#1
OK, so ive been looking for a new amp this year instead of a new guitar cuz my current amp sucks(its an old fender champ doesnt even have overdrive). I play alot of punk rock, alternative, metal stuff. So any suggestions are welcomed here. THANKS!
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#2
switch to blues and get a Fender Blues Junior
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#3
^ Says he with a Spider .

A Blues Junior would be good, but the Hot Rod Deluxe has better overdrive for what you're looking for imo. What's your budget?
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^ Says he with a Spider .

A Blues Junior would be good, but the Hot Rod Deluxe has better overdrive for what you're looking for imo. What's your budget?

any where from 0-600 bucks US
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#6
Try out the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Peavey Classic 30, and a Vox AC30CC1 if you can find one within your budget. You may have to go secondhand.
#7
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but the Hot Rod Deluxe has better overdrive

hot rod overdrive is crap. blues jr's single channel overdrive is 100x better imo.
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#8
but seriously if you are on a tight budget i would try the spider III, its not the best amp, but for what you will need it for it will work. but if u dont like the sound on this amp, i find mine to be too digital (but i play blues and am looking for the vintage sound), just go to a couple local music shops and they wll be glad to help u. if you have a good budget go for a Marshall, they have always been among the best, and have even come down in price a little
#9
AND im also looking for someting kinda big like higher than 30 watts
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#10
get a crate palomino V32. they're 30 watts tube, blows away 100w solid state amps.
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#11
playing in a band? gigging? or just practice?

edit: ^ +1 the soundclips sound great
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playing in a band? gigging? or just practice?

edit: ^ +1 the soundclips sound great

band and gigs(possibly)
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Maybe a ValveKing, that's what I bought (got it coming in the post). I heard some people say that sometimes they're unreliable, but I really can't offer an opinion until I receive mine.

Used Peavey 5150s are a good buy, though they might be a tad more than your budget, but look on Ebay.
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#14
think the crate palomino would be awesome for you then the v32
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#15
Hey, what kind of Champ are we talking about?
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Hey, what kind of Champ are we talking about?

fender champ 15b its like 15 watts
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ive really been looking at the crate flexwave half stack(clicky if u want to see). So, is this a good amp for like punk, metal, blues, basically is it versitale?
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#18
get that if you want to be cool and have a half-stack, but not have good tone.

are you willing to go used? for your pricerange you should be able to find a used peavey 5150 or a used marshall dsl401. otherwise/also look at the peavey classic 30 and the b-52 at-112. i haven't played the palomino yet but it's gotten great reviews so try that out, too.
#19
so why don't u want the Crate Palomino V32?
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ive really been looking at the crate flexwave half stack(clicky if u want to see). So, is this a good amp for like punk, metal, blues, basically is it versitale?


You should really check out the Palomino. 30 tube watts cranked can basically blast the skin off of your face .

That Flexwave amp sucks.

I'm gonna suggest a Peavey Classic 30, also.
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You should really check out the Palomino. 30 tube watts cranked can basically blast the skin off of your face .

That Flexwave amp sucks.

I'm gonna suggest a Peavey Classic 30, also.

like couldnt later on, i could just swap the head and get like a really nice marshall?
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#22
^so ur gonna go with a really crappy amp until you get a really nice marshall??? i don't think its really an upgrade. just another POS, but a louder POS, which makes people hear louder POS tone.

or, go louder, and better tone.

its ur choice. i won't mind if you regret getting the flexwave or w/e pos.
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#23
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^so ur gonna go with a really crappy amp until you get a really nice marshall??? i don't think its really an upgrade. just another POS, but a louder POS, which makes people hear louder POS tone.

or, go louder, and better tone.

its ur choice. i won't mind if you regret getting the flexwave or w/e pos.

well just the head, keep the cab, and get a new head
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#24
id suggest get a PEAVEY VALVEKING 50 watter all tube.
and then buy a BOSS metal zone pedal or a MXR distortion pedal this set up will cost you around 600
#25
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well just the head, keep the cab, and get a new head

well do u have a cab right now? if not, how much are you gonna put in the cab? cuz a **** cab with a marshall wouldn't sound better.
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id suggest get a PEAVEY VALVEKING 50 watter all tube.
and then buy a BOSS metal zone pedal or a MXR distortion pedal this set up will cost you around 600

really? ill check that out save me 100 bucks i already got a metal zone.
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#27
A used Peavey Classic 30/50 2x12 would blow away the valveking and you wouldn't need any pedals
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#28
what about the peavy windsor?
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#29
It's alright; has no cleans though.

I like the Classic more.

YOU DO NOT NEED A HALF STACK.
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#30
can i repeat myself???

why don't u want the Crate Palomino V32!!!
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#31
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can i repeat myself???

why don't u want the Crate Palomino V32!!!

No, u cant repeat urself, but its just not big enough, unless those 30 watts can really crank, then im not getting it.
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#33
^Yeah, seriously.

I haven't tried that V32, so I can't second it, but I have tried the Classic 30 and it's pretty great. So +1 to FacingUsAll
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#34
ec is trying to help you, ts, you're just being stubborn. if you are so sure of your decision already, stop asking for help and go out and buy your crate flexwave. so far basically every suggestion you've been given has been for a better amp than that. 30 watts tube will sound as loud, if not way louder than 120 watts of solid state garbage (not to mention tube amps sound even more amazing when cranked). don't believe us? go to a store and try one yourself. you most likely won't get it over 4 or 5 before a salesperson tells you to turn down.

but if you want your flexwave, go get it and stop posting here.
#35
^ it actually wont sound louder at all.
one, the loudest tube amps only sound 2.5 louder than "average(variation among those too)" solid states.
two, the crate has more speakers with the possibility of those being more sensitive, especially since peavey speakers are crap

i do agree though, the flexwaves are pretty lame. get something else.
#36
palominos sound incredible, u might need a pedal tho. 30 tube watts is equal 2 about 75 ss watts so you would be fine.