#1
Would a tube amp be too much to handle for me? I haveposted a couple of threads asking for an amp that would be good to replace a little 10 watt ibanez amp. So... in my positon,should i get a tube amp ?
#2
I really don't know why people are so worried about handeling a tube amp...

All you need to know is how to turn it on, changing tubes, and knowing not to do anything stupid with it.

And yes, go get one.
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#3
are you also asking what amp you might want to get?
if you are stepping up from a 10w practice amp you might want to look at these...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Hot-Rod-Deluxe-Amp?sku=480510
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RG50TC-50W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481197

i don't know much about them, or advise you getting them (i advise you choose for yourself - i have no knowledge of 'em) check out some reviews at http://www.harmony-central.com/User_Reviews/ maybe. just a thought...
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#4
Of course you should get a tube amp. Ot would be silly of you if you did not. If its your second amp, then you know your serious about guitar, dont you? If your serious about it your going to have to get used to a tube amp so you might as well start early.
#5
You shouldn't even have to change tubes that often or maybe at all, I don't know. I've had mine for about four or five years and I haven't had to replace any. That may change as it gets older though, I don't know.
#6
Quote by avalanche930
Of course you should get a tube amp. Ot would be silly of you if you did not. If its your second amp, then you know your serious about guitar, dont you? If your serious about it your going to have to get used to a tube amp so you might as well start early.

oh second hand... i forgot about that i was just wondering where i would get my money from
#7
get a tube amp, become a gear junkie! you know you want to
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#8
So you don't have any money...
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#9
i have a Peavey Classic 30, and i love it... great amp!! (of course its a tube amp... non-tube amps are weak). its not ridiculously expensive either. just be gentle with it, yknow? it will let you know whats not okay, lol... if you bump it when its on it makes this really bad sound.... which is a sure sign that youre not supposed to **** around with it, lol. just turn it on, and play... its great!
#10
well he may have money, but here in australia youre gonna need a shit load more money then ya would anywhere else to get a tube amp.

eg in the US cheap peaveys are probably even cheaper then they are in other countries, similarly in the UK you could get a laney for pretty cheap but here in australia everything is imported basically which adds a pretty significant amount of money to gear

its shit
#12
Quote by Diamond Dave
well he may have money, but here in australia youre gonna need a shit load more money then ya would anywhere else to get a tube amp.

eg in the US cheap peaveys are probably even cheaper then they are in other countries, similarly in the UK you could get a laney for pretty cheap but here in australia everything is imported basically which adds a pretty significant amount of money to gear

its shit

im moving to america *packs bags*
#13
Yeah, the currency is a bit off in Australia...

How much do you have, Timo?
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#17
yeh get an RG50TC.


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#19
lol, definately get a combo. dont even THINK about trying to buy a stack with that kinda cash
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#24
you could get like, a used classic 30 or delta blues or a used blues junior or hot rod deluxe
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#25
$900AU is a fair bit of dosh, you could get a DSL combo for around the $700 mark. If this is only your second amp, you should probably look at buying second hand, I'd say anything around the 30w tube should do you fine.
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#26
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$900AU is a fair bit of dosh, you could get a DSL combo for around the $700 mark. If this is only your second amp, you should probably look at buying second hand, I'd say anything around the 30w tube should do you fine.

$700... cool i couldnt find australian prices for the dsl
#29
Quote by Kunundrum
you could get like, a used classic 30 or delta blues or a used blues junior or hot rod deluxe


agreed.
#30
Quote by timo1
do u mean used ?



DUDE go on www.melband.com.au

theres a couple blokes selling 15 and 30 watt tube amps for like 500 second hand@@ best deal you'll find anywhere,
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Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#32
Quote by timo1
i dont f*king live in melbourne


Don't be an ungrateful little prick or triple post I don't check out threads I've posted in that quickly, I don't have that much spare time. To answer your question, yes, I do mean used.
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#33
It doesn't matter if you live in melbourne or not. There's this thing called 'Australia post'.
You should definitely go used. Or go buy a Valve junior/special combo. They're pretty ceap brand new.

Where do you live anyway out of curioustity?
#34
What kind of stuff do you play?

And yes theres no reason not to go tube.
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#35
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And yes theres no reason not to go tube.


what if you're a pure jazz player and you have a roland JC or if you're an acoustic player?
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#36
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i dont have a cab


Make one.

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what if you're a pure jazz player and you have a roland JC or if you're an acoustic player?



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#38
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Forget jazz players


Ouch man, i feel hurt lol.
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#39
Quote by timo1
$700... cool i couldnt find australian prices for the dsl

That'd be stretching it a bit. Last time when I was looking used DSL401s were going for about $900 the lowest.
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#40
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That'd be stretching it a bit. Last time when I was looking used DSL401s were going for about $900 the lowest.

In Australia? Are you Australian?
I just checked the ad again, the DSL401 is still for sale. Click here and go through about 5 or 6 pages and it's still listed there. It's in Forest Lakes, QLD.
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