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gharris
post Jul 26 2007, 02:18 AM
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Hi all,
im looking to get a new practice amp, i already have a "fender princeton 112 plus",
i dont really need a new one but i want one in anyway, you know how it is smile.gif

i have a budget of about 280 euro and i will more than likely be ordering from www.thomann.de
i already have all the effects i will ever need and i have a boss me-50 pedal board, so built in effects are not needed and since its only a practice amp it doesnt need to be able to deafen the neighbors.
i play all types of music but i really enjoy classic rock .

what do you think of the amps with amp modeling built in ?
any recommendations from that site would be really helpful .
thanks smile.gif
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post Jul 26 2007, 03:42 AM
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Since you already have a Solid State amp and the effects you want I recommend a small 5w to 15w tube combo. Maybe even with a 10" speaker. I can't read the website your going to buy from or I'd recommend a specific amp. wink.gif

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post Jul 26 2007, 03:47 AM
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i have a marshall mg30dfx and its costs 230 AD. it a good practice amp and has a clean, distorted, and effects channel. the effects are delay, chrous, flange, and reverb
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post Jul 26 2007, 11:39 AM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Jul 26 2007, 03:42 AM) *
Since you already have a Solid State amp and the effects you want I recommend a small 5w to 15w tube combo. Maybe even with a 10" speaker. I can't read the website your going to buy from or I'd recommend a specific amp. wink.gif

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It never even crossed my mind to get a small tube amp rather than a big solid state,
i had a look on the site and found a "FENDER CHAMPION 600" for less than 200 euro.
its about 5 watts. What do you think ?
or should i just get a good solid state amp ?
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post Jul 26 2007, 11:41 AM
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some namedropping

For a solid state maybe
Edition Blue
There are more 15 and 60W with digital effects (DFX) or without.
I havn't played one, you'd be the first, but I'm trying to broaden your views a bit for a teriffic brand of amps wink.gif

I was going to mainly suggest a Laney 15R (<-click!) tube amp but I see thomann don't have it.


THIS may suck or may be fair. Who knows? Head and cab for nothing. Made in China for the german/european market. Has a 4x8" cabinet. I don't know anything about it but just saw it while browsing.
Compleye set of Combo amps and heads

I mean, for 280 Euro you'd never get best of breed anyway. Except for the Laney above biggrin.gif


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post Jul 26 2007, 11:55 AM
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I get the feeling i should save up a bit more and get a nice tube amp for practice wink.gif
How much does a decent tube amp cost ?
i could get this in about 3 more weeks http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_blues_junior.htm
its a FENDER BLUES JUNIOR, 15 watt, all tube amp.
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post Sep 22 2007, 08:13 AM
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I am always of the opinion that tube amps are the way to go. i don't think anything sounds better than a tube amp and a couple of pedals. I think it lends to the richest sound. I have a Crate Vintage Club 50. It is beautiful, but a 3-10' amp. However, they make a VC 30,with 1-10' that sounds great an inexpensive.
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