The Canadian Guitar Forum banner

1 - 20 of 50 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
840 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Looking for something that can be used at home and to gig with (anywhere up to 25W?). Something that sounds nice clean and I can add pedals to. Around $300-$425.

Suggestions?

Maybe some suggestions of new amps that I can buy in a store and save shipping and duties from the US? Unless, somebody has something they can ship within Canada.

Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,604 Posts
pickslide said:
Looking for something that can be used at home and to gig with (anywhere up to 25W?). Something that sounds nice clean and I can add pedals to. Around $300-$425.

Suggestions?

Maybe some suggestions of new amps that I can buy in a store and save shipping and duties from the US? Unless, somebody has something they can ship within Canada.

Thanks!
As far as I'm concerned you can't go wrong with a Peavey Classic 30.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
652 Posts
Roland Cube30 has FX + 9 amp models, tuner & clean .
Fender G-Dec 30 is fun too.
Traynor TTM30 is basic but only 8" speaker.
Save up a few hundred more & get something better like a Peavey ValveKing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
874 Posts
pickslide said:
Anybody play a crate v1512?
I have it,s big brother the VFX5112, I love it....great tones and reliability.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
840 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
I keep hearing the Crate V series and Peavey Classic being mentioned. I also hear about the Fender Pro Jr and Blues Jr. I guess for the money, there is not much better than all of those above.

Thanks
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,176 Posts
Either a used Traynor YCV series or Peavey Classic 30 are great amps in that price range. You might have a little harder time finding a Traynor YCV for $400, but I do seem them around in the $400-450 price range used.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,909 Posts
I needed an amp I could drop at a friend's place for jamming once in awhile in Edmonton, I picked up a Hartke mini stack (Piggy Back) from Sak's in Calgary, it was right around $400. I think Axe has them at that price too, at least they did.

I gotta say, I am pleasantly surprised with what I thought would be a cheap amp. Try one out. 60 watt, tube on the pre, 4-8" speakers (but I figure from Hartke they prob won't explode too easily) not great at cleans but nice crunchy.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Yeah, Peavey Classic30 would be my recommendation as well. You can find them used for anywhere from 3-400 dollars. Great little amp.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
153 Posts
Ohh sorry about that. Kinda just went off by memory on that one
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
840 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
I have been reading a lot of good things about those new little Fender Chamapion 600s. I think I will go try one out and for the price $220 tax included, I think it is worth having.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,176 Posts
You are pretty limited with that Champion. First by the wattage, and second by the fact that it has a 6" speaker. People can disagree, but I rarely hear 8" speakers I can stand never mind 6". The soundclips I have heard of it were pretty brutal, and it's likely mainly due to the speaker.

The Champion really doesn't compare to any of the other amps in the thread. It's more of a practice amp.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Any recommendations for a bedroom amp that takes well to pedals? I'm considering the Fender Champion 600, maybe the Crate v58 or 8w Palomino. If it weren't for my living in a condo, I'd just get a Classic 30.
 
1 - 20 of 50 Posts
Top