#1
For Christmas, I picked up a Daisy Rock Elec guitar for my 9yr old daughter. (got a great deal on the guitar for $169, because it has a small paint chip). I am looking for a nice starter amp for her now. I already made the mistake of picking up (and returning) a Spider 3, and from what I have been reading, I may go with either a Peavey Vyper 15, or order a Roland Micro Cube online...Would these be the best bet to go with?
Last edited by Hoggle at Nov 29, 2008,
#2
those are pretty damn expensive for a first amp mine was a fender frontman 40g lol but yea those are both awesome i'd go with the vypyr
#3
yeah for a first starter amp id get something cheaper and not as good, so that if she does continue to play, when she gets better and plays through an expensive amp she'll really notice the difference in how much better she is. My first amp was an epiphone EP-800
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those are pretty damn expensive for a first amp mine was a fender frontman 40g lol but yea those are both awesome i'd go with the vypyr


I was thinking they are expensive for her as well, but to go with everything we are getting her lessons as well. I have an elec, and acoustic, and she has shown great interest in wanting to play, so I want to get her started off correctly.
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yeah for a first starter amp id get something cheaper and not as good, so that if she does continue to play, when she gets better and plays through an expensive amp she'll really notice the difference in how much better she is. My first amp was an epiphone EP-800

So she should get a piece of crap amp when nowadays she can get a good starter amp for only a few bucks extra? Wow, just wow.


The Vypyr and Cube are solid choices, personally I prefer the Vox AD15VT, because the clean and low-gain sounds seem better to me. They are 150$ new if I remember correctly, and getting a used one for cheap from ebay shouldn't be a problem.
Whatever, all of those amps are nice.
#7
if hse's going to playing in her room and not gigging - marshall mg10cd is pretty decent - nothing fancy but pretty nice and its 10 watt so she cant bring the house down:P
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#8
Don't get a Marshall MG.

Go with a VOX AD15, Roland Cube, or the like. I'm not sure but maybe also look into the Fender G-DEC 15... although that may be a little expensive?
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if hse's going to playing in her room and not gigging - marshall mg10cd is pretty decent - nothing fancy but pretty nice and its 10 watt so she cant bring the house down:P

Holy hell, no. MGs are worse than Spiders, the 10 watt version being the worst of them. Seriously, don't do this.
#10
Take a look at the Vox DA 20 nice little stereo amp with 2x8's she probably won't outgrow to soon. it also takes batteries if you go on camping trips or whatever (not to mention a must have during power failures). It will also play through headphones and can run her mp3 player.
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#11
I'd go with the Micro Cube. I think there around $120 or $110, a guy near my is selling one for $75 and a friend of mine bought one used for $30.

That's really all she's going to need unless she's playing gigs. But that won't happen tomorrow.
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get her the kerry king MG :P
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#15
get the microcube.

dont forget a korg tuner, a stand, and some pink guitar picks.


dont listen to the kids that think a hundred bucks is too much for a starter amp.

the amp even has battery option so you can take it with you.
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#16
I recently played a Vypyr 15, and I was very impressed by how good it sounds for being so cheap. I used to have a Roland MicroCube just because I could throw it in the back of my car and get going pretty easily. The Vypyr definitely sounds better than the Cube, and is a modeling amp, so it has some more features, even though the Cube does have a few extra features. Also, the Vypyr can be used for all styles of music, while lower end Roland amps don't get all great sounds, just a few. So, I'd say go with the VYpyr.
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the little vox's that can run on batteries rule
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go with vox valvetronix, so many tones, she can work out what she likes
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#20
I prefer the micro cube over they vypyr. I have played through and with both quite a bit. The micro cube sounds better to me, is better built, and easier to operate. The Vypyrs do sound ok, but in my opinion they are very cheaply built. I wonder how ling a vypyr will last? Check one out really good, they are built very cheaply. Get the micro cube.
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the Roland Microcube is a good starter amp.
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