#1
I'm looking to get my first tube amp, I currently have a Roland Cube 60 but it doesn't work properly and I don't like it anyway..

I want a combo, and am looking to spend around $500. I've been looking for a used 5150 for weeks but have not had any luck whatsoever. The B-52 AT-112 has caught my attention and I've heard some pretty good things about it. I'm looking for something that can handle high gain well as I want to play metal with it.

Is this a good amplifier?
Last edited by ers1 at Aug 1, 2008,
#2
I played this and the 4x12 halfstack version at Guitar Center a month or so ago.

While I like the way it sounded (very recto-ish, and it can do pretty high gain), I've heard pretty bad things about their reliability, and that's why I'm shying away from it...
#3
The reliability issues have long been resolved on their AT series amps. They are damn good amps. I've heard a couple people mention things like tolex coming up lately, but everything on my 212 is pristine, and it's great on dirt and cleans
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212
#4
Some other ones I've been looking at are the Randall RG50TC and Valveking 112, but I have heard that the RG50TC doesn't have good tone while the Valveking doesn't have as much gain as I might want
#5
theyre pretty ****ing high gain dude.

ive played the 2x12 and 1x12, they both sound exactly the same.

the one thing i didnt like was the clean channel, very plain, almost solid state sounding.

i however do prefer the tone of my valveking.
#6
The B-52 AT has gain for days, and the cleans are amazing....

It's just my opinion, but I think the AT series leaves the valveking far behind..
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212