#1
I just joined a blues/jazz band but i also like to play some metal/rock in my spare time.
So I need an amp that has lots of variety and that can handle small gigs (like 40 -120 people)
Unfortunately my budget is tiny ($300-$350...$400 at an absolute strech) and i live In south africa so i can hardly get anything used!

My options so far:

Peavey Vypyr 75W( I like all the models and effects for variety)
Fender Super Champ XD 15W <--- Is 15W tube loud enough?
Crate V50( i dont know if you can get these in sa plus its at the end of my budget!)
Line 6 Spi... Just kidding, i've enough bad reviews of these to never even glance at one!

If i wait till this time next year( but i dont don't really want to wait that long) i can spring to $500
so then maybe a:

Vypyr 60W tube (Again I like all the models and effects for variety)
Peavey ValveKing 112

Please Help! Right now i am using a 10W starter kit amp AAAARGH

Plus could you recommend some guitars for about $250, that would be great!
____________My Gear:___________

Bad SX starter kit Guitar
Cube 30W(Finally!! )

Cort X-11 Fund $65/$250
Bugera 333xl 212 Fund $0/$880

Finally got myspace, go check it out ---> www.myspace.com/ianbearmusic
Last edited by frets15 at Oct 23, 2008,
#2
I was going to say a V33, but MusciansFriend has the V50 for $200 right now.
I demo'd the SuperChamp XD at a large music store and it is pretty loud, but I think you might be pushing it for larger gigs, unless you could get it mic'd.
#3
With such limited options I would say the V50 or VK112.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#4
Quote by Schwebel
I was going to say a V33, but MusciansFriend has the V50 for $200 right now.I demo'd the SuperChamp XD at a large music store and it is pretty loud, but I think you might be pushing it for larger gigs, unless you could get it mic'd.


Too bad it costs me $320 to ship to sa LOL

But thanks for the advice i might be able to mic up the Super Champ so i'll go to my LGS to check it out on saturday.
____________My Gear:___________

Bad SX starter kit Guitar
Cube 30W(Finally!! )

Cort X-11 Fund $65/$250
Bugera 333xl 212 Fund $0/$880

Finally got myspace, go check it out ---> www.myspace.com/ianbearmusic