#1
hey, im asking for a new amp for my birthday. i think my limit is up to around 500$ to tell the truth im not radically good but im okay. i dont really know any songs cause my computer doesnt have a printer and its in my living room but my chops are pretty good, like my bends and stuff. and im hoping once i get a new guitar(epi les paul)and amp i can start playing for my churchs youth group.(yes they play decent stuff) they usually play on a smallish stage with a few singers ,drums,guitar bass and keyboard (yeah pretty cramped) to a decent number of people. but every once in a while theyll play some large venues, in a big room with two or three hundred people. so i need a good amp that is pretty loud and i would like it to be really versatile but mainly classic rock tones to classic metal tones(eg randy rhoads)again my limit i think is around 500$ in american money. i doubt i could way over that. ive been thinking vox valvetronix ad100vt. but are there any other amps i should try around this range?

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Peavey Classic 30 maybe? I dunno about the distortion though, you might want to throw in some sort of OD-pedal, like a Maxon Od808 or Od9 ....

Definitely go tube though I say.
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i probably need at least 50 watts tube and a more vesatile amp than a peavey, but thanks anyways
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^ 30 watts all tube is loud as fuck.

seriously, to double the volume, you have to multiply the wattage by 10 (roughly, and all things being equal).

so a 100 watt amp is only twice as loud as a 10 watter.

i'd get a classic 30 and od, or maybe a traynor ycv of some kind (probably the 50 blue), but i think they're $600-$700. Haven't tried the traynor, but they're meant to be great. The classic 30 could handle randy-era ozzy fine when I tried it, and I didn't get to crank it- cranking it adds power tube distortion, so it gets even heavier, and sounds awesome.
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#5
how much is a peavey 30? and would they have it at guitarcenter?is it pretty versatile?would it be able to get angus and page tones?which overdrive pedal should i get? and how is the peavey valveking? ive heard mixed things about it.what kind of tone can you get out of it?would they have that at guitarenter?

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The Classic 30 goes for around $570 new, but you can find them for as low as $400 on eBay (sometimes even lower). Your main overdrive choices are probably going to be an Ibanez Tubescreamer or a Boss SD-1, depending on the tone you want. As Dave explained to me a while back, a Tubescreamer will give you a smoother OD boost, while the SD-1 will be more of a screaming lead sound.

And the Valve King, I've heard, has some reliability issues surrounding it. But a used Classic 30 will go for about the same price used as a new Valve King, so your best bet is probably the Classic 30.

EDIT: Though I haven't personally tried a Classic 30 yet, my research indicates that it should be able to give you the Angus/Page tones you're looking for. If not, an OD could easily compensate.
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The Classic's are really nice amps, the overdrive channel is lacking a bit for more than classic rock, but that's what the overdrive pedal is for.
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Peavey Classic 30 maybe? I dunno about the distortion though, you might want to throw in some sort of OD-pedal, like a Maxon Od808 or Od9 ....

Definitely go tube though I say.



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would they have a classic 30 at guitarcenter? and if i do find a good quality valveking,what kind of tone does it have?and is there any place i can get soundclips for this amp? thanks
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I'd get the peavey classic 30 for the tones you want. I tried the classic 30 head to head with the valveking, and I preferred the classic 30. That being said, the valveking did modern tones a bit better (not ultra modern, but like modern rock). But if randy-era ozzy is the heaviest you get, I'd go with the classic 30. I could get those style of tones without a boost. and at low volumes. Randy-era ozzy isn't over-distorted.

check www.musiciansfriend.com to see how much they go for at GC- as I understand it, they're the online version (i think).
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#11
classic 30 = amazing

it can do classic rock and blues amazingly, and the clean channel is gorgeous

get that with an overdrive and you should be fine
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thanks again for all the advice but again can i get it at guitarcenter or samash?
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thanks again for all the advice but again can i get it at guitarcenter or samash?


more than likely.
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