#1
Hello UG, I need help in finding a new practice amp. My old one broke (It was an amp that came with my les paul copy guitar), it wouldn't turn on, so I'm guessing it has a shortage or power or something, but anyways.

I want a new practice amp now, I doubt I will be gigging, seeing that I just play for fun. So my budget is less than 200$, I can go a bit more than that, but less than 200$ is ideal. I play all types of music, accompanied by my Zoom G2u pedal (Which is actually decent). Since I will be using a multi effects pedal, should I just get an amp with decent cleans and have my pedal do the overdrive and distortion work? Or should I just buy something very cheap since the pedal overcomes (I think?) the amp anyways?

In summary, what kind of practice amp should I get to suit with my Zoom G2u pedal that is preferable less than 200$?
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#2
Sell the Zoom because the best practice amps are modelling amps, which don't take outside effects well. Unless you go for those 5w tube amps
#3
How much are the 5w tube amps?
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#4
Have a look at these.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Valve-Junior-Combo-Amp?sku=480260 For a tube on a budget.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Vypyr-30-30W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=482909

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD15VT-15W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481958 I would probably recommend this over the Vypyr cause I've played one and know it to be good, but everyone says good things about the Vypyrs.
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#5
The amp should overcome the pedal. If I were you, I would try to save up some more money.
#6
I don't really need an amazing amp. Right now I'm pretty happy with my patches on my Zoom, after making your own patches it's pretty awesome.

Also, I'm trying to get the cheapest amp possible that will at least give me some decent tone with a pedal. Effects are not a priority at the least, seeing that I have a pedal already which fulfills (most) of my desires.
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#7
Valve Junior combo
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Line 6 Variax 700
Dean V-Wing
Dean ML 79 SilverBurst
MXR M 108
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#8
Quote by KennethJay
I don't really need an amazing amp. .

Yes. You do. At least in your mind - who cares what others think.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-V-Series-V18112-18W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=487051 All it has is gain, clean, a 3 band eq and reverb.
Not sure how your effects unit will work on it, worth a try if you want a starter tube amp.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-20X-Amp-With-COSM?sku=487031 This is a good modeling amp, has gobs of effects and gain settings. May not need your effect pedal.

The Vox, Epi VJ, Vypyr are all also worth a try. It depends on your ears in the end so bring your guitar and test run these. Good luck.
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#10
For practicing, try any one of the above or a cheap Line 6 (i hate to endorse those)

Gigging, that's different. Me- I have a mesa boogie and a vintage fender, but I don't need to haul those pigs around a few times a week for practices. I just need something that can b heard and doesn't sound like crap. Get the cheapest, loudest things YOU sound good on.

KNOWING - that you'll sound better at gigs with your other amp.
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