Looking for that warm valve sound

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Gunter11

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Joined: 04/11/13

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Looking for that warm valve sound,any suggestions on amps, I have a line 6 at the moment, I also use a 1970 USA MAPLE BULLET HEAD STRAT

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Looking for that warm valve sound,any suggestions on amps, I have a line 6 at the moment, I also use a 1970 USA MAPLE BULLET HEAD STRAT

maggior

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Joined: 01/26/13

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I have a Peavey ValveKing 112 that I'm very happy with. It's got a wonderful clean sound and a great distorted sound. Both the clean and lead channels have low/mid/high tone controls. The lead channel also has a high boost and gain boost. With all of this, I can get a great variety of tones. I tried a Line 6 modeling amp at the same time and much perfered the ValveKing.

Surprisingly the Peavey amp was the same price as the Line 6 amp. I thought it was a good deal to get into the tube amp area. I always thought of tube amps as being way out of my price range.
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I have a Peavey ValveKing 112 that I'm very happy with. It's got a wonderful clean sound and a great distorted sound. Both the clean and lead channels have low/mid/high tone controls. The lead channel also has a high boost and gain boost. With all of this, I can get a great variety of tones. I tried a Line 6 modeling amp at the same time and much perfered the ValveKing.

Surprisingly the Peavey amp was the same price as the Line 6 amp. I thought it was a good deal to get into the tube amp area. I always thought of tube amps as being way out of my price range.
Go here to check out some of my playing
Go here to check out some of my duo's work

SebastBerg

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Joined: 02/01/10

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I got myself a Grande bambino combo from http://www.reasonamps.com 2 years ago and never looked back. The sound out of that amp is awesome. Pure valve sound. They are very versatile. You can get a fenderish amp or a marshellish amp sound with that reason amp touch without busting your brain.
Christopher Schlegel uses the bambino 8 watt from them, check out his videos. The grande bambino is basically is bigger brother with 20 watts. There's also some good demo videos on youtube .
- Seb
http://www.sebastienberger.com

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I got myself a Grande bambino combo from http://www.reasonamps.com 2 years ago and never looked back. The sound out of that amp is awesome. Pure valve sound. They are very versatile. You can get a fenderish amp or a marshellish amp sound with that reason amp touch without busting your brain.
Christopher Schlegel uses the bambino 8 watt from them, check out his videos. The grande bambino is basically is bigger brother with 20 watts. There's also some good demo videos on youtube .
- Seb
http://www.sebastienberger.com

werper3

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Joined: 07/22/16

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The Bugera amps: Vintage 5 and Vintage 22, are all-tube amps at unbeatable prices. I bought a V5 used for $135 at my local Music Go Round. I love its bluesy tone and feature set - great for bedroom players like me. For the money, they're hard to beat. I swapped preamp tubes (put in a lower gain 12AY7) and I get that warm valve sound in spades - really nice and clean - until I push the gain, then she'll give a classic overdrive break up.

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The Bugera amps: Vintage 5 and Vintage 22, are all-tube amps at unbeatable prices. I bought a V5 used for $135 at my local Music Go Round. I love its bluesy tone and feature set - great for bedroom players like me. For the money, they're hard to beat. I swapped preamp tubes (put in a lower gain 12AY7) and I get that warm valve sound in spades - really nice and clean - until I push the gain, then she'll give a classic overdrive break up.

takiomail444

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Joined: 02/18/16

Posts: 22

This one is warm and non expensive
https://musicsquare.co.uk/157305_Kustom-PH-Tube-12-guitar-amplifier-12W.html
But if You want big sound, I can recommend You this Bugera
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/V55Infinium

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This one is warm and non expensive
https://musicsquare.co.uk/157305_Kustom-PH-Tube-12-guitar-amplifier-12W.html
But if You want big sound, I can recommend You this Bugera
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/V55Infinium

splatter1

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Joined: 05/29/11

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Blackstar is hard to beat for the price .

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Blackstar is hard to beat for the price .