#2

Yes, the AC100 will be great for pretty much everything you listed except metal.

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[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Boss pedals may be built like tanks but I would rather buy a cardboard box that is on my side than pay for a tank that is working against me.
#3
i had that head for a little while, and It kept breaking down on me, and If your getting it to sound like a ac30, it doesnt really sound like one, but its a decent head and at a good price, but do you need 100 watts, id just get the 50
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#4
Quote by Winman9999
i had that head for a little while, and It kept breaking down on me, and If your getting it to sound like a ac30, it doesnt really sound like one, but its a decent head and at a good price, but do you need 100 watts, id just get the 50


I Need it to fill a stage.. a pretty big one.. and i need it to fill bars and cafes
Im not looking for something fancy, i just want something that gets the job done
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#5
I've heard good things about that particular Vox, but I would suggest that you look at a Carvin V3, given that it fits your price range. It will handle anything you throw at it and it is louder than you will ever need it to be.
#6
Just get the 50 watt, unless you're playing football stadiums you don't need much more than 50 watts. Also, the Vox isn't gonna handle metal all that well all by itself. You'll need a distortion pedal to go along with it. I suggest a EH Metal Muff.
#7
I'd get a jcm 900.
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Quote by jay3213
I Need it to fill a stage.. a pretty big one.. and i need it to fill bars and cafes
Im not looking for something fancy, i just want something that gets the job done



dude you in absolutely NO way need a 100 watt amp for anything you just described. I just filled an entire school gym with 700 people this afternoon, and i was using a 30 watt AC30H2L. I was overpowering my rhythm guitarist who plays a JCM900, and a bassist with a 250 traynor bass amp. i was asked to turn it down numerous times... and it's only 30 watts. hell for your needs of bars and cafes i would go with the AC15. have you ever had a tube amp before? they are 3x louder than solid state amps.
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#9
He could actually need the headroom, wattage isn't about volume. Some people need the clean headroom. Also, not everyone likes pushing their power tubes hard.

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He could actually need the headroom, wattage isn't about volume. Some people need the clean headroom. Also, not everyone likes pushing their power tubes hard.



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doesn't sound like a very "clean" genre list to me.


and that is besides the point, I cannot even begin to tell you how deceiving the "30 watts" of an AC30 is. especially one without a master volume. they are knock-the-paint-off-your-walls loud, and take a while to break up. and TS is planning on bars and cafes, like i just said, i was just asked 4 times this afternoon to turn my amp down in a gym that held 700 people. you never need more than 30 watts for TS's plans
#11
Id reccomend a used Peavey JSX head. Lots of versatility and packed with tone. You can get one used for 700, maybe brand new for under a grand.
#12
Hundred watts is too much, but actually that vox have a lot of gain seriously, you could play some 80's metal without problem, wonder what you can do with an overdrive.
#13
A used Line 6 Flextone would be well suited and sound amazing.
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A used Line 6 Flextone would be well suited and sound amazing.


Maybe a Vetta or a HD147 too.
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#15
dont get that VOX. its a good amp but not for ur styles.

get a Marshall JCM 900 or JCM 2000 DSL 50 or wait for the Marshall Ma50 to be released.
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Quote by Lt. Shinysides
dude you in absolutely NO way need a 100 watt amp for anything you just described. I just filled an entire school gym with 700 people this afternoon, and i was using a 30 watt AC30H2L. I was overpowering my rhythm guitarist who plays a JCM900, and a bassist with a 250 traynor bass amp. i was asked to turn it down numerous times... and it's only 30 watts. hell for your needs of bars and cafes i would go with the AC15. have you ever had a tube amp before? they are 3x louder than solid state amps.



You can make a pair of KT88s push out 15db (100 watts for two KT88s in AB, push pull)

Watts don't equal volume at all. Watts is power, but i've played through many amps rated at 50 watts that didn't really punch out a lot of decibels...

Vox amps are loud yes. But you're not pushing 30 watts with the volume winded up all the way, you're doing around 90 with 4 EL84s maxed out.

I'm sure the JCM900 guy used preamp gain and not poweramp gain for what ever he played, and the 900 series are a quite amps...
#17
Quote by Shiromar
Maybe a Vetta or a HD147 too.


i thought you could get a new flextone for that price:P
not sure abotu vetta if he could it'd be worth it
only look into the HD147 if you can try it
it's a really subjective head one guy in a store thought it sounded better as good as a vetta the other thought it sounded like an overpriced spider so i really suggest trying it out

also 50 watts is definately enough
how about a used tsl60? or dsl50?
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Quote by stykerwolf
You can make a pair of KT88s push out 15db (100 watts for two KT88s in AB, push pull)

Watts don't equal volume at all. Watts is power, but i've played through many amps rated at 50 watts that didn't really punch out a lot of decibels...

Vox amps are loud yes. But you're not pushing 30 watts with the volume winded up all the way, you're doing around 90 with 4 EL84s maxed out.

I'm sure the JCM900 guy used preamp gain and not poweramp gain for what ever he played, and the 900 series are a quite amps...



watts dont equal volume, but they do equal headroom. thats the issue. he is not looking for a clean tone, he wants overdrive. a 100 watt vox amp is going to be ball blisteringly loud before it starts breaking up, which is very unsuitable for a cafe or bar setting.
#20
i didn't like the one i tried, at all. i can't remember if i tried the 100 watter, or the 50, and i think i tried the combo version, but yeah, i didn't like it, at all.
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#21
You don't need to fill the venue directly from the guitar amp itself, in fact if you do that the mixer will throw beer cans at you. What you need is a good sound that is loud enough to hear ON STAGE over the drummer (and even then you can put it through the foldback).
If I were you I'd look for a 50W JCM900. Even that is overkill but would suit what you play nicely.
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