#1
ok, so i'm looking into a new amp. my old one is a piece of crap and i was thinking about maybe a peavey valveking or a small marshall. any ideas?
#2
im in the same situation and im leaning towards a hughes and kettner
#3
Marshall MG50DFX. All of the DFX series amps are good, though. Fender makes some good small amps as well. Vox is excellent, but a tad pricey. My advice to you would be to look around online at reviews, and head to your local store and try them out, preferably with your guitar. It's really up to you.
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#4
the lower end (affordable) marshalls suck. only go for a marshall if you can get the JVM or something
#5
^^ you need to name specific amps, each company has their share of crappy amps, as well as good ones.

the marshall MG is basically garbage, provided you're not playing alone at low volumes all the time.

threadstarter, what are you playing through now? what's your budget? are you gigging/jamming often?
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#7
well, my budget is anywhere from $200-400ish (us) i'm not gigging yet but plan on it and i jam alot. and thanks for all your help.

edit:I was also thinking about maybe a modeling amp for just practice and stuff until i can afford to get some effects pedals. any ideas on that?
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#8
the Hartke GT 60 c 60 Watt Tube Combo is really good, and when you want to upgrade to bigger you only have to buy a cab cause you have the jacks in the back for it
#9
ok, so lets try this again. i'm looking for a decent amp between 200-400 us dollars to replace my old ibanez 15w practice amp that came with my guitar. the two main brands i'm looking at are marshall and crate. any ideas?
#10
^ I wouldn't force myself to choose from just 2 brands, but that's me. If you're looking at Crate anyway, try a V8 tube combo, or mabye whichever model is a step up from that one.
#11
What styles are you planning on playing...?
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#12
well, i play most styles of rock so i want an all around kind of amp. i've also been looking a lot and have found a few that i like but want some second opinions on.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-Flexwave-Series-FW65-65W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481058

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MG30DFX-Combo-?sku=483188

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-30X-Amp-with-COSM?sku=487032

so let me know please.
#13
Ok, from what I've read:

MG = crap
Cube = good for metal, ok for otherwise too
Crate = don't know.

Look into the Vox Valvetronix series, they should be pretty good (they can't do metal tho, I think).
#14
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Marshall MG50DFX. All of the DFX series amps are good, though. Fender makes some good small amps as well. Vox is excellent, but a tad pricey. My advice to you would be to look around online at reviews, and head to your local store and try them out, preferably with your guitar. It's really up to you.

Please tell me that you didn't type that with a straight face

TS, the MG series is garbage, as are Fender Frontmans/men....go for a Vox Valvetronix.
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#15
he probably did. can't help idiocy though. too bad lol. your right about the vox too. it looks really nice.
#16
i can say anything with a straight face!!!

except "MGs and Frontmans/men are very good amps." that i cannnot.
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#20
if you're going to be jamming and/or gigging without being mic'd i suggest you go all-tube. it'd be much easier to cut through the mix unmic'd and the tone would be fuller. and plus i think the valvetronix still sounds a tad digital when it's live/recorded.
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#21
the only thing about all-tube is the majority of them are over my price range right now. besides when i jam there's usually only 2 or 3 of us together (no drummer yet) so i think i would be ok.
#22
go for a used palomino V32, or a V16 .

i would go for the 32 just incase you start gigging
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#23
the Palomino V16 is in your price range and will easily get up over a drummer
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#24
yes but the palomino's that i have access to are all out of my price range. i've determined i don't really have a good enough budget to afford anything more than about $300ish.