#1
I have been researching amps and playing through a few.

I really like the
Fender Super Champ XD Guitar Combo Amp
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Super-Champ-XD-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104494281-i1371514.gc

and
Vox Valvetronix AD50VT 50w 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Vox-Valvetronix-AD50VT-50w-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-102806882-i1145847.gc


The amp will mostly be used for bedroom practice and occasionally used for practice over dums.


Which amp would take pedals better?
and both amps are hybrid amps.
Do they compare to all tube amps?
#2
Hybrid amps ≠ tube amps
There's especially no comparison with those two.

It depends on the pedal and the sounds you like. Just go play them.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#3
I have played both.
I like them.

Would it be better to get an all tube amp?

Thing is I dont have a high budget.
400-500.

are bugera amps any good?

I like to play metal.
But I want an amp with good cleans.

So I would run a metal muff through the clean channel.
#4
Bugera Amps are great for the price, but they have alot of reliability issues. They're cheap, and that comes through corner cutting in construction. That said, a ton of people love the tone for metal.

There isn't a solid answer to the all tube question. If you can find a great tube amp in your budget that makes the sounds you like, then yes. At the same time, a crappy tube amp won't beat a decent solid state. Just don't buy a Spider or an MG.

What part of Cali do you live in?
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#5
I live in northern cali.
Sacramento area.

I have only been playing for 3 months.
So I don't think I can even take advantage of a tube amp.

I have a gibson les paul studio
and an ibanez rg2ex1.

I want to play metal.
But then a lot of blues/clasic rock.


This is where I think the superchamp would be perfect because.
You get the fender cleans.
and it has a lot of different voicings for rock.
and I can run the metal muff through it for high gain.
#6
Yeah, but if you buy a great amp now, you won't have to replace it later, when you get better.
Try an Epi Valve Junior: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Valve-Junior-Half-Stack-481475-i1275082.gc.
You can mod it later, add pedals, and it's got pretty good tone.

Or Valve Standard.

Or Blackheart Handsome Devil: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Blackheart-BH15-112-Handsome-Devil-Series-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-483097-i1400400.gc

Or Crate V Series. I doubt it'll do what you want, but you might like it.

Or Peavey Vypyr Tube 60. It has effects, and it's tube.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Peavey-Vypyr-Tube-60-60W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-482912-i1413609.gc

EDIT: I'm not saying these are great amps, but they'll accomplish what you need, for the most part. I checked Craigslist Sacramento, and I didn't see anything. IF you do go the SS route, I'd recommend trying to find a Roland Jazz Chorus 212. They're amazing SS amps.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#8
I think I'm going to go with the super champ.
Then When I get more experience and a better job Ill get a mesa.
#10
Quote by mikemangone
I think I'm going to go with the super champ.
Then When I get more experience and a better job Ill get a mesa.


Test out a few Peavey Vypyr's there a great amp all around and a good starting point for what your looking for.

And good luck with that Mesa for bedroom playing