#1
I want a small tube practice amp. I'd get a half-stack, but I read the FAQ thing and it said that they're too loud for practicing and stuff. I want a good tone too, obviously. I play rock, punk/rock, pop/rock, classic rock, anything of that sort. I don't need it to be high gain. I'll just buy an overdrive/distortion pedal if I need to play anything metally.

Any suggestions? I want the tone of a Mesa, or a Marshall, but I don't have the money to get a 100W halfstack, or the room space.
#2
Well if you want cheap theres the Peavey Valve king its a pretty good deal, or you could go with a Fender Hot Rod. Those are probaly your best bets for cost wise.
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^Agreed, I want one of those BAD!
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The Hughes and Kettner Edition Tube is a great amp im sure. Its a bit pricey though! Hughes and Kettner is a brand that I can trust though.. strange, I know but their stuff just seems nice. The Fender Hot Rod Deluxe is nice too. I want one and might get one sometime in the future.
#7
those epiphone tube amps really aren't that new (well, that head is new, I've never seen that one before).

But if you can, I'd recommend something like a fender champ, or some old harmony or silvertone amp off ebay. One with a tube rectifier.
#8
how many watts are u looking for? is this for bedroom, band use or both.
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You CAN get a half stack - mine cost $433 new.

$100 epiphone valve head
$333 2 x 12" cabinet.

of course you can get cheaper speakers.. and then you have a half stack, that's not too loud!
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+1 Fender Blues Junior
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Valve-Standard-Combo-Amplifier?sku=480259

Should be AMAZING. The tone on those things are great, for single knob practice amps. Classic rock, punk, anything low gain. PLus, Give it an overdrive and mm mmm... cream city....

Or.. whatever you'd use it for, Id sqeal out a quick blues for a few hours (thats quick for me)
#13
Thanks guys.

Just a question. Is it possible to get bedroom levels out of a Dual Rectifier, or some sort of other nice halfstack like that? Becuase I already have a nice solid state amp (65W) but it's actually a bit loud for bedroom practice. (but I am like a foot from it)
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not really. you have to have it fairly cranking to get the tones you want.
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Just a question. Is it possible to get bedroom levels out of a Dual Rectifier, or some sort of other nice halfstack like that?


It is impossible (to have it sounding good at bedroom levels) without an attenuator, and last time I checked, those things run up a pretty high price.
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You CAN get a half stack - mine cost $433 new.

$100 epiphone valve head
$333 2 x 12" cabinet.

of course you can get cheaper speakers.. and then you have a half stack, that's not too loud!


if you want to get finnicky you'd call that a quarter stack
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how many watts are u looking for? is this for bedroom, band use or both.


well, the reason i asked what ur using it for is because most tube amps Are too loud for bedroom use.
ive got an epi 5W head and a fender blues jr. and even the the epi connected thru an old marshall combo is really loud.

so if u want to go tube, and u arent going to take it out of the house, then keep that in mind.
maybe the epi 5W combo is good for you.


if u plan on using it to blast over drums then look at something like the blues junior, 15W or over.
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if u plan on using it to blast over drums then look at something like the blues junior, 15W or over.


yeah, i tried one when i was away, and it was awesome. I don't know if it'll give you a marshall or a mesa tone, though.

glad to see you back too, jenny.

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yeah, i dont know about that but i think itll suit his style of play with the right pedals.
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Ibanez Valbee? Or is that too small?


That's loud enough for a practice amp, and with active controls it's got a good range of sounds. Unfortunately, I don't think it's available in the US.
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#25
Laney LC15R, great little amp for cleans and crunch. Can go up to marshall territory gain-wise with an OD or booster pedal, but won't do real high gain.
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maybe a traynor yc50 if your looking for marshall style tone? might be a bit loud though
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#27
YCC50 is a pretty big practice amp. That Laney sounds like a deal. The Epi Valve Junior would also be a great option.
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ive been wanting to get one too. just wondering, is the fender blues junior still in production? how much for a 15 watt?
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^ yeah the blues junior is still in production. It's £325 in the UK, $400 in the USA, I think. Nice amp for cleans, blues and classic rock, IMO.

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