#1
ive made too many threads regarding this idea but this is the final one.
for xmas i want a new amp, atm i have a roland microcube.
i've been wanting a vk, then a vc but i can't decide.
after the amp i should still have another £150 on pedals or whatever.
but i cant spend more than £350 on the amp cause my parents wont let me.

what should i go for?
i play a lot of different genres.
clean, blues, rock, classic rock, hard rock, metal, old school thrash etc.

so i need a nice do it all amp basically but i have £150 on pedals.
cheers guys.
#2
it depends...which valve king are you looking at, is it a combo or is it a halfstack. i have the half stack and i love it HOWEVER, the cab that comes with it, is god awful. id reccomend something like a mesa cabinet or the5150 like i have. its a great amp...its just the stock cab is pretty crappy..and if your looking at the combo..dont even bother and just buy a 6505
#3
112 combo.
id say i play mostly indie/rock/hard rock/metal but i want it to be alright for everything really, bare in mind i can get £150 of pedals.
#4
The VC (assuming Laney) will get nowhere near metal. The VK will get up to thrash well on its own but is capable of metal rhythms - on its own it just doesn't have enough gain for metal leads. If you can buy used maybe look for a Laney AOR, if not, the VK is probably your best bet for that price range. Also maybe check out a Randall RG50TC.

For pedals I'd recommend you get an equalizer (MXR M-108 ftw) to remove the fizziness in the 2-4k range and as a general boost and a DigiTech Bad Monkey for overdrive.
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#5
i doubt i should spend £100 on a eq pedal when i doubt i could use it very well.
#6
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The VK will get up to thrash well on its own but is capable of metal rhythms - on its own it just doesn't have enough gain for metal leads.

I find that statement kind of contradictory. I like as little amount of gain as needed on my lead sound, otherwise it just sounds like you're trying to hide behind a wall of distortion. Rhythms need more gain for a more pronounced low-end and heavier sounding palm mutes imo

But to each their own!
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#7
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I find that statement kind of contradictory. I like as little amount of gain as needed on my lead sound, otherwise it just sounds like you're trying to hide behind a wall of distortion. Rhythms need more gain for a more pronounced low-end and heavier sounding palm mutes imo

But to each their own!


Well, yes, I agree on the 'as little as possible' thing, but to get over the rhythm I find it's necessary to have more gain, especially with the way my EQ is set up.

I don't like my rhythms to have too much gain, though, mostly because I'm a believer in the AC/DC aesthetic in terms of rhythm - 'less is more' sort of thing.

That and I find the VK is really more of a rhythm sort of amp in general. It really needs some fiddling with to get a good lead tone.
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#8
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I find that statement kind of contradictory. I like as little amount of gain as needed on my lead sound, otherwise it just sounds like you're trying to hide behind a wall of distortion. Rhythms need more gain for a more pronounced low-end and heavier sounding palm mutes imo

But to each their own!


True.

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#9
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True.

What happened to your nitro btw?!

I traded it for a Road King combo and $170 and then I'm trading the Road King for the Diezel in my sig this week
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