#1
The most commonly recommended tube amps, like the blackheart little giant and Epi VJ, seem to plateau at around $250. If I was willing to be spent a bit more, like $500, is there anything better I could get in the same category? I'd use it mostly as a practice amp.
#5
Badcat! Those things kick ass.

Or the Peavey JSX mini collosal.

Or if you want cleans, get a 1960-something Fender Champ.
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#6
The thing is though, you can buy a Valve Junior or competitor and mod it to the specs of any of the fancy ones like the Gibson and BadCat for probably less than the cost of the more expensive one. That's the thing with these 5 watters, the circuits are so damn simple...
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The thing is though, you can buy a Valve Junior or competitor and mod it to the specs of any of the fancy ones like the Gibson and BadCat for probably less than the cost of the more expensive one. That's the thing with these 5 watters, the circuits are so damn simple...

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The thing is though, you can buy a Valve Junior or competitor and mod it to the specs of any of the fancy ones like the Gibson and BadCat for probably less than the cost of the more expensive one. That's the thing with these 5 watters, the circuits are so damn simple...


+5

theres a dude i know who has spent probably $25-50 max and has his vj sounding better that amps 3-4 times the price

its ridiculous what you can do with those lil bad boys
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#10
The laney lionheart series is supposed to be fantastic.
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#11
Yeah either mod the **** out of a VJ or bet an Orange Tiny Terror (the lowest they go is 7 watts but still)
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The thing is though, you can buy a Valve Junior or competitor and mod it to the specs of any of the fancy ones like the Gibson and BadCat for probably less than the cost of the more expensive one. That's the thing with these 5 watters, the circuits are so damn simple...


When you say mod, what do you mean? Replace the tubes?
#16
^He means change out parts in the circuitry.
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#18
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That and change some of the circuitry.


or changing the speaker and such


or going extreme and adding tubes
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
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Modding refers to changing to circuitry. Replacing speakers/tubes are really just upgrades
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Modding refers to changing to circuitry. Replacing speakers/tubes are really just upgrades


adding an extra power tube or pre amp tube on something like a vj is more than just an upgrade imo
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#21
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Theres that one Gibson one that is $300. I have no experience but it is supposedly handwired and really good.

That's the one I'm eyeing right now, the Gibson Goldtone GA-5. It retailed for $700 when it came out but MF has dropped down to $300 (for a limited time, maybe) and some other retailers have matched their prices. They're handwired and made in the USA, seems like a really good deal.
#22
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adding an extra power tube or pre amp tube on something like a vj is more than just an upgrade imo

Yes, I know. I didnt say anything about adding tubes. I was talking about replacing them
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