#1
Basically, me and my dad have been playing together for a few years now, and he wants to get a new amp after seeing what I spent my student loan on :P (peavey vypyr 30 with sanpera pedal). Our budget is about £300 and the majority of stuff we play is oasis, with some green day and bands like that thrown in too. Any ideas about what to look at?
#2
Jet City 22H and a small Harley Benton 1X12 with a V30 in it. 2X12 if budget can stretch.

All from Thomman.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_jca22h_guitar_head.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g112vintage.htm

Personally I'm a big fan of the Jet City stuff, was about to recommend the 50W version but then I saw Oasis and thought the EL84's might be better than 6L6's. I'd probably bump it up to the 50 if I was gigging though.

You could get a Marshall DSL combo for 300, but the 40C's are the only ones I'd look at and I haven't seen many of them on the UK musicians marts at all.
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Last edited by Fisheth24 at Oct 19, 2014,
#3
+3,1415 to the Jet City suggestion.
EDIT: Damn, I still mess up the Jet City models. Since the one mentioned above is the one without a proper clean channel, it definitely isn't a good option.


Also, since you're in the UK you can probably find nice deals on used Laney amps.
Look for a VC30-212, for example. It's great for Oasis' kind of music, and with an overdrive or distortion pedal it'll nail higher gain tones as well.
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Last edited by Linkerman at Oct 19, 2014,
#4
As much as I suggest the Jet City I would not get it for Oasis and Green Day type music.

A Laney VC15 would work very well for those types of music.
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#5
Quote by Robbgnarly
As much as I suggest the Jet City I would not get it for Oasis and Green Day type music.


I second this.

The "normal" (the normal channel can get pretty crunchy and high gain fast) channel does not stay clean easily, and the "overdrive" (this is more of a saturated high gain channel) channel does not stay clean at all.
If you were to buy a jet city you could look into the 5212RC 50 watt combo which has a dedicated clean channel and an overdrive channel.
#6
If you play Oasis and Green Day type of music...consider going for a Vox or even a Marshall.
#7
Yeah, sorry guys. I made an Error. Was meaning to suggest the 20H, but then looked at it and realized it was a single channel amp. Jet City model names are confusing!

+1 on a Vox though.
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#8
Quote by Fisheth24
(...) then looked at it and realized it was a single channel amp.

Then you just made another error, because it isn't a single channel amp. It's a dual channel amp.

There were two kinds of Jet City amps mentioned ITT: one with crunch and overdrive channels, and one with clean and crunch channels.
I always mix up the model names too, but they're both dual channel amps.
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Last edited by Linkerman at Oct 19, 2014,
#9
+1 on the laney vc30
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Quote by Linkerman
Then you just made another error, because it isn't a single channel amp. It's a dual channel amp.

There were two kinds of Jet City amps mentioned ITT: one with crunch and overdrive channels, and one with clean and crunch channels.
I always mix up the model names too, but they're both dual channel amps.


Sorry, looks like I was getting confused with the EQing on the front.

+1 on the small Laney suggestion though, they sound great. I recorded an indie band using a VC15,

https://soundcloud.com/andy-scarlett/wildflowers-elephants

Great sounding amp. Awesome clean channel.
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