#1
ok, here's the situation right now i own a crap amp (look at my sig) so i feel that a change is needed.

I'm looking for an amp that will cover classic rock (cream, zeppelin ect.) well. I'll be using this im my bedroom around half the time so i can't crank it as much as i'd want to but i will be playing gigs soon so i'll need some good volume to be heard over my drummer.

The most i can spend is £400 but ideally i'd want to keep some cash
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#2
I'd go with an Epiphone Valve Standard + an overdrive pedal.
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#3
people always seem to like fender amps with an OD pedal. by people i mean me and jack white
#4
get a really bad @$$ amp then get a pair of bad @$$ headphones so volume wouldn't be a problem. Keep in mind tube amp are typically way better than combo amp but are way more expensive. I use a old spider 2 by line 6, its so-so. You should just shop around and find the one you like the most.
#5
any suggestions on headphones? or certain models of amp and pedal?
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#6
As I understand it, most tube amps do not come with headphone jacks. The valve standard sounds good, as do a Blues Junior and Crate Palomino V16. I'm getting the Palomino and a Bad Monkey OD next Wednesday, so I'll report on that.
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#7
I use behringer headphones that I got at a local music shop for under 30$ they are SUPER . but for pedals you can't go wrong with boss (my opinion). Maybe an overdrive pedal or just by a amp with effects and play around because though they ain't that great pedals are handy and a friend once said "they are concentrated kick ass"
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#8
tube amps and headphones dont mix. i made a headphone amp today for about $5. but fender+od=heaven of tone
#9
MADE cool are you good with electronics? But i'm not a tube amp user so if this is you first HEAVY amp or powerful you might want to start with a combo.
#10
i might go for the epi. (it's cheap and souds like a good deal) and some sort of OD pedal or maybe a fuzz. any suggestions?
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#11
The only tube amp with a headphone out I know of is the Peavey Royal 8. 5 watt tube combo w/master volume. Might be right up your alley for practice but it wouldn't cut it for jamming (although you could mic it.) About $200 USD. That would leave you a tidy sum for a bigger amp and you would have both situations covered.
#12
i don't really want to buy two new amps in the space of one year and i'm getting the money from my parents and friends so they'll only help finance one amp (because we're all poor)
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#13
^I totally understand poor. I think maybe a 15 watt tube combo. Loud enough to keep up with drums (although if you crank it you won't have much clean headroom.) For distortion at bedroom levels use a pedal, it will still sound pretty good. I am just repeating what a couple of Brits said on the forum but Laney and Vox are probably your best values in the UK. I don't know what the Fenders cost over there but a Blues Junior might be an option.
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#14
that's why i was thinking the valve standard. it seems to have very good reviews
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#15
right, sorry for the bumpage but i tried the epiphone today and i loved it, so has anyone got any suggestions for an OD or other sort of pedal?
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#16
Congrats. Since we both play the same music I will recommend the Danelectro Daddy-O overdrive. Don't know if you can get Danelectro products. Another good one is the ElectroHarmonix Big Muff PI. For great reverb barely distinguishable from spring reverb the ElecroHarmonix Holy Grail. You will be in classic rock heaven.
#17
get a peavey bandit series with the bad monkey pedal and headphones rly dont matter. If i were you id get the cheapest i could find =0\ and spend more monkey on a better amp

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#18
i'd try the laney vc15/30 as well. they can be got for a similar price to the epis, and if you ask me, are better.

plus, if you're anywhere near a sound control, they have "grainger" amps. they're basically rebranded epiphone amps, for cheaper. also may be worth considering.
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i'd try the laney vc15/30 as well. they can be got for a similar price to the epis, and if you ask me, are better.

+1

Try playing the Laney vc15 or the Crate V16 and compare them to the Epi. I own the V16, I preferred it over the Epi by a long shot, but I wish I was able to try a Laney.
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#20
fender g dec. you can put on a drum beat, change the tempo and put it in keys for you to play to. its awsome
#22
I'll check sound control in a few days. I did try the VC 30 but i found it was just too loud to be useful at bedroom volume, i wasn't able to try the VC 15 though so I'll try to find one when i go to sound control
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#23
i'm not sure SC stock laneys... at least any one i've been in didn't. they shouldn't be that hard to find in the UK, though they aren't as ubiquitous as, say, marshall.
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get a really bad @$$ amp then get a pair of bad @$$ headphones so volume wouldn't be a problem. Keep in mind tube amp are typically way better than combo amp but are way more expensive. I use a old spider 2 by line 6, its so-so. You should just shop around and find the one you like the most.



Man, you know nothing.

Anyway, it depends if you can play your amp loud in your bedroom, and look at stuff like Fenders(Blues Jr), Laneys (VC15+30) Peavey Classic 30, Vox AC15, Marshall DSL401 etc
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#25
dave. i love you. you are the only person i've ever heard use the word ubiquitus, it's also my current bands name lol

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I started using it a lot when helen hunt was in EVERY FRIGGIN' FILM RELEASED about 7 or 8 years ago...

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#27
i'll have another look in cookes for a vc 15 before i go to sound control
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Anyway, it depends if you can play your amp loud in your bedroom



the loudest i got to on my mg before people started complaining was around 8 on the volume, so i thought a 15 watt valve amp would be more appropriate
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