#1
Looking for a bedroom valve amp...around 5-10 watts.

I have a strat and am looking for something pretty versatile...my budget is about 130-150 quid...but the cheaper the better.

Suggestions?
#2
have u seen the epi valve jr?
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#3
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ga5.htm

allegedly it's as good as an epiphone valve jr. with the added benefit of a tone knob? who knows. i've never tried it

http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_royal_8_valve_king.htm

never tried this either

http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_valve_junior_epajr_gitarrencombo.htm

great little amp for cleans up to classic rock gain. i would advise getting an EQ pedal with it

http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_champion_600.htm

best for cleans but no tone knob again
#4
hmm that Harley GA5 looks pretty tempting.

Also are there any companies that make tube amp heads in the 1-5 watt range? I have an empty little practice cab that would be cool to load up with a little tube amp and 8'' speaker
#5
you can order a 1 1/2 tube watt kit. most tube tube amps and kits will cost more than a 5 watt epi combo.
Jenneh

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#6
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you can order a 1 1/2 tube watt kit. most tube tube amps and kits will cost more than a 5 watt epi combo.


That sounds like fun, link to said kit?
#7
The fender champion kills all them tonal wise imo!

I was playing it for about an hour, I didnt wanna leave it! Just perfect for cranking and suprisinly has BRILLIANT tone! I would highly recomend it!
#8
I'm actually leaning towards the Peavey Valveking Royal 8 now....the headphone output is a big selling point for me as sometimes other people in the house need it quiet.
#9
Quote by gurusan
That sounds like fun, link to said kit?



http://www.guytronix.com/

http://www.web-tronics.com/stertubamkit.html

just a couple i saw when i googled. i dont know which company has the best or cheapest tho...
Jenneh

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#10
what about the vlave junior head, i won't recommend the harley benton because all of there products are cheap and they are quite unknown, never tryed one though. when i tryed a peavey valve king it wasn't all that great, it wasn't bad, there are just better amps on the market for that price.

i think that you are best going to all the guitar stores that you can, and palying every amp in your price range. then don't buy one go home, then the next day which ever one you liked best go and buy. if you buy one straight away then you might have been pushed into buying it by the assistant. gud luck
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#11
^ I have a sneaking suspicion the Harley Bentons are rebranded VJs.

You're not really going to get a versatile 5 watt valve amp without spending a lot on the JSX Mini whatsit.
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#12
The Harley Bentons are indeed rebranded VJs. They're made in the same factory, same schematic (with a pot instead of a fixed resistor for the tone control), same construction, same materials, and due to all this, almost certainly the same sound.
#13
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The Harley Bentons are indeed rebranded VJs. They're made in the same factory, same schematic (with a pot instead of a fixed resistor for the tone control), same construction, same materials, and due to all this, almost certainly the same sound.


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#14
I've got a Fender Champ 600, it's a great bedroom amp, sounds great at all volumes.
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