#1
Alright guys.... So my parents just told me they won't be able to afford the Peavey ValveKing right now, so they asked me what else I wanted. I told them I just wanted money and nothing else.

I think I should get somewhere around $200.


I am going to sell my drumset ASAP. And I think I should get somewhere around $450 for it.


I want to buy a new amp, and I think my budget will be somewhere around 600-700 dollars.


I play Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues, Shred, and I try to do some neoclassical.


What tube combos can you recommend in that price range?
#3
I was looking at that.

I found a 212 100 watt B-52 for $600

What's your experience with those amps?
#4
Ampeg VT-22 vintage, tubed, tone, and loud on ebay for 700, a secret in the rock world, the best tonal amp and loudest ever made in production at the time.

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Standard Epiphone LP W/Dimarzio Super 2's
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#5
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Ampeg VT-22 vintage, tubed, tone, and loud on ebay for 700, a secret in the rock world, the best tonal amp and loudest ever made in production at the time.

Bands:Queens of the stone age, rolling stones, zz top, allman brothers and more



The only bad thing about that is that I am looking for something with higher gain than that.

Either an amp with a switchable class, or class A/B
#6
Randall RG50TC can get pretty heavy, but it should be good for hard rock and shred. It's all tube.
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#7
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Randall RG50TC can get pretty heavy, but it should be good for hard rock and shred. It's all tube.



How does that compare to the B-52 AT-100 combo??
#8
if you're willing to go second hand, i'd take a look at the kustom coupe and mesa f-series.
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#9
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How does that compare to the B-52 AT-100 combo??


I don't know first hand, I've never actually played one just going off sound clips and other people's experiences. I would assume that the B-52 is more versatile and I've heard mixed reviews on the Randall; I just recommend it because I like Randall's stuff, especially the mts series
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#10
How much is that Randall?

I am willing to buy second hand, it's just hard to find stuff on ebay.


EDIT: What about either a Peavey ValveKing 212 or the head version?
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#11
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if you're willing to go second hand, i'd take a look at the kustom coupe and mesa f-series.

I'll second the F series, haven't tried the Kustom. Craigslist FTW, try before you buy....
#12
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I'll second the F series, haven't tried the Kustom. Craigslist FTW, try before you buy....



I actually can't manage to find a dealer near me who sells the F series.

I am thinking about just buying either the VK 212 or a B-52 combo now.

Thoughts?

Suggestions?
#13
i haven't tried the b52, but both the kustom and f series are vastly superior to the VK. the f-series is discontinued, that might be why you can't find it. some mesa dealers may have some NOS ones, or you may get one second-hand.
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#14
F-Series would be a damn good idea

An F-30 combo... used these things go for like 600 maybe 750? that would be a perfect choice... you could look into a laney vc30 and get a drive pedal for it... OH! wait

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#16
I saw a F-30 last week on craigslist, was $650 so they are out there but USED people.
#17
If you're going with a combo, do you want a 1x12 or 2x12? With the B-52 combos, the 212 has a tri-mode rectifier and the 112 doesn't.
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#18
Also worth pointing out that the Valveking's 'switchable class' does next to nothing.
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#19
peavey classic 30 with an od maybe? it is perfect for classic rock/blues/hard rock, but needs the od to push it to the metal side