#1
Good evening

Im looking for a tube amp and my budget is 700 $ and I can add 80$ in my country the only tube amps that are sold here are from orange I can travel to kuwait (4 hour drive)they have vox amps or uae (10 hours drive) they have Marshall amps but they are over priced and there is a big chance that I will not like what they have there

Or I can order it from ebay and pay alot for shipping but thats ok I guess

I know I might sound like a fan boy but I really like Marshalls but Im open for other suggestions brought by u

And last question I have a friend that ordered a bass amp and when it arrived it didnt work and he needed a current converter( i think thats what its called) so he can use it will I face the same problem ?

Thanks
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#2
Okay... English is not your string point

Where do you live exactly? And more importantly: What sort of sounds/tones/music do you want to play?
#3
Quote by wildozer
Okay... English is not your string point

Where do you live exactly? And more importantly: What sort of sounds/tones/music do you want to play?


Nor yours apparently...

Carrying on!
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Quote by wildozer
Okay... English is not your string point

Where do you live exactly? And more importantly: What sort of sounds/tones/music do you want to play?



Yeah its not my first language

I live in bahrain

Music types u can say guns n roses / black sabbath / blues rock
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#6
Thomann.de ships to Bahrain for a flat €50, I'd look there to see what you might like.

The Jet City amps are generally highly regarded as excellent from a price/performance standpoint and are available there.
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#7
Maybe give Carvin a try? They ship to the UAE. I own their V3M; it's a 3-channel 50-watt tube amp. Lots of tonal variety in a compact head for $599 USD, and it comes with a built-in voltage selector that allows you to run the amp on 120V or 240V of AC power. Running on the 240V setting should work for you in Bahrain. The only problem, other than having to drive 10 hours to pick the amp up in the UAE, is that Carvin's shipping rates seem very high. For the price, I could not recommend an amp more highly than the V3M, but the shipping cost may be just too much.
#8
^ Carvin amps are built very good, but most sound like ass, especially the V3/V3m and a tube change will not fix them.

Go for a Jet City from Thomann
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Quote by Robbgnarly
^ Carvin amps are built very good, but most sound like ass, especially the V3/V3m and a tube change will not fix them.

Go for a Jet City from Thomann


I have three that don't sound like ass -- a Belair, an old (89?) XV112E, and a really old (71) solid state thing with a huge 2x15 cabinet with Altecs and a tweeter.

The Belair's good as is, but it can also be modified (look up "Hasserl Mods") quite inexpensively, and the Soak (gain) channel *really* comes alive.

I've skipped over the more modern stuff (V3, etc.) and moved into modelers, power amps and full range speakers, but you can get a 1500W solid state power amp for around $269, an LS1503 (800W capable full-range cab) for about the same, and a Pod XT for something around $100 used, a Pod HD for a bit more (used).

While guitar players tend to shy away from anything over 100W, you should remember that if you're playing any kind of music where you want bottom end (downtuning, etc.), a speaker reproducing a note an octave down needs to move four times the air in order to produce the same volume. The LS1503 is actually *capable* of reproducing clean fundamentals of notes lower than the low E on a six string, where most standard guitar amps aren't capable of much below 110Hz (the low E is down at 82Hz, for example).
#11
Quote by Arby911
Thomann.de ships to Bahrain for a flat €50, I'd look there to see what you might like.

The Jet City amps are generally highly regarded as excellent from a price/performance standpoint and are available there.



Quote by Robbgnarly
^ Carvin amps are built very good, but most sound like ass, especially the V3/V3m and a tube change will not fix them.

Go for a Jet City from Thomann



Quote by Robbgnarly
^ Carvin amps are built very good, but most sound like ass, especially the V3/V3m and a tube change will not fix them.

