#1
Sorry to start a topic on this subject. It's been done. Several times.

But, i was searching for amps today (I mostly play Classic and Progressive Rock, so around those gain ranges), went and tried Valveking 112 but i didn't really like it. I could get it for very low price (at least in Finland) of 350€ but as i said, i didn't really like it that much, it wasn't as they say that the difference between Tube and an SS is as of night and day.

Then, i tried the Hot Rod, and i got a musical orgasm. The cleans were really something, and i actually liked the OD too. But as i've read of it, everybody (only exceptions are the guys who spell like 11 year olds) seems to think it sucks. So, i want to know of some alternatives i should try so i could see if i really just like the Hot Rod, or do i not have enough experience of tubes. Yeah, and in the same price range please, i'd rather not go much over 700€

(Why can't i be brief in my writing )
My gear:

Schecter C-1 Classic
Squier Fat Strat Deluxe
Yamaha FG700 Acoustic
Old Nylonstrung Acoustic

Peavey Classic 50w 2/12
Roland Cube 30X
Roland Cube 60 (30~ years old)
Vox 847A Wah Pedal
Digitech Bad Monkey
Old Ibanez Rack Delay
#2
Oh, and it should be suitable for gigging!!
My gear:

Schecter C-1 Classic
Squier Fat Strat Deluxe
Yamaha FG700 Acoustic
Old Nylonstrung Acoustic

Peavey Classic 50w 2/12
Roland Cube 30X
Roland Cube 60 (30~ years old)
Vox 847A Wah Pedal
Digitech Bad Monkey
Old Ibanez Rack Delay
#3
Traynor YCV40, great fender-esque cleans and good od. Tried one last week and it was everything people said it was. I was really impressed with the clean channel.
#4
Try scoring a reissue Deluxe Reverb.

The cleans on those things are awesome.


And if YOU like the OD on the HRD then why not buy it? I mean, if you like it, who are we to say 'don't buy it.' ?
#5
^I'm pretty sure they don't use the OD. Russell has about 4 dirt pedals.
I think The Killers also uses them, I don't think they use the OD either.
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Last edited by JimPlaysGuitar at Aug 27, 2008,
#7
As an owner of an HRD, I do have to say that the OD channel leaves much to the imagination.


But, the clean channel CRANKED is pretty awesome.

Great vintage sounding break up.
#9
Quote by dsubstanceuk
Do you use any OD pedals with your HRD?


No. Just crank it up.
#10
It's good, just not for me. I want a Rectoverb or a Tremoverb at the moment. Maybe I'll do a trade one day.
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#11
What about Bugera, i saw a demo of 333XL on youtube and man, blown away.

The problems with all amps i've tried beside hot rod has been not been able to dial a good blues tone. Bugera seemed to be able to do that.
My gear:

Schecter C-1 Classic
Squier Fat Strat Deluxe
Yamaha FG700 Acoustic
Old Nylonstrung Acoustic

Peavey Classic 50w 2/12
Roland Cube 30X
Roland Cube 60 (30~ years old)
Vox 847A Wah Pedal
Digitech Bad Monkey
Old Ibanez Rack Delay