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    In your opinion what is the best all tube amp out there for cheap?

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    What do you consider "cheap"?
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    What do you consider "best" as well ? Are you talking about getting the most wattage for the dollar or do you care only about the best tone and you don't care if its 5 watts or 100 watt for example ?
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    this is probably the best value. i've played one and they sound good for a small combo. you'll need a pedal if you want to do a lot with little amps like these. on this particular amp it seems to be inherently somewhat mid-scooped, so upping the mids will thicken the sound well. can't beat the price though:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Amp?sku=487058

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    I'd say the Sovtek Mig-50 is a killer value for the tone it puts out. CHEAP amp and yet it can sound astoundingly good. My nephew still has and loves his. It needs pedals to do much more than cleans, but it does take pedals really well.

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    Sorry i should have been more clear. Looking for a small all tube amp (combo) for home use only (so it can be 5 watts) at the lowest price possible while still getting a decent quality amp if possible!!!

    Anyone try the Fender Champion 600 Vintage Modified?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbarianbrute View Post
    this is probably the best value. i've played one and they sound good for a small combo. you'll need a pedal if you want to do a lot with little amps like these. on this particular amp it seems to be inherently somewhat mid-scooped, so upping the mids will thicken the sound well. can't beat the price though:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Amp?sku=487058

    Think you might of put the wrong link into there because I don't think the VTX30 is a tube amp ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonsorrow View Post
    Sorry i should have been more clear. Looking for a small all tube amp (combo) for home use only (so it can be 5 watts) at the lowest price possible while still getting a decent quality amp if possible!!!

    Anyone try the Fender Champion 600 Vintage Modified?
    When it comes to all-tube-amp value, these two are to beat:

    and

    Their name may not be as sexy as "Fender", but the Champion 600 (unmodified) left me thoroughly unimpressed with its 6" speaker.


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    you can thank me later...

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...Amp?sku=487825

    hands down one of the best things with the name "Crate" on them

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    +1 Valve Junior and extention. I doubted that speaker box at first, but it blows the combo VJ, and the Crate Palomino away in terms of volume and tone,IMO.
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