#1
So I've been wanting to buy a good tube amp for a while now and yesterday I finally had time to stop buy my local music store (Long & Mcquade) and try out some nice amps.

I brought along my Landmine distortion pedal to try it out with different tube amps to see how it would sound and since my budget is $800 this used fender deville caught my eye for just $750. So i plugged in my Landmine and I liked what I heard. I asked the guy at the store if it would be a good idea to buy this amp and add distortion to it to make it sound heavy and to just use the amps cleans and he said yes, a lot of people do that.

So I tryed EQing my pedal and it would only go so heavy. The sound was still nice but i couldnt get those nice Vai-ish Lead tones and I couldnt get those heavy tones I could get on my Line 6 spider II with the pedal plugged in.

So basicly my question is why is this?....and what should i do because i cant really afford a nice tube amp with distortion with the money I've saved up.

The music I play is: Vai, Satriani, Malmsteen, and all that shred shit, and I also play a lot of blues.
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

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i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

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maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

Last edited by ibanlezbians at Jan 21, 2007,
#2
Can anyone help me please?
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#3
you might consider peavey too. classic 50 or the windsor.
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#4
Devilles are blues amps. You want heavy, go for a Marshall DSL401 combo. Great distortion which can be made heavier with a pedal. The Marshall can do blues well, have great cleans and is pretty all round versatile.
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#5
The thing is, you CAN afford amps with enough distortion for you. You just need to look around more.
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#7
If your not gonna help you might as well not say anything.

The Marshall Dsl401 is way over my price range.

Can anyone recommend any more brand name amps that would go good with my pedal?
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#8
A used Marshall DSL401.
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#9
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A used Marshall DSL401.

Yeh, you can get one in your budget and theyre great combos.
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#10
my only question is that if you say you're already getting kickass tones that you love out of your line 6, why are you looking for a new amp?
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#11
Im not really getting kickass tones.....If I got a nice tube amp im sure my tone would sound a lot better.

O and I've been looking at some peaveys.... How would my LANDMINE distortion pedal go with a ValveKing 112 for example.
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#12
We don't know, try them out for yourself.

Try out a DSL401, then if you love it, buy one used.
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#13
Where can I get a used one for $800 Canadian though? The Long & Mcquade where I live has a ton of used amps but Im pretty sure they dont have a Used Dsl 401 for that much. I've seen one there....but for about $1,000.

And I dont really trust ebay so can anyone suggest where I could possibly get one for that much?
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#14
Ebay is very trustworthy in my experience. I've bought a bunch of things off of it. Just get a Paypal account.
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#15
I will look into that...but for now can someone suggest maybe another amp nice Tube combo I could get for about $800.

How about a Peavey ValveKing 112? How would that amp go with my Landmine?
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#16
$800? Try a Hot Rod Deville or used Twin Reverb.
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#17
or you might be able to find a used JSX or XXX. JSX sounds perfect for you.
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#18
Long & Mcquade where I live doesnt carry Peaveys and other music stores have like 2 amps used at a time tops. So basicly im looking into something not Peavey used....and something Peavey used.

So how will a new Peavey ValveKing 112 sound with my Landmine?
Because when I tryed out a Fender Deville I couldnt get those nice Lead tones for shredding.

Like im basicly getting Evoltuions for my Ibanez so I need a good lead tone or else there would be really no point in buying them...
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#19
instead of getting an amp that works well with a pedal, have you considered buying an amp then finding a pedal that will work well with it? just seems more logical to me.
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#20
ye but I already have an expensive $200 dollar pedal that I love so theres no point of buying another one. I rather just buy a nice amplifier to go with it because no matter what im keeping the pedal.
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#21
well with all the suggestions you have turned down, im afraid ur just gonna have to decide for yourself cause i think everyone is out of ideas..... i would definitely take staticcoverdub's advice and just settle with an amp that works average with your pedal and then buy another pedal that works great with it later on.....
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#22
What are you talking about people have only suggested like 2 or 3 amps.

And still noone has answered my question....How would a Peavey ValveKing 112 go with my distortion pedal as opossed to a Fender Hot Rod Deville.
My Gear:
Ibanez RG 370DX
Ibanez TS9Dx
Marshall Dsl 401

Quote by Draind
i've had my eye on the mesa boogie line, my price range is under $600.

Quote by batman123
maybe you could buy a picture of one for 600, and just pretend for awhile...

#23
thats probably cause people can only think of 3 quality amps that sound like a good fit for you, as for whether the pedal would go good with one of the 2 amps u mentioned, thats kinda hard to say, what we think sounds good may be different from what u think, u really have to try the peavey out for yourself....
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#24
you bought your local store?


(sorry)

I'd say peavey windsor (it's aimed at those 80's tones), or maybe a traynor ycv50 with boost.

also, remember they get heavier as you turn them up. My gain on 3 sounds heavier at full volume than my gain on 10 at practice volumes. al;so, you can boost the amp's distortion with an overdrive pedal or clean boost (or treble boost, but that might not be as aimed at 80's stuff).
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