#1
hi guys i have $500 US to spend on a practice amp.
15W is ample.
i have no pedals at all so maybe it should have some effects.
i would like a tube amp.
no idea about amps so any help will be appreciated
thanx.
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#2
what kind of music do u want to play?

for blues and some classic rock, fender blues jr.
for classic rock and milder metal, crate palomino V16
for non heavy metal, peavey valveking
for metal hardcore, used peavey 5150.

used jcm800 would be nice for classic rock too.
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#3
yeah deffinately blues and classic rock
is that around my price range. maybe my currency conversion was off.
i have about 600 dollars AU.
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Last edited by bluesnewb at Oct 10, 2007,
#5
price still to high. that's $900 in Aus
any other suggestions
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#6
try vox. the AD type have built in effects, there a really sweet amp, its a valve state so ha the valve but soild state too. i own a 100watt one and it sounds very nice.
#7
i have found the
marshall Mg 30DFX (unsure if it is a tube amp)
Vox AD 15/30 VT. small bedroom, 15 watt or 300 watt. is it a tube amp.
Epiphone Valve standard.
why are tube amps so much better. out of the ones stated above which is the best.
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#8
Marshll MG-Crap Solid State
Vox AD-Hybrid tube preamp
Valve Standard-All tube, but i haven't seen them around lately

I'd recommend the Fender Blues Junior or Crate Palomino V16
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#9
found an epiphone firefly 30dsp would that be better than the valve standard.
can't find the blues junior anywhere. live in Aus.
don't like ebay.
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#10
how about the Peavey Classic? You should probably be able to find a Classic 30 and some pedals for $500.
#11
is it a tube amp. how much does it cost alone, ie without pedals
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#12
Out of those you listed, the Valve Standard would probably be the best. I haven't played one, but I owned the Valve Jr. which I guess would sound pretty similar. It has onboard effects, which is what you're after. Of course, you could always get a Valve Jr. head and cab, an overdrive pedal and then one or two effects as well, which would be quite a nice setup and would give you a nice tone.
#13
your best bets are:

epi valve standard $599 new
roland cube 60 ~$500 new
vox ad50vt ~$600 new
peavey bandit 112 ~$600 new

alternatively you could look at the lower wattage versions of the amps and save some extra money for pedals

used really is the way to go though, if you could find a blues jr or a peavey classic 30 second hand then you'd be set.
#16
Quote by forsaknazrael
I would just grab the Valve junior. Or its copy, rather. I think they go by Grainger or Legacy or something in Australia?

dad propbably wouldn't let me get a copy.
any one know of any site that sell used stuff in Aus.
the largest i would want would only be 30. so no point spending $500 on a 50 watt when i can get it's younger brother.
probably looking at the epiphone standard. still don't know why. probably because i want a les paul guitar.
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#17
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#18
I'm intrested in this too, I'm going to be looking for an all tube amp for in my bedroom, I'd love a 5 watt but the only 5 watts I see have noting extra, just volume and maybe an EQ section. I'd like to get a 5 watt with spring reverb, I'd like just a head too that way I can get some decent speakers too. I looked at the tiny terror but that is just out of my price range. I'd like to go about 300 and the closest thing to that is blues junior or the pro junior I'm not sure which that has spring reverb but I don't need 15 watts. Looks like I may have to go that route though and spend like 500 bucks. So I'll keep an eye on this to se if you all have some other suggestions. and I"m not looking to build my own either.
#19
Quote by ECistheBest
what kind of music do u want to play?

for blues and some classic rock, fender blues jr.
for classic rock and milder metal, crate palomino V16
for non heavy metal, peavey valveking
for metal hardcore, used peavey 5150.

used jcm800 would be nice for classic rock too.


yeah, but the Valve King can do metal hardcore metal, but it is a pain in the #$%^ to set up without a pedal and is best suited for pedals to get that, but the Valve King would be good for anything else, so all in all the Valve King is in his price range, used gear isn't that great reguardless if it is a 5150 or 6505 , Valve King sounds best with Active 81 or 85 EMG's or any Acticve Duncan Pickup even non active but the active just seem to set it apart, for the price range of amps, you don't need a halfstack for practice

Peavey Valve King is $430, you can almost get a EH Metal Muff with your purchase
#20
does anyone have a link to this blues junior.
the only one i have found has been $1000
i am pretty sure that isn't it.
i don't know how loud 5 watts would be.
i have a cheap behringer V tone with master volume on two. it's 15 watts and is probably too loud for me
i haven't seen a 5 watt tube amp before.
what brands are you looking at.
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#21
Fender Champ 5 watt tube

Palomino 5 watt tube

Fender Pro Junior less things for it.

Fender Blues Junior The one with the spring reverb that looks very nice.

Only reason I'm really looking at 5 watt ones is because I don't need it loud. Plus I'd like to be able to play in my room whenever with out disturbing anyone.

Also I'd like to trade or sell my cube 20x so I can get some cash so I may be able to go like 400 without it hurting too much.
Last edited by chaoticgeek at Oct 10, 2007,
#22
the fenders don't seem to have enough effects, features etc.
i am still looking at the epiphone valve standard.
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#23
Quote by Denthúl
Out of those you listed, the Valve Standard would probably be the best. I haven't played one, but I owned the Valve Jr. which I guess would sound pretty similar. It has onboard effects, which is what you're after. Of course, you could always get a Valve Jr. head and cab, an overdrive pedal and then one or two effects as well, which would be quite a nice setup and would give you a nice tone.

I played a standard in a shop, and it sounded nothing like my Valve Junior head. Then again, my VJ head didn't have DSP mucking up the signal path, and I have a nice cab with celestian 70 80's instead of whatever speaker ends up in a valve standard.
#24
what did you think of the valve standard
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#25
A Fender Pro Junior, with one or two pedals might be worth looking at.
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#26
Quote by zeppelinpage4
A Fender Pro Junior, with one or two pedals might be worth looking at.


Ya I was thinking of something like that, I'd need at least to buy a wah, which I already want to get, and a reverb, chours and possibly a flanger. The flanger because I really like it on my cube 20x. So if I could get something with a reverb built in that would be awesome. But the other ones I already use except for the wah, which again I just want it.
#27
anyone else play with an epiphone valve standard. got any sound clips.
can't find it on youtube.
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#28
Quote by bluesnewb
what did you think of the valve standard

Unless you dont have a job, built in effects arent the way to go. Even a cheap multi is better than DSP effects that are built into amps. Id get the blues jr, or the smaller one of it, the pro jr
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#29
Quote by chaoticgeek
Ya I was thinking of something like that, I'd need at least to buy a wah, which I already want to get, and a reverb, chours and possibly a flanger. The flanger because I really like it on my cube 20x. So if I could get something with a reverb built in that would be awesome. But the other ones I already use except for the wah, which again I just want it.

Dont get a wah, it seems cool to have, but they wear off after the first 5 days.
Spending it on thing sthat ull use more often (eg, od, chorus, reverb) is much more useful
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#30
what about an epiphone valve junior combo 5w and someting like a zoom g2
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