Re: Electric guitar amp for cheap
This is one of those areas that outta generate lots of opinion...tube vs solid state, etc. I agree with the others that a tube amp can give the ultimate sound but the technology is awful close with the solid state units. Also you mentioned playing in church. Does your church have a sound system that you can either line out into or mic your amp? My experience is with Peavey and Fender amps and really like both. Unfortunately the tube amps are expensive and maybe out of your budget requirements. Peavey makes a series called Transtube that are more affordable and sound great. I have a Transtube Bandit 100w that really sounds good...those are around 250-300 dollars. Also have a Peavey Classic 30 Tube amp that I've used a lot in my church. Those run $500-600 dollars. Another amp (sorta seem silly till you try it) is a little Roland Micro-Cube that sounds absolute great! I've also used it in the church but needs to be microphoned into the PA to get the needed volume...
I guess the best answer I can give you is to take your guitar to a store and plug in and try out amps until you find one that suits your needs.
I think a Peavey Classic Tube Amp or a Fender Hot Rod Delux along with a Roland Micro-Cube would do it all for most of us!
Middleaged Redneck sorta guy who refuses to grow up...passion for music, especially Southern Rock but like bout everything cept Gangsta/Hip Hop. Collect guitars, mandolins, and love to ride Harleys.