#1
Currently have a Agile Al-2000 guitar and am looking to buy a amp. I have noticed that Tube amps seem to be the best sounding amp but I am not partial to anything because I am a novice. The biggest crowd I will be playing for is a youth group of around 15-35 people. I will play rock and soft music so I need a good clean and distortion channel.

I will play christian-based songs at church and also going to fool around with metallica,paramore(don't laugh),eric johnson,canon rock. I just need clean and distorted.


I am asking what a well-made amp is for close to 200$.

I can buy cousins behringer gmx 212 SS combo for 185$. http://www.behringer.com/GMX212/index.cfm?lang=eng

Thanks for all the replies. This forum has helped me tons.
Last edited by Legends16 at Feb 28, 2008,
#3
Hmmm, mabey a Vox valvetronix. Or, if your willing to spend $250 on of those Blackheart halfstacks.
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Used Peavey Bandit Trantube 112. Should be able to pick up one w/footswitch for under $200. It's SS and 80 watts.
#5
212 is a actually a decent amp. The clean channel is great, the distortion channel is kinda meh. Look at the Roland Cube.
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#6
forgot about the Cube, great amp, I was extremely impressed with it. I'd say that would be best for someone at your level.
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Quote by fly135
Used Peavey Bandit Trantube 112. Should be able to pick up one w/footswitch for under $200. It's SS and 80 watts.

The third guitarist in my band has one, and that clean channel will let you do anything. The distortion is good quality too, and it's LOUD.

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#8
Quote by soul_power
212 is a actually a decent amp. The clean channel is great, the distortion channel is kinda meh. Look at the Roland Cube.



Yeah I agree. I am a noob but whenever playing the distorted channel I couldn't really hear the guitar all I heard was alot of buzz and not really a clean distorted sound.

The roland cube looks quite nice as well as the Vox. I am leaning towards getting a tube amp because people just can't get enough of them it seems.
#9
For $200, you could get an Epi Valve Junior or one of those Blackhearts, but I have not played either. They're quite small though, and probably only good for bedroom use. If you wanted something bigger, the Peavey Transtubes sound pretty nice for the price.