#1
I have a Crate GX15R right now and a Crate GX65 coming. I know its not the best amp but its what i could do on such short notice. Im planing to get some time in with my band so i baught a loud enough and used crate on ebay untill i get my final amp..

Ok this is my deal. I dont want a Vox or Roland amp. I would RATHER have a solid state amp over a tube amp because i would have to be uber carefull with tubes... they requier to much attention like my guitar's floyde rose (man i hate that thing...) Dime used solid state amps for the longest time i dont see why its so bad.

Tell me what you guys think. I dont want to be paying for tubes and changing them all the time, thats all im worried about.. am i better with a solid state amp?

My budget is 600 canadian.. And im willing to spend it on a amp head and get the cab later.

I have a Jackson DKMG. with emg hz's.. They will soon be changed Duncan invaders.

My pedals are:
Digitech Rp100a
Digitech Hyper Phase
soon have "DOD sustainer/compressor" and "Ibanez AD9 analog Delay".

There is a randall amp i like. "Randall RH150DG3" amp head.. But its a tube amp.

EDIT: oh yeah and the "Peavey ValveKing" amp head
Last edited by Andrewsonfire at Jul 7, 2006,
#2
You want your own tone? Save up and go for a rack and mix and match preamps and poweramps to your hearts content.
#3
I didn't read this alot but tube amps don't really require any work...
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I hate everyone the same.

#4
Tube amps don't need a lot of work. Just let em warm up before you play, and change em every year or 2.
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and plus you like blink 182 which prooves you are dumb and have no taste in music

you just follow trends

What a tard...
#5
Quote by seljer
You want your own tone? Save up and go for a rack and mix and match preamps and poweramps to your hearts content.


See.. dont know what your talking about haha.. But i know i have to start with a new amp.
#6
Quote by JaYB06
Tube amps don't need a lot of work. Just let em warm up before you play, and change em every year or 2.

Thats not so bad. Tell me, If i play loud on a tube amp will they break?? is it bad on the tubes?

EDIT: warm up? how long does it take to warm up?
#7
How much usd=600 canadian?..Well for 500usd you could get a marshall halfstack.But i dont know how much that would be in canadian
#8
Quote by OneloveSkater
How much usd=600 canadian?..Well for 500usd you could get a marshall halfstack.But i dont know how much that would be in canadian

.. maybe a marshall mg half stack...
#11
Quote by Andrewsonfire
See.. dont know what your talking about haha.. But i know i have to start with a new amp.


these type of things: http://www.onlinerock.com/musicians/mattthorpe/guitarrack.jpg

You can get a bunch of different preamps (which have many many channels and various MIDI switching capabilites) and power amps which allows you to combine different things together. eg: Marshall preamp into the low end of a Mesa Boogie poweramp....

You can get one of the old ADA preamps on ebay for $200 or so and they work great for 80s metal type tones. I see the Marshall JMP1s going for around $480.

Power amps cost a bit more though (I think around $800ish?).


You can also put various other things in there like effect proccessor, tuners, graphic EQs, studio compressors, etc...


though I you like the Randall you mentioned in your first post then buy it there is hardly much more maintaince you have to do with a tube amp and if the pros use them night after night putting way more stress on them then you probably would I don't see where the problem is. Waiting a minute for it to warm up isn't that much of a hassle, and tubes can easily last you a couple of years.
edit: I see that the Randall is a hybrid amp, thats not a tube amp, you don't have to worry about any of the above... except that you probably won't have the tone of a real tube amp :/
Last edited by seljer at Jul 7, 2006,
#12
Quote by seljer
these type of things: http://www.onlinerock.com/musicians/mattthorpe/guitarrack.jpg

You can get a bunch of different preamps (which have many many channels and various MIDI switching capabilites) and power amps which allows you to combine different things together. eg: Marshall preamp into the low end of a Mesa Boogie poweramp....

You can get one of the old ADA preamps on ebay for $200 or so and they work great for 80s metal type tones. I see the Marshall JMP1s going for around $480.

Power amps cost a bit more though (I think around $800ish?).


You can also put various other things in there like effect proccessor, tuners, graphic EQs, studio compressors, etc...


though I you like the Randall you mentioned in your first post then buy it there is hardly much more maintaince you have to do with a tube amp and if the pros use them night after night putting way more stress on them then you probably would I don't see where the problem is. Waiting a minute for it to warm up isn't that much of a hassle, and tubes can easily last you a couple of years.
edit: I see that the Randall is a hybrid amp, thats not a tube amp, you don't have to worry about any of the above... except that you probably won't have the tone of a real tube amp :/

Yes i was wondering that.. hmm.. What about that valve king??
#13
Quote by Andrewsonfire
Yes i was wondering that.. hmm.. What about that valve king??


Its a tube amp, albeit a low end one. Its got a good tone if classic rock is your thing. I don't think it has enough gain for the heavier stuff, but an overdrive pedal should help that.


If metal is your thing for about $600 (US) you might be able to find a used Peavey 5150 head (or even the combo, which will be more than loud enough ) which will have all the metal tone you need
#14
Quote by seljer
Its a tube amp, albeit a low end one. Its got a good tone if classic rock is your thing. I don't think it has enough gain for the heavier stuff, but an overdrive pedal should help that.


If metal is your thing for about $600 (US) you might be able to find a used Peavey 5150 head (or even the combo, which will be more than loud enough ) which will have all the metal tone you need

Cool thanks for your help man