So I've got a pretty crappy Peavey Rage 158 practice amp, and I'm looking for something bigger, and better. I was looking at a bunch of solid state amps so I could have a multiple effects without having pedals, but I've recently decided I'd rather have a tube, and just buy effects pedals. My question is what would be a good tube amp for under $1000. I'm not super familiar with amps yet, but I'm trying to learn more, so if anyone could help me out I'd appreaciate it!

Edit: Nevermind, I read the FAQ. Sorry for being stupid! Don't worry about posting.
Last edited by rush4life at Jul 26, 2006,
Well, I know you read the FAQ, but try out a JCM900 combo or stack. Great amps and are good for pretty much everything.
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Marshall JCM900 MKIII Master Volume head
Carvin G412T cabinet
Line 6 DL-4
Boss BF-3
Boss CS-3
Boss NS-2
Boss OD-20
Boss PH-2
Ibanez TS-7 (being modded soon!)
I started with a Peavey Rage 158 practice amp . I soon afterward moved to a Kustom KL-80(sp?), then a Crate Half-stack (was in a band at the time), then i wised up and bought a good tube combo (JCM900). Moral of the story...dont buy stuff you will regret within a year. All those were trade ins and stuff, all within a year. What type of music are you playing?

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Thanks for answering all my question ssguitar

I'm playing a wide variety of stuff, Rush, Pink Floyd, Megadeth, Muse, Coheed, pretty much anything I like.
is megadeth and coheed about the heaviest stuff you play?
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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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I'd say that you'd be well suited to a Traynor YCV50 Blue. As long as you aren't a metalhead (it's got good distortion, but it's not a Mesa). I have one, and I back it up. One of the best tube amps for under $1000. They go for about $750 and you'd have enough left over to buy a decent overdrive pedal to add some more gain to it. Here's a link:

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