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    Amp to match my pedal board

    Hello,
    Well you would get a million of these questions but mine is a bit different. I'm after an amp to work in with my pedal poard rather than looking for the can-do-all amp.

    Currently I have a Vox AD50VT. This has been a great amp for practice and not bad for taking along to a rehersal. The amp sim models give good tones and the effects are ok too. However, the tweaking gives me the sh*ts and I prefer to stomp on sounds during a song/set. The amp is a single tube amp but mostly solid state.

    However, in recent times I have invested in a fairly rigorouss pedal board with a view to matching it to a good but afforable tube amp.

    My pedal board consists of a:
    1. Dunlop cry baby wah
    2. M.I.Audio Crunch Box
    3. Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer
    4. Fender Chorus pedal
    5. EVH MXR Phaser; and
    6. Boss Digital Delay 3

    I love the overdriven tones I get from the tube screamer and the distortion tones from the crunch box.

    The pedal board and the amp don't really match anymore. I play the board through the clean amp sims on the Vox but I suspect I'd get much better outcomes through a fairly basic small all tube amp.

    now I'm after something that is not too big. think bedroom practice with potential to match to cab for rehersal. Initially the new lunchbox amps (vox nightran, orange tiny terror, egnator tweaker) appealed to me (you know 5, 7,15 watters) but they all seem to try to cover all bases in terms of distortion etc much like my Vox combo does.

    I guess I'm really after something that has awesome clean sound with a bit of grit and an option or two for the modern distortion sound that my crunch box won't do. Beyond that I'd love for the tube amp to get its magic from my pedal set up.

    Also views on combo vs head and cabinet would be appreicated.

    Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digadam View Post
    Hello,
    Well you would get a million of these questions but mine is a bit different. I'm after an amp to work in with my pedal poard rather than looking for the can-do-all amp.

    Currently I have a Vox AD50VT. This has been a great amp for practice and not bad for taking along to a rehersal. The amp sim models give good tones and the effects are ok too. However, the tweaking gives me the sh*ts and I prefer to stomp on sounds during a song/set. The amp is a single tube amp but mostly solid state.

    However, in recent times I have invested in a fairly rigorouss pedal board with a view to matching it to a good but afforable tube amp.

    My pedal board consists of a:
    1. Dunlop cry baby wah
    2. M.I.Audio Crunch Box
    3. Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer
    4. Fender Chorus pedal
    5. EVH MXR Phaser; and
    6. Boss Digital Delay 3

    I love the overdriven tones I get from the tube screamer and the distortion tones from the crunch box.

    The pedal board and the amp don't really match anymore. I play the board through the clean amp sims on the Vox but I suspect I'd get much better outcomes through a fairly basic small all tube amp.

    now I'm after something that is not too big. think bedroom practice with potential to match to cab for rehersal. Initially the new lunchbox amps (vox nightran, orange tiny terror, egnator tweaker) appealed to me (you know 5, 7,15 watters) but they all seem to try to cover all bases in terms of distortion etc much like my Vox combo does.

    I guess I'm really after something that has awesome clean sound with a bit of grit and an option or two for the modern distortion sound that my crunch box won't do. Beyond that I'd love for the tube amp to get its magic from my pedal set up.

    Also views on combo vs head and cabinet would be appreicated.

    Thanks guys.
    hands down, without question, the best all tube, bedroom sized, lunchbox amp out there right now is the Blackstar HT-5. it comes as a 5-watt head with 2 1x10 cabs or as a combo and the prices are pretty damn good (pretty sure you could pick the head and cabs up for less than a Tiny Terror head without any speakers). it can cover pretty much most styles of music and even at only 5-watts its seriously loud when you want it to be and quiet when you want it to be. I have used them many times for recording and cannot recomend them highly enough.
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    I was doing something similar to you awhile back, relying on pedals for my main distortion sound. For the amp I used a Peavey Prowler, which was an all-tube 45 watt 2 channel amp with reverb and effects loop. The modern Peavey equivalent of this amp is the Valveking 112. It's basically a Chinese made Prowler and it can be picked up fairly cheap used. It has a very nice clean channel to match the pedals with. The distortion channel needs tweaking but can sound great as well. Spring reverb and effects loop are big pluses in my book. You should be able to find videos of this amp with pedals on YouTube. Here's one I made with my Prowler in combination with a vintage Boss DS-1 distortion pedal:



    Good luck!

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    I agree with tommywho5150....

    He recommended the Blackstar HT-5 to me and I love it. It's perfect if you want tone without turning you neighbors into enemies and don't want to lose your hearing...

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    Yeah, the HT-5 looks yummy. I have considered it, but I actually like the way my 5150 combo sounds on bedroom levels. There is also the Blackheart series, those are all tube. I'd go with the Blackstar even though some people don't consider them real tube.

 

 

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