#2
That is way over priced they usually go from $200-$250

And it can do metal but more so its a classic rock type of amp. I would look into something else like a used tube amp, Ampeg VH140C or a B52
Last edited by IbanezPsycho at Mar 24, 2009,
#3
It's a bit expensive, but the early Valvestates are good amps - don't confuse them with AVTs. I own one and even though I've only played it a few times, I'm very happy with it.
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#4
got a valvestate..i preferred to other marshalls which were full tube believe it or now.


seriously check out the bugera stuff..really insane for the cash....333xl for the win.
#5
I've only ever played one valvestate before, the distortion was good.. but at loud volumes the clean sucks..
#6
^ How many watts did it have? My 100w head was clean all the way up to 8 (and I couldn't crank it any further).
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#9
the valvestate is a great amp, and it can do heavier stuff for when you need it better than a lot of tubed marshalls. it has a sort of "tiny" sound which might be a problem with heavier stuff, but if you can find one for <250 bucks, go for it
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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#10
Roc Pro= not very good amp. The princeton has a good clean, but doesn't really match the valvestate in any way.
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