#1
Trying to make my mind on 5 watts all-tubes guitar amps.

My goal is to pay the less amount of money possible. Can only buy on this website.

http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=12&P_ID=17263&PT_ID=44

http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=24&P_ID=14330&PT_ID=44

I play a little bit of blues (want to learn more), alternative rock and punk/pop-rock.

I will be using a distortion pedal like the ds1 or procorat and maybe an overdrive pedal like ibanez ts9.

Will the small speakers handle those stomp boxes ?
#2
For blues, it should suffice. As for rock and punk, it might be a little too muddy, but if you don't mind a little muddiness then it would do fine. Also, for gigs, mic'ing would be a priority.


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#3
What is muddy tone ?

Like no matter what settings I have, it will always sound quite the same ?
#4
Muddiness means that your tone is generally unclear and "thick", much like the substance it draws its name from...
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#5
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What is muddy tone ?

Like no matter what settings I have, it will always sound quite the same ?

Different settings will be noticable, just don't dime the gain or note definition will be lost and it'll sound all squishy. In a bad way.


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#7
first off whats your budget?

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#8
I wouldn't get either of those until I test played one of these....

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-VibroChamp-XD-120V-Guitar-Combo?sku=483069#new

The reason I say that is because I have a number of tube amps including a Valve Jr and cab (had the combo too). But I recently bought the Super Champ XD, which has the same voice and fx features of the Vibro Champ. The Super Champ is 15 watts (2 x 6V6 tubes) and the Vibro is 5 watts (1 x 6V6 ). IMO the onboard voicing is a good as most any distortion pedal or amp modeling I've used, and the delay, reverb, chorus, tremolo, and vibratone fx all sound very nice. It's uses a 12ax7 preamp feeding a 6V6 power amp and has the nice punch you expect from a tube amp.

I haven't used the Vibro but I expect it's just a scaled down version of the Super.
#9
I've played the vibro champ, very nice little practice amp.
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#10
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haha.. wow. i just posted the exact same thread a few days ago..

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1155358
and we both like Green Day..

thats not a coincidence..

Haha Greenday is AWESOME! I went and saw them live last night
That amp would be a good amp for you.

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#12
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Haha Greenday is AWESOME! I went and saw them live last night
That amp would be a good amp for you.


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#13
Quote by fly135
I wouldn't get either of those until I test played one of these....

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-VibroChamp-XD-120V-Guitar-Combo?sku=483069#new

The reason I say that is because I have a number of tube amps including a Valve Jr and cab (had the combo too). But I recently bought the Super Champ XD, which has the same voice and fx features of the Vibro Champ. The Super Champ is 15 watts (2 x 6V6 tubes) and the Vibro is 5 watts (1 x 6V6 ). IMO the onboard voicing is a good as most any distortion pedal or amp modeling I've used, and the delay, reverb, chorus, tremolo, and vibratone fx all sound very nice. It's uses a 12ax7 preamp feeding a 6V6 power amp and has the nice punch you expect from a tube amp.

I haven't used the Vibro but I expect it's just a scaled down version of the Super.



i second that, i have a vibro champ and i love it. i mainly use the tweed channel on it. great for blues. i use one of the lead voices and crank the hell out of the amp when my and my friends play overdriven green day and blink 182 stuff. i also heard that the vibro champ is almost all tube and the super champ is only half tube. all in all i would deff buy a vibro
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.i also heard that the vibro champ is almost all tube and the super champ is only half tube. all in all i would deff buy a vibro
Not true. Both amps have the same SS voicing front end. So technically speaking the Vibro is less than half the tube amp compared to the SCXD that uses one more power tube and the Vibro only used 1/2 the 12AX7. The SCXD uses the other half as a phase inverter. I wouldn't put it that way but I guess you could win a bet with that logic. The schematics are freely available at Fender.com.

I would only choose the Vibro for money reasons. Although some might make the argument that you can push the class A 6V6 harder for tone, and not blow out your ears while practicing.