#1
i created a similar thread a while back but back then my band was primarily indie style, we've changed loads since then, swapping round a few members etc.

So, ide want to be able to get a nice arctic monkeys/bloc party type tone, but more importantly a really beautiful clean sound. Would getting an amp with nice cleans then getting a nice pedal (i was thinking of a Rat) be the way to go? The last thread seemed to support the Laney VC-30 but ive heard that its cleans arent that great, is this true?

My budget is now around £400 max.

Ide need to be able to gig with it too.
#3
I would get a Laney and use the amp's drive. They are great for those levels of gain.
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#4
Roland Jazz chorus? Not sure how much those go for though.
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#5
It depends, if you're using cleans like 80%+ of the time than I would say Roland JC-120 with something like a rat. But if you want it more balanced between a good clean tone and good overdriven sound than maybe something like a VC-30 would be better.

Overall its amazing clean and mediocre overdrive vs. good clean and good overdrive.
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#6
Actually it might have been the VC-15 i heard breaks up at higher volumes. So the VC-30's capable of nice sounding cleans then? i dont want like a trebley, bitey clean i want a really mellow, soft clean. If that makes sense?

At band practice we rent a studio and i use an AVT 50H which is a solid state halfstack but the cleans sound really good, especially with a touch of reverb. Does anyone know how the VC-30 would compare to the AVT? I know its a Solid State halfstack but it really does sound pretty good...
#7
Hey man, if it sounds good to you, don't let anyone tell you otherwise......

Except for us! Just kidding. But I think that either the 30 or 15 would be great for you. I just don't know how clean a 15 watt amp will stay when playing with a drummer. So, all in all, I'd go with the 30. Or go try both yourself....see which one you like better.
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I just don't know how clean a 15 watt amp will stay when playing with a drummer.


It won't stay clean. It sounds better breaking up than clean, but that's just my opinion. The cleans are good, but not spectacular.