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Old 11-23-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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dt25 combo

hi ug,
this seems like the perfect amp for me- very versatile, low volume mode, portable
just wondering would this suit my styles: from jazz up to 80's metal?
Budget: £600-850
do you think i could find one used at this price. if so, could you point it out?
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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There might be better amps for you at the budget. The Line 6 DT amps are best used with the Pod HDs, which means more money spent to fully utilize it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply
so which amps would you suggest
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I have been hearing about MG amps lately. I have heard good about them, but only a few times have they been talked about here.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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anyone?
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I have been hearing about MG amps lately. I have heard good about them, but only a few times have they been talked about here.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:28 AM   #5
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Please answer all of these questions here and we'll get you sorted out.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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Budget:Would prefer about £600. Absolute max is around £850 though
Genres: I play a bit of jazz, indie, alt rock,punk rock, classic rock, hard rock and 80's metal. Decent cleans are needed, although my main genre is more distorted.
New or used: Either is fine.
Home or gig: Both. Venues I will play at (mainly my school) will have a PA.
Closest City: London (I am in Surrey)
Current gear: Squier strat, mustang 1 amp (I am going to uprgrade to a ibanez rg3xxv with dimarzios soon)
Mainly been loking at the dt- I reckon for 850 i could get the dt25 and a pod hd300/400/500?
Also looking at the traynor ycv50b, hk tubemeister and carvin v3m
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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If you can get the DT and the POD HD then I say get it they sound really good especially when paired together.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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how would this compare to the other options for versatility?
I haven't found any used in my area yet....
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #9
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how would this compare to the other options for versatility?
I haven't found any used in my area yet....

For versatility you'd have to laydown way more cash to ever get to that point. Axe FX or Kemper and those are $2000ish+ new
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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hi ug,
this seems like the perfect amp for me- very versatile, low volume mode, portable
just wondering would this suit my styles: from jazz up to 80's metal?
Budget: £500
do you think i could find one used at this price. if so, could you point it out?



Currently you can get it brand new for 652 Euro = 505 GBP

http://www.thomann.de/gb/line6_dt25_combo.htm


If you don't like it - just send it back
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #11
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Currently you can get it brand new for 652 Euro = 505 GBP

http://www.thomann.de/gb/line6_dt25_combo.htm


If you don't like it - just send it back

i wish i could, but i don't have the money now...
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #12
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i wish i could, but i don't have the money now...


why start a thread about it

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hi ug,
this seems like the perfect amp for me- very versatile, low volume mode, portable
just wondering would this suit my styles: from jazz up to 80's metal?
Budget: £500
do you think i could find one used at this price. if so, could you point it out?



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Budget:Would prefer about £600. Absolute max is around £850 though


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Old 11-24-2012, 11:16 AM   #13
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yeah, sorry that was a typo (on the first time-edited)
Why make a thread? because i will have the money in the near future. I assumed that deal was because of the dream rig sale- when will that expire?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:22 AM   #14
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I personally would never use a 25w amp for a gig, but tonally it should cover your needs well.

Obligatory plug for the Peavey Vypyr Tube & Sanpera II. The DT looks great on paper, but it hasn't impressed me sound-wise, given the price.

As always use Youtube, listen to as many clips as you can to get a general idea of how it will sound.
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i thought 25 tube watts was quite loud, but i guess if not i could just mike it.
i will look at the vyper 60 tube.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:15 AM   #16
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if i bought the dt25 and pod hd300, would pickups really matter? cos its a multi fx so maybe not?
Would these two go well together?
where should i go used in the uk?
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:56 AM   #17
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The DT looks great on paper, but it hasn't impressed me sound-wise, given the price.

this, i wasn't impressed at all with the one i played. it's "versatile" but most of the sounds are a bit naff really, and even the good sounds have a certain character to them which i don't like. i mean it's not a bad amp, but considering the price... it's marginally better than the spider valve, which itself is pretty overpriced. the traynor you're looking at will slay it, as would something like a used laney vc50.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #18
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hmm...
i've heard it is a lot better with the pod. How would the pod go wth the traynor or laney?
Where should i go used?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #19
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i thought 25 tube watts was quite loud, but i guess if not i could just mike it.
i will look at the vyper 60 tube.


25W is really, really loud. But you have no headroom with wattage that low. Volume is never the problem with any tube amp... it's headroom. If you want to play clean at high volumes, 25W aint gonna cut it, I don't think (unless you're mic'd well. But I don't like to take chances. You may play a gig that's unmic'd one day, then you'll be SOL cause your amp can only sound clean if it's mic'd. I prefer to never have to deal with that issue, mic'd or not.).
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #20
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hmm...
i've heard it is a lot better with the pod. How would the pod go wth the traynor or laney?
Where should i go used?

someone correct me if i'm wrong, but i can't imagine the pod would sound any worse through a superior amplifier. buying an amp because it goes well with an effects processor that you haven't even bought yet seems a very backwards way of doing things, especially seeing as you didn't even seem to be considering a pod at the start of this thread... for the genres you listed you don't need an amp that does loads of different sounds, and you certainly don't need a pod. i've not played the traynor, but from what i've read, it will do most of the genres you listed (maaaayybe not indie) better than a dt25, especially the heavier stuff (i found the hard rock/metal tones on the dt25 completely unusable). if you're set on getting a pod, honestly i'd just be looking at getting an old peavey off ebay/gumtree to run it through, lovely cleans and tonnes of headroom, and you'll save at least £400.

and on the topic of headroom, i had trouble keeping the dt25 clean even at recording levels, so there's no way it would stay clean gigging unmic'd. which would be fine if it cost half the price, but if you're spending that much you should really be looking at an amp you can play anywhere with.

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