Hey everyone, I'm fairly new here, but I recently sold my Peavey Classic
50 and am currently seeking a higher gain combo...preferably all tube. I'd like something like a 1x12, 2x12, or 2x10...I don't really want a 1x10. In order to get the kind of gain I'm looking for, I'm almost sure I'm going to have to get something with EL34's, but I'm open minded if anyone has suggestions. I don't mind buying used at all....in fact, I would prefer it....better deals. Anyways, the price range needs to be $500-$600....if all goes well, I might be able to swing $800, but I'd prefer to keep it down a bit. Some of the current amps I've considered are as follows:
Mesa/Boogie Subway Rocket
I know they're not all EL34 amps....but that's all I've came up with so far.
My current axe is a Brian Moore i9 with a SD JB in the bridge, SD Alnico II Pro single in the middle, and an Alnico II Pro humbucker in the neck...both of the humbuckers are tapped via push/pull volume and tone pots. The Moore is currently listed in the Buy & Sell forum for anyone interested. I'm looking into maybe getting a Carvin DC127 or possibly a Gibson Explorer (had one, loved it, sold it due to financial situation, regret it now).
My style of music ranges from blues to power metal. Some of the current bands I'm listening to are:
3 Doors Down
Children of Bodom
I also enjoy classic rock, so it's important that I'm able to pull off a classic rock/blues sound as well.
Thanks in advance for any help. Merry Christmas everyone!