#1
so i have a line 6 spider II 30watt. Ive had it for 3 years, and I regret buying it..but w/e.
Now im looking for something a little bigger. I need something for home and for gigs.
I play metal and hardcore, but I also love blues,funk and classical so I would like a good clean channel. I do not want a solid-state amp. I want a tube amp.

Budget is pretty much around 1200$ give or take. Im going to save up for it.

Im mainly into bands like: Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract, From Autum To Ashes, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall...
#3
A Carvin Steve Vai Legacy. Best combo I have ever played around the $1000 dollar area. The half stack is around $1350. It has killer clean tone and great lead tone ,when I get some spare cash this one is gonna be my next amp for sure.
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#5
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A hot rod is going to be really stupid, when he plays heavy metal X(

srsly

I guess look into Carvins - I hear good things about them. If you saved a bit more you might get an engl, or you could go used.
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A hot rod is going to be really stupid, when he plays heavy metal X(



The point is the OP wants an amp that is flexible as he says he plays metal and hardcore but also wants something that will do blues, funk and classical (though I would assume he means neo-classical) and a duel rec is not going to pull that off. A Carvin Legacy is in his price range and will do that because that is exactly why I would buy it for it's flexibilty. Hot rod amp....sheesh.
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The point is the OP wants an amp that is flexible as he says he plays metal and hardcore but also wants something that will do blues, funk and classical (though I would assume he means neo-classical) and a duel rec is not going to pull that off. A Carvin Legacy is in his price range and will do that because that is exactly why I would buy it for it's flexibilty. Hot rod amp....sheesh.



neo-classical correct lol

EDIT: and do combo's have enough juice for gigs?. Like im not talking about a cathedral here. Just some local stuff. litle bars and clubs.
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#8
Depends on the wattage and if you want cleans, 30 watts could do it but you might lose your cleans, depending on the amp and size of your gig. 50 watts will almost certainly be enough for anything you'll be playing.
#9
The Carvin Legacy is 100 watts with dual 12" Celestions so yeah it will handle live gigs and it has an extra speaker out to plug another double 12" speaker cab in, if you need more sound. It would be a little loud for home though unless you practice in a basement or garage.
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The Carvin Legacy is 100 watts with dual 12" Celestions so yeah it will handle live gigs and it has an extra speaker out to plug another double 12" speaker cab in, if you need more sound. It would be a little loud for home though unless you practice in a basement or garage.


I play in a basement. but does the amp have a headphone jack? just wondering.
#11
You know I don't think so but I am not sure. Here is the link to Carvin's website.

https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=VL212
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#12
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A hot rod is going to be really stupid, when he plays heavy metal X(

I know...I read the OP wrong. I thought he said he plays mainly blues/classic rock with SOME metal. Once I posted that I went back and read it again and realized I got it backwards. My b
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#13
You could get a Marshall MG. They have tube simulation and the clean channel is amazing.
#15
-.-, marshall mg:

and tube amp's don't have head phone jacks X(, massive explosions might happen.
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#16
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You could get a Marshall MG. They have tube simulation and the clean channel is amazing.


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You could get a Marshall MG. They have tube simulation and the clean channel is amazing.


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