What's your favorite cheap amp?

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  1. jklotz

    jklotz Supporting Member

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    I had good luck with a Vox Pathfinder 15r. What are some good cheap amps you've had? By cheap, I mean $300 or less. I realize some don't consider $300 cheap, but this is TGP after all....
     
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    I have an old Marshall Lead 20 that sounds incredible. SS and beat to hell, with a stain a few inches up on the grillcloth where it looks like it sat in water.

    Like it so much I bought a second one, but that one didn't have the same magic. I think it was a newer model though, because it didn't have the typical 80's faded Marshall cloth.

    If you ever get the chance to try one out, go for it!
     
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    Wasnt one of the Vox Valvetronix under $300. Those were not bad.
     
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    Fender SCXD. I've had two of them, for the past six years ($199 each). One Blonde, One Black. I run an Eminence Logend 105 in one, a Celestion G10N-40 in the other. I normally use Channel 1, with a Zoom MFX pedal. I'll sometimes use the amp modelling, but never the effects. The Zoom effects are much better.
     
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    Peavey vypyr or transtube bandit :)
     
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    I have a Vox Pathfinder 15R that's pretty cool sounding. I also like their tiny little DA-5 - I keep that one in the bedroom and it's surprisingly good. I think it was $100 new.
     
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    Lab Series L7. I got it used for $250 (Canadian dollars).
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    Also a Pathrinder 15R, good little amp. I've had the Tiny Terror combo for close to that amount and need another! I have a Fender Musicmaster Bass amp that is cool and cheap. Solid state gets a bad rap sometimes but some of them sound great, like the Rolands, cubes and stuff.
     
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    I have a JCA20h I paid $225 for. It rocks.
    Just bought a THD10
    Coolest little practice amp I've ever had.
    I have a Yamaha G50 210 I paid $75 for. Great cleans.
    They're out there...
     
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