#1
Im looking for an amp around the 200$ range the I can use to practice with a band. We will be playing 80s glam . I was thinking the vox valvetronix because ive had a good experience with it in the past, does this sound like a good option?
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#2
should be ok, all you need for hair is a decent amount of gain, reverb, delay and an amp that handles pinch harmonics well. some sort of distortion pedal such as a tubescreamer might also help
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#3
Not to sound daft here, but why would you be looking for a cheap amp when you've got a JSX you could use? You won't be getting much of an amp for 200 dollars.
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#5
I say grab a Fender Frontman 1x12 and run a nice distortion on the clean channel. The FMs have pretty good cleans.
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Not to sound daft here, but why would you be looking for a cheap amp when you've got a JSX you could use? You won't be getting much of an amp for 200 dollars.

good question.
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Not to sound daft here, but why would you be looking for a cheap amp when you've got a JSX you could use? You won't be getting much of an amp for 200 dollars.

I live on the 4th floor of an apt building with no working elevator, it would be a drag to man handle it ever time we wanted to practice.
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#9
U already have a spider too ... unless ur trading that for the valvetronix ...
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#10
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U already have a spider too ... unless ur trading that for the valvetronix ...

But that REALLY doesn't hold up in a band situation. The valvetronix seemed to have a lot more volume and a lot more headroom if i remember correctly.
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#11
Are we talking 15, 30 or 75watts here, Also if I remember correctly the vavletronix are rated at rms, so they do have a little bit more power.
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#12
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I live on the 4th floor of an apt building with no working elevator, it would be a drag to man handle it ever time we wanted to practice.


Is there a cab at the practise place? Couldn't you just take a head (assuming the JSX is a combo and hense a pain in the ass)?

If you need to get a new amp for this, I say you flog the Spider and pick up a Roland Cube 60 or a Vypyr or something. Oh, actually, take a look at second hand Line 6 Flextones. They NEVER hold their value and always go for cheap on the second hand market, despite being great amps. Look for getting a 50+ watt amp for band practise if it's SS.
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#13
I was looking at the 15W model since it is he cheapest.

There is no cab where we are going to practice, that's why I would have to lug along my 4x12 if I wanted to use the JSX.

For another option, what does a good 2x12 cost, I may be able to pull together some money if I really have to, but I was hoping to get away with this cheap/
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#14
^ Some guy in the gear section picked up a decent 4x12 cab on craigslist for $125, so I'm sure you could pick up a 2x12 for cheaper...or even a 1x12 would suffice as long as you didnt' crank the amp That might be a better option as it means you don't have a little amp knocking about and you still get your JSX tone.

A 15w SS won't be much cop against drums really unless it's mic'ed to the PA.
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#15
Your definition of good and my definition of good are different.

And by good, do you mean a good SS or a good tube?
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#16
A good 2x12 cab for my JSX, one that could be good for performing if I had to use it.
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#17
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A good 2x12 cab for my JSX, one that could be good for performing if I had to use it.

Woops sorry thought you meant a 2x12 combo. Ignore that SS or Tube comment. Hmm, well what kind of speakers do you like?
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#18
I would go for the valvetronix, my school has one that they use for the jazz band (which I'm in) and it's awesome, and the amp models on it would be perfect for glam metal. It sounds pretty nice, Almost tube like...
#19
I am not going to recommend a particular amp because it all a matter of personal preference (I love my Line 6 Spider II) but I would say look for a used amp you can pick up a decent amp for 1/3rd the cost of a new one or even find better on Craig's list. I picked up a Fender Front man R212 combo for $50.00. The input jack was loose and the signal was intermittent a few turns of the nut and no more cutting out.


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