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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Generic amp thread

I'm looking to upgrade my amp head from my current Peavey Supreme XL, which I'm playing through a 2x12 Framus cab with V12s.

What I'm looking for:

Reasonable price
All tube
Medium gain (no recto)
2 channels switchable (Clean/Crunch + Lead) [3 channels is a bonus]
Reverb switchable
Effects loop switchable

I like my mids flat out (or there abouts), tend to leave bass at noon and push the treble just a tiny bit. I like smooth overdrive, not the grainy type people associate with Marshall amps.

I've looked at a Carvin V3, but don't have enough money.

Had a look at a Bugera 6262 and really liked it.

Are there any other similar amps I should be aware of?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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Re: Generic amp thread

Blackstar HT-venue series.
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Blackstar HT-venue series.
I like.
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What's you budget?

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I'd say 500 tops. Not a lot, I know, but I'm a student so I need to keep spending down.
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Another vote for the Blackstar HT venue series here. Real sweet tones for the price.

Rock on!
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Does anyone have experience with Peavey Valvekings?

I may swap the 6L6s for EL34s though.
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Had a look at a Bugera 6262 and really liked it.

Are there any other similar amps I should be aware of?
I dunno if this is an obvious progression to you, but I think you should see if you can try out the peavey 6505, the amp the 6262 is based off of. If you do, tell me if it's any better, as I have a 6262 and am curious of the differences.
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Does anyone have experience with Peavey Valvekings?

I may swap the 6L6s for EL34s though.
I'm a big Valveking fan, it's a very capable amp for the cash, especially the 2x12 if you want a gigable amp. It's not ultra high gain like the 5150, but it can certainly go metal and it's medium gain tones are still very rich. With the A/AB texture mix knob you can dial in alot of gain textures.
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I think for the purposes of versatility and value for money, I'm leaning towards the ValveKing. That A/AB control sounds like it could have some good uses, and the volume boost on the gain channel could be very handy. Thanks for all your help guys. Now I just need to try it out and see if it's cracked up to what they say it is!
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Valveking is a good choice mate, I may be getting one too rather than keep using my brothers 6505
My mate has one and he used it for a gig when i was in a band with him, I was using a 6505 which pretty much overpowered and sound better than the Valveking but it still did a brilliant job keeping up ! I have to agree it is more versatile than the 6505.
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The valvekings are great for the money, I'll vote for one of them. There is also some great stuff from egnater for cheap too.
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Tell me if I'm being thick here, but from what I see it comes with a two button footswitch, one for channel select and the other for volume boost. How do I control FX loop?
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You probably don't. I'm sure having a read on the Peavey site will enlighten you as to whether or not the FX loop can be controlled by footswitch or not.
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