#1
Well I need a new amp, and my budget is £200.
I play Grunge, Metal, Rock and Blues.
Bands such as Nirvana, Guns and Roses, Metallica, Pink Floyd, lots more, and some just random blues improv.
Soooo, i need some suggestions please!
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#2
Vox Valvetronix series/Roland Cube series/Peavey Vypyr series. Try them out and see which suits you best, they all seem to be recommended quite often around here, and are right up your price alley.

Since they're modeling amps they have a fair bit of versatility, though the Valvetronix I hear is more suited towards clean tones, while the Cube/Vypyr series work better for high gain.

Take everything I say with a grain of salt, though, as I am inexperienced and have likely mistaken something here. Would someone with a bit more expertise mind commenting?
#3
the new range of vox valvetronix amps look cool. they are the VT series, not the AD ones. although a second hand AD series vox will be nice and cheap... i've used the 15, 30 and 50 watt AD amps and loved them in the past
#4
I would recommend a Peavey Vypyr or a Roland Cube. Do you gig or are you looking for a practice amp?

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#5
I do need an amp for small gigs and playing with a band of another guitarist and a drummer.
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#6
The Crate V-series will do the blues well, and should give you the volume you need...but you will need a stompbox to get the rock and metal sounds you are looking for. Most of the models are going for around $200 USD now.
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Quote by Romanne
Vox Valvetronix series/Roland Cube series/Peavey Vypyr series. Try them out and see which suits you best, they all seem to be recommended quite often around here, and are right up your price alley.

Since they're modeling amps they have a fair bit of versatility, though the Valvetronix I hear is more suited towards clean tones, while the Cube/Vypyr series work better for high gain.

Take everything I say with a grain of salt, though, as I am inexperienced and have likely mistaken something here. Would someone with a bit more expertise mind commenting?


sounds good to me (i haven't tried the vypyr yet, but hear good things).
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Quote by Romanne
Vox Valvetronix series/Roland Cube series/Peavey Vypyr series. Try them out and see which suits you best, they all seem to be recommended quite often around here, and are right up your price alley.

Since they're modeling amps they have a fair bit of versatility, though the Valvetronix I hear is more suited towards clean tones, while the Cube/Vypyr series work better for high gain.

Take everything I say with a grain of salt, though, as I am inexperienced and have likely mistaken something here. Would someone with a bit more expertise mind commenting?

I don't like cubes, I think they're too muffled. IMO, Vypyrs are much more open. I think I haven't ever used a Vox Valvetronix.
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#9
I've played all of those and my opinion is if you are gigging and want to do metallica stuff too - then save up.

A used 50w Valvetronix might get it done.

The more I play the Vypyr the less impressed I am.

Not sure if the Crates are still availalbe but that might work too with some pedals.

Do the places you gig at use mikes and PAs?
#10
Peavey Vyrpr would be good from what I've heard.

However, any chance of saving up another £80? That would get you a Peavey Valveking 112, which would cover all of the genres you mentioned and is good for gigging - it's very, very loud.
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#11
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I've played all of those and my opinion is if you are gigging and want to do metallica stuff too - then save up.

A used 50w Valvetronix might get it done.

The more I play the Vypyr the less impressed I am.

Not sure if the Crates are still availalbe but that might work too with some pedals.

Do the places you gig at use mikes and PAs?

No PA's.
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