#1
I was thinking of getting some 30 watt amp.

I seen vox amps in a local store and wondered if they are any good.

Any thoughts?

EDIT:
I'm trying to upgrade from a 15w spider III.

I play rock, metal, blues. Any sugestions?
Have no band.

EDIT 2:
Which amps should I stay away from then?
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#3
Personally I think they are all good amps, even the Valvetronix. They are generally better at chimey-clean tones and crunchy overdrive rather than brutal metal distortion.
#4
No. All Vox amps are crap.


Marshalls too.

Unless it's the MG range.


They're awesome.
#5
Short answer, yes.

But seriously, it depends on what you model it is, what you play, what you need it for, just a ton of factors. Every company has it's better amps and it's worse amps, but Vox has got a lot of good stuff imho.
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I was thinking of getting some 30 watt amp.
I seen vox amps in a local store and wondered if they are any good.
Any thoughts?

You could read the Reviews section of this website, and then ask more interesting questions...
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#7
Well, generally speaking they are good. Nowadays they're made in China though. Even the £800+ ones. I've heard many stories of terrible reliability. I've owned a couple of cheaper ones and never had a problem myself. First thing to do is play through one form your own opinion.
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#8
Quote by vinnie-watt5
I was thinking of getting some 30 watt amp.

I seen vox amps in a local store and wondered if they are any good.

Any thoughts?

You actually try them?
#9
Depends on what model we're talking about and what music you want to play. There hardly are any Vox amps out there which I'd consider bad though.
#10
Vox Ac30 =

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#11
I've had the Valvetronix for two years now, and I love it. I highly recommend them.
#13
I tryed one amp and it was okay. I guess but it was like some 15 watt I think
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#14
I wouldn't really consider the vt30 an upgrade from the spider, sounds better, not a big step up really, that is if its a vt30. If its an ac30, get it.,
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#16
it really depends what model you mean, i love my AC30, but i hear they have bad stock tubes, they sound good, but dont last, i really should replace mine!

but i have only briefly tried the valvatronic series, and it wasnt very impressive, but im sure its far better that a spider
#17
Try a superchamp XD as well.
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Try a superchamp XD as well.


You really like those amps, huh? I guess I'll have to try one the next time I'm at a music store that doesn't suck. Anyone who's been to Gainesville, Florida knows that the music stores here are horrible.

Anyways, I've never tried a Vox amp that I didn't like. With the exception of the Valvetronix modellers, they tend to do better with cleans, blues, and classic rock. The Valvetronix series can do metal fairly well for the price, though. Go ahead and try them out to see if you like them. But, if you really want an awesome amp....


save up and buy an Egnater.
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You really like those amps, huh? I guess I'll have to try one the next time I'm at a music store that doesn't suck.

I work in a music store so I am around these amps daily. Of the Vypyrs, Spiders, MGs, VTs, Cubes the XD takes the cake. Vibro champ XD sells for $199, Super Champ XD $299. It's really tough to beat a 6V6 or two in the power section for under $300.
Try one, they are versatile as fuk making them good for most genres.
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I work in a music store so I am around these amps daily. Of the Vypyrs, Spiders, MGs, VTs, Cubes the XD takes the cake. Vibro champ XD sells for $199, Super Champ XD $299. It's really tough to beat a 6V6 or two in the power section for under $300.
Try one, they are versatile as fuk making them good for most genres.



That's really cool. I'll definitely have to check one out. I'm really loving 6V6 tubes now that I have my Egnater. The bubbly upper mid range takes some getting used to, but once you EQ them right, they really sound smooth and throaty. Thanks for the recommendation.
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You really like those amps, huh? I guess I'll have to try one the next time I'm at a music store that doesn't suck. Anyone who's been to Gainesville, Florida knows that the music stores here are horrible.

Anyways, I've never tried a Vox amp that I didn't like. With the exception of the Valvetronix modellers, they tend to do better with cleans, blues, and classic rock. The Valvetronix series can do metal fairly well for the price, though. Go ahead and try them out to see if you like them. But, if you really want an awesome amp....


save up and buy an Egnater.


Really? It would be a good choice for rock and blues but when I tried a Rebel 20 it was barely passable for metal. An OD could probably change that, but still.
#22
The heaviest metal tone you'll probably get (with the amp alone) is a good iron maiden and early metallica tone, with more supplies such as an eq or distortion pedal you can get alot heavier tones, just no death metal stuff you'll need a different amp for that. It can play pretty much anything that isn't heavy also. Depending on if you get a modelling amp like mine or the real amps. I prefer the modelling amps, so much tone variety.
#23
dude, i have a 50 watt valvetronix ill sell you for 200 bucks. pm me for more info
#25
IMO

Ceriatone Creme Brulee or DC30

DC30 is a clone of the Matchless DC-30 which is a copy (I think) of the Vox AC30, but better.
Creme Brulee is a modified DC-30. One channel instead of 2, and half the power.

http://www.ceriatone.com/
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Really? It would be a good choice for rock and blues but when I tried a Rebel 20 it was barely passable for metal. An OD could probably change that, but still.


Yeah, it doesn't have too much gain on tap, but takes pedals really well. It's also voiced pretty neutrally, so if you have a good OD and EQ, you can get basically any tone out of it.
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IMO

Ceriatone Creme Brulee or DC30

DC30 is a clone of the Matchless DC-30 which is a copy (I think) of the Vox AC30, but better.
Creme Brulee is a modified DC-30. One channel instead of 2, and half the power.

http://www.ceriatone.com/


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