#1
Hi guys, I have been playing guitar for about 2 and a half years on a small 10 watt solid state amp. I think it is time for me to upgrade to a slightly larger tube amp. The styles of music i play range from metal to blues to punk, so basically i need a versatile amp.

Thanks,
Luke

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#2
Peavey Valveking, Laney VC30, yea...


how often do you play all those genres? metal often? or blues often? all the same?
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#3
And what's your price range?
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#4
i mostly play them in equal proportions but more often then not it is the heavier stuff. My price range is about $800 Australian but i will save up extra if needed.

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i'd have thought a valveking for that, but i'm not too familiar with AUS prices...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#6
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i mostly play them in equal proportions but more often then not it is the heavier stuff. My price range is about $800 Australian but i will save up extra if needed.


Get a second hand tube combo of ebay or the trading post.
#7
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Get a second hand tube combo of ebay or the trading post.


Ive already said im going to be getting a tube amp of some sort. Iam asking for peoples recommendations on which one i should get.

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#8
Laney's sound is good, but for the metal and blues mixed, go with the Valve King. If you use a tube screamer with it, it will drive out amazing metal tones.
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#9
what valve king model would you guys say is the best?

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#10
i guess try them all if you can? peavey speakers are generally considered to be not great; for that reason the head + a different make of cab may be a good idea. Problem with that idea, though, is that for the extra price of the separate head and cab you could probably get a better quality combo.

so yeah, i'd probably just get the 50 watter (i.e. the cheaper one) combo, and swap the speaker at some point.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#11
If i did get the valve king and decide to swap the speakers, what speakers would you suggest as an alternative?

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#12
what type of tone(s) are you after? EDIT: crap you already said what you wanted, sorry.

celestion vintage 30 might be good for that (it's 60 watts, don't worry); eminence's version is the governor (haven't tried that).

For a slightly warmer, more vintage edge to the tone, a g12h30 might be worth a look; actually, it's only 30 watts, so you'd probably need to look to the eminence version, the wizard. Again, i haven't tried the eminence...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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