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Old 01-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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which should be my next amp?

Hi guys! I have been playing guitar for about 7 years now and I really want to get a new amp. Right now I have a Fender Frontman 15G and so I really want to upgrade from it even though its not that bad of an amp. I really LOVE to play metal and other heavy stuff but as I am going to school for music, I am trying to expand the range of play style to blues alternative and other kind's of music involving guitar. Right now I am stuck between a Line 6 Spider IV 75 and a Peavey VYPYR Tube 60. I'm not very knowledgeable about amps so that's why I'm asking for help. What do you guys think between the two? Or are there any other kinds of amps I should take a look at instead?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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between the two.... the vypyr tube 60... hands down...

the spider is nothing in comparison

what sort of budget do you have? and where do you live?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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well I'll be using the money I get from the FAFSA so I'm not sure about the budget just yet but I want to stay away from going over $400 and I live in El Monte but got to school in Fullerton
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:52 PM   #4
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the vypyr tube 60 is a great amp, but you will need one of the two Sanpera footswitches for it to be a viable option. still you'll be under budget (i think?)
will you buy them used? maybe from guitar center (they have a good return policy and you can get a nice warranty) and you'll save lots of money.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:11 AM   #5
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Vypyr Tube absolutely dominates the Spider. No contest, no question.

However, answer these questions here for us and we can figure out if there might be other options as well.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1387138
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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Alright to answer the questions you put ill say:

Budget: $400 (willing to go to $450)

Genres: Metal, Rock, Alternative my favs but I do want to get some cleans for jazz, blues and other genres along those lines.

New or Used: If I can find a used one that'd be great

Home or Gig: something I could use for both?

Closest City: While in school Brea. Not in school El Monte

Current Gear: Schecter Omen 6, Fender Squier Strat(needs fixing though)
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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Step 1: Buy used VYPYR 60 from GC for $250
Step 2: Buy Used Sanpera II from GC for $100
Step 3: Keep the remaining $100 for other gear.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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used peavey vypyr tube 60 ($250 and up)
used peavey xxx($350 and up)
used peavey ultra($300 for 212)
used peavey 6505 112 ($350 and up)
Used Krank rev jr head($250 and up)

I am in the same boat and these are what I have been considering. You should do the same.

With any of these you should probably save a little extra cash for a noise gate id think.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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I live in El Monte




maybe you should get...


wait for it...




wait for it...



... an orange?

Sorry

seriously, though, out of those two, i'm guessing the vypyr tube would be way better (i haven't tried the vypyrs, but the spider isn't great).
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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Step 1: Buy used VYPYR 60 from GC for $250
Step 2: Buy Used Sanpera II from GC for $100
Step 3: Keep the remaining $100 for other gear.


This. I've had both and the Vypyr kicks the Spider's ass.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #11
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You might be able to afford a used Peavey JSX combo.

As has been drilled, you can't go wrong with the Vypyr Tube.

The DSL would still be a good choice, though it can't really pull off jazz cleans like the Vypyr or JSX can.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:31 AM   #12
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The clean was the only thing I liked about the DSL. Not jazz though for sure.

Peavey = win.
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