#1
hey im thinkin about gettin a new amp and was wondering what to get
Price range of about 300 dollars, and i want about 125 watts at the least
if 300 dollars is just not enough to get anything then just say you dont got enough holmes
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#2
you just don't got enough holmes
for a good 125+ wattage amp anyways.
Last edited by greenbox at Sep 13, 2006,
#3
Used is your best bet, but you'd be better off saving for a smaller tube amp.
#4
look for a used tube combo. it well could be under 300, and it'll probably be loud enough. no one actually needs 125 watts.
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#5
yeah holmes, a good amp that's more than 125 watts and around $300 is pretty much a fantasy.

Don't know what you're into music-wise, but for around $300 you can get a Fender Blues Junior amp and 9 out of 10 people say they're bad ass. I have the bigger version of it, and I absolutely love it. Some people say the blues junior is loud enough to practice with, but again, I don't know what you're going to be using it for. Just thought I'd let you know. Good luck.
#6
Well its like this
Im kind of in a band and i use a PA system, but thats not gunna fly anymore, so i suppose the better question would of been, how much would a 125 watt amp cost me and also how many watts is this fender amp?
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#7
well, if you're doing serious band stuff, the fender amp isn't going to fly either since it's only a 15 watt tube. If you want a new shiny Marshall stack, it's gonna set you back like $2,000. A little less if you want a half stack.

i've learned in my days though that a lot of people think you need a 10000 watt amp to be taken seriously as a band, but that's not true. A lot of people just have quality rigs and they get played through the venue's sound system, which sounds a lot like the PA system you're refering to. And when you think about it, when you go to a concert, it's not the actual amp you're really hearing, it's the venue's speakers.

On the otherhand, I can understand wanting to have a bad ass stack behind you too
#8
over 120watts??? for a guitar amp???? man your entering pro territory there, and most pro's won't even touch those watts simply because it's not worth it. If you want a PA system you could get a 400 watt PA from behringer for pretty cheap, but a guitar amp is gonna beat that in volume from what i've heard from those that do have use cheap PA systems.
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#9
120w is going to be too much. Try and look at a 50w tube amp, it'll have all the power you need. For $300 you could probably get a JCM 900 and that will give you all the power you need.

More watts != the best solution.