#1
So, summer's here, and i plan on getting a Job because i have a small case of G.A.S. First, i want to buy a small tube amp for practicing, probably 15W. I'm new to Tube amps and don't know much about these majestic amps. I play Rock, Classic Rock, Punk, Blues, and things along those lines. My buget is around $700 tops. Any suggestions?
#2
To my knowledge, there are no 15w tube amps, I think the lowest is 30 or 40. Marshall DSL401, Vox AC30 and Peavy XXX are all good amps although I dont think the Marshall would be within your budget.
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#4
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To my knowledge, there are no 15w tube amps

Very wrong.


For that price, you could look into some Vox's maybe, some Fenders and some used Marshalls, maybe a Traynor too.
All valve amps mind you...
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#5
It sounds like a Traynor YCV50 would be perfect for you, but you would have to stretch your budget a little, as the amp goes for about $750 (unless you can find one used). Here's a link:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Traynor-Custom-Valve-50BLUE-YCV50BLUE-50W-All-Tube-1x12-Combo-Amp-with-Celestion-Speaker?sku=489075

I have one, and believe me, they're excellent amps for the price.
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#6
No 15w tube amps? haha...

Fender Blues Jr is supposed to be great. Vox Ac15 too...
#7
For just practicing, you won't need a huge wattage, so something like 15 watts (like you suggested) may be a bit much.
Try out the Epiphone Valve Junior. It's something like $120, but they really kick ass. Surprisingly loud.
If you really want a bit more power, then try out the Vox AC15, Fender Blues Junior or Fender Pro Junior (all 15 watts). Not sure on many other brands, but I have had great personal experience with all these amps in the past.
Good luck in finding the right amp!
#8
Fender Blues junior
Vox AC15

Both are nails.
It's a fine line between clever and stupid.
#9
I use a Blues Jr. Its great for clean blues and jazz. Just put a distortion pedal in front of it and it's good for every other genre.
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#10
yeah id get one of those. change the speaker and get an overdrive (ts maybe) itll come out to less than your budget and sound amazing. plenty loud too
#11
hey rocker do u have a band? or think u might soon? jw.

at home practice 15w blues junior is a lot of fun, but kind of loud, like said.

what are u using it for? maybe we can narrow it down.
Jenneh

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#12
^i do not have a band, I would like to have one but right now it's not too promising. Also my dad wants me to get a band because if i don't he has to sell his drums.

I plan on using it mainly for practicing for the gneres listed in my first post.
Rock, Classic Rock, Punk, Blues, and things along those lines
#13
ok well, if u think ur going to eventually get a drummer then go for the 15W fender blues jr and a couple of OD and dist pedals. would sound great.

tube amps sound their best when u crank them.

if u doubt ull ever get a drummer then maybe pick up a 5W epi tube head and nice speaker cab.
only $99 + cab price. plenty loud enough, its easy to overdrive, and wt pedals gives u a rich tube sound.
Jenneh

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#15
pretty simple from what ive seen. and every year or 2, depends on use.
Jenneh

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#16
Laney VC15. VC stands for Vox Copy, and it is much cheaper than the Vox amp. 15w of great blues tone and a bit of overdrive for classic rock. Just what you need.
Tubes can take up to 4 years to replace depending on use.
#17
laney is nice, but ive heard of some quality control issues.
Jenneh

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