#1
Hey fellas,

i'm looking for a great solid state modeling amp like the Line 6 Vetta 2 or Hughes & Kettner Zentera. These seem like a good choice but I was wondering if there are any alternatives to these out there ?


(High quality amps please, no Vypers or Flextones)


Last edited by J-Master at Oct 24, 2009,
#3
I know you said no Vypyrs, but...

Dude, Peavey Vypyr. It's the best thing besides a tube amp out on the market today. You have 12 channels, 24 options for 12 different types of amps, 24 effects (4 simultaneously), EQ, and it's obnoxioulsy loud... it goes to 13.

I posted a review not too long ago, if you want to read it.

Not to sound like such an advertisement, but really. I spent 2 months researching it.
Last edited by ASJerrell at Oct 24, 2009,
#4
Peavey Vypyr 60 and 120 are great too.

I has a Vetta for sale though... (see sig )
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#6
Quote by MatrixClaw
Peavey Vypyr 60 and 120 are great too.

I has a Vetta for sale though... (see sig )


**** you, you'll spend it on another NGD


...Though the Vetta is one of the best ones....
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#7
Pretty much everything said. Maybe check out the new DigiDesign Eleven as well.

If you have the cash though, just go for the AxeFX.
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#8
Quote by MatrixClaw
Peavey Vypyr 60 and 120 are great too.

I has a Vetta for sale though... (see sig )

i'm looking for a SS though.


How come you're selling it ? what do you don't like about it ?


Does anyone know how the axefx compares to the zentera ?
I like the axe fx but it doesn't seem to have some kind of controller like the vetta and zentera do ?
Last edited by J-Master at Oct 24, 2009,
#9
Quote by J-Master
i'm looking for a SS though.


How come you're selling it ? what do you don't like about it ?



...The vetta is SS for what I know (but I'm probably confusing SS and modelling again, as usual )


And he's ALWAYS selling stuff, so he can buy new gear to make us slice our wrists in agony
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'Practice amp' = amp you practice with? In my case, Peavey 6505+ and 4x12
I don't do things small


Except children.
#10
Quote by Slicer666
...The vetta is SS for what I know (but I'm probably confusing SS and modelling again, as usual )


And he's ALWAYS selling stuff, so he can buy new gear to make us slice our wrists in agony

I was talking about the vypers there.
#11
Ja amaai zeg, ge moet gewoon een vettatje zoeken op t web


[/crap imitation of Flemish]
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'Practice amp' = amp you practice with? In my case, Peavey 6505+ and 4x12
I don't do things small


Except children.
#12
Quote by Slicer666
Ja amaai zeg, ge moet gewoon een vettatje zoeken op t web


[/crap imitation of Flemish]

haha ja ik ben de vetta aan het overwegen maar zou toch willen de alternatieven verkenne
#13
I have an old Line 6 AX2. They were the pre-Vetta flagship model. It has great clean and OD/distortion sounds, but not so much fuzz and the likes. You can also really shape your effects.

I doubt they're in production anymore, but if you can find one used, get it.
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#14
Quote by J-Master
i'm looking for a SS though.


How come you're selling it ? what do you don't like about it ?

Does anyone know how the axefx compares to the zentera ?
I like the axe fx but it doesn't seem to have some kind of controller like the vetta and zentera do ?


It doesn't have a matching controller, but it does have midi input, so you can any midi controllers to controll it.

And also, the Vetta is as digital as the vypyr
Last edited by Sguit at Oct 24, 2009,
#15
Quote by Sguit
It doesn't have a matching controller, but it does have midi input, so you can any midi controllers to controll it.

And also, the Vetta is as digital as the vypyr

ah ok.


Yes, but the vyper is tube while the vetta is SS.
#16
Quote by J-Master
ah ok.


Yes, but the vyper is tube while the vetta is SS.


