tom of lindsay wrote:
if you've already got a speaker cabinet and don't mind lugging it around, sovtek migs are supposed to get a decent marshall sound. an old traynor yba-1 is supposed to be very similar to a plexi circuit. either can be had on ebay for pretty cheap.
if you'd like to stick with a combo, people have lots of good things to say about the peavey classic 30 and classic 50.
the egnater tweaker might work well too. it comes in a combo or head. it's only 15 watts so you can really crank it up for natural distortion. might not be enough wattage for the stage though.
Thanks Tom! I've heard a lot of great things about the Peavy Classic series. I don't recall ever hearing anything negative regarding those amps. I would like to stick with a combo, but I saw one of those Sovteks on ebay a little bit ago. My other guitar player said that the Sovteks sound as good as Marshalls.
The Egnators are pretty cool. A friend of mine has one. It's a little "honkey" sounding for my taste. Then again, I never played through it and didn't adjust the settings to my liking. I need just a little more than 15 watts. Best amps I've ever owned were between 40 and 50 watts.
I'm definitely gonna check those Peavy Classics out since you are the 6th person to recommend checking them out. Right now, I play in an indie type band with a female singer (no not Red Dahlia lol), but I also play with a classic rock cover band. Lots of Zeppelin and stuff. I also sit in with my old death metal band from time to time. So if I can find a good pedal for the rough stuff, then the Peavy might just be for me. I just love the sound of tube amps. Thanks man!