#1
Any all tube amps that have a similar variability and quirks to these guys? The tones are excellent and I would get the amp on it's own if not for quite a bit of breakup that occurs when you put it up to full, the mild metallicness of some of the models and the volume, certainly pretty low for a tube power amp. I also feel like the drop in quality when using the power attenuator could be less on other amps.
#2
They have 1 12AX7 preamp tube. The power section is solid state.

So no, an all tube amp won't have those 'quirks' you speak of and an attenuator will not really affect this amp if that is what you are asking.

What is your question exactly?


budget
genres
new or used
home or gig
current gear
closest city


Sorry, I'm not a fan of the Valvetronix series but there are plenty here that are so take the balance into perspective.
#3
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
They have 1 12AX7 preamp tube. The power section is solid state.


Damn, I was hoping that wasn't the case, as I was testing it I noted the standard transistor breakup as I got higher, and a suspiciously constant tone as I raised the volume.

So no, an all tube amp won't have those 'quirks' you speak of and an attenuator will not really affect this amp if that is what you are asking.


Ah well, it's back to looking for tube amps then. I just really liked the versatility and thought it was a possibility.

What is your question exactly?


budget
genres
new or used
home or gig
current gear
closest city


Sorry, I'm not a fan of the Valvetronix series but there are plenty here that are so take the balance into perspective.


I rather dislike the vox bright tone that comes with most of their amps, but this one seemed to have great responsiveness and a tube sound, the volume raising is what made me really suspicious, as an alternative I was looking at either a windsor or a flextone, but the flextone has the same problem with it's models, and it's not that loud at all for 150 watts. As for the list:

-700 dollars max unless it's a really amazing deal.
-Blues rock, jazz fusion, post-rock, techno...meh, I pretty much need an amp that can take pedals well and do just about anything. The versatility is the key component here, but if I can't have complete versatility, the basic requirement is a great blues rock/classic OD low gain tube breakup and a passable high gain progressive sound (ala vai)
-Used or new, whichever, I'd probably like used more if it's a great deal.
-gig and recording, doesn't need to be loud though.
-all garbage, well, at least passable stuff. I currently use my squier affinity strat and ibanez RG, but the squier most often, as well as monster cables and a crybaby wah. I'll be replacing the guitar with a regular strat of some sort, most likely with passive pickups (tex specs or summat)
-I live in NYC.
#4
I'm cheating a bit because I compiled this list earlier for someone else but here it goes. Sorry, it is late and I am hitting the sack so maybe someone else can take over.

My only thought would be if you want an amp that can take pedals well (assuming you have a bunch of pedals now) then you don't want a modeling amp. Conversely, if you like to experiment with lots of effects and don't want to buy them separately then a modeling amp may be right for you.


anyway - to get things started:


Marshall JCM800 combo $700
http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/msg/1419324128.html

Mesa Mark IV head $900 (needs cab)(not sure on cosmetics)
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/1418961461.html

Mesa Boogie Lonestar combo $1500
http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/msg/1418937734.html

Marshall JCM800 combo $950
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/msg/1418892085.html

Marshall JCM800 half stack (bid)
http://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/msg/1418829718.html

Marshall JCM2000 DSL head $650 (needs cab)
http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/msg/1418643766.html

Marshall JCM800 2210 head $999 (needs cab)
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/1418075218.html

Mesa Boogie Mark III 1x12 combo $1,000
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/1417526190.html

Carvin V3 full stack $1200
http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/msg/1417244699.html


#5
A lovely list from what I've checked thus far, thanks, I'll be hitting the sack too.
#6
There are plenty of all tube amps for $700 that will do what you want. You need a good clean channel.

Peavey Classic 30, Valveking, XXX, etc.
Mesa Nomad, F series, DC series
B52 AT series
Carvins
Ampegs
etc


I'll check back tomorrow. Hit up your craigslist bro.