#1
I'm saving for an amp. I have been told that the Roland 30X Cube is a good amp, but in my quest to get the best sound, I thought I'd compile a list of 30 watt amps and get a final opinion from UG.

If you feel the need to give me recommendations that aren't on my list, I'll be buying a 30 watt, definately, and my budget is £150, no more.

I won't be gigging, it's just for home practise.

Here's the list:
Epiphone Firefly 30 DSP (I was told, when discussing the Roland that Epiphone amps aren't good)
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/epiphone-firefly-30-dsp/69200

Hughes and Kettner Edition Blue 30 R
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/72322

Line6 Spider III 30 (I was told, when discussing the Roland that this isn't a good option aswell.)
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/line6-spider-3/71376

Marshall MG30DFX Combo
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/marshall-mg-30-dfx/323

Orange Crush 30R
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/crush-30r/67688

Peavey Vypyr 30
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/77819

Roland Cube 30X
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/70527

Vox AD-30VT
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/vox-ad-30vt/12940

I've been told that you can't go wrong with the Roland, but what do you people say? Are any of the other amps on my list better than the Roland or should I stick with buying the Roland?

Thanks
Mike
Guitars:
Ibanez GRG170DX
A crap little half-size starter guitar

Pedals:
Digitech RP90

Amps:
Roland Cube 30X
A cheap 10W
#2
The last three on your list are the ones to look at. The hughes and kettner is probably ok too, though I've never tried it.
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#4
Quote by Kevin Saale
The last three on your list are the ones to look at. The hughes and kettner is probably ok too, though I've never tried it.


Yeah, the Peavey and the Hghes and Kettner looked good to me aswell.

I think it's probably between those two and the Roland.
Guitars:
Ibanez GRG170DX
A crap little half-size starter guitar

Pedals:
Digitech RP90

Amps:
Roland Cube 30X
A cheap 10W
#5
could always get the epiphone valve special. I tried it out very nice sparkly sound.
#6
The Marshall and Line 6 are going to be called crap. The last three are (as already said) the best in that list. Though I havn't tried the Epiphone or the H & K.
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#7
the hughes and kettner is ok, not great by any means, it sounds decent with low gain, but when you crank it at all it sounds awful, and tends to malfunction after a few hours of continual use... but if you're playing fairly low gain stuff it should sound fine, and it only has problems if you really push it.. just so you know, the other guitarist in my band had one of these for years, so i know a lot of its quirks, and when he used a different years model of the same amp, it had the same quirks
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#8
Quote by darrenjables
The Marshall and Line 6 are going to be called crap. The last three are (as already said) the best in that list. Though I havn't tried the Epiphone or the H & K.


I was told the Epiphone and Line6 were rubbish. And a friend actually has the Marshall I think and he says it's not great.

I see you have a 15 watt Vox. Are they good amps?
Guitars:
Ibanez GRG170DX
A crap little half-size starter guitar

Pedals:
Digitech RP90

Amps:
Roland Cube 30X
A cheap 10W
#9
Quote by nuttyboy
I was told the Epiphone and Line6 were rubbish. And a friend actually has the Marshall I think and he says it's not great.

I see you have a 15 watt Vox. Are they good amps?

the last three as said
the vox is a good amp in my experience
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