#1
You might remember me asking for the best amp under 200. Well now I have expanded my budget to 400. I will be using it for band practices and possibly very small gigs and want it to last a looong time. I'm looking for a Coheed-style crunchy rock type tone but would like to get good clean tones too. I'm playing through a Cort G250 with upgraded Swineshead Pickups. My shortlist-

Vox AD60VTX
Peavey Valve King 212
Peavey Classic 30 BT
Laney VC30-212
Laney LC-30 II
kustom quad junior half stack

Thanks,
Josh
#3
Valve King 212
My Gear:
Epiphone SG
Vintage SG
Stagg Strat (With replaced hardware and a Duncan Invader )
Hohner Strat
No name Acoustic
Jim Dunlop Crybaby
Boss MT-2
Boss DS-1
Roland Cube 60
Wires and patch cords and stuff..
#5
Ok I've decided for the Valveking. The 212 is 100 pounds more than the 112. What benefit would I actually get at reasonably low volumes?
#6
Vc30 x23847328947239
It blows the valveking out of the water. Srsly.
#7
The VC30 is the best of the bunch, but won't do that really crunchy sound you're looking for.
Look for a JCM900 combo used.
"Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care"

Fender Strat/Tokai LS80>few pedals>Orange Rocker 30
#10
Outa those selections the Laney Vc-30 212 would be the best imo.

But I would suggest looking at ebay.co.uk for a used Jcm 900. That would be the best choice or a Jcm 200 Dsl 401. They are both 2 good amps that would get you a nice Coheed sound!
#11
I've heard the LC-30 is more rock orientated than the VC. Is this true?
#12
The LC is more modern sounding, Brighter and more gain. But I think the vc30 sounds much better still.
#13
I'd get the smaller valveking, teh 112, and then with the money left over you can put a set of groovetubes and possibly a new speaker. with the upgrades, the valveking sounds twice as good