#1
Hi,
I'm looking for a new amp(my old one https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_hb80r.htm) I would like to buy a tube amp, because the sound is better.
My guitar is a Ephiphone Les Paul Tribute+ https://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_les_paul_tribute_plus_ms.htm

I already chose one which i consider buying:
https://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_cub12r.htm

The budget is around 200-400 Euros and im looking for a amp that I can take to practice and perhaps to play in a band (if I find one).

I heard that Marshall makes great Amps, but they are so expenisiv. Furthermore I heard that Blackstar amps are really good too and not too expensiv.
Which brand should I buy? What is important for choosing a tube amp?

I like to play alot Green Day, Blink182, Sum41, Rise Against, Billy Talent,... I also play some metal(Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, System of a Down,..), rock(AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Halestorm,....) and blues. I want to play in a band but I am not in one and I'm a hobby musician

Can you guys please help me to pick the best guitare for me and sorry for my bad english I'm trying my best.

Thanks in advance
#2
I was looking into Blackstar earlier this year and was told nothing good about them, I'd steer clear.  I'd save a little more and pick up a Marshall DSL40C.
#3
You might want to take a look at a Jet city combo
https://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_jca2212_guitar_combo.htm?ref=search_rslt_jet+city_270762_10

its only a one channel so you won't get a real "clean" channel from it. I believe they used to have a 50W combo as well that you might be able to find used (the head and cab version is still available on Thomann). Should do the punk to metal stuff just fine, might need an overdrive to boost for newer metal tones.
#4
^ yep jet city (maybe the 50 watter as well? the 1x12 one, the 2x12 is a lower gain, different amp EDIT: argh out of stock ). if you want higher gain stuff it's near enough a no-brainer at that budget if you're in europe (well, bugeras might be worth a look too, but i haven't tried them and i hear conflicting reports- they had reliability problems at the start but some now say they're actually made pretty well )

FWIW the blackstar HT series is hybrid, if you want a genuinely all-tube amp.
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#6
I watched a youtube video about the Jet City and it sounded awesome(and it is much cheaper than the DSL40C).
Althought I may buy a second hand DSL40C, the amp was hardly used and is only 3 years old and the price of it is 500 Euros.
Is this price ok? On what should i pay attention when I buy it?
#7
Let it warm up properly, crank it up if you can as there might be a problem with power tubes or something with the transformer. Look for evidence that it might've been taken apart and worked on. Most likely it will be fine, but I'd say keep it on for about 30 minutes at least, that's what I do with tube amps.
#8
Well the marshall got sold yesterday....
Now I am going to buy the Jet City and I have one last question.

What should i buy the guitar amp combo or a head with a box. The price difference is 60€
Are there any advantages or disadvantages of having a head or guitar combo.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_jca22h_guitar_head_bundle_3.htm
https://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_jca2212_guitar_combo.htm
#9
The combo is generally a little more compact and for a 1x12 is easier to move around because its one piece vs 2. Head and cab is nice as you can swap out the cab at a later date and still keep the head, if you wanted to go from a 1x12 to a 2x12 or 4x12. I don't know how much fact there is to it but some people will say that the amp heads are built better than the combo amps but I don't think that is a hard and fast rule.

If you are going to go with a head/cab I would suggest you spend a little more and get a cab with a better speaker, the Harley Benton cabs from Thomann you can get with a Celestion Vintage 30 for pretty cheap and would only cost  30€ more than buying the Jet City head and cab.
https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g112vintage.htm?ref=search_rslt_harley+benton+112_309922_0
#10
yeah and not to throw the cat among the pigeons but if you're ok with the head and cab the 50 watt head might be worth considering. I've only tried the 50 but word on the net is that the 50 watter is actually better at low volumes- while also having more headroom for gigging.

but the loop on the 22 is better, i think.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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