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Which amp to play at home?

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Hi guys,

i'm searching for an (tube?) amp to play at home.It should have :

 

- reverb if possible - not necessary

- headphone output (?)

 

What do you play?

 

Any recommendations?

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The AC4's also don't have a headphone out. You might look at something like a Fender Frontman 15R, or maybe a Vox VT15, both of which would fit the bill with reverb and headphone jack. The VT15 also has some nice amp modelling as well.

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1+ on the ToneLab route. Great for home use and makes a good effects unit for an amp when playing out. You can find 1st gen models on eBay for around $100-$150. I prefer the 1st gen because it's table top, not a pedal set up. There's the VC-4 pedal that can adapt to it to actuate things by foot and it has a volume, expression pedal. Those go for around $100. Amp modelling, several different reverbs, tremelo, rotary speaker, built-in tuner and headphones out. $200-$250 would buy a lot of options.

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fender super champ xd a valve amp at a good price,15 watts 10 inch speaker.or the vibro champ 5 watt amp 8 inch speaker.

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I might be bias, but I love my epiphone Galaxie 10. No headphone jack, but its a nice crisp sound and has a gain and master volume control and its got a lovely crunchy sound but does quiet very well.. Of course you can also turn it up a little bit and it will fill up a decent sized room. Read a review about it before I bought it and for the $200 new price point it said everybody should own one. I agree and though there not made anymore I picked mine up used but in new condition for $100 on craigslist.

 

I got an Epiphone Firefly 30 DSP based of the love of the Galaxie 10 because I wanted somthing louder but I just have a love for the tube amps.. The DST just sounds like garbage to me and I will probobly off-load it fairly soon for a tube 30 watt

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I purchased a Line 6 Spider III 15W "slightly used" off eBay for $19.95 + shipping (I got a good deal). It has an array of effects for those who use 'em.

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I use also the Vox DA 5 . It has lots of different settings and sounds pretty good for this size.[thumbup]

 

 

 

Vox DA 5

 

or

 

Vox ToneLab LE with headphones

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I'm using the Vox VT40+ tons of amp sims and effects, tube on the output too, but, you can vary the output from 1W to 60W, so you can turn it down low and it will sound the same.

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I was looking for the same thing and ended up with a Orange Crush PiX Series CR12L. Its a 12 watt 1x6 combo with headphone jack. Cost $99. No reverb, though. For reverb, I add a Holy Grail to the mix (same thing I do when I don't need a headphone - I add the Holy Grail to my Vox AC4TVH). For built-in reverb, you might consider Orange's CR20LDX 20W 1x8. It's around $179.

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I might be bias, but I love my epiphone Galaxie 10. No headphone jack, but its a nice crisp sound and has a gain and master volume control and its got a lovely crunchy sound but does quiet very well.. Of course you can also turn it up a little bit and it will fill up a decent sized room. Read a review about it before I bought it and for the $200 new price point it said everybody should own one. I agree and though there not made anymore I picked mine up used but in new condition for $100 on craigslist.

 

I got an Epiphone Firefly 30 DSP based of the love of the Galaxie 10 because I wanted somthing louder but I just have a love for the tube amps.. The DST just sounds like garbage to me and I will probobly off-load it fairly soon for a tube 30 watt

I have a Galaxie 10 also (see separate post for info that I found just after I posted) that I also bought off Craig's List... for $125 :( I like it very much as well. The Galaxie is a nice lil tube amp, especially now that I re-tubed the pre-amp. Tube amp is the ONLY way to go for tone. I spent much time and money discovering that tubes are the only way to tone some help from guitarplayer forum and from my friends over at thestringnetwork.com as well, a great bunch of guys there btw. Oh, for gypsyseven, it's a 10W, 8 inch speaker tube combo with minimal controls.

 

I use a Genesis III when I want headphones ($40 or $50 on ebay) and that does pretty well imho. If gypsyseven hasn't bought a practice amp yet, he could consider an amp sim. imho, the Genisis III does a fine job with a lot of different amp/spkr sims as well as some effects.

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I use a Peavey Valveking 210 but it doesn't have a headphone jack and there are plenty of better amps you can buy for the same money these days.

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I have a couple of Epi Valve Jrs (one combo, one head'n'cab) ...... no headphone out, no reverb, volume knob only, but...that's what I play through...I do have a crappy 15w ss Epi amp that does have both features, but it's rarely used. 99% of the time, I plug'n'play through the VJ, or run my Digitech RP350 into the VJ, allowing me to have reverb and a whole lot more (and the RP has a headphone line out, but it's obviously not using any of the amp's tone)....

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I use a Epiphone Valve Jr at home in my small house, a BC 30 if I go out-but I am getting too old to cart around a 75 lb amplifier. I have yet to find a moderately priced amp that gives me the sound of the BC 30, LP Std thru that amp is wonderful!

I bought the BC 30 in 2006, put some upscale tubes in it and it really rocks!

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Only got one amp - an Airline-badged Surpro Sportsman head plugged into a Fender Bandmaster cab with two 1956 RCA 12" speakers slapped in it.

 

My recommendation though would be something like a Peavey Classic 30.

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I actually run my BC30 through a THD hotplate to get bedroom levels but obviously you still lose a lot of the bite, chime and fullness of sound when attenuating amps...other than that when I'm at my girlfriends house I use my old fender squire 15watt....man that little sucker is loud, separate volume, gain and master volume too and headphone out! Winner...if I need verb or anything else I just run through my old L6 Pod 2! Would love a little valve junior though!

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