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    I want to restart my guitar playing (i stopped for a couple of years) but I am unsure what amp to get. I am studying abroad in a college and I'd play during lunch break when many people are sleeping. I want an amp with a headphone output so I can play quietly. I already own a rowland microcube back in london so ideally i'd prefer something else. My budget is about £80. I'm thinking of the line 6 pocket pod (http://line6.com/pocketpod/) but it doesn't have a speaker (which isn't the end of the world). I'd want some effects with the amp too. I don't want it to be too big either.

    What would you recommend: Should I go for the line 6 pocket pod, another microamp (not to keen on buying a second one) or do you have any other suggestions?

    Many thanks,


    tbh... i would spend more around £130 and get the fender champion 600... its valve (full class A i think)... loud... good overdrive... but no effects... and is heavy... and im not sure if it has a headphone output... but i think its worth it :P

    ive got a peavy vypr 30 (which is way to big i know!)... but if you get the 15 watt you loose some effects but still has alot... if your unsure of your style/the music you want to play on guiatr then get that... thats what i did. now i realise i dont need any of the effects, just the warm sound of vavles

    For the budget you've got, I'm not sure you'll find anything half decent.

    To meet your requirements, I would go for a Marshall MG50, although I've never been a big fan of Marshall amps. I would recommend a second hand Peavey Bandit 75 if you were willing to forget about the headphone socket. A Marshall MG50 would still do you well though.

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