Re: Cheapest Gig Amp with an Effects Loop
I own the Peavey Valveking 112 and I've tried the Classic 50. Both are 1x12 all-tube amps with more than enough power to blow your head off (I'm literally afraid of, and have yet to go, beyond 6/10 on the volume of the Valveking, it's REALLY loud). The Valveking is better for higher gain tube tone, the Classic 50 for a more classic rock tube crunch. As for the Peavey XXL, I can't comment.
My only recommendation would be to get an all-tube amp for gigging situations, 100w transistor at $400 sounds harsh and not so nice.