#1
i cant decide which type to look into. when i get my bday money (around £150) plus the cash i get from my parents monthly (£52) after a few months ill have a buget of about £300-400 and i cant decide whether to look into combo amplifiers or halfstacks. i mostly play metal and i am in a band, so the possibility is there that it could be used for gigging.

ive been scouting ebay but nothing has caught my eye just jet.

also, what do y'all think of the Vox VT-30 for metal/hard rock?

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#2
a roland cube would be more suited towards your style than a vox.
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#3
combos are a little more portable but weigh more as they dont have a removable head. plus with a half stack you can update later for a new head or new cab, and i think they're more adaptable but i don't have one yet.
#4
At that price range, you're probably better off looking into a combo.
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#5
for 400 im sure you can find a USED Peavey XXX combo in your local music shop or Ebay.
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#6
iunno if you can find a used xxx combo for 400, but the bugera combos are pretty cheap, they will all do metal really well for the price. Just make sure you tighten the screws and bias the tubes right when you get it.
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#7
well i have a combo amp and i think it's great. Also, you can add on other cabs to it so if you want more noise, you can have more. I have a vox vt-30 also and its i nice tube amp. But i might swing for a 50 watt. For metal though, i'm not sure. It does fine for punk, but i think it would sound fine for metal too.
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#9
^ Truth

People (including myself a year ago) always go for the lesser quality amp in halfstack, rather than the higher quality combo. Then they (I) get it and realize its a pain in the ass to move, and not significantly louder or better sounding than its combo counterpart.
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#10
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for 400 im sure you can find a USED Peavey XXX combo in your local music shop or Ebay.

I had my doubts but found one on ebay with a Buy it Now at $450. That's a heck of a deal IMO. I prefer to craigslist gear so I can try the actual item first, but I also realize that a lot of people don't have that luxury.
#11
http://www.coda-music.com/

this is the best store near me for most things guitar related.

can you look through and see what they got thats good for metal?

Epiphone Hummingbird
Epiphone Futura Custom Prophecy (Twin EMG)
Vox Valvetronix VT20+
Vox Wah
Boss MD-2
Danelectro Cool Cat Drive
Boss EQ


#12
would any of the marshall JCM (eg JCM 600) be okay for metal/hard rock? because ive seen alot of JCMs and other simelar models go for not too much cash on ebay

Epiphone Hummingbird
Epiphone Futura Custom Prophecy (Twin EMG)
Vox Valvetronix VT20+
Vox Wah
Boss MD-2
Danelectro Cool Cat Drive
Boss EQ


#13
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would any of the marshall JCM (eg JCM 600) be okay for metal/hard rock? because ive seen alot of JCMs and other simelar models go for not too much cash on ebay


jcm 800 with an OD should do metal.
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