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lespaul#1 01-21-2013 01:07 AM

Practice Amp
 
Alright I live in a college dorm and own a Deluxe Reverb and while I love it, I cannot really play it above 3 volume and it's very bright. I want an amp around ~$100 for practicing and would use it for everything from Blues, think Hendrix's Red House, to Classic Rock (ACDC) to Modern Rock.

romeozdistress 01-21-2013 01:08 AM

a used vypyr 30.

lespaul#1 01-21-2013 01:23 AM

Why the 30?

ragingkitty 01-21-2013 01:29 AM

A Vypyr for clean to crunch? Srsly?

Fender Mustang or Vox VT

romeozdistress 01-21-2013 01:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ragingkitty
A Vypyr for clean to crunch? Srsly?

Fender Mustang or Vox VT


wasnt sure what the used prices of their amps with 12 inch speakers were.

lespaul#1 01-21-2013 02:01 AM

Shit I can't choose between those 3. I need a warmer tone than this Deluxe Reverb but I think they all satisfy that.

Offworld92 01-21-2013 02:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ragingkitty
A Vypyr for clean to crunch? Srsly?

Fender Mustang or Vox VT


It's funny cause the Vypyr probably does clean and crunch better than either.

More importantly 30W Vypyr has a 12" speaker. You won't get that with any of the other usual suspects for $100.

lespaul#1 01-21-2013 02:13 AM

Which sounds the best? Right now I'm leaning to the Vox but idk.

Offworld92 01-21-2013 02:15 AM

Listen to them on Youtube - form your own opinions. Obviously I'm a huge fan of the Vypyr and I'll say that - others obviously have their own opinions.

I will say again though that all else aside, having a 12" speaker is pretty important for proper bass response, and not getting a tinny, nasty sound. The Vypyr 30 is available for $100 used (check Guitar Center's used section), and it's most likely the best amp with a 12" speaker you can afford.

lespaul#1 01-21-2013 02:18 AM

The Vypyr seemed awesome and I liked the 6505 setting. The Fender seems sweet, and the Vox and I have some history and it seems like it would have the warmest tone but idk.

FatalGear41 01-21-2013 02:36 AM

If you just want a practice amp with a good tone and are restricted to playing at college dorm room levels (slightly louder than what is allowed in a library), maybe you should just get a Pignose? They sound good and if you crank one, it is surprisingly loud, but it is meant to be played at dorm room levels.


lespaul#1 01-21-2013 03:23 AM

Well I can be a bit loud until 10 PM. But not a bad idea.

narinderkapur 01-21-2013 03:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lespaul#1
Which sounds the best? Right now I'm leaning to the Vox but idk.



I have a Vox Mini3 modeling amp. I wouldn't know about a Deluxe Reverb, but as practice amps go, this is really good, in my opinion.

Of course, it's best to check all suggestions out, and then go to a local guitar store and try them out.

Dazzl1113 01-21-2013 04:04 AM

Roland Cube 20 XL - $99 - used
Line 6 Spider IV - $99 - used
Vox AD50VT - $119 - used
Peavey Vypyr 30 - $99 - used
Kustom Quad 100DFX 1x12 - $99 - used

lespaul#1 01-21-2013 04:15 AM

Well I like the Vypyr but I've heard they have reliability issues and their cleans and low gain aren't good.

NHECOS 01-21-2013 04:29 AM

I was going to recomend you the Yamaha THR 5 or THR 10, but it is way off your budget.
Still, it's is the best practice amp I've played to this day.

i_am_metalhead 01-21-2013 04:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Offworld92
It's funny cause the Vypyr probably does clean and crunch better than either.

More importantly 30W Vypyr has a 12" speaker. You won't get that with any of the other usual suspects for $100.


It's funny because the Vypyr's clean and low gain tones sound like crap. I would suggest a Vox VT for the tones the TS is looking for before I'd suggest a Vypyr.

Also, who said anything about a 12" speaker? In low wattage practice amps 10" speakers sound every bit as good as a 12".

chatterbox272 01-21-2013 04:53 AM

Vox Valvetronix or Peavey Vypyr, I think they will both do the job just as well and anything that makes one 'better' is a personal preference for one sound, rather than the other actually being bad. With the Vypyr get the 30, the 15 has a kinda meh 8" speaker that really just doesn't do the actual amp justice. I only have experience with the VT40+ Valvetronix so I can't comment on whether a specific one sounds better or worse than the others.

TheNameOfNoone 01-21-2013 05:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazzl1113
Roland Cube 20 XL - $99 - used
Line 6 Spider IV - $99 - used
Vox AD50VT - $119 - used
Peavey Vypyr 30 - $99 - used
Kustom Quad 100DFX 1x12 - $99 - used


This is wrong.

soundgarden6742 01-21-2013 05:58 AM

Orange micro crush. got one new for $70 and the little thing sounds pretty awesome for the price.

Look it up


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