#1
I'm looking for a new amp to buy. Preferably a tube, but if you can help with a solid state with what I want, i'd take that. Right now im playing through a Peavey Rage ( ) but it's only for bedroom use right now. I'm looking to start jamming with some friends and maybe play a few gigs, so I need an update.

I play through an Ibanez S470DXQM, and play a varitory of music. From RCHP, Maiden, Blink 182, I want to eventualy learn some Dream Theater and Alter Bridge. I also like to jam over Blues and Jazz backing tracks too. So I need something that can pull off jazy clean, but also high end distortian. I can pull off the dirty cleans with my Overdrive Pedal.

So i'm looking for an amp/pedal combo with a budget of roughly 300-400. Give or take a hundred. I live in Canada if that helps.

Thanks in advance.
#5
I like the classic 30, will have a hard time with maiden maybe but is good for all else. If you can up your budget a bit you could get a traynor ycv50 blue and be much better off in the overdrive department and still have great cleans. They're canadian as well so you support your country too.
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#6
Yeah i've heard nothing but good things from those Blues. But it's a little out of budget for a 16 year old with a crappy part time job right now. I'll look around for a Classic 30 and maybe some pedals.
#7
I know where you're coming from, but this is an amp you will never need to replace. Don't get me wrong, the C30 is a good amp, but it's still more of a stepping stone that anything. If a classic rock kind of sound is what you're going for mostly the C30 is good, but anything higher gain than that and it will struggle.
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#9
Trust me, the wait will only make it sweeter. I made a similar mistake in getting a Hot rod deluxe. It's a good amp, but it wasn't as good as I wanted. Luckily I was able to sell it for as much as I bought it for, but you may not be so lucky. You could always look used as well. Thats how I got the mesa.
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#10
Having played both myself I actually like the peavey classic 30s better than the traynor blues, i have a feeling i'm in the minority though
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#11
Thats true, but living in a small town means not a lot of used Traynors go up for sale
#12
CL and the bay are a good place to look.
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#13
I've look both places, im lucky to have a post a week in CL, and my parents dont have a credit card to use eBay haha
#14
check out the blackheart little giant plus OD pedal, such as bad monkey or whatever you want to look into. the cleans are really nice and the overdrive....well...hear for yourself
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