#1
Yes I know, everyone hates these threads. I currently own a Peavey Windsor half stack, I shall be keeping the cab and selling the head as I am sick of only having one channel which more or less cannot have a clean sound. Really all I need is a head with a decent sounding clean channel, I cannot afford that much at the minute as yous can see (Jobs giving me shitty hours, blame them).

My bands genre: Alternative / pop punk
Budget: £300
Condition: New or used, I really don't mind as long as its in good working order.

I shall be running a boss me 70 through this for effects/distortion obviously, with a Gibson SG.

Thanks in advance guys.

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#3
The jet city gets my vote too.
It doesn't really have a clean channel if you get the high gain version, but imo the distortion's worth it.

And I'll fit eminence V12s or WGS vintage 30s or whatever similar sounding speaker you can find there for cheap, that's gonna make a lot of difference too.
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These seem to get lot of praise round here, and well within your budget!!

A great amp, but I'm not sure it's the best suggestion for cleans.

I have the 20 watt version (so admittedly not a direct comparison), and the crunch channel (which is the cleaner of it's two channels) starts breaking up with the gain at 1. The 50 watter will probably have a bit more headroom, but even so it's not a clean clean amp.

For that budget, you should be able to find a used Laney VC30 - the clean channel on that stays clean as far up as I've ever needed to take it with my band. OK, it's a combo, not a head, but you could power your current cab with it as it has an output for a extension cab.
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^ that's what i was thinking

gear 4 music does what has the rep of being a higher wattage blues junior in a head format (under its own brand name). I have no idea how good it is, I've never tried it- but it might be worth considering if cleans are the main priority. I seem to remember it only has the one impedance though (8 ohms? not sure) so bear that in mind, your cab needs to match.
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I might be asking a stupid one now but..
If you're using your boss for distortion, then why doesn't your Windsor have a clean setting?
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You can get Peavey Classics in head form too. The JCA50 head is a fine suggestion as well.
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#8
Peavey ValveKings are dirt cheap and are one of my favorite clean amps.
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#9
Laney does sweet clean tone. If you just turn the gain down on your current amp, you might find what you are looking for though. It's not Fender/Vox clean but it doesn't totally suck.

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good call, forgot about that

i'd trust that a lot more than the g4m one i suggested
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#11
The JCA50H cleans suck. Thin and bright. Even the 20 watt, single channel JCA has better cleans. Not to say that I don't like the amp, but that is the last thing I would buy for cleans.