#1
After a bit of advice. I need an amp for band practice (mainly classic rock) with a view to gigging but I'm strapped for cash. I've been offered the following in exchange for gear I own so there's no monetary outlay. Just wondered what people's opinion is of these and if they would do the job?

Fender FM100 head & matching cab

Peavey Bandit 112 Solo series

Peavey Vyper 30

Wharfedale (now Albion) TCT 50

Thanks!!

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
Last edited by jemstar555 at Jan 11, 2015,
#2
The Fender FM series is shoddy. They're loud but that's about it. The Bandit is meh. A lot of people like the Vyper for practice, but I would try out the Wharfedale TCT-50.

Compared to your other options, the TCT-50 blows everything out the water. I'm listening to some demos now.
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A newer model from 2012 sounds really good for classic rock. If you can try it out, snag it. The older model that you're offered might be completely different, but if it's like the newer model, I'd look into it.
Last edited by Will Lane at Jan 8, 2015,
#3
Thanks for the advice

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#4
Among the three I'd get the warfale, possibly with new speakers.

Even better though, find yourself a jet city or a used vypyr tube.
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#5
The vyper 30 is capable of jamming with a drummer who has some self control and players who understand how volume knobs work.
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#7
Thanks guys!!

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#8
Ok, bit of an update.

I've been offered cash for one of my guitars so I can pay £250 for an amp. Same requirements as above (classic rock, band practice, small gigs).

What do you reckon I could get in my budget?

Thanks.

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#10
Still might be getting that

Just looking at all the options. The wharfedale was a trade because I had no cash.

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#11
http://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_jca22h_guitar_head.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g112vintage.htm

this'd only run you £270, and would be a nice and small package too. Gasing for a jet city myself in fact, trying to make myself content using my PODHD500x+ power amp combo
#13
Wow, if that was nearer I'd jump on that like a flash!!

Thanks!!

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah