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Old 02-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Starter Amp

I bought myself a Squier starter pack, but the amp didn't work. They've refunded some money onto my account. I had the Fender G-Dec Junior, and would like something similar.

All so if its helps I have Fender Squier Affinty HSS Strat. The music i'm into are 60's guitar pop like The Beach Boys, Love, The Byrds and other bands/artists from that era like, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and British indie bands like The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Jesus and Marychain and The Charlatans.

My budget is around 120/$185/e140.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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Not really going to get much for that price except a used Peavey Vypyr. It's a great choice for your first amp as well.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Seen this, but not sure how good it is http://www.thomann.de/gb/vox_vt20.htm
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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It would do well for a starter amp. You could dial in most all the sorts of sounds you would need for all of those styles of music and there's nothing wrong with it for starting out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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maybe a vox valvetronix?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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Vypyr, Valvetronix Or THE CUBE!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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I second the idea of a Cube or Valvetronix. Those two are definitely the best you can get for your situation. Try'em out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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I feel like the Vox VT20+ will match your preferences a bit more than the Vypyr or a Cube. The Valvetronix amps have a more organic and tube-y sound on the cleaner to low/medium gain crunch sounds, which is mostly what you seem to like playing. The higher gain tones can do some cool hard rock sounds, but perhaps a bit over compressed and fluffy for the metal side (which you don't seem to want).
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:55 PM   #9
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^ that's what i was thinking
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info people. I've seen a B-stock Vox VT20+ for 99 on Gak.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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maybe a fender mustang?
just throwing that out there
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maybe a fender mustang?
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I like the Mustang idea. It's very good at cleans and low gain compared to the vypyr
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #15
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I looked at the Mustang 1 first, but wasn't sure. How do they compare the to G-Dec Junior and the Vox VT20+?

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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I like the Fender models on the Mustang series. They seem to do the best job of emulating their classic Fender amps (go figure). The crunchy models aren't too shabby either. I'm a sucker for the Valvetronix series for a pure practice/house/apartment amp, but the Mustang series has nifty features regarding the built in software if you hook it up to a computer. If that doesn't interest you, the VT20 or even VT40 (more full sound from the larger speaker) will be your best bet.
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