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Old 09-17-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Looking for a working amp.

I'm about to start playing covers in a bar for money and I need help with gear.

Budget: $300, I don't think it deserves more, plus I'm getting a PPC212OB for my RA.

Genres: Mainly rock, blues, metal and alternative. I need cleans.

Location: Mexico

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Gear: look at my sig.

Options I've been thinking:

POD HD, EHX Caliber 22 or Magnum 44, Peavey Vypyr, Vox Valvetronix, Fender Mustang.

Would 30 watts be enough? I'll be using a mic.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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First off, what's not suitable about your Mesa?

So long as the places have PAs, out of those I'd go with POD HD. Most versatile, best bang for your buck and quite likely the best tone.

I don't know anything about those little EHX things. The Mustang's got nice cleans, not great for high gain. Also, the III or above often develop a "fizz", there's a big thread about it over at the Fender forums. The I or II are fine as far as I know. Also look at the Line 6 Flextones.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Errm, you've got a Royal Atlantic.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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I will not leave my baby in a bar, and I need it for my stuff, that thing is too heavy to move it around and Mexico is not a very safe place . My Mesa IS NOT AN OPTION.

I'll see if I can nail an HD for a good price, thank you. Any other suggestions? I've heard and read great things about the Valvetronix and the Vypyr.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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That one is expensive over here , the cheapest used one I've seen was $500 USD equivalent. I'd love to get one of those though... Someday maybe.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #8
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Well the Pod would be a simple solution. The only hassle with that is if you are all sharing the same foldback. If you turn it up loud enough for you to hear yourself the singer will hit you. If you have your own wedge then that would be the way to go.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #9
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Nice to know Cath, I'll see that possibility now!

Thank you.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #10
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Sorry for the double post but I need to ask.

Would a 30w modelling amp will be enough? What about running the POD through my Laney's fx loop?
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #11
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It's a bit silly to recommend the same amp as I just did to someone else, but I'll just do it:

Marshall JCM 900 dual reverb 4501 1x12 combo.

It is dirt cheap because the internet bashes it over and over again.
It sounds good for almost all styles (very decent cleans and crunch is really in Marshal territory)
It sounds good when not cranked
It has usable reverb plus channel switching plus FX loop
It has GREAT sound for the price compared to everything in the same range
It is very portable since it's a 1x12 and it is pretty lightweight.

I hope I was of assistance.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #12
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The Laney would do the deed but you may have to run a bit through the foldback to be able to keep it clean but not so much that you will piss off the singer.

The 4501 is a good suggestion or a 4101 for that matter. You can turn a 4101 into a 4501 by puling two tubes and flicking a switch.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:33 AM   #13
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The JCM900 is REALLY expensive around here, like $1000 USD equivalent used, why? Just because it's a Marshall... Even if want to get a Peavey VK I'd had to pay like $500 USD equivalent used :S. Amps, specially tube amps, are overpriced around here. With my budget the most I could get would be a Laney just like mine... Stretching my budget is impossible right now since I still have to buy a good cab for my Mesa and some upgrades for my Strat.

A guy is selling a Peavey Vypyr 30 for dirty cheap, that's why I'm asking if a MIC'D 30w SS would work. I just bought a SM57 a few minutes ago from a friend. Still interested in the POD HD as well, but man those things are not as cheap as I thought...

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:48 AM   #14
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My experience has been that SS amps don't cut through. A shitty tube amp would be better than an SS amp in a live situation, unless you know for a fact you will be mic'd.

The Vypyr 75 I used to have did not cut through at all in a full band unmic'd.

Why can't you just use your Laney?

Is there no used market at all where you live?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:57 AM   #15
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I'll mic my amp (if I use one), that's why I bought the SM57.

My Laney doesn't have good cleans and I need more gain too. I'll play some metal like Megadeth, Metallica, Pantera, etc...

Not trying to be a dick but plz read more carefully, I already said I'll be using a mic and the prices I'm posting ARE for the used market...
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:51 AM   #16
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PODhd through your fx loop. Problem solved.

Even an XT live would work. Just make sure you test it first as some of the early ones had the case flex when you stepped on the buttons- it would contact the PCB and short. If you can step on them without anything funny going on then its ok.

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Old 09-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #17
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Wouldn't it be a good idea to ebay an amp from the US? I know its a risk but with those price differences I might go for it!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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That's the way I got my RA. I'll see if I can find a nice and cheap amp for that. I have family in California, New Mexico and Colorado if that helps. If you guys see something good for my needs please let me know. Just be aware I'll have to pay for import taxes and shipping.

If I can't find one anytime soon I guess I'll get a Pod HD.

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #19
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I realized getting something out of my area is not an option because of budget and time.

Available items ATM:

Peavey Vypyr 30 $200
Vox VT30 $100
Vox VT60 $300
Pod HD 300 $300
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