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Old 03-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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amp help

hey guys... im looking for a new amp, at the moment i have a shoddy legacy amp that is terrible... i want an amp that is versatile that can play lead... effects, or just punk and alt rock.... so in short a versatile amp... im willin to spen up to $150, so obviously its just a small practice amp...
Bearing in mind to all you americans and canadians that i live in australia where gear is aot more expensive :p

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oh and i play and prs se one korina.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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i think your only option is a used roland cube or peavey vyper, which are pretty good options to have
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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Cube, Vyper or Vox VT.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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I've got a vox vt - great sound for the money, comes with enough effects to keep you fiddling with your knobs all day (if you're that way inclined) and you can get pretty good second hand ones on ebay for not very much. The variable power is great for practicing too.

Whatever you choose, it's a no-brainer to go second-hand rather than used (for your budget).
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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vipyr blows away the vox tho... i have both...
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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Look for a marshall mg series amp

they are solid amps and have great tone

much better than other amps in that price range
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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no they really don't
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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Look for a marshall mg series amp

they are solid amps and have great tone

much better than other amps in that price range


Bad advice. Actually can't get much worse in terms of tone. (Yeah, I know it's subjective but come on..)

I second the Vypyr recommendation and would keep an eye on the local used market. The Cube's are pretty solid too. Go try a few out if you can and see what you like.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:36 AM   #9
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Bad advice. Actually can't get much worse in terms of tone. (Yeah, I know it's subjective but come on..)

I second the Vypyr recommendation and would keep an eye on the local used market. The Cube's are pretty solid too. Go try a few out if you can and see what you like.


I would say that the MG series amps are better overall compared to the Vypyr and the Cube.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #10
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I would say that the MG series amps are better overall compared to the Vypyr and the Cube.


Hell no. MGs are on par with Line 6 Spiders.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #11
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If you can live without the effects the Peavey Bandit 112 is a very good practice amp. You could probably pick up a used one for your budget.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:01 AM   #12
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hey guys im back :p, SO IVE NOW got my eyes set on a roland cube 20xl, brand new for the price of 220 dollars... can you guys justify a better amp for a cheaper price.. if not im guna get her :p
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:17 AM   #13
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Its not a bad amp. I'd still go for a vypyr personally.
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