#1
Okay, I posted a thread earlier and said I needed a new amp (preferably tube) in the 300-400 (maybe 450) U.S. Dollar range. I found some amps on Craigslist. Which amps are great, which are great deals?

Peavey Classic 30 1x12 - $400 Edit: with new JJ power tubes.
Crate vfx5212 tube 50watt - $350 (50 watts seems like too much, but also like a great deal, no?)
fender hot rod deluxe - $325
1998 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe - $450
Fender Blues Deluxe 112 - $450 Edit: 1995 USA version
Marshall JCM2000 DSL201 - $450 Edit: Hellatone 30 speaker swap, new matching tubes

Also, SamAsh has all new Crate V18 112 - $230, V18 212 - $250, V33 212 - $300

Advice Please!

Also, I'm going to be playing ska in a band, which means I'll need cleans, and then be able to switch to distortion. Would a OD pedal be just as good as a 2 channel amp?

I also play classic rock and blues outside of the band if that helps.
Last edited by ewsrocks at Jul 23, 2008,
#3
You're lucky you have some choices, I'm stuck with a Carvin bel Air and a Twin Reverb. The Twin Reverb is nice, but it's $600. no thanks
#4
Of the amps you listed I would go towards the Classic 30 or the blues deluxe and a good OD pedal. Talk him down to $350 if you can on the C30, that's about market for them used in the midwest. $375-$400 on the BD.
#5
Would the C30 have enough clean volume to get over the drummer?
Also, It says it got JJ Power tubes put in. Would that make it break up earlier and have less cleans?
#6
Quote by ewsrocks
Also, I'm going to be playing ska in a band, which means I'll need cleans, and then be able to switch to distortion. Would a OD pedal be just as good as a 2 channel amp?

I also play classic rock and blues outside of the band if that helps.


I'd go for the $325 Hot Rod and a nice OD pedal like a Maxon OD9, or Ibanez TS808. You're not going to beat the cleans on the Fender for that price, and the pedal will be better than the OD channel. Cranked, the HRD's clean channel is great for blues and low gain classic rock, too.
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