#1
i will have around 500 maybe 600 usd to play with here
i want an amp with a really good clean tone that would be a good match for both a Fender American Standard Strat and PRS SE Custom
Distortions will be achieved with stomp boxes (any recommendation on a good tube distortion pedal)
#2
you don't need any pedals, just spend it all on a decent amp.

Save up for a Traynor YCV40.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Traynor-YCV40-Custom-Valve-Combo-Amp?sku=480959
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you don't need any pedals, just spend it all on a decent amp.

Save up for a Traynor YCV40.


+1 for the Traynor. I own the YCV20 and have played the 40 several times. They both have amazing cleans, and the 40 can get pretty heavy.
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#4
agreed get the Traynor
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#5
Also if you're willing to look used, traynor's can be a steal. I got my YCV20-WR for $280 usd.
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#7
Yeah, you could get an amp with great cleans and good distorted tone for that, not that theres anything wrong with distortion pedals for tonal variety. Tube pedals are gimmicky IMO, just because a pedal has a tube in it doesn't make it better by default to one that doesn't, but thats the view manufacturers perpetuate.
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#8
I have a problem with the vast majority of tube pedals too, however if you are willing to spend there are some proper tube preamps out there in pedal form, they are the top end of the market and a great one could run you $250+ easily. For that you could get a secondhand tube amp.
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#9
i play a very wide selection of music, everything from eric clapton, dashboard confessinals and creed to metallica, avenged sevenfold and Van Halen
this is why i wanted a good clean tone to work with, using stomp boxes for the distortion
i already have a digitech grunge and hot head and then also the seymour duncan tweak fuzz, i may get an ibanez tube overdrive 808
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#10
you're approaching this all wrong - amp distortion is always preferable to pedal distortion. Quite often if you have an amp that's great at cleans its designed for cleans and doesn't sound as good when you run distortion through it.

Get a tube amp with decent onboard distortion and use pedals to tweak the sound if need be.
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