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  • What tube amp do you think i should get?

    After using solid states for ever, i am thinking of trying a tube amp, but i would need it to have these features:

    1. Around 50 watts of power(i use a 120 SS combo so i want something just as loud, and i have never gone above 8 on it)

    2. 3 channels or 2 gain stages one which is a metal-ish voiced one with lots of distortion(think of metal-ized fuzz) and a more traditional gain channel. Also it must have 2 different volumes for the gain stages.

    3. It can be either a combo or a head. If its a combo i would prefer 2xVintage 30s to be in it(or something very similar) and it has to have an extention cab output at 4 ohms. If its a head it has to be able to handle 4 ohm as well.


    4. Onboard reverb

    5. Under a $1000 bucks

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Antihero; 09-16-2005, 04:38 PM.
    www.lastchancerock.com

  • #2
    Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

    3 channels under $1k?

    I seriously doubt you'll find anything like that.


    Try a used peavey 5150.
    Carvin custom strat (P-Rails/hotrails/single - Tuned Eb) -> Pod XT - - 6505+ Halfstack

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    • #3
      Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

      Originally posted by Mephis
      3 channels under $1k?

      I seriously doubt you'll find anything like that.


      Try a used peavey 5150.
      B-52 makes a couple actually, but i am just looking for options.
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      • #4
        Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

        Maybe a XXX by Peavey? I had a 1x12 version which sounded pretty good for the price I paid.

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        • #5
          Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

          Originally posted by casblah
          Maybe a XXX by Peavey? I had a 1x12 version which sounded pretty good for the price I paid.
          +1

          I completely frogot about the XXX, That'd be perfect.
          Carvin custom strat (P-Rails/hotrails/single - Tuned Eb) -> Pod XT - - 6505+ Halfstack

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          • #6
            Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

            forget all that, find yourself a used peavey ultra plus head (120w 6l6) and thank me later hehe. 3 channels with a footswitch and built in reverb. great cleans nice grit and then some killer metal tone and everything b/t. it's the amp that the XXX was based off and in my opinion sounds better than the XXX. i don't know what they changed or why they changed it but the ultra plus is a killer killer amp for the buck. you can only get them used now though. it's one amp i own that i'll never sell of mine.

            -Mike
            www.DAvanzoGuitars.com

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            • #7
              Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

              Originally posted by XSSIVE
              forget all that, find yourself a used peavey ultra plus head (120w 6l6) and thank me later hehe. 3 channels with a footswitch and built in reverb. great cleans nice grit and then some killer metal tone and everything b/t. it's the amp that the XXX was based off and in my opinion sounds better than the XXX. i don't know what they changed or why they changed it but the ultra plus is a killer killer amp for the buck. you can only get them used now though. it's one amp i own that i'll never sell of mine.

              -Mike

              +1000000!

              This is the best advise you will get! The Peavey Ultras are gain monsters and they do have 3 channels, and they sell all the time for way less than $1000.00...
              If you just read a post by The Guy Who Invented Fire please understand that opinions change, mind sets change and as players our ears mature...not to mention our needs grow and change. With that in mind, today I may or may not agree with the post you just read!

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              • #8
                Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

                HERE YA' GO:


                Guitars: Frankinstein TeleBird/Classic Vibe Esquire w/BG-1400/Martin 000-28EC
                Amps: 3rd Power Dream Solo 4 '68 Plexi/Port City Wave 2x12
                FX: Skinpimp Faceplant/Skinpimp 3OD/Flyin' Dragon


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                • #9
                  Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

                  I think the Marshall TSL 601 can be found for about 1000...

                  7ender 7anboy.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

                    Thanks for all the responses

                    After doing a bit more research i found a couple more that id like some opinions on,

                    B-52 ST-60a
                    B-52 AT-100
                    B-52 ST-6012
                    Ashdown 60 watt Fallen Angel(there seeems to be reliability problems with it, but i would like more opinions)
                    Randall RH 50t
                    Randall RM100 MTS

                    Anyone played one of these? Heard one? Looked at one? All opinion are very much appreciated.

                    So far to me it looks like either the Peavey Triple XXX 2-12 combo, Peavey Ultra Lead or the Mesa F-50, but i want plenty o' options.

                    Thanks again
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                    • #11
                      Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

                      Mesa F-50
                      Under a $1000 bucks
                      Please don't tell me that you Yanks can get an F-50 for under $1000. I will actually die of jealously!
                      Guitars:
                      Epi LP (SH-11b + SH-55n)
                      Danelectro U2 '56 Reissue
                      Yamaha APX5LA
                      Pedals:
                      MXR Super Comp, HBE Power Screamer, Toadworks Death Rattle, Carl Martin Crunch Drive, Boss CE-2, Marshall Ed The Compressor, Marshall Drivemaster, Arion EQ, Bespeco Volume Pedal
                      Amps:
                      Fender Prosonic combo
                      Marshall JTM60 combo

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                      • #12
                        Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

                        I enquired the F-30 for about 850 bucks. So for the F-50 it could prolly be about 1200 - 1300. And those are pre-owned.
                        I'm for the triple X Peavey combo
                        Gibson Songwriter Deluxe
                        Gibson 1959 reissue
                        Gibson 1960 reissue
                        Gibson EDS-1275

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                        • #13
                          Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

                          Originally posted by benjaturner
                          Please don't tell me that you Yanks can get an F-50 for under $1000. I will actually die of jealously!
                          Yup, they LIST for 1099(combo) and 999(head), so I think that counts
                          But got mine for 845 shipped

                          i'd say:
                          mesa f series
                          peavey xxx, jsx, ultra +, 5150/6505, 5150 II/6505+

                          Oh, and the mesa F series amps are amazingly versitle and AWESOME overall amps!!!
                          Last edited by Nite_Maresz_25; 09-17-2005, 09:13 PM.
                          Constantly wanting new gear...

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                          • #14
                            Re: What tube amp do you think i should get?

                            Used Mesa Single Recto.
                            || Guitar | Wah | Vibe | Amp ||

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