#1
ok. i am getting very tired of my ****ty amp, so it is time for an upgrade. the problem is, i have no idea what i should get.

i would like to get a tube amp with the ability to have lush clean tones as well as heavy distortion. something not extremely large, probably like a half stack or a combo amp. I play everything from blues to classic rock to metal. price isnt an issue here as i have been saving up for a while.

i just really need something that will shock me. i am going to take the suggestions i get here and try them out before making a decision.

thank you for helping. I wouldn't normally ask for help but with amps i am completely lost.
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#3
Well, what kind of genres do you play? What's your budget, because price can and will be an issue and location would be nice because some amps are cheaper/more easily available in other countries.
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Well, what kind of genres do you play? What's your budget, because price can and will be an issue and location would be nice because some amps are cheaper/more easily available in other countries.


I play everything from classic rock to blues to metal.

as i said in my first post, price isnt an issue.

I live in Los Angeles, California, and there are a ton of guitar shops out here.
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#7
Id go with a Mesa. Or pretty much any boutique combo, like an Egnater or something similar.
#8
Well, if price isn't an option. I say get something like a Mesa/Boogie Road King. Great amps, very versatile.

One of those Egnater module amps would be quite versatile as well.
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#9
mesa boogie triple rectifier or a marshall jcm or jvm will probably be your best bet. also check out the krank lines. the peavey 6505+ is an amazing amp as know. let me know what ya get man
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mesa boogie triple rectifier or a marshall jcm or jvm will probably be your best bet. also check out the krank lines. the peavey 6505+ is an amazing amp as know. let me know what ya get man


Why get a Triple when you can get a Dual Rectifier? Not very many of the Superlead amps are versatile. They sound great and all, but many of them are single channel. Kranks and 6505 amps are kind of one trick ponies too.
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#11
Tell us your price range.
But peavey VK can do from blues to metal I guess.
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#12
if you have no price range then look into the bogner XTC or a framus if you want a mesa go for a mark IV or IIC+
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Tell us your price range.
But peavey VK can do from blues to metal I guess.


Not very well. Of course compared to the price it's pretty good, but since the TS says money isn't an issue, something like a Mesa Mark IV is a lot better.
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Kranks and 6505 amps are kind of one trick ponies too.



well, the krankenstein may be a one trick pony but i would hardly say the revolution ive TRIED is a one trick pony... the cleans were dam good for a metal amp.

and my recommendation is...a krank revolution or mesa roadking.

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Traynor YCV 50. Peavy Classic 50, or a peavy 5150.

+1 for the Classic 50

And how about an Orange? Maybe a Rockerverb 50 or one of the AD series.

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you could try the randall mts series,
the ones with the modules,
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