#1
I have a Vox AD30VT and am SOOOO unhappy with it. Every single time I plug in and play, I become demoralized. What amp is the prime choice -between 300 and 600$- for a Fender Deluxe Player Edition guitar? I mainly play Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Pantera, Megadeth, and Jimi Hendrix.

Also, are there any effects I should buy?
#2
Where are you located?

A Vypyr Tube will work (obviously).

You could do well with a Peavey Classic and a few pedals, if you don't want to go the modeling route.

You may also want to look into getting a humbucker for the bridge position of your strat.
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#4
I recommend you a hot rails from seymour duncan , humbucker on a single coil size with great tone. Some people are going to recommend you Bare knuckle, I've read some great things about them but I don't have any experience. Lot's of good pick ups in the market.

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#5
Quote by Offworld92
Where are you located?

A Vypyr Tube will work (obviously).

You could do well with a Peavey Classic and a few pedals, if you don't want to go the modeling route.

You may also want to look into getting a humbucker for the bridge position of your strat.

I was typing out a response and realized that I was about to say exactly what this guy said.

The only possible other option I could add would be a Peavey Valveking, with some pedals/new tubes/new speaker/etc.
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#6
You could try a higher end roland cube? I have the 30W, big muff, and a hendrix wah and I get some pretty sweet tones out of my yamaha.
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#7
You're pretty much in need of a whole rig overhaul. Either sell the Strat, or get some new pickups for it. As for what, I'd go with a full sized humbucker, but that means a new pickguard. Alternatively, you can get a stacked bucker, like the Hot Rails....but don't get the Hot Rails. I've got the DiMarzio Super Distortion single-coil sized in my Tele. Great sounding pickup.

Sell the amp too. Look for a Peavey Windsor Studio. Then just use an OD pedal to get it into the thrashy territory.
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#8
traynor ycv and a humbucker for the strat?
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#9
That is quite a range of different sounds, what is more important to you, the heavier tones or the more classic ones?
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#10
get yourself a Peavey Valveking. i play a lot of similar stuff and that amp will get you in the ballpark for all of that stuff. as mentioned perhaps an overdrive will help as well. i'd also get a wah and a delay. if you want new pickups for your strat i'd look at Lace Sensors as they will bealmost noiseless and give you some more umph while retaining the basic strat sound.
#11
Carvin V3m, or the Carvin Legacy micro. check em both out the legacy is bit more pricy but the V3m is $600.
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#12
The thing is, AD30VT is not a bad amp, especially when compared to some other amps from the same price range. I've had it for a year or two, so I know it's possible to dial in some cool rock and metal tones. Of course, it's still only a modelling amp, and you would probably prefer a better all tube amp.

I won't give you any amp suggestions, but I would like to point out some things to you. You want to have an amp which should be able to reproduce both metal and classic rock tones. It's not really a problem, but there is something you should be aware of. If you buy a "metal" amp (by metal I mean aggressively voiced, with mid scoop and a lot of distortion by default), you would be able to get metal tones, but your classic rock tone would suffer, because "metal" voiced amps always have that edge to them, and quite often it is impossible to dial in some lower gain tones which would not sound so metal.

But, if you get an amp which would provide you with satisfying rock tones by itself, you could always boost it with an overdrive to get you to the hard rock / metal territory. So, keep that in mind and use your ears. And humbuckers