#1
Well I'm saving up for a tube amp.
I'm hoping to save up about $1000 (Australian).
I'm looking for a valve combo with:
3 channels (1 clean,2 distortion each with their EQ)
Plenty of in/out jacks
Loud enough to be heard over drums (this option preffered as we dont always have a P.A)
No requirement for F.X channel

So my situation is:
14 playing in a couple of bands.Might be able to get an income of $25 a week soon (maybe some money for birthday/christmas).Playing mainly rock,punk and metal with a bit of clean stuff aswell.
Currently using a roland GC-405 with a digitech RP-50,washburn MG-24 and epiphone Tony iommi sig.
So I need it to be fairly portable and versatile as a lot of the people I play with don't have very good stuff so being able to plug 2 guitars into one amp is pretty useful.
Might be able to try out some amps once in a while.
So all of that considered I'm looking at 2 amps
Bugera 333 XL
Marshall DSL 401
Some people have suggested a mesa but I don't find many of them in my area in my price range.
The issues with the Bugera are that it's 120 watt which is a bit loud for me,that could be solved with an attenuator though.
I can get the bugera brand new for $1000.
The marshall doesn't seem to have as many of the features as the bugera and possibly reliability issues.
I might be able to the marshall for $1000 used.
So
Bugera
Marshall
Something else
#2
What genre will you be playing?
Regardless I'm still 99.95% that the Bugera will totally slay any marshall that you can get for <$1000 second hand in Aus. Make sure you try out every bugera model if possible because they're all quite different.
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
#3
G'day
Sabbath,Kyuss,Wipers,Ramones,red hot chilli peppers,Motorhead,AC/DC,Led Zeppelin,Wolfmother,white stripes,offspring and geelong punk.
Hope that fill you in.
Thanks.
#4
I think that the 333xl series would fit you best. 3 channels (clean, crunch, lead), it comes with EL34's which will be better for the more lighter gain stuff. It also has built in reverb and noise gate. It really is a killer amp man!
So would you be after the combo or a head version?
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
#5
combo.Everytime I practice is a 45 min drive and hefting the amp from the car to the place where we practice.
#6
.... Shouldn't that be a reason to buy a 2x12 with some nice speakers and a head ?
It'll be lighter, overall better tone and you'll save yourself money in the future. Just an option :S
I know you said $1000 but you can get a second hand 2x12 with celestions for $300 - $450 and the 333xl heads are what .... $800 or something. In the long run it would be the better choice imo.
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
#8
Quote by howey
.... Shouldn't that be a reason to buy a 2x12 with some nice speakers and a head ?
It'll be lighter, overall better tone and you'll save yourself money in the future. Just an option :S
I know you said $1000 but you can get a second hand 2x12 with celestions for $300 - $450 and the 333xl heads are what .... $800 or something. In the long run it would be the better choice imo.


....wha?

what the hell is the difference. you could replace the speakers in a combo and the same result would happen...

Combo's are so much easier for tranpsort and you will find it easier to just get the 333xl combo man.
#9
Quote by Highwaytohell
....wha?

what the hell is the difference. you could replace the speakers in a combo and the same result would happen...

Combo's are so much easier for tranpsort and you will find it easier to just get the 333xl combo man.

Nope. Having a 2x12 cab and a head is better because the cab and the head are easier to transport (eg. carry up/down stairs) than a 2x12 combo. The combo weights a LOT more than the cab alone, and the head isn't that heavy (I think).

The "combos are more portable than stacks" really only works with halfstacks and up.
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