#1
First off, sorry.


Anyway, so I'm in the market for a new amp. Nothing big, (bedroom playing is what it will be used for) nothing expensive. (it's just to replace my crap crap crap Epiphone starter amp) Probably just around $200-$300. Tube, would be nice. BUT, solid state is ok pending on the quality. I've been looking at these so far:


Crate V-Series. 50Watts, Class AB Tube (??)
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-V-Series-V50112-50W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=487054

Vox Valvetronix. 30Watts, "Real 12AX7 triode tube and low-wattage tube power circuit" (what?)
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959

Roland Cube. 30Watts, Solid State.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-30X-Amp-with-COSM?sku=487032

Epiphone Valve Junior Half Stack. 5Watts (seems small) Class A tube
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Valve-Jr-HalfStack?sku=481475


Thanks.
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#3
peavey ultras are pretty cool. all tube.
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#4
Opps, forgot that. More classic rock then anything (Queen, Led Zeppelin) but also sometimes clean bluesy sounds. (OARish)
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#5
crate V would be great also look into a BJ
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#7
Cube is pretty good, has good cleans and good distortion.

Epiphone would actually be good if you had pedals.

not sure on the others.
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#8
I'd say the valvetronix or cube if just for bedroom, but if tube tone is a necessity the crate v does everything up to hard rock nicely
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#9
I would always go tube over solid state. If you have some good distortion and OD pedals, get the Epiphone cause it has a nicer clean. But if you rely on the amp distortion, I'd probably say you'd be looking more at the Crate.
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#10
The Crate would probably be good. The Epi VJ would be good, too, IF you could crank it. 5 watts all tube is surprisingly hard to crank. If neither of those, the Valvetronix would be your next best option. And to clear up confusion, it's not a tube amp. It's technically a hybrid amp, as it employs a 12ax7, but the tube really does very little. That said, it's a good modeling amp.
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#11
Used Epi VJ or Blackheart 5 watt, fish n chips, and a bad monkey. There's a low budget practice set up with some tone.