#1
I'm thinking about buying a valve amp, because I really want a nicer tone than I've ever succeeded in getting from a solid state.

I have a bit of money now, but I'm going to wait until after Christmas to buy my choice (if I decide to get one), and I estimate that I'll have around 300 pounds (about $600) (don't want to spend much more than that) but if you have an idea thats a bit outside that range, suggest it and I'll wait longer to get the money.

I will go to shops to try stuff out, I just want some ideas so I don't walk in blind (metaphorically speaking).

I only want a small, 20-30 watt amp, which will be loud enough for practices, and I'll mic it up for larger gigs. I

I'm looking for a valve amp which can give a nice, warm, fuzzy tone (I'm getting an EHX Big Muff soon) similar to Josh Homme's, which can also sound quite bright clean.

Suggest away (sorry about the large amount of text, I get carried away writing).

EDIT: I don't mind buying used stuff, I find it tends to be a much better idea than buying new.
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#3
Peavey Valveking 112, a bit more then 600$, but amazing tube amp for the price

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#5
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Laney VC-30

Pretty much, yeah.

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#6
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Peavey Valveking 112, a bit more then 600$, but amazing tube amp for the price

a LOT less than $600 last time I checked. I second the blues jr but the laney is probably cheaper over there.
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#7
I would go with the peavey valveking as well. i think what the dudes talking about that says it's more than 600 is the head and cab. you can get a combo for less than that though. my suggestion would be to get the biggest one you can get for the money you have....one thing about peavey is that they dont rip you off....brands like marshall and mesa are way overpriced when compared to peavey products
#8
maybe a fender hot rod or blues deluxe? I love my bj but its below your range, maybe get it with a wah or ts9 to help it along.
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#9
+1 @Valveking 212 combo + ts9 > all.
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#10
I think the BJ over here is about £400, overpirced to hell.

And also, Laney VC > Valveking x37284374983274823974238947382973847324632784632784632784632874678326478 etc.
#12
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+1 @Valveking 212 combo + ts9 > all.

no...there are definately better amps for the price.
im saying this while owning one.
#13
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I think the BJ over here is about £400, overpirced to hell.

And also, Laney VC > Valveking x37284374983274823974238947382973847324632784632784632784632874678326478 etc.

Definitely!

The VC is awesome, especially for what TS want is for.
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#14
Thanks for all this. Its definitely encouraging that so many people have recommended the same few amps, it should make things a bit easier, and judging from the sound samples I've heard, the VC30 is pretty damn nice.
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