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Hi, I am looking to buy a combo amp for under £200 (€300, $310). I will be using it mostly to practice at home, but will also be playing small venues solo (about 80-90 people, they won't be making any noise).

I have narrowed it down to the following options, I have chosen amps with over 30W, but if you don't think I need that much, then please tell me.

Roland Cube-40GX
Fender Mustang II V.2
Vox VT40+
Orange Crush 35RT
Marshal MG30CFX
Line6 Spider IV 30
Blackstar ID Core 40

I will get a chance to try some of these in about a month's time, but I wanted to filter out some amps before I go to a store.

I will be playing through these with an Epiphone Tribute Plus, and will play mostly Classic Rock, but also need some cleans.

Also, If there is anything that I can add to the list, please tell me.

Thanks In Advance,
Harris Mirza
#2
is your budget flexible or is £200 the absolute maximum?

when playing at home how quietly do you have to play?

what's your definition of classic rock?

(sorry for all the questions )
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you would still need to mic it, but a jet city 2112RC would be a viable option, and they are really cheap in Europe.
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Quote by mirza.harris
Hi, I am looking to buy a combo amp for under £200 (€300, $310). I will be using it mostly to practice at home, but will also be playing small venues solo (about 80-90 people, they won't be making any noise).

I have narrowed it down to the following options, I have chosen amps with over 30W, but if you don't think I need that much, then please tell me.

Roland Cube-40GX
Fender Mustang II V.2
Vox VT40+
Orange Crush 35RT
Marshal MG30CFX
Line6 Spider IV 30
Blackstar ID Core 40

I will get a chance to try some of these in about a month's time, but I wanted to filter out some amps before I go to a store.


1st 3 choices yes, test drive. Last 4 you can skip as they are bottom feeders. Add a Super Champ X2 to your list and go play through some. 40w SS, or 15w tube will get it done.

I own a Roland Cube and Super Champ among others. I found the SCXD for $200 used and am still impressed with the classic rock vibe. Very useable for small gigs.
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How much is a used Peavey ValveKing 112 over there? Jet city should work too.
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1st 3 choices yes, test drive. Last 4 you can skip as they are bottom feeders. Add a Super Champ X2


Right! The X2 is really great, even its OD. If you can score one, it's the way to go.

Roland very reliable.
Vox if british OD is your priority.
Mustang if you like a more sparkly clean (still I would pick the Vox which is overall better to me).

Jet city 2112RC


Not so classic but yea very nice sounding amp.
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Hi, you will find these get bad press here, but mainly by clueless single minded people following the crowd. Have a look for Marshall AVT275 on Ebay. Usually less than £200. Tranny pre with 2 x 75w tube power. 4 channel. Very versatile, loud when you need. FX are a bit pants but they are quite old. reverb is perfect though. One of the very best amps I've ever owned...and I've owned a lot. The cleans are the best I've heard apart from my old Roland JC120. You wont get one of those for less than 200 notes though. Unfortunately.
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Quote by trashedlostfdup
you would still need to mic it, but a jet city 2112RC would be a viable option, and they are really cheap in Europe.

+1.

It's only playing small venues so may not even need to be mic'd. I've gigged my 20w Jet City & it's kept up easily without going through the PA.
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Stretch to £230 and get a Vox AC4 ?

Or get a Fender Vaporizer, should be in budget
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Quote by The Judist
Stretch to £230 and get a Vox AC4 ?

Or get a Fender Vaporizer, should be in budget

AC4 is a great home practice amp, but there's no way it's enough for gigging. It's also very definitely a one trick pony and only does cleans at low volume, the volume determines how much gain you have so as soon as you turn it up, the cleans disappear.
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AC4 is a great home practice amp, but there's no way it's enough for gigging. It's also very definitely a one trick pony and only does cleans at low volume, the volume determines how much gain you have so as soon as you turn it up, the cleans disappear.
He plays solo so doesn't have to clear a drumkit if I understood the OP correctly. Mic it for the PA and get some of it in the monitors.
Heck, I've seen someone use a Yamaha THR10 for a solo gig
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Tight budget, always buy used to get the most bang for the buck.
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#16
The Jet City looks really nice, but I would feel more comfortable buying something a little more powerful as I'll be with this amp for the foreseeable future.
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Quote by mirza.harris
The Jet City looks really nice, but I would feel more comfortable buying something a little more powerful as I'll be with this amp for the foreseeable future.


A 20W valve amp will go louder and sound better doing it than a 30-40W solid state amp
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Quote by mirza.harris
The Jet City looks really nice, but I would feel more comfortable buying something a little more powerful as I'll be with this amp for the foreseeable future.


Unfortunately your budget won't hold up to your desire. Buy the Jet City, it's a good amp and it's unlikely you'll ever be lacking power with it.
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