Poll: Which amp and why?
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Blackstar HT-5 Mini Half Stack
13 93%
Vox VT50
1 7%
Voters: 14.
#1
1. Blackstar HT-5 Mini Half Stack
2. Vox VT 30 or 50(i'm not sure which size i want yet)

i think i've narrowed it down to these two.
Last edited by dcj438 at Aug 28, 2009,
#2
Genres?
Depends how much versatility you want.

I would chose the HT-5 personally.
I have a huge fear if rays.
#3
Vox, I like the pretty shiny grill cover.. The blackstar is just ugly...


Edit...

OK, OK, serious answer....

The Blackstar, because it's Tube, the Vox is SS Modelling amp..

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#4
Without telling us what you want it for its like choosing between a Honda Civic Sport and a pickup truck. Both good for their purpose.
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#5
Mainly just wondering which would be better all around, but mostly rock/metal, dont plan on dropping below D tuning.
#6
Quote by jonmo1
Vox, I like the pretty shiny grill cover.. The blackstar is just ugly...


Yeah, I bought my MG because I wanted to look cool with a Marshall.

I kid, I kid.

Edit:

Anywho, I'm pretty sure you'll need a pedal for hard rock with the Vox. But not so much with the Blackstar. But the Vox is a lot more versatile if you were looking to play blues/country/classic rock/...etc.
I have a huge fear if rays.
Last edited by ChrisBW at Aug 28, 2009,
#7
Blackstar all the way.
I heard many good things about them.
And the Vox is not my favourite, it's a modelling SS amp and won't sound as good as the Blackstar.
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#8
Genre? Price Limit? Gigging? Versatality needed? Et Cetera?

There are tons of amps out there...
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#9
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
Genre? Price Limit? Gigging? Versatality needed? Et Cetera?

There are tons of amps out there...



but i just narrowed it to these two right now, and earlier i said mainly rock/metal, i'm trying to sell my spider III 150 and figured one of these would be a good replacement for around the same money. i just wanted a little input, i'm still pretty new to the guitar.
#10
Blackstar, but keep in mind that its not that loud compared to a Spider 150 watt......

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#11
Quote by jc349
Blackstar, but keep in mind that its not that loud compared to a Spider 150 watt......


what if i took the head from the half stack and put it through a bigger cab? or does the fact that it's just 5W limit how loud it will go? i apologize for the "noobish" questions but hey, gotta learn somehow.
#12
Adding speakers will add a slight increase in volume, but if you're going to spend that much money on a 4x12, I'd just get a higher-wattage amp.

Budget?

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#13
Blackstar because the Vox is just a hybrid modelling amp. It sound better than most modellers but no where near as good as a tube amp will.
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