#1
I've been looking at the Laney LC15R but reviews I've read say that its not very reliable and not very good for anything but blues

So I'm looking for a small-ish tube/valve amp that can (with the help of an od pedal, if necessary) handle a little metal (just some metallica) and hard rock like GnR, but that I can use in my bedroom for practicing

All I've seen so far are

Laney LC15
Crate V1512
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#2
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#3
sorry I should have said, I'm looking for something to play hard rock/metal, not a fender, basically...but thanks
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#4
you wont be able to find that many small tube amps that are that good, but look into a Peavey Valveking. They are damn good amps and you can get them in like a 10" combo.
If it's just for practice, you don't need something top of the line, just something that will sound decent and will turn on and off when you want it to.
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#5
I've tried an LC30 and it can be used for more than just blues. I think the VC15 is more suited to blues/classic rock. The LC30 can be used quite comfortably for hard rock, but metal is pushing it. I imagine the LC15 would be the same, except I hear it only has one channel.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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#6
Traynor makes a 15 watt version of the YCV50 Blue. With an OD it can do just about any type of good metal.
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#7
i just ran into this page, and there are alot of amps here people might not think to consider...

http://www.amptone.com/under20wamps.htm
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#8
I would look for something smaller or bigger. 15 watts is too much for bedroom practice and to little for gigging.
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#9
what's your budget? the laney vc15, and the traynor ycv20 (probably too dear in ireland, though) are quite nice, though they are vintage (ish) in tonality...
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#10
Orange made a 15W combo version of the AD30 called the AD15. It's hard to come by and probably pricey, but they're great amps.
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#13
I'm not sure what your budget is, but the THD univalve is an option as well. You could also wait for the Orange Tiny Terror to hit the market. I believe both these would require a boost to get into the "metal" range though.

edit: Both these are just heads by the way.
#14
well my budget is about 500-600 euros, I think thats about $750...
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Crafter FX550 EQL
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Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

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#15
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you wont be able to find that many small tube amps that are that good, but look into a Peavey Valveking. They are damn good amps and you can get them in like a 10" combo.
If it's just for practice, you don't need something top of the line, just something that will sound decent and will turn on and off when you want it to.


The Peavey alveking series are pretty good amps, but they're not that great for metal. Besides the combos only come in 12" versions, and they're 50 watts. That's probably be too loud for him.

As other people mentioned ,I'd look into Traynors and an OD to get the good metal sound.
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#16
Definately a Marshall DSL401, if you can get it cheap enough (is about your limit in price when new). May be a bit loud, who knows, but great reputation for hard rock/metal. (All tube 40watt)
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#17
^ the DSL401 is about 850 euros over here (Ireland is a bollocks)
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#18
^ you might get one for that price if you buy from the north or mainland UK...

but from what I hear, to get a really good metal chug, you have to have the power section working, which means it'll be loud...
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#19
I'm gonna look at some used stuff and see what i can find
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Crafter FX550 EQL
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Framus FR-212 Cab (Celestion Vintage 30's)

Dunlop Crybaby

Started playing May 28th 2005
#20






there's a couple...


Edit: O I just saw your budget nevermind
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Boss Metalzone
Peavey Bandit

#21
the epiphone valve standard is awesome. I used it with a mxr zw od pedal, and got just about any tone i wanted.

IT seems to be built liek a tank too, im gonna try to get myself one this year.

however, it does have some meh reviews on the reliability... So im also still looking

seems awesome though, and definately sounds awesome
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