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joshl
post Aug 7 2008, 05:58 PM
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Im currently playing through a pretty old Fender 15R. What amp would you recommend to upgrade from that? (Less than $250) and also what would you set all the settings to on an amp like that to get a good rock sound.
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post Aug 7 2008, 06:36 PM
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With a budget less than $250 the question is if it's even worth it to upgrade.

Also depends a lot which country your in what you get for your moneys worth. How do you plan to use it, bedroom or arena?

Check Epi Jr half stack for a tube amp. If you wanna wonder down that path.
Maybe one of the Fender champ models, one was discussed yesterday.
Something from Behringer, vampire.

I think Blackheart is outside your budget. But worth checking.


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post Aug 7 2008, 07:15 PM
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depends on what you want

if you want an tube amp, tough luck.

if you want an transistor amp that is good I strongly recommend to get an Roland cube.

But that is just me saying it wink.gif
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post Aug 7 2008, 07:46 PM
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Maybe check a Roland Cube 30. (solid state amp)

Blackheart Little Giant 5W tube combo is quite affordable, check it out just in case, might be around 250-300$, and has good reviews.


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post Aug 7 2008, 08:00 PM
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Do you have to have a pedal to get a good gain sound out of a tube amp? (I cant blast it inside)

Oh and why would you want a stack vs a combo?

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QUOTE (joshl @ Aug 7 2008, 09:00 PM) *
Oh and why would you want a stack vs a combo?

Stack gives an opportunity for using different cabinets, i.e different speakers for different sounds.
Also, a combo - if we're talking tubes - will likely wear out the tubes a lot faster than a head. Sound makes vibrations that hit the tubes directly and in the long run that's damaging to them.


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post Aug 7 2008, 08:32 PM
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I wouldn't say tubes last that much less in combos, but it is important thing the note of course and I agree.

I would suggest saving more money, like most of the people said, it is always better to save another 100$ and then you will have a better choice. With 250-300 green paper bills you can't really get the good stuff, but for 400$ it is possible.


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post Aug 7 2008, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Aug 7 2008, 09:32 PM) *
I wouldn't say tubes last that much less in combos, but it is important thing the note of course and I agree.

I would suggest saving more money, like most of the people said, it is always better to save another 100$ and then you will have a better choice. With 250-300 green paper bills you can't really get the good stuff, but for 400$ it is possible.


Agreed.

Save a few bucks, head down to the local shop WITH YOUR GUITAR! and try out a few amps! laugh.gif

(I find it's a good idea to bring your own guitar, as you then know what it will sound like with that guitar.)


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post Aug 7 2008, 10:47 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Aug 7 2008, 09:51 PM) *
Agreed.

Save a few bucks, head down to the local shop WITH YOUR GUITAR! and try out a few amps! laugh.gif

(I find it's a good idea to bring your own guitar, as you then know what it will sound like with that guitar.)


You definitly have to save up some more money in order to get a good amp! And bringing your guitar to the shop when you test it is a must !


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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 7 2008, 10:47 PM) *
You definitly have to save up some more money in order to get a good amp! And bringing your guitar to the shop when you test it is a must !


Yes, always test the amps first and then choose the one that you like the best smile.gif


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