#1
My Peavy 10W practice amp just died on me last night. I plug it in and flick the power switch but it doesnt get any juice (tried a bunch of diff outlets including the one my computer is hooked to so its the amp not the outlet). I bought it for about $40 used and have been using it for about 9 months.

So now I am going to go buy another amp. I looked at a few threads here with advice for a new amp but seems like it depends on individual things.

I have an epiphone les paul, I play rock music (lot of white stripes), and I use a boss DS-1 pedal for distortion. Have been playing for 9 months.

I'm not worried about a loud amp, but want to make sure I get one that sounds good. My friend bought a cheap practice amp and it always sounded horrible compared to my peavy. Looking to spend ~$100 (could go a bit higher if quality difference was really worth the extra cash).

It's easiest if I buy from one of these stores, but if neither has a good quality amp that would suit me I can look around elsewhere:

http://www.stevesmusic.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=17_132&cPath=17_132&sort=3a

or

http://www.spacemanmusic.com/Amps/New+Arrivals/

(I bought my used peavey from the spaceman music store)
My Gear
Epi Les Paul
Roland Microcube
Boss DS-1 pedal
Shure SM57
M-Audio Fasttrack
#2
This would be a fantastic amp, but its over double yr budget
http://www.stevesmusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17_132&products_id=2273

Those shops are quite limited as far as i can see, but hey.

http://www.stevesmusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17_132&products_id=284

That one will do ya.

Stick to either a Peavey, a Crate or a Roland.

Roland Cube 15 is alrite for cheap.
#3
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=865967

HOWEVER.. if you had a couple hundred dollars... You could get a 5 watt tube combo, like a blackheart little giant or an Epiphone Valve JR and totally blow your friend out of the water...

He would have to go home and have a shower to wash the shames off his body...
#5
Yeah, but if there is anyway you could get another hundred or so, you would be ahead of the game to get a small 5 watt tube amp. After nine months you deserve it :-D

Even check out craigslist.

But the MC is a great little amp either way...
#6
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#8
i say a roland micro cube would do u the job they are tiny but they are loud! besides they have many built in settings such as flanger, delay, and phaser just to many a couple.
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#9
Quote by stangconv
Yeah, but if there is anyway you could get another hundred or so, you would be ahead of the game to get a small 5 watt tube amp. After nine months you deserve it :-D

Even check out craigslist.

But the MC is a great little amp either way...


A poster above suggested Peavey Valveking Royal 8 (http://www.stevesmusic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17_132&products_id=2273) which goes $210+tx

I'm guessing the roland microcube is gonna be $130 or so +tx.

Given that my last amp was a used $40 amp, is it worth jumping up to the valveking or will the microcube be plenty enough improvement?

I could swing the extra cash if its *really* worth it. I'll probably try both out in the store if they have them there.
My Gear
Epi Les Paul
Roland Microcube
Boss DS-1 pedal
Shure SM57
M-Audio Fasttrack
#10
I have never played the Royal 8 but people here like it.

I have the 5 watt blackheart and the Microcube.

The Microcube is going to be better then your old amp. It is very versatile, can play anything from metal to acoustic. Has headphone outs and a line in so you can plug in a mp3 player. Also runs on batterys.

The Blackheart (and I am assuming the Royal 8) doesnt have all the bells and whistles, (no headphones, no built in effects) but the tone is leaps and bounds ahead of the MC, and it gets WAY louder.

I guess it all depends on what you want/need right now. either one will be a nice upgrade depending on what you need, or want in an amp. And what you feel comfortable paying at this time.
#11
Try the MicroCube and the Royal 8. I prefer the Vox Da5, but that's my opinion. The MicroCube is the most recommended small practice amp for a reason, it's a great amp. I liked the options on the Vox, but that's my preference.
#12
Well I went in and bought an amp. I tried the royal 8 and found it was kind of bland.

They had a bunch of different cubes/micro cubes. I think I bought the rolls royce version. Was $250 + tx ($282 total :S) but it comes with a bunch of effects on it, and a drum machine which was really the selling point.

I'll be eating kraft dinner for a while to make up for the expenditure. Have given it a little whirl and I might still use my distortion pedal, the effects on the amp are fun but to just sit and play I'm not gonna hover over it flicking around the reverb and whatnot. And the basic sound out of the amp is not the most stellar, roughly the same as my cheapo peavey probably.

But the drum machine is pretty fun.

I have 5 days to return I guess if I decide I'm not a fan, but only get credit or exchange anyways ><
My Gear
Epi Les Paul
Roland Microcube
Boss DS-1 pedal
Shure SM57
M-Audio Fasttrack