#1
I am going to guitar center saturday to check out amps, but i know nothing
about brand/quality/or tone my budget is max $350, and i have a two-hour
window to try amps....but there are 68+ in my price range
I don't have the slightest idea which are crap and which aren't
I live in rural Missouri so used isn't much of an option and i can't use ebay
and don't want to buy something i can't try first

I currently have an ibanez rg4 with the stock pickups
and use a digitech rp250 for effects
and i play blues,classic rock and some metal

these are my options http://www.guitarcenter.com/Guitar-Amplifiers-Guitar-Amplifiers-and-Effects,200-300.gc
any help would be appreciated thanks
#2
you know you can play them before you buy them just play a few and see which one you like
#4
Stay away from Marshall MG's and Line 6 Spiders and that will eliminate about 75 percent of the crap there.

If you can find something used like a Peavey Classic or Valveking that would your best bet...
#5
Here's some to try:

Vox AD50VT
Fender Super Champ XD
BlackHeart Little Giant
Roland Cube 30X
Palomino V16(if they have any)
Crate V30/V50(whichever is in price range)

Those are my picks.

And +1 to trying to stay away from Line 6 Spider III and Marshall MG's.
Last edited by yoyodunno at Jul 10, 2008,
#6
thanks ill try those

also i need something that sounds good at relatively low volume
and i thought tube amps had to be loud to sound good. is that true?
#7
i have the vox, and it is great! and its also hybrid so you get a nice tube-ish tone. so if i were you id get the AD50vt
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#8
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thanks ill try those

also i need something that sounds good at relatively low volume
and i thought tube amps had to be loud to sound good. is that true?


Yeah usually tube amps need to be cranked to sound good, are you gonna play in a bedroom or basement?

If you don't want a tube amp then that Vox amp is good for all volume levels and has nice effects too. Also the Roland Cube sounds good at low volume but if you aren't going to play much metal I like that Vox amp better.
#9
I'll be playing in a bedroom and not more than 5 feet from the amp
i would prefer >20watts if possible a