#1
I've saved up enough for my first real amp. For the past year all i've really used was my epiphone amp that I got with my sg g400 on musician friends.
I want something I can play small gigs with, and I'm willing to spend up to 500 dollars.
#2
I see. Well, what are your criteria for "real"? Cause I've never played through a fake amp...

And what genres do you play? And will you buy used? If so, what's the closest major city?
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Quote by theoreticmusic
I see. Well, what are your criteria for "real"? Cause I've never played through a fake amp...

And what genres do you play? And will you buy used? If so, what's the closest major city?


#4
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#5
yes i will buy used. I just came back from a near buy pawn shop actually and they were selling a 65 watt fender frontman for 270 USD and a fm65 for 300. I play mostly post rock and hardcore. I like bands such as Radiohead, muse, and The mars volta. But i also want to get into jazz
#6
Frontman and FM65 are the same thing. And that "thing" is crap. What you want is an AC15.

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#7
Frontman and FM65 are the same thing. And that "thing" is crap. What you want is an AC15.


Vox AC15? Is it loud enough to play with a drummer, and maybe small gigs?
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#9
Post-rock and hardcore, with occasional jazz? Ampeg VH140c, Line 6 Flextone III, Peavey Classic 30, Bugera 333, 333XL, 6262 or 6260 (for Bugeras, have a tech look it over before you buy it... their quality control isn't too good).
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Post-rock and hardcore, with occasional jazz? Ampeg VH140c, Line 6 Flextone III, Peavey Classic 30, Bugera 333, 333XL, 6262 or 6260 (for Bugeras, have a tech look it over before you buy it... their quality control isn't too good).

No, Post-Rock and Prog Rock. The Vox is perfect. The Bugeras are overkill, and the VH140c is a good idea, but not the easiest to find.


And the Vox is loud as hell.
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#11
I saw a video of the AC15 and it sounds great. I am willing to pay the extra hundred for it , but can i ask how these products compare?

Marshall MG250DFX Stereo Combo Amp for $460

Marshall MG100HDFX/MG412 Slant Cab Half Stack Package for $600

Peavey Vypyr 75 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp for $300
#12
Bad, worse, and meh.

They don't compare.
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#13
marshll mg's = NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Vypyr = Good for metal but the vox is perfect for you.
id go with a Vox
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#14
An AC15 compared to an MG and vyper is like comparing a porsche to a ford escort and a toyota corolla. Yes they are all cars with 4 wheels and that's about where the similarities end.

Oh, and when you go play an AC15, make sure you crank that pre to get some actual distortion going on.

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#15
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#16
What do you guys think about the ac50 its 50 watts and only 50 more dollars.
Is this a much better buy?
#17
Get a used Tiny Terror head and pair it up with an Avatar 1x12 G12H30 cab.

As soon as the Dual Terror becomes generally available, you're going to be seeing a lot of Tiny Terrors on the market as folks part with a dear friend (the TT) to go after his sexier sister, the footswitchable two channel Dual Terror.

I have a TT and I *love* it. Sure, everyone is getting in on the low-wattage tube game (Egnater, Vox, etc.) but the TT is already a classic.
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#18
You'll only need 15 tube watts if it's your first tube amp and you just need enoughh power to get over a drummer and for small gigs. Plus, with the lower wattage you can get power tube OD at lower volume levels. Go with the Vox AC15, man.

EDIT: Although technically, the 50 watter is a better buy, especially for the future, you might find it TOO loud for your purposes (but I play a 100 watt beast in my bedroom, go figure ).
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Stupid name.
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#19
The AC15 is a vastly different amp to the AD15vt, or the at series.

If you are looking at a valvetronix, please relist your options.

AC15 would definitely take the cake if it's actually an AC15.

EDIT: Considering the AC50 is twice the price of the AC15 in Aus, I'll guess you're talking about the valvetronix series, in which case, they are good practice amps, but you'd be better ponying up for an AC.
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#20
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Get a used Tiny Terror head and pair it up with an Avatar 1x12 G12H30 cab.

As soon as the Dual Terror becomes generally available, you're going to be seeing a lot of Tiny Terrors on the market as folks part with a dear friend (the TT) to go after his sexier sister, the footswitchable two channel Dual Terror.

I have a TT and I *love* it. Sure, everyone is getting in on the low-wattage tube game (Egnater, Vox, etc.) but the TT is already a classic.


No. The Tiny Terror is overpriced (even used), underfeatured, flat, lifeless, and one dimensional. It would definitely be my go to amp again in the future if I wanted a british crunch and nothing else, but there are so many better amps in this price range that it's almosst absurd.

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The AC15 is a vastly different amp to the AD15vt, or the at series.

If you are looking at a valvetronix, please relist your options.

AC15 would definitely take the cake if it's actually an AC15.

EDIT: Considering the AC50 is twice the price of the AC15 in Aus, I'll guess you're talking about the valvetronix series, in which case, they are good practice amps, but you'd be better ponying up for an AC.


Uh...The prices in the US are very different from those in Australia. We're not talking about the ADVT series at all. And the AC50CP2 is only 100 bucks or so more than the AC15, but it's a very, very different beast. Two channels, more gain, different voicing....It's not just a higher wattage version of the same amp.
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Last edited by theoreticmusic at Mar 28, 2009,