nzGuitarKris
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Join date: Jan 2009
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#1
Decided it's time for an upgrade. Hoping to spend around $1000nz (around $840 US). I currently have a fender frontman 25r which I think I've screwed from pushing it too hard. I play in a couple bands. One which plays originals kind of like Queens of the stone age, Arctic monkeys, the strokes etc but I also play in a cover band which plays all sorts. I normally use a boss multi effects pedal. (Gt3)

Id like something with enough power to play inside bars and stuff but also outside in a beer garden or something.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Eppicurt
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#2
Vox AC30.
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nzGuitarKris
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#3
Funny. thats actually what Ive been looking at. I played an AC15, the other day, do you reckon that wouldnt have enough grunt? Know anything about the Vox AC30vr hybrids ?
Eppicurt
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#4
Depends if cleans are important to you. Based on your genres, they should be. AC30 will give you more clean headroom, although you should be going through FoH at gigs.

Avoid the AC30VR. They're average at best.
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#6
Dude I have the AC30 and play pretty much the same stuff. It goes right from "Whatever people say I am..." growly to "Humbug" weird, does all the strokes sounds, and will take on just about anything QOTSA could throw at it too, especially with a little push from the right distortion pedal.
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#7
ac30 is a good choice, you could look into old fender amps too for the flipside of that coin, twins and what not
Fender Strat Deluxe
Fender MexiStrat
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nzGuitarKris
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#8
Thanks for the help guys. This might be a bit harder on the pocket than I thought. ahwell