#1
I've just got myself a Epiphone Les Paul Custom which i love, and i spent less thn i was planning to on a guitar. So with this spare money i was planning to put it towards a new amp. I'm looking to spend about £200 on the amp. I'm guessing to get a decent tube amp for tht price tht it'll have to be a practise amp around 15 watts, but i wouldn't mind hearing of some more powerful options. I like playing various types of rock and punk music such as Muse, Green Day, Feeder, Foo Fighters, G&R etc.
#3
Yeah, the LC15R is pretty much the only one you'll get for under £200, the VC15 is better however but costs about £215.
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#4
Sounds like you'd need a good fuzz too, at least for Muse and Foo Fighters.
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#5
You do realise if you buy a 15 watt Laney it'll render your MG redundant? You might be better off selling that and getting a 30 watt tube amp instead.
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#6
^ +1

i'd say laney vc series. Matamp have a few very low wattage tube amps around that price too- the minimat and little rock (something like that). though they're heads, so i guess with any kind of even half-decent speaker cab, they're well over budget.

Yeah, laney vc series would be my choice.
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#7
Well, if he doesn't plan on gigging huge arenas or anything, 15 watts will serve fine for bedroom practice, 30 watts is just a little too loud for just at home.

But I agree on the Laneys, of course. However the LC may be better suited to your style of music. It's more modern sounding and brighter.
#8
I must admit that I find the description of the LC better eventhough it's cheaper. What sorta wattage would I need for a small pub gig?? as I'm wanting to get into a band sometime and tht would obviously be the starting point.
#9
30 watts tube is plenty for a pub gig.
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#10
Does anyone know how good the LC-30 II is then??? or is there a better option for a 30 watt tube amp around the same price??? Would 15 watts be too small for a small pub gig then???
#11
you'd need to try them, they both have their own sound. the lc30 i tried sounded like crap at high volumes, while the vc30 didn't. of course, the lc30 i tried might have been a dud. but if it's not, i'd recommend the vc30 instead, though the lc30 has a more fendery clean channel, and a more modern overdrive channel. the vc30 is more british, wee bit like a vox.
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#12
well the lc30 is supposed to be pretty good. someone did say tht the LC30 is better for modern sounds tho, which I'm liking, i can get tht for £329 new. I'm guessing gigging with a 15watt is out of the question???
#13
^ depends. you might be ok if you don't need pristine cleans.

you can get the vc30 for £297 on gak, if price is a deciding factor.
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