#1
Hey guys, so right now Ive been playing guitar through my practice bass amp - a Fender rumble 15. I do want to start playing on a guitar amp and was wondering if getting like a Fender Mustang 1 V2 would be an upgrade? I'm interested in using the amp models and Reverb mostly. Also, I saw a used Vox AD15VT for $100 and was wondering if that's better.
I know tube amps are much better and that I should just save up for like a $200-300 small tube amp but I don't think I'll be getting any extra money to spend on guitar gear for a bit so my $50 amazon gift card and an extra $50-70 is all I can spend at the moment. So if you guys could suggest me anything, it would be greatly appreciated!

Tl;dr: suggest me a practice amp for $100-120

Also, as a side question, when I put a capo on my guitar, say capo 4, all the strings are way too sharp. However, if I fret the 4th fret, the strings are in tune. Anyone know what is wrong with t
#2
Are you putting the capo on the fret wire?

Do you have to buy the amp on amazon??
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#3
Fender Mustang 1 V2 would be an upgrade?


Yes. The Mustang probably has the best Reverbs out of the big four budget modellers (Mustang, Vypyr, VT and Spider).
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#4
That's the way you evaluate an amp? How good the reverb is? You, my friend, get one of these:
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#5
Yamaha THR series, regular, classic, or the High Gain, depending on your preferences, you won't find a better amp for 300 bucks that can do as much. Has reverb, delay, phaser, flanger, and tremolo, highly editable with the free software. Amazing amp, with authentic tube emulation. Amazing little amps, really all you need for bedroom/house jamming.
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#6
^^

I think his budget is $100, including a $50 amazon gc?
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Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
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LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
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Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
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74' Vibro Champ
#7
Quote by Cathbard
That's the way you evaluate an amp? How good the reverb is? You, my friend, get one of these:


Sorry if it sounded like that, but that's not what I meant.
I was just saying that Reverb is important for me at the moment since I play worship type stuff so Reverb and delay is a large portion of the sound. I don't want to throw $120 on a HoF Reverb pedal so I figured if I was to get a new amp that I get one with decent Reverb built it.
I apologize for the confusion

Quote by red.guitar
Are you putting the capo on the fret wire?

Do you have to buy the amp on amazon??

Yes and basically yes.


I'm starting to lean towards the Mustang, also because of the ability to record directly from the amp to the computer..
But against the Vox Ad15vt, which would be able to sound better with some overdrive pedals going into it?
#8
On this budget, it'll be pretty much the same quality to be honest. You can go either with Mustang or Vox.
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Quote by red.guitar
Are you putting the capo on the fret wire?

Yes.

You shouldn't.
The capo is positioned right above/next to the fret wire, the same way as you fret with the fingers. Like this:




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#10
Quote by Linkerman
You shouldn't.
The capo is positioned right above/next to the fret wire, the same way as you fret with the fingers. Like this:






That's what I did before except maybe a little closer to the middle of two frets, then I was told to try putting it as close to the fret wire as possible until it was almost on it.
Either way the notes are still sharp
#11
It really doesn't matter where you put the capo on the fret, it can be next to the wire, or in the middle, that's kind of a misunderstanding on how frets work.

I think your intonation might be out.
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#12
I think you should try another capo. I had an old capo that wasn't pushing on the frets properly because the pad had become worn and had indents of the strings.
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#13
Sounds to me it could be an inotation issue. Take it to a decent guitar tech for a set up.

And/or could be a cheap capo squeezing the strings too tightly.

Take it for a set up, a good guitar tech will make it play like a new guitar. I love getting mine back from the guy i take it to
#14
The capo is a new Kyser Capo (I've used a silver one for the past 2 years on my acoustic until it broke recently).
I've used it on an acoustic and it didn't make the strings go as sharp as it does on my electric.

And I don't think it's an intonation issue because when I play an open E7 chord (I think that's what you'd call it 0-7-9-9-0-0 ) it sounds fine. But if I were to say, put on the capo on the 7th fret and play an A chord, then all the strings would be sharp.

Also I read up how to check if your intonation was off and I tuned each string and played the 12th fret of each string and they're almost the same according to my TU-3.