#1
at the moment i have a vox ad50vt that i am sick of because of the lack of definition on the distortion models and in general they suck. if i want to play mainly music from bands like aerosmith, red hot chili peppers, jet, led zeppelin, the white stripes, etc, what tube combo would be best for me? i could spend between 400 and 500 dollars. thanks a lot for any advice
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#2
Before you buy a new amp, you could try replacing the preamp valve. People have been loving the definition they've been getting just from doing that. Could be an option.
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#3
check out fender and traynor for great cleans
the peavey classic is another one that is pretty good
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#4
id just rather have a tube amp, the sound in general would be better with just a tube amp then if i bought a new preamp tube. btw i have a fender strat if that helps
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check out fender and traynor for great cleans
the peavey classic is another one that is pretty good
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check out fender and traynor for great cleans
the peavey classic is another one that is pretty good


+1. good selection there.
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#7
The only Tube Amp $500.00 is going to get you is probably the Peavey Classic 30 or the Crate V series.....maybe a used Fender. But based on the style of music you are wanting to play stay away from the Fenders. But if you're looking at Led Zepplin, JET, ect. ect..... you gotta save some dough and get a Marshall. Or look for a used Vox AC15 Combo. And spend a few bucks on a nice OD pedal like a Tubesreamer or something to get that extra uhmph out of something other than Marshall.

Bottom line is save your money and spend a month or 2 getting better at the material you want to play. Then spend more on the amp in the end.
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#8
^what kind of marshall?
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#9
anyone else?
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#10
Well the best for Zeppelin is a Plexi, but yeah. You could look for a 18w plexi, also the 18w plexi clones are highly regarded on HC. Ceriatone.com for those. He could have been refering to a JCM800 or 2000, but not 100% sure.
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#11
anything that i could get for around 500 bucks?
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Um, im quite sure you could get a 18w Ceriatone plexi for around 500. Ceriatone.com Email Nic with any questions, unmatched customer support.
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#13
anything else besides a marshall? those are just too expensive for me
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#14
Seriously, look at a 18w Marshall clone dude.
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#15
18w isnt much at all...
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#16
It is when it's a valve amp. Solid state equivalent is around 40-50 watts and a solid state won't sound better and better the louder it goes, a valve amp will.
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#17
Dude. 18w tube is enough to play with a drummer, i have played the Ceriatone 18w clone, and you could do a small gig with it, PLUS you can get a head version, and get a cab, and then it is really enough, not to mention you can just mic it. Not to mention tube amps are MUCH louder than SS/hybrid.
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#18
any other opinions?
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#19
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The only Tube Amp $500.00 is going to get you is probably the Peavey Classic 30 or the Crate V series.....maybe a used Fender. But based on the style of music you are wanting to play stay away from the Fenders. But if you're looking at Led Zepplin, JET, ect. ect..... you gotta save some dough and get a Marshall. Or look for a used Vox AC15 Combo. And spend a few bucks on a nice OD pedal like a Tubesreamer or something to get that extra uhmph out of something other than Marshall.

Bottom line is save your money and spend a month or 2 getting better at the material you want to play. Then spend more on the amp in the end.


Or a Crate Palomino. Which is pretty much a better version of the V-series.
They have great cleans, and amazing crunch. Led Zep would be no problem.
#20
if i got a peavey classic 30 and something like a ds-1 or ds-2, would i be able to get a decent classic rock tone?
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#21
if you could go used, you could look for a vintage Fender blackface 50W Bassman off eBay, I've seen many go for under $500. You would need a cab however, so that bumps the cost. I've heard them get some great tones cranked with an OD. Have to consider what the first Marshalls were based off of.
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#22
(to threadstarter)You can probably do classic rock with a Classic 30, but if you have to have a pedal, don't use a distortion pedal. Use an OD. Maybe a tubescreamer or something of that nature. Look at Maxon and Ibanez. If you are REALLY on a strict budget, look at the Digitech Bad Monkey. It's a nice pedal for the cash.

But yeah, i agree with the Peavey classic suggestion.
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#23
The classic 30 would be good.
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#24
get a fender hot rod deluxe. Daddy Junky Music sells them for $400 used. It would definitely be your best option, cost and tone-wise (exluding $2000+ marshalls)
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if i got a peavey classic 30 and something like a ds-1 or ds-2, would i be able to get a decent classic rock tone?


i doubt you'd even need the pedals.

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get a fender hot rod deluxe. Daddy Junky Music sells them for $400 used. It would definitely be your best option, cost and tone-wise (exluding $2000+ marshalls)


are you seriously suggesting that the only good amps are $400 fender HRD's, and then there's nothing until $2000 marshalls?
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i doubt you'd even need the pedals.


are you seriously suggesting that the only good amps are $400 fender HRD's, and then there's nothing until $2000 marshalls?



actually they're $600 new and they're better than Crates, and Peaveys. And while Traynors come close to Fender cleans they still don't quite have it...at least for me. They don't have the greatest overdrive but its decent. You can get a tubescreamer or something to use over the clean channel and that will fix your problems. Cheaper than most Traynors too.
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actually they're $600 new and they're better than Crates, and Peaveys. And while Traynors come close to Fender cleans they still don't quite have it...at least for me. They don't have the greatest overdrive but its decent. You can get a tubescreamer or something to use over the clean channel and that will fix your problems. Cheaper than most Traynors too.

Basically what I got out of that is, the Fender has cleans that blow the other amps out of the water, but thats it, maybe hes not looking for all clean
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actually they're $600 new and they're better than Crates, and Peaveys. And while Traynors come close to Fender cleans they still don't quite have it...at least for me. They don't have the greatest overdrive but its decent. You can get a tubescreamer or something to use over the clean channel and that will fix your problems. Cheaper than most Traynors too.


see, that's the problem. maybe he's not after cleans. granted, if cleans are your only concern, for about $400 you won't get much better than a fender. But their overdrive is horrible (at least the pre-amp stuff).
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#29
dude, check out something used, and check out other threads. Tons of info
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#30
If you want more than 15/18 watts tube for $500 it probably not gonna be great.
Unless you go used, which i would advise.
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