zalopa
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hi guys

i looking to buy a small tube amp and a one that i can take without braking my back

i have a epiphone lennon casino and vox ac30c2-bl and i just became a new dad so my wife dont let me play with the vox amp

these are the amps that i have in my country (sorry i'm not form the u.s.a, sorry for my english!)

so help me choose one so my baby will be able to sleep

LINE6 Spider IV 15

VOX AC-1RV

VOX PF10

BEHRINGER RETRO ,FIREBIRD GX108

BEHRINGER BT108

ORANGE CRUSH MICRO

ORANGE CRUSH CR12L 12W

RANGE CRUSH CR

PEAVEY BACKSTAGE
PEAVEY SOLO

PEAVEY RAGE 158

CORT CM10G

BTS GA-25


KUSTOM DART10

KUSTOM KG1 10W 1*6

BUGERA BC-15

MARSHALL MG-10

MARSHALL MG-15
ROLAND Cube 15XL

thanks u all!!
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not for nothing, but if you are just getting an amp to have at home for low volume stuff, depending on what you want the amp to do, any one of those would be a good choice. practice amps are much less confusing than a gigging rig, they all do the same thing just differently. what do you play? what's your budget? you have a lot of choices there but not the one i would recommend which is the Roland Cube amps.
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sorry guys its hard for me to write in English it takes me a lot of time...i know the rule that i need to write details the budget is not in dollars its for home use only and i listing to: doors, pink floyd, oasis. led zepplein , leonrad cohen, u2 and moore....

i hope i didnt woke up my baby....(-:
MaggaraMarine
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OK, you need something really quiet, right? Maybe a headphone amp would be better. You can turn down the volume on your Vox. But if that's not quiet enough, then you really need to use headphones. I would suggest some kind of multi FX pedal. They have lots of different sounds and effects. I have a Digitech RP355. It's decent but not the best (and I'm pretty sure the modeling technology has got better after I got my RP355). Maybe look at Line 6, Boss, Digitech and Zoom multi FX pedals. Go try them.

OK, i just read that you need to be so quiet that your baby doesn't wake up. You really need headphones for that. The low volume sound of any amp will pretty much suck. You need to turn whatever amp up a bit (which is much louder than sleeping volume) to sound decent. Look at multi FX pedals and use them with headphones.
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^^+1 you want to use headphones, even an acoustic can be too loud sometimes with a baby in the house
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^^+1 you want to use headphones, even an acoustic can be too loud sometimes with a baby in the house

My parents bitch if I'm playing my electric unplugged when they are sleeping.
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zalopa
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thanks guys but pedal are much expensive than a tube amp but from the list that i gave do u recommend something?
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Vox Pathfinders are pretty good for SS. I suggest a VOX Amplug, the classic rock or one. Plugs into your guitar and you hear through earphones.
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Quote by zalopa
thanks guys but pedal are much expensive than a tube amp but from the list that i gave do u recommend something?

as long as the amp has a headphone out any of those will work for what you need.
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It's not a tube amp, but I would get a Roland Cube. Solid state amps are cheaper at sound better at lower volumes.
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zalopa
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thanks u all....if any one else have a specific one i will be very happy...thanks!!
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As I said, you need headphones. And for example Digitech RP355 isn't that much more expensive than a practice amp. And I guess it will sound better than a practice amp with headphones and it has a lot more settings (my Microcube sounded terrible through headphones). A multi FX might even be useful to use with your Vox.

No amp can put out good sound at sleeping volumes. It will be too loud if it's louder than acoustic guitar, and electric + amp will almost always be louder than acoustic guitar, no matter what settings you use. It has nothing to do with the wattage of the amp. You need headphones. The cheapest way is Vox Amplug which is something like €30. It's a headphone amp and it tries to sound like your AC30 amp. I don't know how close it gets, though. But I suggested multi FX pedals because they have more options, the Amplug only has one sound.

Actually, the guitar you have is a semi hollow. You could just play it acoustically. I sometimes just play my electric (solid body) unplugged. And when I play the bass, I don't even have an amp to plug it in. I always play it unplugged.
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No new amp is going to sound much better at quiet volume. I'd recommend adding an attenuator to the amp you have, such as the THD Hot Plate or similar. Then you can play the Vox at any volume down to whisper quiet. If you want something light and portable for around the house, like others mentioned, a Pod or similar device would let you play silently.
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