#1
Well my lil bros bday is in like 2 weeks and I wanted to get him something good since hes going to be 13. I was thinking along the lines of

Used VK 112 ?
Jamman (wont stop playing mine)
Bad Monkey
some wah

all used encase he doesn't like it, it brakes, ETC.

I took him GC yesterday and he didn't want a 212 it was to heavy..he liked the VK so I was thinking that.

Is there any other 112 tube combos out there for under $500 (max)

He playes a lot of cleans, blues, classic rock, Metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, ETC.) So it has to be something pretty versatile..

Thanks!


edit : If i did go VK route i would prob swap the speaker for the warehouse v30
#3
could have sworn i saw the b-52 at 112 at guitar center for $300 brand new.
but maybe it was just a sale.
its a good versatile amp though
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#5
if you get the VK i would also get him a distortion pedal with it because the distortion on the VK isnt all that spectacular, but i cant say what it would sound like with a speaker change i just have the stock speakers.
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#7
crate v50, but as most people hates crate, then a VAlveking is the best choice.

BTW, check the valve standard, it sounds great
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#9
u can get a used peavey classic 30 or (new I think) randall rg 50 for 500 bucks.
#10
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Well my lil bros bday is in like 2 weeks and I wanted to get him something good since hes going to be 13. I was thinking along the lines of


Best big brother ever.

How about a used Laney combo? Something like a LC30/VC30.

Or a Randall RG-50T. Or a used Classic 30.
#11
Yeah most Bugeras are 212s and I dont want to spend money on something that is unreliabe..

Ive never played a B-52 so dont know yet.

I didn't really word it right...
He plays mostly metal so the cleans dont have to be Fender cleans just something halfway decent..

Still thinking VK, maybe B-52 listening to clips now

Any more suggestions?
#12
Well , the orange ad5 is coming out...
It's a 5watt tube amp , I think its gonna be released in two weeks , just before or just after.

But deffinatley worth checkint out !
( TT combo otherwise ? )


the TT combo is released on 5 may and the AD5 the 14th of may .

TT combo : 479.15£ / 611 €
AD5 : 247.02£ / 315€
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#14
For versatility, from personal experience the triple xxx 112 i have is great for cleans/blues, and heavy metal, and is 500 dollars or less used. The valve king is more for blues/hardrock, but neither great clean nor great metal tones. And definitely look into the B-52's if you find a good deal on one.
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For versatility, from personal experience the triple xxx 112 i have is great for cleans/blues, and heavy metal, and is 500 dollars or less used. The valve king is more for blues/hardrock, but neither great clean nor great metal tones. And definitely look into the B-52's if you find a good deal on one.


I couldnt find the XXX 112 or I would be considering it more..
#16
Quote by PearlFoo
Well , the orange ad5 is coming out...
It's a 5watt tube amp , I think its gonna be released in two weeks , just before or just after.

But deffinatley worth checkint out !
( TT combo otherwise ? )


the TT combo is released on 5 may and the AD5 the 14th of may .

TT combo : 479.15£ / 611 €
AD5 : 247.02£ / 315€


I think he's in amerika.
#17
Well I'm from Europa and did my best to find the pounds
I think ( if the TS is intrested ofcourse ) he just should check the thomann site for prices.

Or other american shops obviousley
#18
B-52 is ametal amp...some classic rock tones with gain at 1/2 to 5 anything beyond there is metal not versatile
#19
how nice of you to do that!
you're a great big brother, i wished my big brother bought me **** for my birthday. :[

but i'd agree with what you said, that sounds like a good set-up.
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