#1
I'm currently in the process of deciding upon a purchase between some tube amps, since I'm now in a band and we shall start gigging fairly soon.

I'm not really picky about "the most brutal" sounding amp, or the absolute greatest in the range, but I would like an amp good enough for screamo, post-hardcorish stuff in small venues of maybe 50 people at the most.

These are the ones I was considering purchasing:

Crate V Series V50 112 50W
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-V-Series-V50112-50W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=487054

Kustom "The Defender" 50W
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Kustom-The-Defender-50W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-?sku=482291

Peavey Valveking 112
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442
#2
I've never played the Kustom, but I think the VK is your safest bet.
If you get it, a speaker swap will make it sound alot better, and a tube change would help too.

Something like this (16Ohm)
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Eminence-Patriot-Texas-Heat-12-Guitar-Speaker?sku=660031

or

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Celestion-Vintage-30-Speaker?sku=660230
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#4
I like Kustom amps... dunno they sound different to me. The valveking is a known and proven workhorse but IDK it seems like everyone has one. The crates apparently fall apart after a short while.

just my input.
Gear:

American Strat
Epiphone Valve JR head - Volume Mod'ed
Custom 1x12 with Private Jack speaker
Boss BF-3 Flanger
Boss DS-2 Distortion
Boss MT-2 MetalZone
Ebow

Gretsch Acoustic
#5
Do people recommend the speaker change on the VK because it tends to get a bit muddy?
#7
Quote by tona_107
Do people recommend the speaker change on the VK because it tends to get a bit muddy?

Personally, I recommend it because the speaker it comes with sucks (Valveking Custom...how creative), and a swap unlocks alot more tone. It's just not clear. So I guess yes, muddy.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#8
damn when did the crates get so cheap. thats almost the same as an evj, lol

b-52 maybe?
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