#1
So i've been using a solid state combo amp forever pretty much, and I just wondered what valve amp would be good for practacing with that I can get for a pretty reasonable price even if it was used, i'm not really bothered about it being brand new.

I play a Fender MIM strat, just to give some idea of what kind of stuff I play.
#2
The Strat doesn't give much of an idea on what you play...

I'm guessing blues or rock? Maybe indie?

But anyways, a cheap one would be an Epiphone Valve Junior. That's cheap, and sounds decent.
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#3
yeah i mainly play blues/rock, so you got it pretty much, haha ;p

I'll take a look at that, I'm also in the UK if that makes any difference to what's available to me.
#4
vox adv 15 ?
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#5
Orange tiny terror? not exactly cheap but awesome for those genres.

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#6
the vox isnt an actual tube amp though is it?

and i looked at the epiphone amp and it looks pretty nice! I might see if i can try one somewhere.
#8
They're fantastic little amps, I'm getting one in a few months, and they overdrive very nicely at nice volumes.
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#9
I'd probably buy the half stack version of it as opposed to the combo, since theres not much different price wise, and I'd assume sound wise they'd be pretty much identicle, right?
#10
also, due to it only having a volume nob, what would be the best way to control EQ? thanks for all the help!
#11
Quote by Magic_Joel
also, due to it only having a volume nob, what would be the best way to control EQ? thanks for all the help!

Maybe getting a EQ pedal or an overdrive pedal with an EQ on it.
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#12
The Valve Jr, and get an OD pedal to go with it. I use a Blackstar HT and it works beautifully for those genres!
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#13
I have a peavey classic 30 and I love it

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#14
Check out the HOT ROD DELUXE by Fender, or the Blues Junior or the Blues Reissue.

I have tried them along side, Laney valves, Peavey and even proper, expensive Vox AC30s (which are massive and less wattage than a Hot Rod) and much prefered the Fender options.

Even the shop owner agreed they sounded better for me and they were cheaper!
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Check out the HOT ROD DELUXE by Fender, or the Blues Junior or the Blues Reissue.

I have tried them along side, Laney valves, Peavey and even proper, expensive Vox AC30s (which are massive and less wattage than a Hot Rod) and much prefered the Fender options.

Even the shop owner agreed they sounded better for me and they were cheaper!


Lies, AC30 > hot rod/blues deluxe, from what i tried anyway.

But depending where you are take a look at the blackhearts, epiphone, laneys (if your in the UK, VC mainly), the fender BJ, peavey classic etc. etc.
#16
Also check out Fender Champ 600. You'll want an OD and EQ pedal though, since it only has a volume knob.
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#17
Quote by beckyjc
Lies, AC30 > hot rod/blues deluxe, from what i tried anyway.

But depending where you are take a look at the blackhearts, epiphone, laneys (if your in the UK, VC mainly), the fender BJ, peavey classic etc. etc.


Well check out my youtube videos and a few tunes, I believe I get a good amount of varied sounds from it.

At the end of the day, alot of people don't know how to use the gear. If people can't use an AC30 or HRD for home playing there is something wrong.
#18
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They're fantastic little amps, I'm getting one in a few months, and they overdrive very nicely at nice volumes.


actually it's pretty loud before it overdrives.

it's nice, but you need to be aware it's loud.

how about a laney vc15? that's a nice amp for a decent price for the tones you want, has a gain control so you can get overdrive at lower levels (though the price rose recently, which is annoying, from £215 to about £250)...
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#19
Quote by Magic_Joel
also, due to it only having a volume nob, what would be the best way to control EQ? thanks for all the help!


the tone will change a bit depending on what the volume is set at...
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