#1
Well, I have a decision between an amp with tubes or an amp with vacuum tubes(?), not sure about that. My first option is to buy a Peavey Valveking head and an Ibanez cabinet for around 580bucks. I'll have 20left over. My other choice to buy a Peavey XXL(used) from craigslist for 350bucks. I'll have 250 left over. I dont know what to do. Because I'd rather have a tube, cause im not sure about vacuum tubes or whatever.

Which would be better? If i bought the XXL i could buy a pedal with the money left.
Oh, i play hard rock and metal.
#3
I'm pretty sure the XXL is solid state.
For 600?
B-52 AT112
Randall RG50TC
Bugera
Krank Rev Jr.

I think a Bugera 333xl or the B-52 would be good.
#4
I'm with Felix, can you buy used? What part of the world are you in? (The XXL is a Hybrid I believe, didn't bother to google - just running off memory).
Edit: V--- next time I will google. Thanks!
Last edited by gregs1020 at Sep 16, 2008,
#5
Quote by gregs1020
I'm with Felix, can you buy used? What part of the world are you in? (The XXL is a Hybrid I believe, didn't bother to google - just running off memory).



XXL is solid state.

I think its supposed to be the solid state equivalent of a XXX.
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#7
closer to Pittsburg or Philly?
$600
Metal only?

New:
B52 AT combo, Bugeras are just over $600, Valveking maybe with an OD, EQ and possible speaker swap. Although I've heard some pretty convincing metal tones out of stock VKs too. I see you have VK212 'coming soon'. Why a 212? Do you need 100 watts? VK112 is only $400 but i think you know that from talking to you before.

Vypyr maybe if you don't mind a hybrid. Seem to get praise. Cubes are good too for an ss amp. Of these, i've only played the Valveking so I'll shut up now.
#8
vaccum tubes suck.

no, bad joke? not funny? damn, i tried

well, out of the two options you mentioned the first choice is the better amp. however, i dont think the valveking is really a metal amp. the bugeras and B52s people have mentioned are probably better options. i think the peavey windsor is supposed to hard rock well, but its a single channel amp so its not going to be wonderful at going from real heavy to clean.
#9
used gear in Pittsburg - as an example

Marshall JCM800 Mosfet $300 wut? (need a cab but no big deal)
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/839591186.html

B52 Stealth 100 (also need cab) never heard of it actually. $300
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/839068071.html

Randall RG75 ss amp in camo (not really, but thought of you) $185
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/837636473.html

Peavey JSX $600 - ooooh, do this before i drive there and get it myself
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/835734677.html

sorry if Pitt is too far
#10
^ holy crap that is a steel on the JSX!!, Hurry and buy that TS before its to late.
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Custom USA Standard Telecaster
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Peavey MS412 Cab Celestion G12K-85's
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Guild DV6
#12
Quote by Dimebag Bill
Anyone know of any 600 good tube amps? Like for metal? used or not.

oh, and I live in PA.

I just gave you some
Oh man that JSX is a ****ing STEAL!
PLEASE pick that up if you can.
#13
i would snatch that JSX up. Like right now.
Gear:
Modded Steinberger Spirit (white) (SD-AH/EMG Select)
Modded Steinberger GP-2R (white) (EMG81/60)
Peavey XXL head
Hughes and Kettner Cream Machine
Hughes and Kettner Blues Master