#1
what would be a good amp for a gibson explorer i do not no much about amps and please keep it with in the range of $100-$300 also it needs to be able to handal blues and rock well thank you please post to this
#3
Its really not about whats good for the guitar but what styles u wanna play.
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#4
Hmmm... I like the Vox AD30VT a lot. It's got a nice vintage tone, perfect for blues but you can turn the knob to NU-METAL and make the amp put on its mean face.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959
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#5
A Gibson Explorer is a pretty nice piece of kit, and you'll seriously struggle to find something that can do it justice within that price range.
That said, the Roland Micro Cube is a very neat little practise amp that can handle a large range of styles, and should do the trick if just want a small bedroom amp. I don't know how much they retail for in dollars, but it should be easily within your budget.
#6
well nolly what would my price range have to be hired to to get the right lvl of quaility becasue i have 300 on hand so i masde the price range at that so what would you think would be right for it (remember styles i play: blues and rock)
#7
Tubes are the way to go if u want serious distortion with those super-hot pickups. Crate has a very nice series of tube amps called the Palomino series. a 5w will run about $130 i believe. Epiphone alos has a Valve standard combo, which is about $300. rly good amps, especially for the prices. And yea, a Gibson xplorer shouldnt have a dinky little amp, but its a personal choice i guess.

EDIT=Blues n rock means the Epi. But try both with that guitar.
#8
Look into a small tube amp. I suggest the Crate Palomino V8 and V16, Epiphone Valve Junior, or a Fender Champion 600.
#10
^ For 300$ the best you can get is probably the Roland Cube 30X or the Vox AD30VT that I already mentioned.
You could also get one of them full-tube 5watts, but if you play rock you'll probably want distortion and other effects.
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#11
i have a nice effects machine so just a clean tone and im going to high my price range to $800 i dont wanna spend over that tho
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^ For 300$ the best you can get is probably the Roland Cube 30X or the Vox AD30VT that I already mentioned.
You could also get one of them full-tube 5watts, but if you play rock you'll probably want distortion and other effects.


Distortion comes from pushing the tubes.

All the tube amps I listed are known for having decent cleans.
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i have a nice effects machine so just a clean tone and im going to high my price range to $800 i dont wanna spend over that tho


Oh, if you got some effects already go for the tubes man, can't beat 'em.
800$!? Well, maybe a Peavey Valveking? I'm not an expert in valve amps, maybe you could look for a a nice used marshall.
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Distortion comes from pushing the tubes.


I know that dude, but normally those 5watt tube amps only have their natural overdrive.
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#16
I would say save up an extra 50 and get either a Crate v16, or Fender Pro/Blues junior.

Edit: wow I saw 800, now that is a huge price range. Maybe either an orange tiny terror, marshall jcm combo, fender twin/deluxe reverb, fender blues deluxe/deville. It depends on what size and wattage you want to go with.
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well nolly what would my price range have to be hired to to get the right lvl of quaility becasue i have 300 on hand so i masde the price range at that so what would you think would be right for it (remember styles i play: blues and rock)


I guess I'd normally equate an Explorer with some sort of big valve amp. A decent second-hand Marshall tube combo (40watts or so) would probably set you back a minimum of $600 I'd imagine (I'm kinda stabbing in the dark here though, since I live in the UK!).

However, if you're only looking for an amp to practise with, then you're probably best off taking a look the suggestions that have been made, such as the Vox and the Roland amps mentioned. Don't let a salesman talk you into getting any MG series Marshall or Line6 Spider though!