#1
hey, i am looking for a tube amp for around 200 or less that i can use in my studio. So power is not an issue. I have a cabinet so i could get a combo or just a head. i was looking into the blackheart series, the crate v series, and the epiphone valve amps. What would be my best bet. The amp will probably be used to record metal and i have an effects pedal if the amp does not have enough gain.
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#2
LMAO WHAT!?!? $200!





You are going to have to cough more than that dude.

EDIT: Seriously, save up.
Last edited by Graveworm at Nov 9, 2008,
#3
If you're looking for a clean studio amp that'll take pedals well, the Epiphone or Blackheart will do extremely well.
#4
200 seems fine as long as i dont need to get alot of volume. I think i might go for the blackheart because i dont hear many good things about the epiphone amps. The valve jr is only 100 dollars so i dont know how many quality components they could afford to put in. The blackheart is closer to 200 which must mean that im getting more.
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#5
I'd save up and get a krank rev jr if you're only playing metal. 5 watt tube amps are expressly designed to play classic rock, they aren't good clean amps (IMO) and they definitely aren't made to play metal.
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#6
Haha, I was going to recommend a Triamp because is sounds perfect at low volume without an attenuator. Oh well, a little out of budget I suppose. Can you get an AVT50 even for $ 200.00. It sounds kind of okay at lower volumes. Although I don't think I ever use mine again.
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#7
Quote by blacklabel22333
200 seems fine as long as i dont need to get alot of volume. I think i might go for the blackheart because i dont hear many good things about the epiphone amps. The valve jr is only 100 dollars so i dont know how many quality components they could afford to put in. The blackheart is closer to 200 which must mean that im getting more.


Don't know where you get your info from but you need a new source. I think they increased the VJ combo price to $200. The head/cab is $250 the BH is $350. You need to try these amps yourself. I thought the Vj responded much better to pedals then the BH did. The fact that your "getting more" is meaningless if the more you get doesn't do the job. The eq on the BH didn't do a whole lot for me, but adding an eq to the Vj was outstanding. I've had the Vj about a year now and if it wasn't for the Volume issues when trying to gig I don't think i'd have a need for much else. Try them and make your own decision.
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#8
Quote by blacklabel22333
200 seems fine as long as i dont need to get alot of volume. I think i might go for the blackheart because i dont hear many good things about the epiphone amps. The valve jr is only 100 dollars so i dont know how many quality components they could afford to put in. The blackheart is closer to 200 which must mean that im getting more.

man your a fountain of misinformation. i've never seen a all tube vox pathfinder and won't even comment on the line 6 head.
#10
Quote by mmjohn
man your a fountain of misinformation. i've never seen a all tube vox pathfinder and won't even comment on the line 6 head.

the all tube vox pathfinder is vintage. none of that new vox crap. the line 6 head is what i am looking to replace. So you are the one misinformed
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#11
If it is studio use, then you are going to need more than one amp, or a high end(ish) modeler that can handle the flexibility.

For a mainly metal demographic I'd say the Krank 15 watter, for classic rock, the Blackheart. Honestly, I would go with a Flextone or Vetta for now unless you wanna save for both a British voiced and an American voiced amp. Studio amp's are tough. BUT for British I would go with a Peavey Classic or Mesa Stiletto and for American a Fender HRD and Mesa DC or F series............

But these are all out of your budget.
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#12
Quote by blacklabel22333
the all tube vox pathfinder is vintage. none of that new vox crap. the line 6 head is what i am looking to replace. So you are the one misinformed

must be worth a pretty penny must be 40 yrs old?
#13
Look at the crate v50. Good cleans and it takes pedals well to get your metal tones
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