#1
What would be a good SS amp for $500? I like to play rock, blues, metal and some country. I would like one that has a nice clean sound because I have effect pedal I would like to use for my distortion. Please and Thank You!
#2
Why not consider a tube amp for that price?
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#3
Okay what tube or SS than? but it would have to be a low watt tube amp because I just play at home.
Last edited by gilbeaux1983 at Oct 22, 2007,
#4
No band and or just no way to crank it.

Plus, $500 is kind of low for an amp that can cover all of that ground.

Either way, I wouldn't really know honestly sorry
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#6
Peavey classic 30/50 (depending on if you can find them used).
Super amp, and responds well to pedals.
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Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#7
You could get a Cube 60 for less than that.


PS. Save up for a tube...

Gear:
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Guitar:
MIM Fender Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Recto
Cube 60


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Dude, if you already have the capo just put it behind the nut and it lowers everything.

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#8
I agree with the peavey classic 30 suggestion, it takes pedals reasonably well, its high enough wattage to gig/practice with a band, and I find I can go to volume 3 at home without getting told to STFU.

It can cover cleans-country-blues-classic rock on its own real easy, with an OD pedal can do most modern rock, metal it may struggle to, but you could get a higher gained OD pedal or maybe a metal muff to boost it to them sort of stages.

If its too loud an attenuater would do good. Oh and defo look used.
#9
Classic 30 is great. Peavey Valveking would work, but metal may be pushing it a bit. You will need a pedal with either.
#11
^ I did get a killer Randy Rhoads-era metal sound from mine without a pedal. I have no expertise on metal any newer than that, so you metal players need to judge.
#12
The ValveKing seems like a good choice aside from its made in China. And ti can get a lot of 80s metal/thrash tones pretty well.