#1
I'm looking for an affordable tube amp (new). Hopefully under $300.
I don't play anywhere but my basement, so I don't need a lot of power.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Squier Strat (black)
Squier SP-10 amp

#2
if you're playing in your basement an epiphone valve junior and some pedals will do you just fine

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#4
Fender Champ 600, Valve Jr., Blackheart, Palomino V8... all good amps to look at, go test them.

What type of music do you play, what type of guitar, do you use effects?
#5
epiphone valve junior
Blackheart little giant/ handsome devil/killer ant
Laney VC15
Fender champion 600
Peavey valveking royal 8
Crate Palaminos
#6
Thanks for the advice.

I play mostly 90's alt rock and some classic rock.

I'm playing a Squier Strat right now,
but I plan on buying a new guitar soon,
something with humbuckers, epiphone, prs, godin, etc.
The only effects I use are delay, chorus, and distortion.
Squier Strat (black)
Squier SP-10 amp

Last edited by habfan33 at Feb 12, 2008,
#7
^ Any of the mentioned amps should be more than capable of doing classic rock.

You should look into Palominos, Blackhearts, and Epi Valve Juniors for that range.

Palomino wise, you can get either a V8 or a V16. Personally, I'd get the V16 due to the fact that it has a 3 band eq and reverb, but the V8 has the benefit of a line out if you ever wanted to record.

A Blackheart Little Giant or a Valve Junior would do you just as much good though.
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#8
My vote is that you wait a couple months for the Blackheart Handsome Devil and then get that.

15 watts tube, 3 band EQ, gain knob.

Seems to be a good buy.
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Basswood Telecaster, 2 single-sized HB's, both split.
Epiphone Valve Junior
B-52 AT-412 Cabinet
Oh, and I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass too.
#9
Go for the Blackheart 5W little giant. There's a combo and a halfstack.
I'm waiting till april for the 15watter
#10
I'm still a newbie,

combo? halfstack?
Squier Strat (black)
Squier SP-10 amp

#11
Quote by habfan33
I'm still a newbie,

combo? halfstack?


I'd go for the halfstack, but they're basically the same thing.

just the combo is not seperated like the halfstack (if that makes sense)
#12
what is a combo?
what is a halfstack?
Squier Strat (black)
Squier SP-10 amp

#13
Quote by habfan33
I'm still a newbie,

combo? halfstack?


A combo is what most beginners think of when they think of an amp. The combo contains both the controls and the speaker(s). This is a combo.

A half stack (or full stack, depending on whether you have one speaker cabinet or two) consists of a head that contains just the amp with no speaker and a seprate speaker cabinet. This is a half stack.
Main gear (For complete list, see profile):
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain-top
Basswood Telecaster, 2 single-sized HB's, both split.
Epiphone Valve Junior
B-52 AT-412 Cabinet
Oh, and I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass too.
#15
Quote by habfan33
what is a combo?
what is a halfstack?



ohhh lol, thought you ment whats the difference tone wise :P
#16
go for the Blackheart, It handles Humbucking and Single Coil guitars equally well.

the Champ would be good for just a single coil guitar like your strat, but gets quite muddy with humbucking guitars. The Palomino tends to be pretty thin with single coil guitars, but screams with humbucking guitars...

The blackheart is great for Hard rock and Classic rock, will be best IMO