There is a tube version of the vypyr, but the "normal" ones are SS
#17
Quote by Sguit
There is a tube version of the vypyr, but the "normal" ones are SS

yes, i know, but MatrixClaw was talking about the tube vypers.
#18
I'd just say go for Axe-Fx if you have the money and if you have any left over get a Midi controller.

Something like the Voodoo Labs Ground Control Pro

http://www.voodoolab.com/gcontrolpro.htm

Or even....

Rocktron All Access

http://www.zzounds.com/item--RTRALLACCESS

But that's getting rather pricey eh?

I have the Rocktron Midi mate which is a great unit that i use with my G-Major 2. Indestructible, Easy to configure, and rather cheap.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MIDIMATE

It's all up to you though. But if you want something easy and kind of plug and play, go for the Vetta or Vyper.
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Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
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Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
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Bogner 4x12
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Last edited by kylendm at Oct 24, 2009,
#19
Quote by kylendm
I'd just say go for Axe-Fx if you have the money and if you have any left over get a Midi controller.

Something like the Voodoo Labs Ground Control Pro

http://www.voodoolab.com/gcontrolpro.htm

Or even....

Rocktron All Access

http://www.zzounds.com/item--RTRALLACCESS

But that's getting rather pricey eh?

yeah i'm digging the axe fx but both those controllers don't have a wah pedal, while a 400 dollar boss or line 6 does have 2 pedals ?
#20
Then go for them

i was just throwing out options.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#21
Quote by kylendm
Then go for them

i was just throwing out options.

yeah i def appreciate it but i'm wondering what's better about that rocktron for example, that makes it so much more expensive ?
#22
Not really sure why but i do know what you can add a wah pedal too.



There's a bunch of things it can do i just can't really recall.

It is Durable, extremely easy to setup, 120 saves on it. It's durable. Song mode 150 saves on it. It has 15 effect switches. Did i mention durable?

Lol

If you hurry though, theres a guy on my amps forum that is selling two all accesses

http://mtsforum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?p=55777&sid=921738ba28b08124275a80ac48ec1599

one for 450.
the other for 400.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
Last edited by kylendm at Oct 24, 2009,
#23
Quote by Slicer666
**** you, you'll spend it on another NGD


...Though the Vetta is one of the best ones....



That I will

Quote by J-Master
i'm looking for a SS though.


How come you're selling it ? what do you don't like about it ?


Does anyone know how the axefx compares to the zentera ?
I like the axe fx but it doesn't seem to have some kind of controller like the vetta and zentera do ?

Why only SS? The Vypyr is still a modeling preamp, it just has a tube power amp so you can turn it up louder and it sounds even better, plus it adds some dynamics that a SS amp can't produce.

Selling the Vetta because I'm just looking to try something different again. I change amps like mad, but the Vetta is probably the one amp I've liked the most out of all the amps I've owned (including ones that are worth 3 - 4 times as much).

The AxeFX Ultra is pretty much the ultimate modeling device on the market right now. The Zentera is a good amp, but it just can't do what the AxeFX does. It can use any MIDI device to control it.

Quote by J-Master
yeah i'm digging the axe fx but both those controllers don't have a wah pedal, while a 400 dollar boss or line 6 does have 2 pedals ?

You could get a Behringer FCB1010 like I have for my Vetta, has everything the Line 6 Longboard has... and is a lot cheaper
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#25
I strongly recommend an Axe FX, imo the best there is out there.

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#26
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That I will




To be quite honest here mate, I'd probably call you insane (yes, more insane than you are now, you tube-driven-in-heat-wh0re) if you didn't
Quote by Demonikk
'Practice amp' = amp you practice with? In my case, Peavey 6505+ and 4x12
I don't do things small


Except children.
#27
Quote by MatrixClaw
You could get a Behringer FCB1010 like I have for my Vetta, has everything the Line 6 Longboard has... and is a lot cheaper


Only time I'll ever +1 a Behringer product
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