#1
Does anyone know of a good tube amp that can get sounds from The Beatles clean to Wolfmother hard rock? Some of the artists who's songs I like to play include AC/DC, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, The Hives, Wolfmother, The Vines, The Strokes, Priestess, My Morning Jacket, The Ramones, Weezer, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Nirvana, OK GO, and the Smashing Pumpkins. I would prefer that the amp is $350 or less. Keep in mind that I can use Craig's List to get sweet deals on used equipment. One of the amps that I amp considering is a Fender Blues Junior. My guitar is a Squier Stratocaster. I am going to probably get another guitar later down the line, because people told me that it's more important to get a better amp first. Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#2
peavey classic 30 and a big muff? could probably had for around 500 i dunno about less than 350.
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Vox AD Series Maybe a AD15VT or a AD30VT (Its a solid state but has a tube in it pre-amp )
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Why no Fender Blue Junior? The Vox is solid-state by the way. It just has a tube pre-amp. I can get a Peavey Classic 50 for $400.
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The Crate V series is also pretty good. They're pretty cheap to begin with, so used they should be right up your alley.
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#12
Where can you find an ENGL for $350? I'm there

I would suggest trying to find a used Crate Vintage Club 6 series. Great amps that are extremely versatile.
#13
My vote is classic 30
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The Crate V series is also pretty good. They're pretty cheap to begin with, so used they should be right up your alley.


Depending on which he gets (the single channel or the two channel) he may need an OD to get the harder rock sounds. I tried the V18 and it was a really deep sounding amp. Thick. A brighter tone could be dialed in, but the amp was predominantly really thick and deep and warm sounding.

Also, unless he really is on a tight budget, I'd get a classic 30. The V's are made in China, and although I haven't heard of any reliability issues, there's a chance.
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How about a Classic 50? Does anyone think I should get a Fender Blues Junior? Plus there's a V16 Palomino on Craig's List that's one of the earlier made in the U.S.A. models (By the way I think they're made in Vietnam now), but it's kind of a long drive through some interesting neighborhoods.
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I should probably also mention that I would use a distortion or over drive pedal to achieve these tones too. So could I do all those bands I want to do on, say, a Fender Blues Junior with a TS7 Tube Screamer or Bad Monkey?
#17
^TBH I don't think the drive channel on the Fender is up to it.

Classic 30, or you may want to look into the new Epi Valve Snr if you are getting (or already have) a pedal to boost it with. Voicing may be a slight issue though.
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#18
Damn it, there was an Epiphone Valve Standard on there for like $200 or $250 a month ago but now it's gone. So, even with a pedal or two the Fender wouldn't be up to it?
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How about a Classic 50? Does anyone think I should get a Fender Blues Junior? Plus there's a V16 Palomino on Craig's List that's one of the earlier made in the U.S.A. models (By the way I think they're made in Vietnam now), but it's kind of a long drive through some interesting neighborhoods.


I'm selling my Peavey Classic 50 for $400 paypalled and shipped
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I'm selling my Peavey Classic 50 for $400 paypalled and shipped


what are you getting in place of it?
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How about a Classic 50? Does anyone think I should get a Fender Blues Junior? Plus there's a V16 Palomino on Craig's List that's one of the earlier made in the U.S.A. models (By the way I think they're made in Vietnam now), but it's kind of a long drive through some interesting neighborhoods.


My son has the USA V16 - great amp. I was in Guitar Center today, and saw the Palomino V32 212 for $305! That's a sweetheart deal on a nice amp. Maybe worth sniffing around.

The Classic 50 would be great if you've come across one in your price range. I would definitely recommend you go for 30W (or more) if you need quality cleans at gigging volumes. I love that little V16, but with a full band you're gonna have a tough time getting pristine cleans. For the difference in price, I consider it to be well worth it to extend to 30W now if you can. An amp that size could potentially last you the rest of your life.
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