Go for a Jet City from Thomann



alot of jet city suggestions any specific amp ?

im going to jet city web site and do my researches when i got a free time
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#12
Laneys give very Marshall-y tones on the cheap. I picked up my VH100R for $450 USD. I'd recommend the VH100, GH100 or the Ironheart if you can cough up that extra cash.
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#13
Quote by tdiaz8492
Maybe give Carvin a try? They ship to the UAE. I own their V3M; it's a 3-channel 50-watt tube amp. Lots of tonal variety in a compact head for $599 USD, and it comes with a built-in voltage selector that allows you to run the amp on 120V or 240V of AC power. Running on the 240V setting should work for you in Bahrain. The only problem, other than having to drive 10 hours to pick the amp up in the UAE, is that Carvin's shipping rates seem very high. For the price, I could not recommend an amp more highly than the V3M, but the shipping cost may be just too much.



im going to look them up

actually the shipping company that im dealing with gave me 7 addressees (usa uk..... and uae is one of them )
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#14
I think this could be one of the few times I've agreed with dspellman, but I love several carvin amps and WOULD NOT say MOST sound like ass. A lot don't like the V3 though I believe most don't like it because they want it to be something it isn't. But the X100b that I've played quite a bit was good, the XV212 I owned was great with beautiful cleans and nice distortion, the belair and nomad series are good IMO, so yeah, I don't think most sound like ass, esp for the prices you can find a lot to of them used
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#15
ok im new to this tube amps but im guessing a head+cabinet is better than a combo tube amp ?

because i think a combo tube is better for me at this time
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Last edited by nirvana_n_roses at Jul 1, 2014,
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Quote by nirvana_n_roses
ok im new to this tube amps but im guessing a head+cabinet is better than a combo tube amp ?

because i think a combo tube is better for me at this time

neither is really better, they are just different.
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#17
really you are just dealing with the speaker being separate. Its not really black and white really I don't think, esp since most cabs at this range are open cab
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Quote by nirvana_n_roses
ok im new to this tube amps but im guessing a head+cabinet is better than a combo tube amp ?

because i think a combo tube is better for me at this time

Not at all. There are pros and cons to either. Its a personal preference thing (unless you want an 8x12 combo for some reason) . If you'd prefer a combo, by all means get a combo.

I'm sure you can score a used Randall RM20 and a module or 2 for $700.
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#19
Quote by wildozer

Okay... English is not your string point
Quote by Arby911
Nor yours apparently...

Carrying on!


Welp. I ****ed that one up didn't I.....


I just got my Jet City and it will cover the genres you like to play easy. Good value and good sounds.

If I were you, I'd go for one of these
http://www.jetcityamplification.com/#!5212rc/c22bf - If you want a combo

That Jet City has a clean and overdrive channel. But a lot of them don't have a clean channel but instead have a crunch and high gain channel so you should be aware of that.
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Quote by wildozer
Welp. I ****ed that one up didn't I.....


I just got my Jet City and it will cover the genres you like to play easy. Good value and good sounds.

If I were you, I'd go for one of these
http://www.jetcityamplification.com/#!5212rc/c22bf - If you want a combo

That Jet City has a clean and overdrive channel. But a lot of them don't have a clean channel but instead have a crunch and high gain channel so you should be aware of that.


Ok now im thinking about geting this or the lanny ironheart 30
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#21
Quote by Robbgnarly
neither is really better, they are just different.


Quote by bluestratplayer
really you are just dealing with the speaker being separate. Its not really black and white really I don't think, esp since most cabs at this range are open cab


Quote by lucky1978
Not at all. There are pros and cons to either. Its a personal preference thing (unless you want an 8x12 combo for some reason) . If you'd prefer a combo, by all means get a combo.

I'm sure you can score a used Randall RM20 and a module or 2 for $700.


Thanks guys I just thought by the suggestions that sometjing is better than the other


Today I went and tried the orange th30 and I hated it so now online in my only option
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Quote by nirvana_n_roses
Anyone ?


From what you've posted you'll need a transformer to convert line current to 110 VAC, frequency usually isn't terribly critical for amps.
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Quote by Arby911
From what you've posted you'll need a transformer to convert line current to 110 VAC, frequency usually isn't terribly critical for amps.



Oh thanks
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