#1
I'm looking for a practice amp, due to having young kids I don't see tube in my future since I won't be able to get it loud enough. I'd like to purchase something from Digitech or Line 6 for effects so I'm not sure if I need the preset tones on an amp. Discuss!
#2
What about one of the 5-10 Watt Valve amps like the Epiphone Valve Junior, Fender Blues Junior, Peavey Royal 8 etc

They aren't exceptionally loud, and give a much better sound that a Modelling amp.

Not a lot of control over them, especially with the VJ just having a volume, however if you plan on using pedals/multiFX, that shouldn't be a problem.
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#3
I agree with mck, just get a small tube it would kick the **** out of a small solid state.
5watt epi or crate would be great and take effects well.

edit:I don't know if these amps have a headphone port, but if you get a multi fx unit you can play straight out of that without needing an amp (just connect to headphones). I do this for late night playing.
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It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.
#4
you could go tube. but at low volumes tubes and SS sound really close anyway. so why not get a cube 30 or a Vox AD15/30VT. depending on your style
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I agree with mck, just get a small tube it would kick the **** out of a small solid state.
5watt epi or crate would be great and take effects well.

edit:I don't know if these amps have a headphone port, but if you get a multi fx unit you can play straight out of that without needing an amp (just connect to headphones). I do this for late night playing.



Right now I have a little pocket pod which does great with headphones and late night playing. I thought that for a tune you had to crank it to get the true sound. I just want something that's not going to sound like crap when I run the effects through it and needs alot of tinkering to sound decent.

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you could go tube. but at low volumes tubes and SS sound really close anyway. so why not get a cube 30 or a Vox AD15/30VT. depending on your style.


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#6
Then get an epi junior or fender champ 600 (I think thats the right one). They're both a decent price, not too loud, and only have a volume dial. Therefore most of your sound would be tailored by the POD, which you already know how to use
#7
^ you could do that or get a micro cube (played one yesterday, quiet enjoyed for a SS) they are more geared to the heavier side.
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#8
As I've said so many times on here, things are exaggerated and twisted so much.
You don't NEED to crank a valve amp to make it sound good, or better than SS- cranking a valve amp simply makes it a LOT better, but valves still sound great at low volumes
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#9
Peavey Valveking Royal 8, 5watt tube combo with a headphone jack, $200USD.