#1
Hey guys,

I'm looking into buying a small but toneful practice amp for under £150. Portability would be nice but isn't essential. Tone quality and options are the main priority, on board effects would be handy too. Any ideas?

Thanks,
#2
You could probobly find a used line 6 spider IV 112 75w combo for under that. They are only about 180£ (converted from usd may vary a little) new. it'll have all the effects and tonal options that are all fairly decent, I know a guy that swears by his. It'll also have more headroom than other practice amps for small jamming w/friends and maybe even a drummer depending.

EDIT: here's one on eBay http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/141248741644
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how loud do you need it to be?

and how portable? do you want to be able to run it on batteries, or do you just need it to be fairly easy to lift?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Fender champ 600. Cheap, clean, valve, takes pedals well... easy. it's a loud five watts too.
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Used Vibro Champ XD. Roland Cube 30. No spiders ever.
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#7
Quote by Dave_Mc
how loud do you need it to be?

and how portable? do you want to be able to run it on batteries, or do you just need it to be fairly easy to lift?


Not incredibly loud, just for private rehearsal, in fact a headphone jack would be handy. Portability is not an issue, running through mains.

Tone wise, the closest thing so far to the quality I would like is the Vibro Champ XD. As I understand it this doesnt have a headphone jack?
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You could probobly find a used line 6 spider IV 112 75w combo for under that. They are only about 180£ (converted from usd may vary a little) new. it'll have all the effects and tonal options that are all fairly decent, I know a guy that swears by his. It'll also have more headroom than other practice amps for small jamming w/friends and maybe even a drummer depending.

EDIT: here's one on eBay http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/141248741644


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I say take a look at the Mustang or a Roland Cube.
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Not incredibly loud, just for private rehearsal, in fact a headphone jack would be handy. Portability is not an issue, running through mains.

Tone wise, the closest thing so far to the quality I would like is the Vibro Champ XD. As I understand it this doesnt have a headphone jack?


dunno about the headphone jack thing, but if you can get a vibro champ for that kind of money that'd be worth considering.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#10
I would also recommend a cube. They are awesome little amps. My guitar teacher(war of ages guitarist) uses one and it sounds really good. I used to own a line 6 and maybe it's just me, but I can't stand them, at least the none half tube/Bogner ones...
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