#1
Which would you guys recommend for a slash sound? also for some blues and clean. Please describe what you think each sounds like, clean and overdriven.
#2
I would recommend a Marshall JCM800 for a slash sound and a set of signature slash fingers fron dunlop.
Agile AL3000
Douglas WRL90
SX SR1 STD Plus
J&D Strat
Squier Tele
Sammick TR2
Douglas Draco
Peavey JSX
Bugera V5
TWANGED VJ
#3
i haven't tried the vox yet, but i can't imagine it could be as nice as the valvepower. also the power scaling on the newest version of the VP means it'll be a lot easier to get a cranked-up sound out of it than the vox (which only has half-power/triode, i think?)...

though the VP is a bit more vintage-sounding than slash, with a boost it could do it, though. without it's more like a joe bonamassa type of lead tone, like his tone on sloe gin.

any more specific questions on the VP, just ask, i got mine a couple of weeks ago, but bear in mind i haven't tried the vox, so I can't really compare the two (obviously enough).
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#4
Haha. Thanks. Does anyone have the valve power? If so, how does it sound? I live in the US, i dont know if he'll ship here.
#5
yeah, i got mine about two weeks ago. there was another dude who occasionally posts on this forum, and who posts on another forum, who has one, but he has the previous version without the power scaling.

first things first, you'd want to check he ships to the USA. He does seem to ship to europe, but you'd want to make sure that, if he does ship to the states, that the postage isn't prohibitive, and that you're not hit with a lot of customs charges. There also might be equally good value homegrown options in the states, and it would probably be easier (or at least cheaper, from a postage point of view) to return them if anything went wrong (though obviously that'd depend on what part of the states you were in).

EDIT: the VP is supposedly a clone of a marshall 18 watter. If you can get to try the marshall reissues, or clones by other builders, that'd presumably give you a rough idea of the tone.
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#6
I'm here now!

I've tried the Night Train and own a Brown Note 18watt Lite. The Valvepower is essentially the same amps as the Brown Note and they use the exact same circuit. I can tell you that I prefer the 18watter. It's like a small Plexi basically. Have a listen to mine in the sig!
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I've tried the Night Train and own a Brown Note 18watt Lite. The Valvepower is essentially the same amps as the Brown Note and they use the exact same circuit. I can tell you that I prefer the 18watter. It's like a small Plexi basically. Have a listen to mine in the sig!

If they use the exact same curcuit, why does the brown note cost twice as much? Thanks for the advice Gabel.
#9
The Brown Note uses higher quality components and marksmanship. But the circuits and types of amps are identical.
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#10
^ does it really? i was under the impression that the VP used pretty decent quality parts, but I could be wrong.

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Thanks dave. Can it get a SRV tone?


not sure. it wouldn't be my first choice for it, it does sound more marshally than fendery. but you can get a bit of sparkle with single coils.
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#11
thanks guys. He won't reply about US shipping, so I guess I'll just get the vox.
#12
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EDIT: the VP is supposedly a clone of a marshall 18 watter. If you can get to try the marshall reissues, or clones by other builders, that'd presumably give you a rough idea of the tone.


If that is the case, the TS should also look at CeriaTone.
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#13
I don't know how much you are willing to spend, but also look into some Granger amps, they do some very marshally amps that might be a bit better range of vintage you are looking for, like the one I heard sounded like a nice smooth crunch but still high enough to get slash and a bit heavier, and still vintage enought it wouldn't sound like a modern high gain amp
#14
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^ does it really? i was under the impression that the VP used pretty decent quality parts, but I could be wrong.


Well the Valvepower deos certainly use great stuff, just meant the Bron Note uses better transformers. But it's not a big deal. They're basically the same.

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If that is the case, the TS should also look at CeriaTone.


And pay twice as much for the same amp because of high import prices?
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Well the Valvepower deos certainly use great stuff, just meant the Bron Note uses better transformers. But it's not a big deal. They're basically the same.


haha, no worries, thanks for answering gabe
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#16
Those Granger amps look awesome! However, they are like $300 more than I want to spend!
#17
Do you guys know of any jcm 800 or silver jubilee clones for <700 US dollars?
#18
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And pay twice as much for the same amp because of high import prices?


I dunno... maybe I was not aware because I didn't specialise in tax maybe?
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#19
Would it be worth it to buy like the Ceriatone Silver Jubilee 2550 or JCM 2204/2203?
#20
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I dunno... maybe I was not aware because I didn't specialise in tax maybe?


I just meant that if you saw that he was Europe based and the Valvepower sold here, it doesn't take much to see it's a better deal
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#22
You are? I thought you were in the UK, that's was why you were looking at the Valvepower. Then do consider Ceriatone and Brown Note too, though they might be more expensive.
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#23
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without it's more like a joe bonamassa type of lead tone, like his tone on sloe gin.


Holy crap, really? Dammit, I've already got an 18W and now I'm GASing for another one, cheers Dave
#24
I can't say I've personally tried, or even heard soundclips, of the valvepower. But I have extensively tested the Night Train and I thought it was great. It was a little more modern sounding than an AC30, but still capable of vintage tones with the proper usage.
I doubt you'll be unhappy with it, simply because it has such a loveable, honest and balanced character. It sounds good at low volumes, it will most likely be heard of a drummer with a 4x12 cabinet (I haven't tested that out though) has a surprising amount of gain, has a better half-power switch than the Orange Tiny Terror, and is just generally a neat little amp.
#25
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I just meant that if you saw that he was Europe based and the Valvepower sold here, it doesn't take much to see it's a better deal


Ahh ok... I'm just inclined to recommend a Ceriatone when I hear low-wattage/older Marshall.
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Holy crap, really? Dammit, I've already got an 18W and now I'm GASing for another one, cheers Dave


to my ears, anyway. if you already have an 18 watter (unless you just mean that's its wattage, rather than the style of amp), is there much point in getting the VP?
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