#1
would it be a better idea instead of buying a roland microcube. to get a cheap tube amp then buy a zoom multi effects pedal. or is it better to just stay with a solid state amp. also whats the best tube amp for under $150? i just need somethin to practice with.

Also whats the differences between the roland microcube and the roland cube 15x?
#3
A tube amp under $1000 is hard to find.
A $150 tube amp probably doesn't even exist.
To be perfectly honest with you any amp under $150 is gonna sound like ****.
so it doesn't matter what you get, just get anything and wait till you have enough money to buy a half decent amp.
#4
the cheapest tube amp is epiphones 5 watt class a tube amp. they have great tone but the only dial it has is a volume knob. so its more of a, have a good guitar to have a really great tube sound.
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#5
Quote by that1l)ude
A tube amp under $1000 is hard to find.
A $150 tube amp probably doesn't even exist.
To be perfectly honest with you any amp under $150 is gonna sound like ****.
so it doesn't matter what you get, just get anything and wait till you have enough money to buy a half decent amp.

You can't find tube amps for under $1,000? You find find perfectly good ones for half that.
#6
well....id say the Micro Cube, but save up. Definately save up and dont buy anything until u have at least $400 or so. If u have to have a tube amp, id get the Epi Valve Jr., an EQ pedal, and the Zoom.
#7
hart_attack is right. Valve Jr is your best option, but being a noob like yourself, wouldnt know that tube amps are hard to find under 1000. Well a combo. 150 could get you the Spider3. Not the 2. They damage ears. But for your range, VOX or Spider3
#8
What the hell are the guys above talking about you can get a VOXvalvatroic amp is tat a tube one you can get them at that price.
#9
Even Spider 3s arent great. At least get a Vox Valvetronix. Altho the VJ beats all of em. And Voxs arent full tube. its a modelling amp with a preamp tube in it. But it sounds 5x better than a Line 6 Spider.
Last edited by qotsa1998 at Oct 31, 2007,
#11
You can't find tube amps for under $1,000? You find find perfectly good ones for half that.

Since when are there any good tube amps for less than $1000?
I'm talking about new, so no ebay bull****.
#12
^Peavey Classics/Valvekings are perfectly good. Soldano has a head for under $1k. U might even be able to get some sort of Mesa for under $1k.