#1
Is it possible to get a decent tube amp for £200 (400$)?
I play music like new found glory, paramore, jimmy eat world etc.
It needs to be reliable and able to play over drums.

EDIT: I would be willing to spend more, probably around £400.
EDIT 2: Do you know of any amps with a similar sound to the jcm900 series?
I like those amps but I know that the combos have been discontinued (i think?)
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#2
Laney LC15, perhaps?
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Laney LC15, perhaps?


I've heard they're really unreiliable because it has such cheap parts and i've heard it overheats a lot. I was on harmony central and someone put in a review that the little bit that holds the tubes melted and that it rattles when you turn it up too loud.
#4
You aren't going to get an all valve amp made with quality parts for £200 ('cept maybe an Epiphone Valve Jr)
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You aren't going to get an all valve amp made with quality parts for £200 ('cept maybe an Epiphone Valve Jr)


Okay, forget the £200 bit then :P
I'm going to save up more. Are there any other amps you could
recommend around £400 or less?
#7
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There's nothing wrong with the LC-15's, maybe it was the older models?


Aren't the tubes mounted using plastic or something, so they melt? And the one's in the review were from 2001-2006
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save up another 100 and you can get an Orange TT (the combo when its released maybe?)
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save up another 100 and you can get an Orange TT (the combo when its released maybe?)


I've heard the TT is too "dark" for pop punk music. whatever that means. When is the combo out?
#10
TT was actually the amp I was gonna get before I got my VC15, but spending that kind of money on an amp with so little versatility was big no-no for me

P.S. Dark means bassy, brght means trebly
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TT was actually the amp I was gonna get before I got my VC15, but spending that kind of money on an amp with so little versatility was big no-no for me

P.S. Dark means bassy, brght means trebly


Ohhh okay, thanks. Can you suggest a different amp, but not the LC. I mean, i know you say there's nothing wrong with it but I don't want to take any risks since anything i get usually breaks...
#13
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VC15 is the only other choice in that price range


Around 200 pounds you mean? I'd be willing to spend more than that, maybe around 400, i just need to save.
#14
peavey valveking maybe?

or laney vc15/30 (though those might sound too vintage)?

peavey classic 30 (though peaveys aren't amazing value in the UK)?

marshall dsl401?

several options there for around the £300-£400 mark. £200 is a bit more awkward.
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peavey valveking maybe?

or laney vc15/30 (though those might sound too vintage)?

peavey classic 30 (though peaveys aren't amazing value in the UK)?

marshall dsl401?

several options there for around the £300-£400 mark. £200 is a bit more awkward.


I've heard really mixed opinions on the dsl401, like it has a crap speaker (same as the mg apparently). Is there any truth in that? Also, are there any other problems with that amp because I was considering getting it for a while but stuff I've heard about it has put me off.
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^ no idea if it's the same speaker as the mg, but it does seem to be one of the first things most people upgrade...

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^ no idea if it's the same speaker as the mg, but it does seem to be one of the first things most people upgrade...


Damn, i dont think I could really be bothered to change the speaker, too much hassle since I can't do it myself and all the guitar shops around here are rubbish. I might just save up for like 4 months and get an orange rocker 30. I tried the rockerverb 50 once and it was a really nice amp.
#18
^ Changing a speaker is no harder than plugging something into a socket, you just unscrew the old one and go
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^ Changing a speaker is no harder than plugging something into a socket, you just unscrew the old one and go


Really? Oh i thought it was more complicated than that :P
But still, i think it'd be easier to get an amp that is good stock rather
than having to change stuff as soon as i get it. Do you know any amps similar sounding to the jcm900?
#20
yeah, as long as they have the quick connects, it's pretty simple (as far as i'm aware). no soldering or anything like that.
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