#1
ite so heres yet another amp thread; comment on these amps that ive found here lemme know which ones u think r good and also loud enough to get over a drummer; jus check my profile if u need to know the styles i play, but its pretty much any kind of rock; anyway ur comments or any suggestions would be great but plz no bashing without givin a ****ing reason y...
ps: im tryin to keep the price under $300, tis all ive got to work with so plz keep that in mind


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Bandit-112-Guitar-Amplifier-with-TransTube-Technology?sku=481332

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-RFX120-Combo-Amp?sku=487824

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-GTD120-Guitar-Amplifier-?sku=480065

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-30X-Amp-with-COSM?sku=487032

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VTXL30W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=483004
#2
the cube and valvetronix are supposed to be good but the other not so much
just bear in mind that your gonna want to upgrade to real tubes once you've played some

maybe look at palominos
#3
out of those i have played the valvetronix when i was jamming at a friends
pretty decent amp for the price, but i found 30 watts wasnt quite enough to be heard over the drummer i was playing with i think.
look for some used tube combos since those are much louder and sound so much better, you could play with drums at 20 tube watts easy.
maybe look for some used palominos and crate v series.
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Schecter Omen 6 (Dimarzio X2N & Tone Zone)
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Engl Fireball
Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12 Cab
#4
Lol, 10 watts SS will get over the loudest drummer. You're ****ting us if you say 30 won't.
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#6
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Lol, 10 watts SS will get over the loudest drummer. You're ****ting us if you say 30 won't.


IMO, It takes at least 50w of SS to get over a drummer.
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#8
my vox 30 watt handled a heavy drummer very well. not metal heavy, but hard rock heavy. so it wasn't a lot of thundering double kicking (is that the right term?) going on but he's heavy on his **** for sure.

as far as tube combos i can really only recommend what i've tried and really liked: the blackheart little giant. go used and you could get one for prolly just over $200 or less. ur not gonna have the cleanest cleans while jamming if you do though. this is where i'll stop and let other people who have had exp. w/ other small tube amps come in and advise.

Blackheart tone = marshall-esque. british voiced. get's a good rock tone out of it just by diming the volume. put an OD in front of it and you've got heavy rock/thrash/ possible metal. if you play it clean, you get pretty great blues w/ slight breakup, or none at all depending on how you EQ it. keep in mind if you play cleanish blues you're gonna have to tell ur drummer to go oldschool 50s style on his set.

good luck. if ur all about compact w/ features, get the valvetronix. if you're all about pure tone, get something like the blackheart.
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#10
thanks for the posts ppl keep em up...ite so i really liked the vox and cube, and i couldnt see anythin wrong when i played the others up there but then again im "inexperienced" i guess...w/e....anyway my only concern about gettin full tube amps not jus preamp is changing the tubes in em, so how often does any1 have to do that?
#11
well it depends on how much you play.
i'd say maybe every year or so.
less if you're a more casual player.
Guitar:
Schecter Omen 6 (Dimarzio X2N & Tone Zone)
Amps:
Engl Fireball
Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12 Cab
#12
w/ the blackheart, since you'll be able to crank it easier than most tube amps, the power tube will prolly wanna be changed once a year give or take a few months depending on how much you play. and the preamp tube should last for like 3 or 5 years am i correct?
My MAIN Gear
____________
"They call him the 'Sand Spider.' -Why? -Probably because it sounds scary"
*Agile AL3000 Les Paul w/ Alnico IIs
*Randall RM50
*Dunlop CFH
*fellow LEO feel free to give a shout out
#13
^sounds right to me
it all really comes down to how many hours you use it.
Guitar:
Schecter Omen 6 (Dimarzio X2N & Tone Zone)
Amps:
Engl Fireball
Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12 Cab
#14
ite again thanks for the faithful posts...yea i dont have the income to be changin tubes once a year so i cant really make the step up to tubes right now, which is y ive been lookin at solid states(sry) and preamps...so again if u could read the top post and review those amps for me or maybe make some suggestions thatd be kool