Okay, I have just bought an epiphone lp,and am unfortunate enough to be playing on my current g15rcd practice amp. I have a budget of £400(about $750) to buy a tube amp, marshall in particular as they suit my classic hard rock with a bluesy style well. I am looking to have an amp whick will give that led zeppelin,gn'r,acdc and even metallica sound. I have looked at a few of the models,particularly the AVT(50Xor100HX) series,they look very good,but are they the best tube amp for the budget? If anybody has recommendations of good tube amps or has played on the marshall AVT series,please leave feedback.thanks
Don't buy the avt. Get something better. The AVT lacks alot. Especially for the price it sucks.

And don't get a half stack. You probably don't need that much power unless you gig alot.

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Meh better than nothing
Peavey XXX > all (haha.. it's a great rock and metal amp)
Marshall DSL 401 (great for rock + you'll still manage to squeeze a metal-ish tone out of it)
or.. maybe a Peavey Classic 30? (best for blues and classic rock)
^^ No. Jcm800 Combo..
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bc rich and a mg30 should give you a nice funk sound
The Marshall AVT series isn't even tube. It's just has some tube emulation crap. If you want a real Marshall tube amp consider a JCM 800/900. Try these out and see which fits you best.
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Unless, of course you want some higher gain modern stuff as well. If your musical taste tends to change a lot, grab a JCM900 as they can do higher gain modern stuff as well as classic.

Both are out of production, you'll have to go used. But who cares, the JCM series are built to last. The only thing you'd have to do is swap in new tubes. You can get one for as low as 400 + Shipping on ebay. Good luck. :P
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well i can tall you this much do NOT get a marshall MG. becasue you will blow the speaker with duncans in the guitar. i know for experience.

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The Marshall AVT series isn't even tube. It's just has some tube emulation crap. If you want a real Marshall tube amp consider a JCM 800/900. Try these out and see which fits you best.

The AVT is a hybrid. The preamp is powered by a single 12AX7 (ECC83) tube. But the AVT are not very good amps. The tube is a marketing gimmick only and has little effect on your sound. They sound only marginally better than the MG series, and really should be priced at about what the MGs sell for. You're paying a huge premium for the Marshall medallion on the front of the amp. Unless you can afford to get an all-tube Marshall, it's best to avoid them.
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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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