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SPHDS

The perennial 'What to Get?' question!

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Hi
A question on behalf of my father, who is looking to replace his once trusty, but now increasingly unreliable combo!
He is currently using a Peavey Classic VTX 212 (65W Twin, from what I can remember.....)
The budget is apparently 'around £300-350'
Power wise.....'30-60W.....possibly as much as 100W'
Wants valves, 'but doesn't have to be all Valve'
He does NOT want a Marshall ('not a fan of the sound')
Advice he has had so far has been either a Laney LC30 or Fender Twin Reverb
He want a Combo, so no Head/Cab's need apply!

So...any other suggestions or tips?

Cheers

Sam (on behalf of Stephen!)

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Depends on the sound really, of the two suggested the Laney has a darker sound, whereas the Fender is brighter. I think I`d look at it as if I were a lead guitarist the Fender, rhythm the Laney. And even then depends on the guitar being used.

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You'd probably be able to find a used Fender Hot Rod Deluxe in that price range. Those are quite versatile and seem pretty much ubiquitous at the moment - most of the bands on my local scene seem to be using them!

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But he did pick up a HotRod Deville for just a bit over the budget......and he seems really pleased with it!

Thanks for the suggestions people!

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Seems to love it.....
He commented on how nice 'the clean clear 'Fender tones' are', also saying 'The Peavey (which he is keeping) can do a lot....but could never quite get that crisp'

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Someone once told me buying a bass amp 30-100W is kinda pointless. The reason being, you don't need any more than approx 30W for home practice; and any rehearsal or performance situation would need >100W. So they kinda fall into a middle ground. Having said that, when I bought mine, I tried out a bunch of 30W amps and it was clear that some couldn't deliver the low end tone you'd expect a bass guitar to produce, so maybe that's a justification for going bigger (than 30W)? I settled on a Fender Rumble 30.

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