#1
Hey there...

I'm looking for a practice amp. I want something pretty small, and simple, that won't wake up the neighbors if I keep it low! The sales guy at Guitar Center recommended a Fender Mustang. I don't want to spend more than approx. $100.

Any suggestions?

thanks!
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#2
For what kind of music?

Willing to buy used?
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#3
Go check out the little Roland Microcubes. They put out a pretty good sound for their size and price.
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Hey there...

I'm looking for a practice amp. I want something pretty small, and simple, that won't wake up the neighbors if I keep it low! The sales guy at Guitar Center recommended a Fender Mustang. I don't want to spend more than approx. $100.

Any suggestions?

thanks!


At this price, you can get pretty much any 15w practice amp made by Vox, Fender, Marshall, Line 6, Peavey, Roland, etc.

I suggest staying away from Marshall and Line 6 though.

What genre of music do you play?
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#5
I have a peavey vypyr 15 and its amazing. It costed a little more than 100 usd here in india. Its amazing. I think its the best Amp for 100$. Dont get anything else. Roland Microcubes are pretty good but they cost quite a bit more and I dont think its really loud enough for jamming. Then again the amp you'll be buying isnt meant for jamming. But I'd still go with the vypyr. Its worth every single cent you pay for it. Really check out the vypyr. Its got amazing cleans and distortions. Its got 11 rack effects too. Dont get the Microcube or any other amp. It wont be as good as the vypyr in that price range. http://peavey.com/products/instamplifiers/guitaramps/vypyr/index.cfm/item/116752/index.html
Check it out! If your going used, Get the vypyr 30. Its even better, with 12 (I think) Built in stompboxes.
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I have a peavey vypyr 15 and its amazing. It costed a little more than 100 usd here in india. Its amazing. I think its the best Amp for 100$. Dont get anything else. Roland Microcubes are pretty good but they cost quite a bit more and I dont think its really loud enough for jamming. Then again the amp you'll be buying isnt meant for jamming. But I'd still go with the vypyr. Its worth every single cent you pay for it. Really check out the vypyr. Its got amazing cleans and distortions. Its got 11 rack effects too. Dont get the Microcube or any other amp. It wont be as good as the vypyr in that price range. http://peavey.com/products/instamplifiers/guitaramps/vypyr/index.cfm/item/116752/index.html
Check it out! If your going used, Get the vypyr 30. Its even better, with 12 (I think) Built in stompboxes.


It's a good amp, but I actually like the Vox modellers a bit more. Fender Mustangs aren't bad.
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#7
Peavey Vypyr 15 - Hard Rock/Metal
Vox VT15 - Blues/Rock

And i personally think the vypyr is better because its got the ability to save settings, And its more user friendly too. The whole thing is a processor. You can switch from a Clean tone to a really heavy metal sound with the press of a button. I can say that the clean tone on the vypyr is pretty good. I like the Fender Twin the most cleanest channel.

The vox is a lot easier to use though. Took me a pretty long time to get a good heavy metal setting on the vypyr but it was definitely worth the time I spent tweakin' it!

Play both of em and get the one that sounds the best! Good luck! And if you ever get a vypyr, feel free to ask me any questions you have!
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#8
^ definitely +1 on the VTs and Vypyrs. TS just go to a music store and try them out along with the mustang and the roland cube.
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#10
^ Way outta his budget i guess.
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#12
Get a VOX Pathfinder 15!

Thats what I've done.
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#13
My decision process goes like this....

For a $100 amp I'd be inclined to get the Mustang if you want FX built in. If you are into metal then Vypyr would be the go to amp. The Vox Pathfinder if you looking for it to be a pedal platform.
#14
The beauty of the microcube is that it's battery powered so if you want to go busking you're ready to roll. But yeah, either the VT or the Vyper would also be a fine solution. Just go play them and see which one you like best, everybody seems to prefer a different one.
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#15
thanks everyone!

the kind of music that I play, mainly rock, pop, some country. I guess I am still a bit of a beginner, so nothing that requires too much for the technically or skilled advanced.

I spoke to my guitar teacher who suggested the vypyr and the guitar center guy said the cubes are good but my teacher isn't familiar with them so I don't know. I am going to try a few different amps out in guitar center around Thanksgiving.

thanks again!
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Don't give up!

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#16
The Cube is probably the simplest, then the VT, then the Vypyr, but they're all pretty easy to pick up - it's less about technical knowledge and more about ability to read the friggin' manual.

Where the vypyrs really shine is their high gain tones, which are pretty much the best you'll find on any modeling amp short of 1500 bucks. If you don't want high gain, then you're probably better off with a Vox. The VT's have pretty good clean and low gain tones if I remember right. The micro cube's also pretty good for clean, but doesn't have much between clean and hot-rodded-plexi levels of gain. I've never tried the full size cube, though, so I'm not the best one to ask about that either.

Basically, continue with your plan to try all 3.
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thanks everyone!

the kind of music that I play, mainly rock, pop, some country. I guess I am still a bit of a beginner, so nothing that requires too much for the technically or skilled advanced.

I spoke to my guitar teacher who suggested the vypyr and the guitar center guy said the cubes are good but my teacher isn't familiar with them so I don't know. I am going to try a few different amps out in guitar center around Thanksgiving.

thanks again!


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