I just sold my truck and so I'm not completely broke anymore I've been wanting to upgrade my gear for a while, and I have a rough idea of what I want, I just would like suggestions from people who are familiar with the things I am looking at. The two next purchases I wanna make are an amp and a noisegate. The amp I've been looking at is the Vox AC30C2. However there is a used Marshal JCM800 near me, but it's the 2x12 combo and it's $900. Is that an acceptable deal? I hear lots of great things, but it also seems that amp is kind of a one-trick amp so I'm not sure I want to spend that much since I could get the Vox brand new for just a little more. Second, the noisegate. I was planning on the ISP Decimator cuz of all the praise it gets here but I've also heard good things about the MXR Smartgate. A third option is the Rocktron Hush C or whatever it's called lol it's twice the price, but I have a friend who owns one and swears by it so is it a big enough difference for the price?

I play in a punk rock, but I like playing rock, blues, and some metal on my own, that's why I'm not completely sold on the Marshall.

I really don't have an exact budget, but id like to not spend much more that $1000 on the amp, and try to keep it around $100-$150 for the noisegate.

Closest city is Salt Lake City, Utah

I currently play a MIM Fender Strat through a Fender Frontman 212 (so almost anything is better) I also have a Korg Pitchblack tuner, a Zvex Distortron, Digitech Digidelay, a cheap off-brand chorus, and a Digitech Bad Monkey.

Let me know what you guys think, I kinda want an analog delay and a new chorus as well so suggestions for those are welcome but not immediately needed.

Fender MIM Strat (all black everthing!)
Korg Pitchblack Tuner
Zvex Distortron
Fulltone OCD
ISP Decimator
Vox AC30C2

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