#1
I play all styles of music, and the most I would spend is 240$. A really nice clean channel would be sweet. I don't really need an amp loud enough to play gigs, but I would like one loud enough to jam. I don't really want a tube amp either, someone please help.
#2
Erm...some kind of Fender. Maybe Frontman if you don't mind negative feedback (from people...).
They're notoriously good on clean, but kinda skimpy on overdrive/distortion. So if you want heavier-ish stuff, get a Boss DS-1 Pedal
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#4
Great cleans = Fender tube. Seriously, almost any clean sound that you found great probably came from tubes at least, if not Fender tubes. I would get a Fender Vibro King XD, the 5w Vintage Modified series amp. Only $250, has tubes, and is very versatile.
#5
Why would you not want a valve amp? They give the best tone!

Vox AD30VT!

If you really must go Solid State i recommend the Roland Cube, i had a play around with one a while ago and it made some sweet sounds.
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#6
That may be true, but like slaytanic said the distortion isnt that good. I want enough distortion to play EJ and Paul Gilbert. How loud is a 5W tube though, it seems like that wouldnt be very loud...
#7
What do you have against a tube amp?

Either way, a Vox Valvetronix may be a good bet if that's as far as you can stretch your budget and you need a lot of versatility.
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#8
Ok so I looked at the Roland before, and I heard you cant plug pedals into it... that seems kind of bad. I've also seen the valvetronix and I think that one would be pretty good. I really need to lay them though.
#9
*try them... that was weird... I really dont have anything against tube amps, its just that they seem to need a little more maintenence.
#10
Tube amps need to have tubes changed every few years. IMO, that is nothing. Try a Crate V8 and a Bad Monkey with the pedal gain low and the level high. That should get you plenty of Paul Gilbert tone. Much better than the cube and valvetronix IMO.
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Ok so I looked at the Roland before, and I heard you cant plug pedals into it... that seems kind of bad. I've also seen the valvetronix and I think that one would be pretty good. I really need to lay them though.

You can plug pedals into ANY amp. Just put it through your signal chain.
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#12
There isn't much maintenance involved with tube amps. Just change tubes every now and then. It's worth it for the tone.
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#13
I would recommend a Peavey ValveKing Royal 8. All tube, and will do any style very well for the price. I'd advise you to stay away from Solid State/Hybrids, but go try them out. If you like them, go for it. Just don't get a Marshall MG/Line6 Spider/Crate FlexWave. Once you develop an ear for tone you'll realize how bad they are =)
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Why would you not want a valve amp? They give the best tone!

Vox AD30VT!

If you really must go Solid State i recommend the Roland Cube, i had a play around with one a while ago and it made some sweet sounds.


The AD30VT isn't even a valve amp. It's hybrid, which is pretty much just a solid state with a tube sandwiched in there somewhere.
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