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i haven't tried the blackstar but i have strong suspicions the traynor is better. for a start it's all-valve and has a decent stock speaker. it doesn't say that the blackstar cabinet is plywood, either, which normally means it isn't.
If you live in/near London, Andertons has a shop in Guilford - you could try it out there.
Yeah it's a relatively new American company (2009). Andertons music still have one in stock. As far as I know, that's the only place in the UK (online, anyway). Very nice amp; all valve (6x 12AX7 preamp/2x 6L6 power) and spring driven reverb. I bought mine without trying it (yeah, usually not the best idea), but I love it.
**** that shit, you can get a traynor ycv50b on thomann for under your budget.
EDIT: far as i'm aware, it's all-valve. i.e. i've seen the schematic, it's just dependent on how i've interpreted it but as far as i could tell, it was all tube-but ss reverb and loop drivers.
The Blackstar's got a solid state phase inverter, loads of clipping diodes and what not.
Have you considered the Jet City 50 combo? Very good amp for £450.
Do you want all valve?
'cos then the Blackstar is out of the question.
I'd say the Blackstar, or ideally a JCM800 like previously mentioned. I used to own a 401, and they're known for overheating a lot...and they do. Supposedly any model after 2003 was fixed, but my model was a 2004 and had the problem still. Point being, they're unreliable, and if you don't live near an amp tech (like me), then it's damn near impossible to fix, unless you're adventurous or good with that kind of stuff.
Blackstar all the way man. Love the way those amps sound. I would look around for a used JCM800, though. Those things would also do everything you want.
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