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looking for a new tube amp in the $500-$1000 price range. It needs to do high gain well with decent cleans. I was considering a 6505+, a B-52 AT100, or a Valveking head. my main considerations are sound quality, build quality, reliability. thanks in advance for any help.
#2
dude, no matter what you do, get a tube amp. they always handle natural distortion really well for a rock/blues tone, and they are so much fuller than any solid-state
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The only one I've had experience with is the Valveking, which should be great for what you're looking for. As far as I know it has better cleans than the 6505+.

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would the valveking give me good high gain sound with a good od or distortion pedal? i know the 6505+ has excellent high gain, but would the valveking be more versatile. i don't have any experience with the B-52's i hear they have a mesa like sound, but i 've never got a chance to play through one. i was interested in the bugeras but i'll hold out on them for a while to see how they stand up in the long run.
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Quote by jw3092
would the valveking give me good high gain sound with a good od or distortion pedal? i know the 6505+ has excellent high gain, but would the valveking be more versatile. i don't have any experience with the B-52's i hear they have a mesa like sound, but i 've never got a chance to play through one. i was interested in the bugeras but i'll hold out on them for a while to see how they stand up in the long run.

The Valveking has pretty high gain, and you can push it even farther with a good OD. I really put it to the test when I was amp shopping last month.. I was going to get one myself, but I preferred the vintage-y voicing of the Classic 50.

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Quote by jw3092
would the valveking give me good high gain sound with a good od or distortion pedal? i know the 6505+ has excellent high gain, but would the valveking be more versatile. i don't have any experience with the B-52's i hear they have a mesa like sound, but i 've never got a chance to play through one. i was interested in the bugeras but i'll hold out on them for a while to see how they stand up in the long run.


yeahh you could, but you would have to get a decent od pedal, if you get a ****ty one it will just make things worse.
but it looks like a vk would be a good idea for you, as the cleans on the 6505's/5150's are not that great.
plus they are cheaper.
i don't know much about OD pedals as i have no experience with them, but maybe a tubescreamer, or a maxxon od pedal would work?
i prefer the distortion that comes out of my 5150.
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