#1
So in a couple of weeks my birthday is coming around again and I figured it would be a good idea to get a new amp. A real tube this time. The thing is I really can not decide.
I play mostly classic rock like: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Guns n' roses, Aerosmith, The Who, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton,.......

So I need an amp that can do both clean and distortion, but distortion is more important. I don't need to get anywhere close to metal but a good solid classic rock distortion.

Until now I was thinking about the Fender blues deluxe but I think that that one is not really any good for distortion. Another thought i had was the Peavey classic 30. That is also the price range I would like to stay in ($600). It would be great if any of you guys could point me into the right direction. I don't mind used actually it might be a great idea to go used and get an older Marshall or so but I am not sure what I should look for.

Thank you in advance for all your help!!
#3
the old crate tube amps are nice. i'd say u could always go with a fender cause of their awesome cleans and get a good overdrive or distortion pedal.
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#5
well here are my faovorites for the bands you listed in you price range in order from my favorite to least. :

Laney AOR protube 50w Combo.
Marshall JCM800 combo (they're hard to find under 7 but it's definatly doable)
Crate V series
Traynor YCV50
Orange TT
Peavey C30
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#6
yo i use i a 67 fender bandmaster halfstack and i have to say it works real well. you should try to get one of them
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#7
he can also get a 70s bassman easy for 600, I see em go for 400 all the time
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#8
That's a bit of a spread in music. You might want to think about holding a few bucks back for a pedal or 2. More modern Floyd is going to need it.
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#10
look into traynor + orange
also look into peavey classic 30 and maybe vox ac15
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#11
i'll second the traynor, or the classic 30 if you can't stretch to the traynor.
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#12
Add one more vote Traynor or the Peavey Classic 30. The C30 sounds way better, but in my experience is less reliable.

If you're willing to go a little higher in price I'd suggest you look into a Hughes and Kettner Statesman. I'll cost you about $1000, and it's got a similar sound to the Classic 30, except it sounds better. Better clean channel, which has a much nicer natural breakup, way more versatile Drive channel, it's got more gain, and far more tonal options, and it's just got a much smoother creamier tone to it.
#13
Quote by Bostonrocks
he can also get a 70s bassman easy for 600, I see em go for 400 all the time



where can you find a Bassman for 400 dollars???

I am trying to find a JCM 800 but those really are more expensive.

which one you guys think is better the traynor or the peavey ?

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yo i use i a 67 fender bandmaster halfstack and i have to say it works real well. you should try to get one of them

do you know a good place to find one of those?
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I'm going to recommend a Traynor YCV50 Blue. Best Marshall voiced current production line amp under 1000 bucks.
On ebay, there's a dealer called proaudiostar.com, who sells them brand new for 650 bucks.


+1.

I don't regret getting this, and I like a lot of the bands you do. It sounds phenomenal. Also, how many other people's amps are blue?
#15
maybe an orange tiny terror or a crate V33 + a tubescreamer or badmonkey
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#16
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well here are my faovorites for the bands you listed in you price range in order from my favorite to least. :

Laney AOR protube 50w Combo.
Marshall JCM800 combo (they're hard to find under 7 but it's definatly doable)
Crate V series
Traynor YCV50
Orange TT
Peavey C30

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All of these amps are amazing
#17
so as I am looking through all of this I agree with Bostonrocks and the others those seem to be the best choices for a new one but I think that the idea of getting a 70 bassman sounds a little sweeter to me hahaha

anybody have any bad experience with that kind of stuff?