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Old 10-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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Vypyr 30 v. Cube 30

I have recently posted about getting new gear and many recommended the peavey vypyr 30 and it does look nice. I have been looking at the Roland cube 30 and found a used one for only 80 and was considering it. I like the Roland cube better because I don't have much of a knowledge of effects and the Roland cube seems much simpler in that respect but still ample for great tone control. So I am wondering what is better in your opinion for playing with a squier strat, a roland cube 30 or a peavey vypyr 30?
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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They're both great amps. I love my Peavey Vypyr much more than I love my Cube amp, though. You can get many more tones from the Peavey Vypyr than you can the Cube.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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Yeah I am aware but I have no knowledge of tone control because I only have (embarrassingly) a squier 15w amp and the Roland cube seems more common and easier to get a good tone out of. Is it hard to get a decent tone out of the vypyr? For example, if I wanted to get a tone like mastodon, would that be difficult even with no tone control experience?
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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I agree with the Peavy, though you might look for a used Fender Mustang. The shop I worked at sold quite a few of those, especially to beginning guitarists, as they have a lot of pre-set guitar tones you can dial in.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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Not hard at all.

And hey, you gotta learn to swim some time.

You honestly just need to sit down and mess with the knobs for a bit. I've found very interesting sounds that way. (VERY interesting...)
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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Which has a better metal tone and could I use the vypyr as a practice amp for years?
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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Definitely. I feel like I can find different tones for every kind of metal. Right now I'm running kind of a prog/djent with a little more "oomph" to it. Like if Periphery and Fear Factory had a tonal child.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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Deff go with the Peavey Vypyr if your into metal.

Whats your budget?
Your location?
Will you go used?
What current gear do you have?

We can find you something better if you answer these questions.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #9
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either is a good choice, i guess the peavey has a bit "more" in terms of better quality effects, but the cube, i think, has some pretty good distortion on it
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:47 PM   #10
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My budget is probably 250 for an amp
I'm in northeastern ohio
I would definitely go used
total beginner gear: Squier stratocaster with a 15w squier amp
And as previously stated I would mostly play metal but would love to play some classic rock from time to time.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #11
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Dude you sound like me. I was literally in the same situation 2 months ago. I went with a more uncommon practice and bought myself a guitar interface and downloaded amplitube custom shop and bought a nice set of headphones. I dont play in a band so i love it so far. great tone, its simple, and I can record. If I ever join a band I will probably just get a preamp and a cab I like it that much. Im not gonna argue its better then a real amp but it sounds good to me and I wouldnt even consider myself a tone noob
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:06 AM   #12
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I wouldn't recommend Amplitube to a beginner...

And if you don't have a quality computer it could be rough.

Besides, software+expansions+interface+quality headphones/monitors= ~$400 or more.

So... Peavey Vypyr is cheaper.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:07 AM   #13
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Well, I have the Peavey Vypyr 15W.

It does the majority of the things a 30W would do I guess, but obviously it is missing some things.

I can't really put an opinion on the amp though as the guitar I currently have is a really old copy brand of a strat which sounds terrible. Really need my new guitar fast -_-
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:17 AM   #14
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Not sure where youre buying your stuff but mine came out to be 175 i did settle on headphones though. And i am good with computers so i found it pretty easy to get started
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:00 AM   #15
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I'd stay away from the Cube. I'm a Roland guy, but not for their guitar amps unless you're into jazz and get a JC. The Vypyr is the better choice for metal. You'd get bored with the Cube pretty quickly anyway and it doesn't have much bottom end.

If metal is just one thing you like to play, but also rock, blues, etc, then I'd go for the Mustang. But pure metal players tend to go for the Vypyrs. Then save up for its optional foot pedal.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:45 AM   #16
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The entire point of the Vypyr is that it forces you to learn what FX and amps are what. Getting the Cube would almost be like choosing to be ignorant.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:42 PM   #17
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Thanks for the advice and great answer offworld, that made me decide. And coheed and cambria is pretty sweet.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:46 PM   #18
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I have the Peavey Vypyr 15, and I also play metal. I haven't played the Roland, but I love my Vypyr, it's incredibly easy to get a solid metal tone out of it. Highly recommended, I sure the 30 is even better.
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