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Hey guys! For a while I've been trying to get a new amp and now I set my mind to it and am going to buy it hopefully this month. I need some help with the amps that I want though. I'm stuck between these two amps [both Vox] The Lil' Night Train set [Includes NT2 Head and V110NT Cabinet] and The AC4TV Set with a V112TV cabinet . I play almost every genre, but mostly metal. [Music like Avenged Sevenfold, K-ON!!, Greenday, Iron Maiden, Muse, etc. etc.] I have a fake Fender Strat. When I looked at the electronics it looked like Fender Squier electronics, but I replaced the pickups with some spares that I had but I don't know the brand, but my friend thinks it might be Dimarzios [High Distortion Humbucker bridge with two single coils for the neck and mid] I plan on using the amp for practice at home [noise level doesn't matter. I have a big house and practice my acoustic drumset in it] and for Jazz Band at school, and if it's good enough use it to audition for Berklee.
This ended up being really long sorry Thanks for your time!
#2
inb4 6505
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#3
Quote by omidmash
inb4 6505
in4 Jet City JCA5012c. This one will more likely give you A7X sounds, as Zacky Venegance recently started using the 100w heads, and the 5012 (NOT 5212) will give essentially the same sound as the heads.

Or, if you are willing to pay the extra money, Carvin V3Mc. More modern voiced, but is 3 channels and American made.

A budget would really help.
#4
^i'm going to agree with this. the carvin is going to give you a wider range of sounds than the vox and the jet city would make for a nice budget amp with great tone
#5
sorry about not posting the budget. The budget is anything up to about $350
EDIT: Then given my budget, which of these two would be better?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jet-City-Amplification-JCA20H-and-JCA12S-Half-Stack-584695-i1524103.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jet-City-Amplification-JCA2112RC-20W-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-583601-i2275450.gc#
and please remember I'm not going for an all out metal/rock tone, so I need a good clean sound and if I add a boss overdrive/distortion or a mxr fullbore metal distortion it would have a good distortion sound.
Last edited by omJIEEE at Dec 17, 2011,
#6
is there a way you can go and test it out before you buy it? because i'm 70% sure that there isn't enough headroom in the jca20h to stay clean at higher volumes. for rock it'll be just fine, but for metal you would need an overdrive.
#7
well the only way i would be able to check it out is if guitar center or sam ash has it. If they don't have it would i be able to ask them to order it for me to try?
#9
im actually thinking about getting one of the jet citys for metal with my tax return.
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#10
Quote by omJIEEE
I just got back from guitar center. I narrowed it down to two choices but neither are vox or jet city amps. and both are solid state amps.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Marshall-MG4-Series-MG101FX-100W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-581725-i1759563.gc vs. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-IV-75-75W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-105482855-i1470460.gc
Which do you guys recommend?


Are you joking with this? Those two amps are almost universally loathed by the users on this forum you will be flamed!!

I don't have a Lil'Night Train, I have the normal Night Train, but I love it. You can't make it sound bad and the bright channel is gorgeous to my ears. Turn up the gain and it sounds great too. I think the Lil'Night Train is likely a really good amp, if its the sound you like.

AshUK
#11
I own a Spider IV 75. You went from looking at a beautiful tube amp to the Line 6?

DON'T BE A FOOL, SON.
#12
Quote by omJIEEE
I just got back from guitar center. I narrowed it down to two choices but neither are vox or jet city amps. and both are solid state amps.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Marshall-MG4-Series-MG101FX-100W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-581725-i1759563.gc vs. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-IV-75-75W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-105482855-i1470460.gc
Which do you guys recommend?


if u like em then go for em... but i wouldnt go with a spider 5 or an MG...
U were headed in the right direction with the night train, dont know about the lil night train but the 50 is pretty kicking. But a jetcity would be more suited towards ya.