#1
Hey been looking into upgrading from my trusty roland cube 30x to something bigger. Starting music practice at college next sept and will be gigging a lot so will need something with a bit more punch. Also i am wanting something with a bit more tonal performance as well. I have been looking at the spider valve series, i am currently torn between the hd100 head, or the hd212 combo. Same amp just different format. I mainly play in my bedroom but will be doing gigs and need something that can be suitable for both. Just wonder what the opinion is please, would be greatly appreciated.
#3
Wait.... you want to 'upgrade' from a Cube to a Spider Valve? Save your money man. If you're really set on getting a moddeler, get the Line 6 Vetta or flextone, depending on budget.

Also, a head/cab set-up gives you more tweakability because you can choose what speaker sizes to use. It is generally better, but also quite a bit more expensive.
#5
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I've gone for a Blackstar HT5, put the combo against stack, then I notice that you get better tone out of the two speakers than one, more to the subject, generally there is more speakers in stacks.


As my good friend here says, more speakers is a slight boost in tone. But if it has to fit in a room, or be portable, then combo all the way.
#6
I actually had this problem today - Bugera 6262 combo vs Bugera 6262 stack. I went with the combo because A) thanks to the black friday sales, it was $250 cheaper - which is a lot when you're a broke student like me - and B) it was way more portable and I could always hook it up to a cab anyway. Now, off topic - if you absolutely must get a modeling amp, check out the Peavey Vypyr tube series. I've heard good things about those.
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#7
actually i gues it doesnt neeed to be a combo. In all honesty i only reli use the recto setting on my cube. I guess MY sound is quite a high gain typical thrash metal sound, with a bit of delay. But i dnt want to get an amp wich only gives me that. Im looking to spend max like 500 on the head?
#8
^what currency?
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#10
500 pounds that is. Had a bit of a look at the valveking, seems a lot of amp for the money. Just a shme bout lack of delay effect and the distorting ceans i have heard about. Iv also realised it desnt need to model other amps, just something thats versatile andcan hande high gain. Any other reccommendations?
#11
How much are you planning to spend on a cab?
Agile AL3000
Douglas WRL90
SX SR1 STD Plus
J&D Strat
Squier Tele
Sammick TR2
Douglas Draco
Peavey JSX
Bugera V5
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#12
EDIT: I didn't realise you wanted it for college, then for high gain I would reccomend a Blackstar HT-5 with a boost/overdrive pedal.
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#14
^For £200 for cab you could get a Harley Benton 2x12 (loaded with celestion V30's) from Thomann
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#15
so from research i have narrowed it down to between, the behringer bugera 333xl, the spider vh100 or the the peavey valveking 100. What do we think?