#1
Hey! So I'm looking for a new tube amp head to tag along my laney 2x12 cabinet.
I play mostly Metal and heavy stuff, and also some clean stuff as well.
Most of the time I play home and with a drummer but not quite often.

So the 3 amps available in my price range are:
1-peavey valveking 100 head (used)
2-Jet city 50w head (New)
3-bugera 6262 head (used)
I'm not very picky on used or new as long as it does the job well.

My budget is not more than 300 euros.

I've got a handmade explorer with James Hetfield EMGs. Also have a blackstar ht-metal pedal and will be adding a tc nova system soon hopefully.

I'm located in Sweden, Gothenburg.

If anyone has any experience with any please share it and let me know what would be the best amp out of those 3.

Please don't suggest any other amps because those are the only ones that i could purshase.
Last edited by Aboulhassan at Mar 6, 2014,
#2
location?
budget?
new or used?

out of your list, Jet City
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#3
Either the Jet City or the bugera (if its a recent and infinium one).

But yeah, have a look at this post and update your post with some more informations so we can advise you better - https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=31052894&postcount=2
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#5
Get the Jet City from Thomann then you have a good warranty, if you ever need to use it
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#6
New Jet City + Bad Monkey (or any tubescreamer clone) overdrive if needed is the choice that makes most sense in this case.

Valveking sounds really good after Mesa mod but I dont think its worth to buy one just for that unless you are a tweaker and tinkerer at heart.

Bugera would sound great being Peavey 6505+ clone but reliability is a huge concern. Buying one used without warranty is a russian roulette in my eyes.

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#7
I guess I might skip the bugera part because the only one available is used and it might be from the old ones..

So it's between the jet city and the Valveking, I see most of you agree with the JC more, although I just read that the 'clean' channel of the jet city is not really clean, is that true?
#8
Yeah it is an crunch channel that cleans up with gain turned down.

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#10
+1 on the jet city

VK is nice but more of a jack of all trades type amp

bugera i have no experience with. word on the street is the tone's good, but the reliability is the concern , as maazeus said.
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#11
Jet City then.
Their clean channel is actually a low gain crunch channel which is more or less clean with the gain turned down, but who needs 100% clean cleans anyway?
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I wouldn't say the crunch channel is that low gain. i'd say it's more or less a bog standard crunch channel level of gain. with the gain on it all the way up it hits about the same amount of distortion as i have dialled into the overdrive channel (though i hit that with a boost or two, I don't want to make it sound heavier than it is). It kinda goes from near-enough-clean (at least at lower volumes and with softish picking) to hard rock, i'd say. But yeah it's not really a bona fide clean channel.
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What's the difference between the 22h and the 50h, sound wise?

The 22h does not stay clean at very loud volumes. If your giging the 22h may not be for you if you need cleans.

The 50h also sounds a bit thicker/punchier than the 22h.
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Could you name some bands that are similar to the sound you're going for? "Metal" is a relatively broad term.
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The 22h and the 50w head are basically the same amp with different wattages. Youll probably want the 50 watt though as it will give you more headroom. Allowing you to achieve clean tones at a much higher volume than the 20 watt version would.
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^ +1
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