#1
Hello, I just sold something and got $100
what is the best amp i can buy at that price?

i play alot of rock and some metal so i want distortion.

more specifically AC/DC , Iron Maiden, and some metallica
#4
try and find a microcube

$100 is a pretty miniscule budget though
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#6
Roland Micrcube is definitly the best
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#8
no jalve jr,

MicroCube all the ****in way!!
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#9
Ive heard good things about all of those but i kinda need to be able to play over a drum set.
And i often play at my church.

so how about around $200~250

I think i have some other crap i can sell XD
#10
250 gets you a VOX AD30...not bad

330 gets you an all tube crate palomino V18
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#13
$250? New??
http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?itemid=63083&SourceType=RecentItems
Hands down that. Save 20 bucks and make cheaper speaker upgrades later with this...
http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?itemid=63082&SourceType=RecentItems
Need more headroom?
http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemID=63147 <--- THAT!
Want a great SS amp that will do metal?
Roland Cube 30 new.

OK, that was for new and would hit the bands you mentioned.
Used = a whole lot more...
I have seen all kinds of decent amps in that range. Keep an eye on craigslist.
Roland Cube 60
Vox AD30 or 50
Palomino V32 or V16
Blackheart BH15
Epi Valve Standard (The 15 watt one that was discontinued, not the new one...)
Occasionally a Peavey Classic 20 or Crate Vintage Club 20 or 30...

Which is best? They are all good amps, its really up to you. IMO New, the V18-212 would work. Used, the Pal V32, BH15, Epi Standard would all fall behind the Classic 20 or the Vintage Clubs.
Good luck.

Edit: For a little more gain a older used Peavey Ultra combo (if you can find one), or a ValveKing that someone already changed the speaker and tubes in.
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#14
I'm not familiar with the Tube-SS wattage conversions. so is 18w enough to play small gigs?
#15
^yes cranked , but its ganna be distorted.
save a few moer bucks and get a 30 watt crate, anything lower and you wont be able to get adouble cleans over drums, anymore higher and youll be blowing the doors down at your church when your ganna crank the cleans
#16
i think im gonna get a cube 30. Simply because i heard SSs are more durable than tubes...
I need all the durablity i can get. My vocals and bassist are pretty rough with our equipment
#18
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i think im gonna get a cube 30. Simply because i heard SSs are more durable than tubes...
I need all the durablity i can get. My vocals and bassist are pretty rough with our equipment


Thats becuase SS amps sound cold and digital.

Like robots.

Robots full of angry bees.

Robot bees.


Go tube. Just some some respect for your gear.

Besides I don't think that 30 watts solid state would be enough to play a gig with especially with out micing it.
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