#1
I have been thinking about getting a new tube combo as my current amp is just not cutting it. I have been considering the Bugera V22 Infinium however its a bit too expensive for me.
I am looking for (preferably) a tube combo that has a good clean tone like the bugera but will also sound good with a distortion pedal or even its overdrive channel if it has one. I mostly play zeppelin, hendrix, chili peppers, Pearl jam, Soundgarden so i am looking for an amp that can get close to their sounds.


Do any of you have suggestions?
#2
250 is probably the low end of what you can buy if you want tubes. Save your money and stretch your budget more and you can get something decent.
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#4
Not really cause I don't like them. Maybe somebody else can help you with that.


I'd just save your money.
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do you have any recommendations for solid state or hybrids?


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#7
Like Korina said.i had a quick browse on eBay there and there was a ton of peavey tube combos there for under £300 including valve kings.Im not 100% how decent the cleans are but from my what I've heard the drive side of them are very decent.
#9
Valvekings are nice enough. Peavey Classics are too, but they're probably hard to find within budget.

Best sounding combo you can get for your styles under 250 quid would probably be a Laney VC50 - it's been out of production for a long time now, but they are still easy to find used in the UK.
A VC30 is also worth a look. Note that though these two amps have similar names and are/were made by the same manufacturer, their circuits are completely different, meaning they sound different, too. Both will cover the types of music you play though.

Maybe look into Hughes & Kettner as well. The Statesman 20w combo might just be within budget used. An Edition Tube combo should be within budget definitely, though imo isn't as nice as the Statesman.
#11
some of the lower gain jet cities (which i haven't tried) might be worth a look.
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#12
Keep saving and go for a Marshall dsl401

I'd be looking 2nd hand on your budget
#13
What about that new Fender Bassbreaker? I'm pretty sure they do a combo in your budget...
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#14
Fender Super Champ XD/X2 is a tube hybrid amp that delivers legit tone covering your wants. They can be found used for $200 if you are patient. Worth a look. Otherwise a small tube amp and $500 worth of pedals will get you there.

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#15
USCENDONE BENE Good Shout....but probably this means the 7 Watt combo (£268) as the 15 Watt is £450.
#16
Yeah used Laneys and Peaveys are good bets. Jet Cities as has been mentioned
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#17
Jet City, used Laney Cub/Lionheart, second hand DSL 40C/15 if doable.
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