#1
I'm looking into buying a new combo amp in the 200 dollar range just to play around my house with. I've got a Line 6 Spider III right now, and it sounds absolutely horrible with my digitech death metal distortion pedal. I was at guitar center today and played on a Raven RG60. I really liked the sound, but I've heard nothing about the company.
Any pros and cons of Raven amps would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys
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#2
replacing the spider with something worse is probably not a good idea. the reason your current setup sounds horrible is that the spider is a bad amp, and the digitech is a horrible pedal...you don't put pedals in front of a modeling amp. Try a peavey Vypyr or Roland Cube.
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#3
I'd save a bit more. A new amp in that price range wouldn't be an upgrade, it would be more like a side step.
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#4
wow, this is weird, i have a spider 3 combo (150waTT) at the moment, and i have the digitech death metal pedal, and i know wat yu mean wen u play both, but i think the pedal isnt all that great, so i just use the spider,
i personally think the spider 3 is imense, so stick with it!!
#5
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wow, this is weird, i have a spider 3 combo (150waTT) at the moment, and i have the digitech death metal pedal, and i know wat yu mean wen u play both, but i think the pedal isnt all that great, so i just use the spider,
i personally think the spider 3 is imense, so stick with it!!

These are the words of someone who hasn't heard other amps in the price range. Spiders aren't too bad I know, but you could do better.

A Peavey Vypyr would be a lot better IMO.
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A Peavey Vypyr would be a lot better IMO.



Would a Vypyr sound well with a pedal or would i be better off using the onboard effects?
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#7
You don't use modeling amps with pedals. Period.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#8
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Would a Vypyr sound well with a pedal or would i be better off using the onboard effects?


I haven't tried it myself but I'm guessing onboard effects would be better as it's a modeling amp, the pedal may not get along very well with it so maybe you would be better off with a small tube amp in your price range if you want to use the pedal.
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#9
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You don't use modeling amps with pedals. Period.


Well done on suggesting another modeling amp then. I'm just asking questions man, don't have to be such an ass about it.
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#10
Quote by underOATH7_7_7
Well done on suggesting another modeling amp then. I'm just asking questions man, don't have to be such and ass about it.

What? How was that being an ass? I gave you a straight, honest answer...the whole point in buying a modeling amp is to avoid pedals. If you want pedals, then you should get a different kind of amp, but your Digitech pedal isn't worth buying a non-modeling amp for.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#11
Ooh, get a Vox AD15VT. Those are great for just jamming around the house and work beautifully. I'm actually trying to find a way to use it as a massive pedal for my Raven. The effects on it are great, and its not too loud. Perfect for messing around the house with.
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#12
I agree with theo, and I don't think he wasn't being an ass. For inexpensive modeling amps I would say try the Cube 30, Vypyr 30 and the new Vox 30 watt modeler.
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