#1
Hey guys christmas is coming up and I am hoping to upgrade from my kustom KGA10, to a new amp. I plan to be a part of a band soon and start gigging in the near future. Currently I play a lot of punk, pop-punk, and screamo music (screamo type is more around the genre of the band I will soon play for). Now I have looked around and found some good deals on a Marshall VS100 and a Marshall JTM-30, correct me if I am wrong but the vs100 is a hybrid amp? I'm not sure entirely how that distinguishes it from an all tube amp if someone could please explain that? I am having a tough time deciding which amp would be best for what I want to do. I'm also open to any new amp recommendations if you have any, these choices are just what I am currently looking at. So if any of you could help me I would greatly appreciate it =]!
#2
vs100 uses tube to shape tone, electronics to boost that tone to 100 solid state watts. The other uses tubes to shape and amplify. The all tube amp is better amp, but personal preference is what counts. The 30 watt tube will be about as loud as a 50 to 75watt hybrid or solid state amp. You could mike the 30 watt all-tube to a PA to increase "loudness". I'd do the latter if possible.
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Quote by havocrus
vs100 uses tube to shape tone, electronics to boost that tone to 100 solid state watts. The other uses tubes to shape and amplify. The all tube amp is better amp, but personal preference is what counts. The 30 watt tube will be about as loud as a 50 to 75watt hybrid or solid state amp. You could mike the 30 watt all-tube to a PA to increase "loudness". I'd do the latter if possible.


Yeah my main concerns for the JTM-30 are tone (which I've heard is amazing and close to the jcm's sound) and how well this thing can crank, if it is good enough for practice, gigs, and recording.
#5
JTM 30. Plenty loud enough.
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#6
i have a jtm-30. id say that or a classic 30
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#7
Quote by havocrus
vs100 uses tube to shape tone, electronics to boost that tone to 100 solid state watts. The other uses tubes to shape and amplify. The all tube amp is better amp, but personal preference is what counts. The 30 watt tube will be about as loud as a 50 to 75watt hybrid or solid state amp. You could mike the 30 watt all-tube to a PA to increase "loudness". I'd do the latter if possible.


Sort of... but there no difference between tube watt and solid state watt. A watt is a watt.

I think by electronics you mean a solid state power amp. A tube is techincally an electronic device