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Old 09-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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budget amp choices

I'm deciding between getting a Vox Pathfinder 15w or a Peavey Rage 258.
I play a bit of everything, with an Ibanez Gio and a Dean ZX. Do you guys have any experience with either of these amps? And if so, what did you like about them or what didn't you like about them?
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Fender mustang, Peavey Vypyr, Vox VT, Roland Cube.

Check these out, they can do just about any style you want and all make a version in the $100 range.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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I've tested out the Fender Mustang, I actually didn't like it much. I've tested the Peavey and Vox too, and I like them both, that's why I'm asking about them. How does the Roland compare? I've seen it around but haven't heard or tested it out.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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The Roland Cubes are pretty decent amps. Sorta overpriced in my opinion, but if you like the sound and can get a good deal on one, I'd recommend it.

I've never heard the Peavey you're referring to, but I have played the Vox. Great clean and overdriven-like sound. Plays well with pedals. Can't do distortion well, though. At least, amp distortion. But they're great, and cheap used. I'd get one if I had the cash. I chose the Mustang just because I prefer more amp models and versatility for right now.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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Get a used Vypyr 30. Should only run you $100-120.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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Fender mustang, Peavey Vypyr, Vox VT, Roland Cube.

Check these out, they can do just about any style you want and all make a version in the $100 range.


+1

the pathfinder's actually not bad if you're after a sorta voxy sound on a (very low) budget, but i wouldn't say it's that versatile. considering the guitars you're looking at, i'd look elsewhere.

haven't tried the rage, i don't think. But generally speaking a decent cheaper modeller which has a range of pretty-decent-for-the-price tones is a better idea than an SS combo which isn't anywhere near as versatile and probably doesn't sound any better, either. and which isn't much cheaper.
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