#1
It's time for an upgrade this holiday season on my rig. I was aiming for one amp for Christmas, a Hughes and Keffner Blue Edition 60 watt, on sale for 329.99. Originally for 447.99

But I also played on a Vox AD50VT watt amp and I liked that too.

I'm not sure which one to buy and which one's are show worthy?

Another option I have is buying an Orange cab or maybe any Cab and using my behringer V-amp 2. Would this work, because I like the sound of this better.


Thanks guys

Here are links

VOX amp

Here is a Fender Cab

Marshall Cab That I Think I'll Get

Hughes and Kettner Amp
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I thought about it and that Marshall Cab looks delicious
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#2
Im sorry man but I think every single one of those links didnt work....
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#3
a cab plus a behringer v-amp will get very little volume.

i'd say go with the vox BUT what music do you play? and what is your total budget
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#4
links dont work man. What styles of music do you play?
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#5
I'm not sure what my total budget is- but less than 500, preferably less than 450 because it'll be a Christmas gift.


I play all styles- but my main tone is modeled after John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

I fixed the links, btw


So how will the Cab and amp modeler work- because I don't want to buy the cab and waste that money.

ooh I could buy a cheap head because my birthday is a 20 days after Christmas
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#6
You should easily be able to get a good tube combo for that price. Check out a Blues Jr. or Crate Palomino, should get you a decent RHCP sound.
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You should easily be able to get a good tube combo for that price. Check out a Blues Jr. or Crate Palomino, should get you a decent RHCP sound.


I don't want to mimic the RHCP sound- besides I already have an amp modeler to get my sound, since I'm constantly changing it. I just need a new amp that I can play shows with, with my band.

I don't want anything that will get muddy or ****ty when I turn it up though


IS the amp modeler and a cabinet a reasonable idea?
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I don't want to mimic the RHCP sound- besides I already have an amp modeler. I just need a new amp that I can play shows with, with my band.

I don't want anything that will get muddy or ****ty when I turn it up though


IS the amp modeler and a cabinet a reasonable idea?


I wasn't saying it will mimic it, I was only saying that it can get you those types of tones.

As for the cabs, both of those are pretty crappy to say the least, I wouldn't go for either. If you must get a cab, check out Avatar, you should be able to get a good 2x12 or 4x12 for around those prices with Vintage 30s or something in them and it will be a MUCH better sounding cab.

As for the Vox, it's alright, but I still think you'd be much better off with a good tube combo.
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#9
you should get a tube amp if you dont want the amp to sound bad at loud volumes.
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#10
ya get a tube
there the sht
there ****ing awesome
blah blah blah
there good alright but **** it
i mean you could afford it but youll have to buy peadals for it
just get the ad50vt
#11
Well I can only spend around 400- preferably less.

I was thinking I could get a cab for Christmas and a head on my birthday but I forgot that I have to pay for my own lessons, haha.

So were all those amps bad choics or what?

I couldn't find info on the Avatar amps

EDIT: I have an effects modeler, the V-amp 2. I was going to use that as a head, but I didnt know if that would work.
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Well I can only spend around 400- preferably less.

I was thinking I could get a cab for Christmas and a head on my birthday but I forgot that I have to pay for my own lessons, haha.

So were all those amps bad choics or what?

I couldn't find info on the Avatar amps

EDIT: I have an effects modeler, the V-amp 2. I was going to use that as a head, but I didnt know if that would work.


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#13
well for 500 you can get a palomino v32, or for 450 you can get a fender blues jr., for 350 you can get a palomino v16, or for 400 the v18...all those would be heard over the drums, and are all tube...
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#14
is the Hughes and Kettner amp good??

I don't want something that little tough- ecspecailly for a show. I might look into some Randall or Roland- I can't remember but my friend uses one and it's nice
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#15
that little?? the size or the wattage??
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#16
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that little?? the size or the wattage??

the size lol

I think I might go for a Fender Blues JR, because there is one at my local music shop and I'll see if they lower the price or anything.

And there is a 60 watt hugh and kettner there also marked down to 329
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#17
are those hugh and kettner tube?? I have never heard of it...
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#18
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are those hugh and kettner tube?? I have never heard of it...


I don't think so..they're Celestion...is that tube??
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I think celestion is just the type of speakers...
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I think celestion is just the type of speakers...

well I'm an amp noob
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#21
Using the vamp is a bad idea. I think they sound like crap personally. I say get a tube combo like Peavey Classic 30, or Peavey Windsor Studio, or a Palimino, or a Blues Junior.
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#22
If You Really Want A Tube Amp
Id Suggest To Get A Used Traynor Amp The 40 Watter There Pretty Good