#1
I am very new to tube amps. i want to get something that can get metal/hard rock tones, Coheed and Cambria, black tide, blind melon(though there not metal i just really like them lol) and have nice cleans also. I normally rely on my amps distortion but im seeing that many people use a pedal to push their tube amp. I REALLY like the Jekyll and hyde pedal so i would probably use that. Also should i get mayby a lesser tube amp and then replace the speakers or something like that.

I have a Schecter C-1+ with stock hums that im gonna replace after i get a tube amp. My budget is $700 max on the amp.
#3
I suggest you save money for a high gain amp in that budget. Should get a used Peavey 5150 on craigslist. Also, don't get a peavey valveking 112 if you do metal.
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I suggest you save money for a high gain amp in that budget. Should get a used Peavey 5150 on craigslist. Also, don't get a peavey valveking 112 if you do metal.

Agreed I dislike the vk.
#5
i heard the 5150 can only do distortion and its cleans are bad. I want good cleans too and im thinking mayby getting a good clean amp and then with a really nice distortion pedal getting my rock tones.
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Quote by Shecter78787
i heard the 5150 can only do distortion and its cleans are bad. I want good cleans too and im thinking mayby getting a good clean amp and then with a really nice distortion pedal getting my rock tones.


If you want nice cleans don't get a 5150. If you want modern metal tone out of the box don't get a Valveking.

I recommend a Peavey Classic 30 + an overdrive pedal... it's got nice cleans and the overdrive pedal will push it into metal territory.
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I recommend a Peavey Classic 30 + an overdrive pedal... it's got nice cleans and the overdrive pedal will push it into metal territory.

^That is a solid rec.
But check your local craigslist for used amps if you are in the US. We see Mesa F-30, Traynor YCV50 Blue, and decent Marshall's in that price range all the time.
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^ craigslist is where its at, and check out Mesa and Peavey in that price range.
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^That is a solid rec.
But check your local craigslist for used amps if you are in the US. We see Mesa F-30, Traynor YCV50 Blue, and decent Marshall's in that price range all the time.



This, I was going to make this exact suggestion. Of those classic 30, the ycv50 and the f-30 the f-30 can do metal out of the box quite easily.
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^That is a solid rec.
But check your local craigslist for used amps if you are in the US. We see Mesa F-30, Traynor YCV50 Blue, and decent Marshall's in that price range all the time.

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#12
A Valveking can do some Coheed pretty well. You'd need an OD pedal for metal and stuff with more gain though.
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I would really like a mesa, so i guess ill check craigslist because im trying to get it so i give my parents 300-400 dollars and my parents pick up the rest of the tab for christmas.

What does an OD do with a tube amp, sumthing more special than it does with a solid state?
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kustom coupe or mesa f-series... probably your best bets new (NOS in the case of the f-series)... if you can go used, you'd have a few other options.
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What does an OD do with a tube amp, sumthing more special than it does with a solid state?

Well you can use it for a few things. You can get tube saturation at lower volumes, you can tighten up your sound with one or use it as a clean boost. I have no idea what it would do on a SS amp though.
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^ you'd just get the pedal clipping, like you do with a distortion pedal (only it'd sound a bit smoother).
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#18
check out some used peaveys or maybe a vk with a speaker replacement new tubes and the j&h (very good pedal btw)
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I have no idea what it would do on a SS amp though.

sound like ass, thats what they do on SS amps

and Valvekings are great, you'll need an OD for blacktide though
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