#2
no save just a few hundred more and get a peavey windsor halfstack, or a nice tube combo.
#3
If your dream is to have sh!tty tone then get it...

You really don't need a halfstack... a good tube combo will the trick just fine and better
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/prod...tack?sku=487796


Great deal huh

should i go with it?

That's the musical equivalent of having a wet dream about Rosie O'Donnel...please don't make it a reality.

Get something, well, good...decent tube combo as opposed to a cruddy, overpriced SS stack. Yes, it'll look good but it'll sound piss poor.
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That's the musical equivalent of having a wet dream about Rosie O'Donnel...please don't make it a reality.

Get something, well, good...decent tube combo as opposed to a cruddy, overpriced SS stack. Yes, it'll look good but it'll sound piss poor.




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#12
And why would u jump from a 15 watter to a half stack.
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what music do u play?
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Don't buy it, and fix your sig please...
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#16
half stack =\= good!
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#17
Right dude I'd be careful of the "advice" this lot are giving you they all seem to be on the "solid state is **** cause its solid state" ,,, meaning they probably dont have the slightest idea what the difference between a solid and a valve amp is

Having tried both types myself i think theres nothing wrong with solid state its still personal preference, where as a solid state doesn't give you the "natural" sound you get from a valve amp a solid state can still give you a solid tone

You just need to try it out and see if you like it

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#18
I believe that most of us said that because, 1: its a low end crate, and 2: it seems common sense that a $400 half stack gets what you pay for...sh!t
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Buy it, If it's a dream of yours, Then live it..... I've made more than a few $400 mistakes in my life and learned alot each time!
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"solid state is **** cause its solid state" ,


Nobody said that. They were directing there flamethrowers toward the amp and not all solid states in general. And i agree solid states arent that bad, i use them for jazz so i do not get any break up so my cleans are pure.

As for the amp, i would not recommend it. Theres a reason why its $400. I would recommend a nice tube amp, But it really depends on the style you play.
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Had the same stack before, lets just say that bitch flew out the window. And trust me it isn't cuz I am a bad player because I am above average, it's just a really loud piece of ****.

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HEy guys can u give me a list of tube amps
for like 250 to 500 dollars

Hahaha. Good chance. You might find 2 tube amps for that and they'll be pieces of **** like the the Crate. Buy a bigger, solid state combo amp. Solid state amps are not bad, but tube amps are definitely better.You don't really have the money for a tuber, though, it seems.

Go to GC and try out some amps and don't buy the first thing you see.
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#23
u can get a $500 tube amp used.

but i dont think he's said what type of music he plays yet. maybe i missed it.
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Hahaha. Good chance. You might find 2 tube amps for that and they'll be pieces of **** like the the Crate. Buy a bigger, solid state combo amp. Solid state amps are not bad, but tube amps are definitely better.You don't really have the money for a tuber, though, it seems.

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There are plenty of good tube amps in that price range, and more pop up every day.
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#26
I've played through one of those before. They're big, but surprisingly not very loud for a half stack... I can overpower it with my 112 combo. Although my 112 combo is unnaturally loud...

+1 Peavey Classic 30, my band's other guitarist has the 50w 2x12, it's pretty hawt.
#27
If you must get a crate halfstack, get a flexwave. But your best off avoiding alll solid state halfstacks other than the Line 6 Flextone II, HD-147, Vetta II, Randall V2, T2. There are a few others that are decent but they aren't worth mentioning when compared to those above.

A used 40-100 watt tube combo would suit all of your needs.
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That's the musical equivalent of having a wet dream about Rosie O'Donnel...please don't make it a reality.

Get something, well, good...decent tube combo as opposed to a cruddy, overpriced SS stack. Yes, it'll look good but it'll sound piss poor.



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for like 250 to 500 dollars


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#30
randall G3 150 watt head, power house, tube, rediculously loud, good tone, barely any feedback. Vox makes nice tube combos, as does Randall, two companies to look into for your first tube amp.
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randall G3 150 watt head, power house, tube, rediculously loud, good tone, barely any feedback. Vox makes nice tube combos, as does Randall, two companies to look into for your first tube amp.



That Randall G3 isn't all that great. Their higher end models on the other hand are amazing.
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#34
yea.. i'd be a little suspcisious if i was gonna be getting a halfstack for less than $600 new..

but $300 for a half stack delivered to your door?? it sounds like they're just trying to clear room for other amps that might be worth something.

besides the GT series is fairly entry level stuff. since you're saying you're pretty good and playing in a band. you'll want an amp that'll compliment your playing and style. not just make you 'louder'
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Hahaha. Good chance. You might find 2 tube amps for that and they'll be pieces of **** like the the Crate. Buy a bigger, solid state combo amp. Solid state amps are not bad, but tube amps are definitely better.You don't really have the money for a tuber, though, it seems.

Go to GC and try out some amps and don't buy the first thing you see.



Ehh... Bull ****ing ****. Just look at used amps. I have a 1964 all tube (And I mean all tube, that means the rectifier too) Klemt Echolette BS-40 40 watt head w/ a matching cab. It's a JTM-45 copy, and to be honest - I'm starting to like it more than my JCM800.

EDIT: Crap, missed the point. I got it for 300$. See? It's possible, you just have to have some brains and know a good deal when you see one.
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#36
Most of the cheaper solid state amps seem to sound muddy and muffled in band situations. I have an older crate that I really like so I am not a basher. The newer ones sound ok in the garage but I wouldn't use one in a band. You can get a decent tube amp for your budget. I have been playing since 1969 so please take my advice into consideration. Try to get tube you won't regret it later.