#1
How are they? Not that I'm necessarily going to get one or anything, I'm just wondering. I tried one out today and it seemed cool, but TECHNICALLY how good is it?
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#2
They're an in-house brand owned by Guitar Center. Never tried one but the general concensus on UG is to avoid them... I believe their RG series is solid state, and they don't make tube amps at all.
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#3
those guns you have aimed at the spider in your sig...double them up for the raven.
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#4
Yes, avoid raven amps. I've tried the RG60 (or maybe it was the RG20.?...) It really lacks tone.
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#5
I will say that they're useful for one thing....I use them to tune when I'm in GC.
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I will say that they're useful for one thing....I use them to tune when I'm in GC.


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#7
They aren't even useful for that.

I didn't know they were owned by guitar center or nothin though. explains a lot for sure.


Still Recommending a pass, alot of better amps in that price range.
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#8
I really wanted to get a Mesa for a while... But then I realized thats a dream that wont come true any time soon.

So perhaps you could recommend me a nice one that preferably isnt $1,000 or more?

I play a weird style. A mix of Reggae and ska, with metal, and funk elements.

I was recommended this today, at GC.

Actually, the one they recommended wasnt a tube, but yeah.
I thought those amps [vypyrs] are pretty cool, but the thing is, my friend gave me a couple stompboxes/effect pedals, so I dont wanna buy a loaded amp like that when i have the same effects in stompboxes.

But yeah. I'd like to keep the price under $700 so that or the regular vypyrs would probably do alright, I think.

The pedals I have are BOSS BF-3 Flanger, BOSS MT-2 Distortion, BOSS CE-5 Chorus, and the Wah-Wah (The only ones I bought was the Crybaby and the Chorus. He gave the others to me because he's switching primarily to bass, so that he and I, and a few other people can start up a band. He also just likes Bass better, apparently. So yeah. )
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#9
Ravens are better than Spiders, but worse than MGs IMO.

That's like saying seagulls sh*t less than cows but more than pigeons.
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#10
Haha nice. MGs are pretty ****ty...
Anyway yeah. Would a Vypyr be suitable for my situation, or is there a more 'blank' amp out there?

If that doesnt make sense, I mean a good amp, but with no built in effects.
Except for reverb, of course.

That was one thing I liked about the Ravens. Theres a switch to switch between reverb and delay. ..

Anyway yeah.
Please recommend me something. Fairly soon.

Thanks.
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#11
Are you gonna be gigging? Do you have one tone in mind or do you want lots of tones?
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#12
Eventually, yes, on the gigging. Not like tomorrow, but sometime in the near future yes. I pretty much have one tone in mind at the moment, but my tastes change all the time. Like I said earlier, I play a really weird style. Mixture of Reggae and Ska, Funk, and Metal. (I think I mentioned this here, idk tho. Ive posted a lot today)

So depending on what the dominant genre on any given song I write is, I could need anything from just some good clear, high treble cleans, to all out ass kicking, screeching distortion, as well as anything between those two.

I hope that makes sense.

Also, just for the record, I'm working on a custom electric. It will be similar to this Ibanez .

I believe thats pretty similar to what Brad Nowell from Sublime used, so yeah.

Just so you know.
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#13
The vypyr 75 would probably be good. Tons of tonal options and plenty of power to gig. I'd give it a try.
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#14
Is there a foot switch to go with the vypyrs? Cuz that could be problematic if theres not.

For example, Since I don't have EVERY effect or stompbox that the vypyr can simulate, and i use one on there, I need to be able to switch those effects off without walking over and dialing it in...
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