#1
Ok, so the title is a bit drastic
Anyhow, Im looking for a new amp for the styles of music i play and the price around about £300-400 i may be able to get more depending.
I don't mind if its not tube or tube quality is what im after.
Im playing bedroom level and gigs sometimes aswell.
I play Metal mostly, Blues, indie everything really, i also play alot of cleans aswell as distortion.

I have heard Laney's are good??

Any recom's? Im off to Guitar shop sometime this week, what to look at?

Thanks in advance.


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Last edited by Guitar_Dan_666 at Aug 15, 2007,
#2
mesa boogies are really good for metal...
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i think you should try out something from the roland cube seris like a roland cube 60x there really good sounding solid state amp there like 350 or something i have a roland micro cube its not gig worthy but really handy can get preety much any tone you want from a fat clean a bone crunching distorion any ways happy huntings
#5
Ok thanks i will look at them.
Any help is good people.


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#6
Cubes are definately quality pieces of work, as are Peaveys. Check out the Classic series. They're tube, and just a tiny bit out of your budget. If you can save up a bit more, you can get one of those and an overdrive and be set for most everything. It won't be the BEST metal amp, but it's into everything, kind of like you.
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#8
The Laney and Vox tube combos are probably the best value in England. I would shop the used market also.
#9
Any models? ive been looking at the laney..


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#10
^ the VC and the LC models are probably the two most popular laneys from what i've seen. i haven't seen one, considering laney is a uk lover
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#11
I will try them out then. Thanks for all the help guys.


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#12
For your budget I'd ignore the Cubes and pick a nice valve combo.
Laney
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Peavey
All do valve combos that would suit and fit your budget.
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mesa boogies are really good for metal...


For £300 - £400 they aren't...
#14
If you play a lot of metal, I wouldn't recommend the laney LC's or VC's unless you have some sort of decent distortion or overdrive pedal.

For your sorta budget, have a look at the Marshall DSL401. I think it may be a TAD more than £400, but not too much

but it'll handle high gain a lot better than the Laneys
#15
Ok thanks i use a EHX Metal muff for distortion?


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#16
oh yeah the EHX metal muff should be okay for metal.

In which case, phone around guitar shops which stock the laney valve combos and ask them if you can try them out with your EHX metal muff.

They should be fine with it, I've seen people do it before.
#17
the Marshall Dsl401 is 389 pounds.

I would suggest that! Enough gain for you and decent cleans!

and yeah mesas are good for metal but not good for the wallet. Tho saying that, some luck bicth got a recto-verb and 310 pound. If you consider yourself lucky go luck for one!

You can get a Jcm900 too! better than the dsl, and with a OD pedal you could drive the distortion way up! Had good cleans too!
#18
Thanks, i will definitely try the laneys and the marshall.


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