#1
i know this can kinda repetitive here, but i need some help!
I really don't want to spend more than $400 cause i need the amp soon and
I don't quite have the time to save up.
I'd be using it for practice at home and playing at a small church.

I play:
Reggae/Ska
Blues
Rock
Metal

I know I'm diverse right?! haha
well i was looking at the Vox VT 30 because it has all the different amp models and effects and its half tube.
but i dont really need the modeling amp because once I can save up enough I'd like to get a whole pedal board set up.

So pretty much I'm looking for an amp with amazing clean tone and preferably a tube amp.

Thanks!
#3
more metal/hard core stuff
high gain.
like anything from august burns red to under oath.
but I'm not too worried about that. I know I cant really get every genera with one amp
so as long as it has good cleans & crunch tones I'll be happy =)

and if i could find a used amp that worked fine id have no problem with it.
#4
It may just work for you then...

Go try it out and see how it fairs for the higher gain stuff you play.

When I played it, I managed to only get a decent metal tone out of it. The Tool tone I got was way too loose, and the KSE tone was a bit... digital, but that's expected. Something wasn't right with it, although I suppose it was acceptable.

Also, the VT30 is not tube, it's hybrid.. a pretty good one. Also, try the Peavey Vypyr, it's better for higher gain applications, although I have no comment on the lighter end of things.
#5
You could try to find a used traynor YCV40, I've already seen those
going for 400ish and its gonna do fine the styles you named, its a really sweet amp
Last edited by Sguit at Mar 4, 2009,
#7
hey guys thanks for the info so far!
I checked out both the traynor and the B-52 online, now i just gotta go to guitar center and play them! im gonna try to get out there this weekend.

and I live about 15 minutes out of San Francisco
#9
I second the recommendation of that CL add, sweet deals on there if you can jump on them fast.

Wow, offer this guy 400 and you'll be getting a sweet amp. Perfect for what you want. Not quite the sparkling fender cleans, but nice tone.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/msg/1060037639.html
Last edited by Chetbango at Mar 5, 2009,