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Old 05-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #21
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^^^^

From my experience VHT doesn't do the clean thing very well at all. One of the least touch responsive amps I've ever owned.

They nail the high gain thing though. I had the Pitbull 30.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #22
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Sigh, musical equipment is too expensive.
Yeah, ok, I think I'm in more need of a microphone though. Gonna get the blue nessie mic.

I'll save up for a better one cuz me and this guy are starting a print illustration and design business this summer.
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that's the opposite of what i found with the classic 18. i thought it was highly touch sensitive, it's one of my fav things about it. i'll admit that when dimed, you need to back off on the guitar's vol a touch to get cleans. but most amps dimed, are the same way. for blues and classic rock, it's a good amp. for that kinda music you only need to get so clean anyhow. it's not smooth jazz.
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Peavey valve king 112
not sure of the price range but a pretty kick ass little amp
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #25
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Consider used. $300 can get a nice Crate 3112, or possibly a Peavey Classic 30 or 20. Both great amps IMHO.
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If all you're going to have is 300 dollars it's going to be very hard to find a tube amp. I would advise against the hybrids, even though they are a step up from solid state, they still lack the the magic that's tube power. You do have some options for tube amps, they'll be all small wattage like 5w, but you can find a few things on net. Ibanez makes a head for about 300 thats all tube, The Fender Super Champ x2, Fender Excelsior, Ampeg has one, Vox AC4. . .the list goes on. I would recommend if you are close to a larger city searching out small wattage tube amps on craigslist. Just make sure when they say tube that it has a tube preamp section and power section.
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Blackheart BH5H and 1x12 or the combo version can be had for 300 or less, used. Great head for the money. I'd suggest a tube upgrade as soon as you get it, though.
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Not read all the posts but the 5w for a gig yes you could Mic up and it could sound great out front my concern - headroom and mix on stage . Yes you could go through monitors but it's then in there against the vocals etc . Food for thought
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Anyone know of a great amp for all styles? I'm too versatile and can't afford but one amp.
I wanna do jazz, rock, some metal, punk rock, some blues ect...

I want an amp that has an amazing clean overdrive tone but can also play amazing heavy rock tones.
Roland Cube 40XL.

Not tube, but sounds great and will do all those things you mention with ease, and you can get a 40 watt with built in attenuator for $250. Another $50 or $60 will throw in a FS6 dual footswitch, making quick changes and effects easily accessible on the fly (while playing.)

I know I always say the same thing for this q, but that's cause the Cube is the best (non tube) affordable amp on the market, imho.

Great cleans on JC & Black Panel models, Bluesy dirt on Brit Combo model and face melting on R'Fier model. Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremelo, Octave, Delay, Reverb, Looper etc. line out rec, h'phones and line in (mp3.) Plus an acoustic sim.

Can also be useful for acoustic electrics and even bass/keyboard uses. Lightweight and packs serious volume, with bedroom levels still attainable.

best bang for buck under $300, period.

OR for $300, you can get a Street Cube, which is stereo and runs for about 8 hours straight on 6 AA batteries. Also 2 ch/input with 1/4" & XLR. You can use both at the same time for solo performing (vocals and guitar/keys.)
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