#1
i need help on getting my first tube amp ive narrowed it down to a randall g3 or a peavey valveking which one would be a better choice for me guitar-tone wise?
#3
Randall G3? I thought the G3 series was solid state (or possibly hybrid), but not tube. The RG50TC is tube.

Also, it really depends on budget and what you play.
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#6
The G3 is hybrid technology, using both solid state materials and real tubes. It all depends on your budget, and spec requirements. Enlighten us?
#7
ive got the valveking and with a metal muff it sounds incredible
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#8
A Valveking would be good. Maybe look at a Crate Palomino or a Randall RG50, depending on your budget.
#9
ok so my budget is about 700 dollars but i can go higher if the amp is that good, so, give me suggestions for what you guys think the best quality tube amp is, be specific
#10
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ok so my budget is about 700 dollars but i can go higher if the amp is that good, so, give me suggestions for what you guys think the best quality tube amp is, be specific


What genre of music do you play specifically?
#11
i play mostly metal and hard rock also i enjoy clean stuff like blues at some times but mostly it has to have a face melting solo setting and a chunky metal riff thing too
#12
if you get the valveking you will need an OD pedal for metal
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#14
Valveking is a nice tube amp.
I always preach about the Laney GH50L, though.
It's the best amp I've played in along time.

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#15
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if you get the valveking you will need an OD pedal for metal


The valveking has plenty of gain by itself. I would get a Peavey classic and stick an OD pedal in front of it for metal. The valveking is sick, but I find the tone on the Classic to be a little better. The valveking is less $$$, though.
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#16
you may wanna try a carvin x100b ( used not new ) that ll give you good cleans and good distortion, out of the two you suggested i would go w/ a valveking
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#17
idk when i went amp shopping a while ago i didn't think the valveking had enough gain, but try out the amp before you purchase it and maybe you will like it
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#19
I'm going to get the Hughes&Kettner Trilogy Head, with a cabinet, it sounds awesome on some of the video clips I've seen and I play Heavy metal, rock, but blues and jazz and all soughts and apparantly it kicks ass at everything! Just buy a reverb pedal with it and your sorted.