#1
Hi, i am currently wondering which is the best of these amps. at the moment i am leaning towards the cube because of the extra 30 watts the loop station and the 8ohm extension speaker cab out. They are both exactly the same price at my local store. Could you help me decide, i play stuff like van halen gnr etc.
Thanks
#2
I personally are a fan of the VOX VT series, great sound and options for a good price, I'm going to buy a VT30 soon, since the vt50 is too much watt for me just playing at home. I don't have a lot of experience with the Roland cube series, but I have to say that the sound of the VT series is great for playing that kind of music like Queen, Gnr and some other oldie style rock, the VT50 is something u won't regret ^^
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#3
Like I told you in your other thread:

Both are easily loud enough for band use and the Vox is better for the music you play. And I'd rather have something different at that budget, anyway. Modellers are good for people who need a lot of versatility, which doesn't seem to be the case with you.
#4
I don't know about the Vox, but I have the 60W version of the Roland Cube and it's amazing. It's basically like the 80 but without loop station. It's a very versatile amp and you can achieve any sound with it, including the '80/'90 hard rock tone you need.
#5
If youre into classic hard rock (im assuming you are!!) then id go with the Vox VT - i dont use mine very often anymore, but its a terrific amp for the price. One of its effects is a very good recreation of the MXR Phase 90, and it contains (from memory) a Van Halen song preset, so in that respect itll suit you perfectly. Basically if you play anything from The Beatles to Joe Satriani, its got you covered.

Ive never played a Roland Cube but it usually comes with good recommendations around here, so i suggest you try both amps out extensively then choose your favourite

Good luck
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Last edited by barfrog at Sep 14, 2010,
#6
Quote by barfrog
If youre into classic hard rock (im assuming you are!!) then id go with the Vox VT - i dont use mine very often anymore, but its a terrific amp for the price. One of its effects is a very good recreation of the MXR Phase 90, and it contains (from memory) a Van Halen song preset, so in that respect itll suit you perfectly. Basically if you play anything from The Beatles to Joe Satriani, its got you covered.

Ive never played a Roland Cube but it usually comes with good recommendations around here, so i suggest you try both amps out extensively then choose your favourite
Good luck

yeah i think i'm just going to do this.
#7
Also, what will you be usuing the amp for? Will it be gigged any time soon or do you just want something for bedroom practice?
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#8
Quote by barfrog
Also, what will you be usuing the amp for? Will it be gigged any time soon or do you just want something for bedroom practice?

I will be using it for band practise and smaller gigs
#9
Here are some other options to think about. All of these would do well for your style of music.

Jet City Amplification JCA2112RC 20W Tube Guitar Combo Amp - $399
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jet-City-Amplification-JCA2112RC-20W-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=583601

Peavey Windsor Studio 20W 1x12 All-Tube Combo Amp - $399
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Windsor-Studio-20W-1x12-Tube-Combo-Amp?sku=481660

Bugera V55 55W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp - $449
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bugera-V55-55W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=502584

Blackheart BH15-112 Handsome Devil Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp - $449
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackheart-BH15112-Handsome-Devil-Series-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-?sku=483097
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Here are some other options to think about. All of these would do well for your style of music.

Jet City Amplification JCA2112RC 20W Tube Guitar Combo Amp - $399
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jet-City-Amplification-JCA2112RC-20W-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=583601

Peavey Windsor Studio 20W 1x12 All-Tube Combo Amp - $399
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Windsor-Studio-20W-1x12-Tube-Combo-Amp?sku=481660

Bugera V55 55W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp - $449
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bugera-V55-55W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=502584

Blackheart BH15-112 Handsome Devil Series 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp - $449
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackheart-BH15112-Handsome-Devil-Series-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-?sku=483097

Thanks for the suggestions but i think i'm going to stick to one of these 2.
Will 50 watts be loud enough for band practise and small gigs with drummer bassist other guitarist and singer?
#11
Small gigs, yeah. At larger gigs, you'll want to mic the amp. Not because it won't be loud enough, but because your sound will turn to sh*t without a PA. But small gigs the amp can handle on it's own.
#12
I think the vox vt amps are worlds better than the cubes. They sound so much more amp-like to my ears. I don't really like the presets on them though.
#13
Quote by RockGuitarist09
I will be using it for band practise and smaller gigs

Yeah 50 watts should be plenty then. One of the best things about the VT series is the power attenuator feature - it allows to adjust the power anywhere from 2w up to the maximum 50w (in the case of the VT50). This'll let you practice in the bedroom without you having to choose between a tone sacrifice and annoying the neighbours.

If you can wait til the New Year, the Valvetronix+ will be available. I think they've basically taken the current VT range and improved the modelling technology, added more effects/presets etc. Check it out:

http://www.voxamps.com/us/valvetronixplus/vtplus/


I dont work for Vox by the way, before you ask
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#14
Quote by barfrog
Yeah 50 watts should be plenty then. One of the best things about the VT series is the power attenuator feature - it allows to adjust the power anywhere from 2w up to the maximum 50w (in the case of the VT50). This'll let you practice in the bedroom without you having to choose between a tone sacrifice and annoying the neighbours.

If you can wait til the New Year, the Valvetronix+ will be available. I think they've basically taken the current VT range and improved the modelling technology, added more effects/presets etc. Check it out:

http://www.voxamps.com/us/valvetronixplus/vtplus/


I dont work for Vox by the way, before you ask

Thanks for showing me that, i'm going to save and wait for these to come out and get the 80watt version. Thanks for showing me this.
#15
Are you on a really strict budget? IMO you shouldn't get a modeling amp that big unless it's a backup/practice amp.
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#16
Quote by Offworld92
Are you on a really strict budget? IMO you shouldn't get a modeling amp that big unless it's a backup/practice amp.

It is a backup/practise amp, but i've decided to wait for the Vox VT+ 80