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Well I am posting ANOTHER thread about what amp I should get. Hopefully, this one will be the last one in a good while. Anyways, I was interested in the Epiphone Valve Junior amps. I was mainly interested in the half-stack. But the the combo might be something to look into as well. Also, how loud is the half-stack?

I play mainly blues, metal, and rock. My budget is around $500, and yes, I am aware of better amps in that price-range, but I also intend to purchase some other things as well.

Considering it's a tube, I'm also looking at a few OD pedals so I could do some harder stuff. I play some SRV, to Zeppelin, to Slayer, so I need an OD pedal that would allow me to play such music. I'm dead-set on the Ibanez TS9 (which I will mod), but I'm looking for an OD pedal for metal-ish type stuff.

I was looking at the Line 6 Uber Metal, the Rocktron Silver Dragon, and the Digitech Bad Monkey.

Not that this is important, but just wondering how the Ibanez Weeping Demon fared as a wah?
#2
Really there is better pedal selections all around man. At least I and most others will think so. The bad monkey is a decent overdrive though, I would go with that one. As for a high gain pedal, try a metal muff. I tryed my friends vj with one and it actually surprised me. If your looking for a good distortion pedal and a overdrive you should just go for a high end overdrive pedal to cover your distortion needs.
#3
my other concern is that for $500, maybe a little more, you could probably get an amp more geared at the tones you want out of the box. peavey classic 30, maybe even stretching to a traynor ycv 40.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#4
have a look at blackstar pedals. they have a range of 5 from low drive to full on metal distortion. all 5 are high voltage valve powered. i tried the "ht-dist-x" but it was too metal for me. i ended up with the "ht-drive" which is lush. goes from clean to slash and then a bit more. i paid £89 uk for it.
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Also, how loud is the half-stack?


Pretty loud for the bedroom, not loud enough when your jamming with a band. Especially if metal is a part of your repertoire.

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my other concern is that for $500, maybe a little more, you could probably get an amp more geared at the tones you want out of the box. peavey classic 30, maybe even stretching to a traynor ycv 40.


+1

Not only the tone, but ample volume for jams and gigs. The Classic 30 is a great amp that can generally be had for under $400 on the used market without much effort. Plenty left over for a Bad Monkey OD or such to push the lead channel towards metal territory.
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my other concern is that for $500, maybe a little more, you could probably get an amp more geared at the tones you want out of the box. peavey classic 30, maybe even stretching to a traynor ycv 40.


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+1

Not only the tone, but ample volume for jams and gigs. The Classic 30 is a great amp that can generally be had for under $400 on the used market without much effort. Plenty left over for a Bad Monkey OD or such to push the lead channel towards metal territory.


true, i should have mentioned volume too.



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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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