#1
I know there is a new thread like this about everyday, but anyways...
I'm thinking about buying a new amp. The problem is, which one should I get? Currently, I have a Marshall MG15DFX. I play mainly classic rock (Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, etc.) I have no idea what amp I should buy. I was thinking about looking into a Vox. I have heard a lot of good things about those amps and I was gonna try one out at the local music store. What kind of amp should I get?

EDIT: Sorry about not leaving a budget. I'm getting a job in a few months, so it will be around $150-300 dollars.
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Last edited by guitarlord28 at Jul 5, 2009,
#2
Upgrade to a tube amp if you have the money. Knowing your budget would really help. The VOX AC50 sounds really nice. My main amp is the Epiphone Blues Custom 30 which is a lesser known but awesome tube amp at a great price.
#4
play at a lot of stores and look around...find something that YOU like, because that's all that matters.

ryan wiesen
#5
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How much money can you spend, can you buy used, and where do you live?

This, because until you answer these questions you will only get fanbois recommending their amp.
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Quote by lildude_6859
play at a lot of stores and look around...find something that YOU like, because that's all that matters.

ryan wiesen


Agreed.

What sounds good to me might sound like crap to you, buy with your ears and you'll go far in this business.
#7
I hate it when people don't leave a budget!
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Quote by lildude_6859
play at a lot of stores and look around...find something that YOU like, because that's all that matters.

ryan wiesen

Really playing a bunch of amps is a good idea. But, walking into a store with 150 different amps can be a bit overwhelming. Looking for some recommendations in an amp forum is another good idea, make a list and check out those stated and some others. Then buy used and save money.
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#9
Well this is a pretty wide open question if you dont provide us your budget...
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Quote by lildude_6859
play at a lot of stores and look around...find something that YOU like, because that's all that matters.

ryan wiesen

Agreed.

What sounds good to me might sound like crap to you, buy with your ears and you'll go far in this business.

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Really playing a bunch of amps is a good idea. But, walking into a store with 150 different amps can be a bit overwhelming. Looking for some recommendations in an amp forum is another good idea, make a list and check out those stated and some others.


agreed. while there's no real substitute for trying something (though it must be said that, depending on the store environment, the quality of the trying-out might be brilliant or terrible or anywhere in-between), it helps to at least narrow down things slightly, especially if you've travelled any difference. Sometimes amps can surprise you and work for a genre which you didn't expect it to, but if you play modern metal, you more or less know you can skip the fender twins, kind of thing, unless you're just trying to kill time or are curious.
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#13
Try different ones and see which one fits you best, definetly try a vox it's really good for classic rock such as zep or AC/DC ( play more metal so i need to upgrade soon hopefully a mesa boogie or a blackstar series one) but i would go for the AD series or the VT series. But this is coming from someone who's only really played a vox since when i first saw and listened to it i loved it so i haven't really tried out anything more than a vox, but i'd try out pricier marshalls and if you got lots of cash a mesa boogie because i had one for a while and it was a really good amp, other than the broken treble knob which when i turned it it almost blew my ear drums (it was a rental amp because mine was getting repaired so it was beat up) so i was kinda afraid to turn the knobs there on lol.