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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2008, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

Hey guys I'm looking for a tube/valve amp. I play mostly all lead. Looking for a steve vai, paul gilbert, satch, jason becker kind of tone. Looking for Combo's not heads and cabinets. Let me know! I was looking at the 333xl bugera. How is that? Thanks! How does the bugera compare to the line 6 bogners? Also, I want to try to keep it brand new. I tried out B-52 's and valvekings, but I didn't like htem as much as bogners and bugeras. Tell me what you all think!
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Bugera 333XL combo(2x12)
Bugera 333 combo (2x12)
Line 6 Bogner combo (1x12)
Peavey valveking combo with OverDrive pedal (2x12)
Peavey XXX combo(dont know if they exist lol) (2x12)
Marshall AVT100X 100W combo
B-52 AT-112
Vox AC-15 (with overdrive?)

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2008, 01:29 AM
 
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

Avoid the Line 6 Bogners (unless you give it an extended trial and really like it). It's the same idea that Atomic amps did, except Line 6 caught on to it like 5 years after Atomic and in my opinion and in the opinion of all Atomic Reactor amp owners that I know who've tried it, Line 6 did it far worse.
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

Try to find a 2nd hand ENGL combo, I have the Thunder 50 Reverb and its pretty versatile as well as handling a becker/gilbert racer X type of tone with a overdrive pedal. Its a killer amp.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

if looking for becker, gilbert tone, check out the Laney LC15
it's a pretty bitchin for such a small amp, tons of gain
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

Find a used JSX 212 Combo on the bay.

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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

Yeh, I'd definately recommend a JSX combo. Alternatively the Engl Screamer is also a damn good amp (It's somewhere on my shopping list!)
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The ENGL and Laney stuff is good. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Peavey stuff (including the JSX).
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

maybe bias because I have one, but have you considered the orange tiny terror and an OD? pretty versatile setup, and a tone monster.
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

If you want gilbert type tone in a combo, get a Laney VC50. Search for it on ****, there's one listed for BIN of 700.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2008, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

Thanks guys! Really I'm looking at getting something brand new, and also at my local music store. maybe I should have you all pick. Rate from 1 being best:
Bugera 333XL combo(2x12)
Bugera 333 combo (2x12)
Line 6 Bogner combo (1x12)
Peavey valveking combo with OverDrive pedal (2x12)
Peavey XXX combo(dont know if they exist lol) (2x12)
Marshall AVT100X 100W combo
B-52 AT-112
Vox AC-15 (with overdrive?)
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2008, 07:17 PM
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

I played a Traynor recently. about $700 1x12 all tube combo. Sounded VERY usable.
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Re: Best tube combo amp for 600-700$ USD

I have a Fender Blues Jr. 1x12 amp that I just love. Great tone.
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