Need a combo amp in 10-15k price range

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by AK9, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. AK9

    AK9 New Member

    Hi I have recently purchased an Epiphone Tribute Les Paul from the US, need help choosing an amp. Have been thinkin abt the Vox Vt ad 15/30 or the Line six 15/30 cant make up my mind.. any other suggestions are welcome..

    I am a noob so dont help if you don't like noob's !!

    Thanks everyone!
  2. ironman12

    ironman12 New Member

    don even go near a line 6...they suck big time...try out a peavey vypyr...real good tones n v versatile...or peavey bandit...both r in yr range...good luck!!
  3. gamebore

    gamebore New Member

    If you want, you can go for a tube amp. In your price range, the best bet would be Laney Cub 10(10Watt all tube amp) for 12.5k. Or if you can wait till September this year, another version, Laney Cub 12 (15Watt all tube amp), for appx 16k, will be introduced in India.

    Do consider them before making any final decision.

  4. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    @gamebore: Where'd you get the information about the release date?
  5. metalmonke

    metalmonke New Member

    you can always go for line 6 amps...ironman12 sucks he's not interested in good things like these amps!!
  6. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    LINE 6 Spider series is said to be craptastic and reviews. Personally, I've never played any, so no comments.
    (and a tonally inexperienced person's review doesn't count, you won't know what's bad about it till you've played/heard better ones and till your ear is developed enough.).

    Oh wait, probably won't matter that much at this price range, you don't have too many good options in it. ;p

    General answers
    #1, best option - BE3 Brat Brat.html (I think he actually updated that today, or in the past one or two days!). Check out the site for more details, I doubt you'd get anything better for your money.
    You can also try PMing flood to make a cheap custom made one for you...however, I doubt that it'd be as cheap as 15k.
    #2. Try Laney Cub 8/10, Vox AC4TV. I'm waiting for the Cub 12 too xD
    #3. Average Joes - Roland Cube series, Peavy Vypyr, Peavy Bandit.
    #4. You can buy my stuff as well. I'm selling a Digitech RP300A processor and a Marshall MG10 for a total of 10k.
  7. gamebore

    gamebore New Member

    Hi. I enquired that from guys. It took them a while to reply so im guessing the info's about correct.
  8. metalmonke

    metalmonke New Member

    kustom quad100dfx
    line 6 spider iv 30w/iii 30w
    roland cube 30x
    fender frontman 212r
    pignose g40v
  9. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    which shop would you suggest for buying ?
  10. AK9

    AK9 New Member

    Thanks Guys!!.. I am still a bit confused though!!
  11. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Well, ask and ye shall be answered. o_O
  12. flood

    flood New Member

    sorry, don't have the setup he has, so i can't match ansar's prices. i have done an amp in that range but there was no speaker or head cab included - fantastic amp, nonetheless.

    ansar has put in a lot of money, time and energy into his amps and i'd be happy to see him get more business, i don't do amps n stuff full time yet. he has great pricing too. give the guy a call. i STILL haven't played BE3 amps, but i will soon.
  13. ironman12

    ironman12 New Member

    try the roland cube its far better than line 6...and the peavey is better than both of telling u i was totally blown away by the tones u can achieve from the peavey vypyr....u can get it from Bajaao....of if yr in delhi,u can demo them at BHARGAVAS...i played them along side line 6...believe me once u learn a thing or 2 bout guitar playin u'll hate the line 6...its thin,fuzzy...n worst of all v v digital...

    my vote:
    1.peavey vypyr
    2.Roland cube..

    best budget amps out thr...
  14. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    ^Dude, a tube amp still knocks them both, I'm sure you'll agree as a tube user yourself - let there be tube (good) amps ;)
  15. ironman12

    ironman12 New Member

    ^ofcourse...these wouldnt match against tube amps...but for a beginner(or semi intermidiate) i think these are awesome amps...n more over wit a 5 watt tube amp i don think he could hold up wit a drummer...he'd need 30w atleast..

    btw:guys in trivum made a whole instructional dvd on the peavey vypyr..its tht good..chk some reviews if u want...

    and 1 more thing:recently i played the laney gh100l at furtados...its the best amp i have played yet..jus awesome gain..n punch..n its the amp paul gilbert used for most of his playin days..its a pity v guitar player don have access to good equipment...damm the customs..
  16. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Wtf. :confused:
    1. i. The internet is full of rough sum ups like that. And I've no idea on what's accurate. Some say a 10 watt amp through a 2x12 cab is louder than the same amp through a 1x12 cab, others say the speaker specs play a role as well (so volume will vary between speaker models). I myself decided I'd just hear the amps and different speakers and configurations in person before I buy mine.

    ii. Are you talking strictly clean, crunch, or overdrive? ANY tube amp's distortion will be louder than the cleans -
    a. you need to crank it up (distortion is always beyond an amp's rated wattage, I think; I may be wrong) to get distortion, and b. the added harmonic content of distortion may also have something to do with that. -.-
    So a Laney Cub 10's cleans are definitely not loud enough for a drummer (played it myself). But if you're using it for rock or metal - implying that you're using crunch/overdrive all the time, I'd say it'll do fairly well.

    2. We don't even know what the OP wants to do. The BE3 Brat and Laney Cub 8/10 will do him good if he's interested in low volume bedroom practice or for a drummerless band.

    If it's mic'd performance, anything would do, even a small amp (Brat/Cub). No idea what one is supposed to do in the practice scenario with such an amp, though.

    If it's unmic'd live performing, he should increase his budget ;p

    (Feel free to correct anything wrong I may have said. I'm not exactly a pro on this topic.)
  17. ironman12

    ironman12 New Member

    Clearly i think v r goin into a lot of detail which obviously doesnt interest this guy...
    the fact he was considerin line6 and vox...meant tht he want an amp which could a lot of things(as they are modelling amps..i.e.eliminating need of a processor) rather than one trick ponies..thts y i suggested peavey vypyr coz its the best out there for modelling...

    regarding the speakers i don think volume depends on them...its the breakup point...lower wattage speakers will breakup early...adding lil dirt n colour to the tone(which can be a love hate situation)..
    and a 100w amp pushing a 25w speaker will obviously damage handling capacity does matter

    thts all i know...don no if im right though....flood will have to come in..
  18. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    1x12" speaker producing sound vs 2x12" speakers producing sound is more about fullness of sound rather than actual volume. At its maximum output an amp can't magically produce power to drive another speaker if it's already driving one fully.

    He's talking about strictly clean.
  19. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    @thehundredthone - Hm...true.

    @OP - If you're truly after a versatile setup, then ignore my recommendations above. Those are - as stated by others - more 'specialized', less versatile. Go for my processor and amp, it's cheap for your budget, everything's in a perfect working state, and should last you long (I moved from versatile to specialized, lol).
  20. sid_ggw

    sid_ggw New Member

    be3 amps man..!!!

    totally second ultrabot on this one....and im not a fan or smpthing
    almost one na haf yrs ago i hauled my frumpy behind all the way to bombai and got my myself a beautiful custom made beast...2 channel footswitchable...clean channel based on a fender bassman and the the dirty one modeled on a hotrodded JCM...neways ive nvr been so satisfied tonally and i barely get GAS dede dayz...
    newayz all im saying is that Ansar(be3 amplifies guy) is damn good at what he give him a call and heel hook u up with smthng in ur price range..

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