#1
Hi there, I'm heading off to university soon and so with the possibility of meeting fellow musicians, I'm looking for an amp that can handle playing with a band but that is also reasonably cheap and portable. At the moment I have an Epiphone Valve Jr and while I've never tried it in a band situation, I'd imagine its 5 watts wouldn't cut it. I want a reasonably versatile amp because it needs to be able to handle Hendrix style blues to heavier Muse type stuff. Any suggestions?
#3
I got my Traynor YCV 50 Custom Blue for about $650 US. It's got 50 Watts so good for a band. Celestion V12 so it's voiced like a Marshall (Hendrix). The boost channel and/or a good OD pedal (tubescreamer or what have you) will get you higher gain more metal tones. Not positive on the exchange rate, but look into one if you can.

They also have a 40 Watt one.
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The best I can think of would be the Laney VC-30 210, but that's just out of your budget.
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I got my Traynor YCV 50 Custom Blue for about $650 US. It's got 50 Watts so good for a band. Celestion V12 so it's voiced like a Marshall (Hendrix). The boost channel and/or a good OD pedal (tubescreamer or what have you) will get you higher gain more metal tones. Not positive on the exchange rate, but look into one if you can.

They also have a 40 Watt one.


It's £570 here so it doesn't look like that's an option, thanks though.

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The best I can think of would be the Laney VC-30 210, but that's just out of your budget.


I might be able to stretch my budget a little, it's only slightly over £300.
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#6
what about a laney vc30 112? you can get them for around the £300 mark if you shop around. the footswitch is like £15 extra...

you'd need to try it to make sure it's not too vintage-sounding, but it'd be my pick for a gigging amp around the £300 mark, assuming you don't need br00tal metal tones...
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#7
http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_lc15110.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/blackheart_handsome_devil_combo_bh15_112.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_super_champ_xd.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ga15.htm

All great options really, my personal favourite would be the Blackheart. The Fender however is possibly the most versatile of the lot. The Harley Benton is great if you want to save money
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#8
I'd say Laney VC-30 112, its nearly in your price range, and works well for most not-too-heavy music. It won't really do anything heavier than medium gain classic rock, but is a great amp. Try one out.
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