50W keep in mind. 100W might be overkill when 50W or even 30W could be loud enough. With that in mind I would maybe look at a combo tube amp, they sound soooo much better IMO than SS amps, and you can get a decent one for the price of a cheap head + cab.



Yeah but with SS amps the clean headroom is really important. You do not want to SS power amp to distort at all, it sounds ugly.

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#11
If you're set on a SS amp, then that RG is a good choice for your price range. Really tho, you can go lower wattage if you go tube. 30-50watts is perfectly acceptable to jam and gig with. You can go even lower depending on the amp and style of music you play (which you should tell us). Tube amps have power sections that kill those cheap SS amps, regardless of wattage.
#12
What type of music?
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With out knowing this it is hard to say what amp would be best for you. You can get a used Jet City JCA20h for <$200 used and they will do most styles up to hard-rock
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Mostly pop-punk, a bit of lighter post-hardcore. I play a Whibley Signature Stratocaster and plan on playing small venues/bars, nothing too big, but at the same time needs to be loud enough to be heard in a crowded room.
#14
Jet City combo.
I used to gig one before I bought my Orange. Did the job very well and was plenty loud, especially if you don't need cleans.
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#15
JCA20h and snag a used Avatar 2x12. I used to do full band jams with mine all the time. If you don't need to worry about super clean cleans it'll be plenty loud
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#16
Your budget is super tight to get anything good.

You can get a used Egnater Tweaker 15 combo for like $300. That's pretty much the cheapest thing I know of that is both a good amp and has a great speaker in it already.

You will be mic'd up when you play out, right?
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