#1
Well, it's a month until my birthday and the missus asked me what I would like. Other than the obvious I thought I'd upgrade my amp, pending the advice of experts on here.

I'm pretty much a beginner, playing for about 8 months.
I have a Pacifica 112 and a Roland 15x cube.
I would mainly use the amp for in the house and via headphones for practice, so I don't need anything too loud.
I'm into alt. rock and a bit of metal mainly, but would also like something with a nice clean tone.

Looking to spend no more than £200, and would happily go second-hand.

what dya think, is there anything out there that is going to be a noticeable step up from my Roland ?

Cheers
#2
Blackstar Ht-5.

Edit: It might be a little over your price though
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#3
^ the HT-5 doesn't have very good cleans. TS since you're a beginner and will be using headphones/can't play loud i'd suggest a decent modeller like a Peavey Vypyr 30

It has better tone than the Cube IMO and anything tube with decent cleans and metal tones is frankly going to be above your budget unless you can find a good used deal
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#4
I have a Vox 30, sounds really good in my opinion. Never tried a Vypyr, maybe try both out and see which one you like.
#5
I have a Vox VT30 and I love it. The cleans and crunch are amazing. Some people don't like the hi-gain models because they're "not so hi-gain" but i'm happy playing Opeth and a little BTBAM with them. The effects are nice too.

You should try a Peavey Vypyr, i've tried the Vypyr 30 and it sounded nice. It's better for metal (in general) than the VT but the cleans, crunch, etc aren't as nice IMO.

I've tried only the Cube 20 and i loved the clean channel (modeled after a Jazz Chorus) but i haven't tried the bigger cubes that have more models. Look around and try them all.
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#6
Thanks for all your advice.

So, after a quick look, I can pick up a VoxVt30 on E-bay for around £150, and a Vt15 for just over £100.

A Vypyr30 is going for around £175.

A couple of follow up questions if I may.

As I'm only really practicing at home right now, what does a 30 give me other than wattage, that a 15 doesn't ?

If I was to find a few extra pounds behind the sofa, what sort of amps would I be looking at that were a significant step up from the one's mentioned, let's say in the £300-£400 new range.

Cheers
#7
at that range you could start getting into some small tube amps, but for what you want a 30 watt modeler would be ideal. Go with the Vox VT30. They Vypyr sounds pretty bland and is pretty complex to set up your tone.
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#8
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If I was to find a few extra pounds behind the sofa, what sort of amps would I be looking at that were a significant step up from the one's mentioned, let's say in the £300-£400 new range.

Cheers


That would open up a lot of possibilities. More options than you have now.
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That would open up a lot of possibilities. More options than you have now.


Are you going to keep those options to yourself
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