[Help] Choosing amplifier

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  1. Supersonicpt

    Supersonicpt Junior Member

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    Howdy,
    So, i'm going to buy a Tokai LS75 GT, and i would like to know your opinions, which would be the best amp to give the sound for my future beauty. My budget is around £170/€185. Coming with a footswitch, would be a plus, or a combo of amp + footswitch total of £170. I will probably be ordering from dv247 or dolphin music, since both have nice prices.

    PS: Don't want to order from outside of europe.
    The amp is going to be used in my bedroom, so don't need a lot of output.
    So a amp that plays good at low volumes, would be a plus.

    Thanks in advance

    Godspeed
     
  2. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    What kind of music do you play ?
     
  3. PraXis

    PraXis V.I.P. Member

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    Blackheart + pedals
     
  4. Supersonicpt

    Supersonicpt Junior Member

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    Well, rock, indie, hard rock, blues... Not into metal and i like nice clean tones. Some effects would be nice too, to do some experiments.

    PS: Don't want to order from outside of europe. The amp is going to be used in my bedroom, so don't need a lot of output. So a amp that plays good at low volumes, would be a plus.
     
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    stay far away from amps with built in effects other than verb.
     
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    blakem Senior Member

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    New Peavey Bandit 112, bar far the best sounding amp at an incredible value..100 watts..incredible clean tone not to mention killer distortion..sounds as good as any tube amp..SERIOUSLY and its only $299...must try this amp before you pick another..
     
  7. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    The new low watt tube amps are all the rage right now. But you have to trade off versatility. They will get a beautiful clean tone at bedroom volume. But after that its all crunch.

    I prefer tubes myself. I think they help you develop into a better player.
     
  8. Supersonicpt

    Supersonicpt Junior Member

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    What about the new Vox VT 30 ? Haven't tube amps got a high cost maintanence and things that need to be treated carefully ? Give exact products, that would be in the "what i want" range =)

    Thanks in advance ;)
     
  9. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    Nah.. They have come a long way. These new low watters are built real well.

    No experience with the vox but plenty of guys here know about them. They are hybrids with a tube to emulate the power section response and a digital preamp. Not my cup of tea personally.
     
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    I've read a lot of stuff about the Blackheart little giant Bh5H, seems like a nice start, tone wise. What new tubes would you get for a sound regarding the music styles i mentioned ? This because it seems the original tubes, aren't very good.
     
  11. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    This is mine stock with an '80s NOS 12ax7 and a jj el84. The jj12ax7 is very good too. I have used a 12ay7 and it makes it clean up a bit.
    [ame=http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=yvfWmW-EBeQ]YouTube - Fooling around with the $169 little giant head.[/ame]
     

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