#1
Okay.. Christmas is coming up, and basically all I want is an electric guitar and amp.. I've had an acoustic for a year and a half now, and I am getting really good at acoustic. I want to start playing electric as well, and I already found 2 electric guitars that seem perfect. (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G400-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=518325) and (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-1956-Goldtop-Electric-Guitar?sku=518320).

Anyways.. now I need you guys to give me ideas for good amps.. I don't want really expensive ones.. $350 at the most.

What I am looking for is:

GOOD clean channel
GOOD reverb
Some decent effects.. I don't really care about them
Pretty loud.. don't want it so quiet
Not too small..

I guess a combo amp, because if I buy the cabinet separate then it will cost a lot.

Thanks
#2
What are you intending to play?

For clean, blues or classic rock, Look at the Fender Blues Junior or a Crate Palomino

For rock, either of those and get a boost or OD pedal

Both of those guitars aren't bad for the price
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#3
I'm more into classic rock/blues.. not gonna be playing much rock.. so I'll look into those two amps.. thanks.
#4
One of the links doesn't work. The bottom one.
I have an Epiphone G400 and it plays pretty damn good for the price I paid. The higher dollar Epiphones are definetely comparable to the low end Gibsons.

The Valveking 112, Palomino V16, and the Fender Blues Junior are all pretty close to your price range. The Palomino and Fender are tube amps so the wattage is actually a lot more than what it says. The only one I've actually played though is the Valveking, but I've heard things about the other two.

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#5
The Blues Junior seems a little too expensive.. so I need a couple more amps to put on my wishlist
#6
Well, it seems as though you want variety. Go for a VOX AD30VT. AD50Vt's at 360 bucks, 30s i think are like 260 or something like that.
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#7
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The Blues Junior seems a little too expensive.. so I need a couple more amps to put on my wishlist


This or this might work for you too. More money to spend on effects pedals. Once again, don't worry about the wattage that much.
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Boss NS-2
Boss TU-2
#9
Quote by RileyB

Btw.. you have the Epiphone Limited Edition G-400... I have the Custom Ebony G-400 on my wishlist.. are they good guitars? http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G400-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=518325

It's an amazing guitar for the price. I played a Gibson Standard a few weeks ago, which is about a 2000 dollar guitar, and I actually liked the way mine played better. But of course Gibson's are overpriced.
It's definetely a good guitar.

And on the Valve Junior, I'm not sure the other knobs. I know a lot of people buy em, and they sound good. A lot of people mod them. I'm pretty sure you could buy an equalizer pedal with it to customize your tone a lot more. And you can also use the tone knob on your guitar.
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Boss NS-2
Boss TU-2
#10
a vox valvetronix is an excellent amp as well. My dad's got one, and the amp models are awesome for the price, and some of the built in effects are really cool
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#11
also check out the peavey valveking royal 8, in addition to the amps johnonon and red suggested... valvetronix would be worth a look too, though for classic rock and blues i'd prefer a true tube amp; however the vox should be more versatile.

if you can wait, it might be worth checking out the peavey windsor studio combo when it comes out...

EDIT: for the guitar, the ones you've suggested would be fine- yamaha pacificas (at least a 112), yamaha aes series (420 or 620), godins, and (so i hear) michael kellys would be worth a look too.
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#13
i haven't tried them, but they aren't all tube- for the music you play, you'd preferably want an all-tube amp, or failing that a modeller which is more aimed at the vintage tones (e.g. the vox valvetronix).

Of course, they might be pretty decent- i know uldhippi says the peavey solid state amps are good for solid state, but at the same time, for the music you play, you might as well go for the real thing, you know?
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#14
Tube is gonna sound WAY better for blues/classic music. That's what they do best really.
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Peavey VB-2
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Boss NS-2
Boss TU-2
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#16
i wouldn't necessarily say tube amps only do classic rock and blues well, they'll do most types of music well... but certainly the cheaper tube amps do excel at blues and classic rock...

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