#1
I am getting a new amp for home use and i like what this amp has Blackstar ID30 TVP-H it comes in 60watts also , I am using this in my house for a little more i can get it in 60watts , do you think it would make any difference ?
#2
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#3
More wattage is always better with solid state amps.

That said, that's a hella lot of money for a Blackstar modeler with **** all models or FX.

You can get a Peavey VIP-3 for $300.
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#4
Though for that money I'd get a used vypyr tube 60 if it had to be a modeling amp.
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#5
Not be a kill joy about tube amps but i want solid state as its for home use, I have had tube amps and i know there great but there always to loud, I know you can play them low but its hard to create hard rock and metal sounds that you want without not pushing them tubes,

I would pay up to 300 pounds for the amp.
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#6
Quote by dazzzer30
Not be a kill joy about tube amps but i want solid state as its for home use, I have had tube amps and i know there great but there always to loud, I know you can play them low but its hard to create hard rock and metal sounds that you want without not pushing them tubes.
Well you know, they invented this amazing thing called master volume so you can overdrive the preamp tubes as much as you like keeping the volume low.

And you know what else?
It works!

There are reasons not to buy tube amps, but that isn't a valid one if ya ask me.
The reason why you may have had the impression they sounded better at higher volumes may have been due the fact that when the volume is higher the speaker pushes more air, and as the volume goes up you get a fuller sound.
That happens with everything.
Tube guitar amps, transistor guitar amps, hi fi amps, whatever that passes through a appreciably big speaker, and all guitar amps do.

So, I'd get a vypyr tube 60 or a peavey classic 30 or a marshall DSL401.
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#7
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Well you know, they invented this amazing thing called master volume so you can overdrive the preamp tubes as much as you like keeping the volume low.

And you know what else?
It works!

There are reasons not to buy tube amps, but that isn't a valid one if ya ask me.
The reason why you may have had the impression they sounded better at higher volumes may have been due the fact that when the volume is higher the speaker pushes more air, and as the volume goes up you get a fuller sound.
That happens with everything.
Tube guitar amps, transistor guitar amps, hi fi amps, whatever that passes through a appreciably big speaker, and all guitar amps do.

+3,1415

I'd look into the Laney Cub 12R, Bad Cat Cougar 5 or the Jet City 2112RC. Throw your ProCo RAT in front of one of those for heavier tones, and you're all set.
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#8
Quote by Spambot_2
Well you know, they invented this amazing thing called master volume so you can overdrive the preamp tubes as much as you like keeping the volume low.

And you know what else?
It works!

There are reasons not to buy tube amps, but that isn't a valid one if ya ask me.
The reason why you may have had the impression they sounded better at higher volumes may have been due the fact that when the volume is higher the speaker pushes more air, and as the volume goes up you get a fuller sound.
That happens with everything.
Tube guitar amps, transistor guitar amps, hi fi amps, whatever that passes through a appreciably big speaker, and all guitar amps do.

So, I'd get a vypyr tube 60 or a peavey classic 30 or a marshall DSL401.


Point taken lol I do have a tube amp and its a good amp I set it to 1 watt might not seem much power but it can be loud turn up to loud in most cases . My problem is i find it hard to get the sounds i want depending on what songs i am playing . I have also been using my zoom g5 pedal in front of the amp not sure if that takes anything away from the amp but having the patches helps if you want to sound like a type of guitar player there's nearly a patch for every type of band patch not all good . I guess right now ill give it another try but i have found it very hard to get the sounds i want without using digital pedals which i probably could use without a tube amp.
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#9
Well what amp(s) do you have?

Saying you have a "tube amp" is really vague and frustratingly uninformative.

It's like saying "I have a sedan" when we're trying to figure out what car would be good for you.
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#10
The Blackstar ID isn't a modelling amp. It doesn't model anything more than a Mesa TA models a Vox or Fender. It's a digital solid-state amp but that doesn't mean it's a modelling amp. The Roland GAs fall into the same category. I say get the 60. It has a mid control as well presence and resonance controls. That's the biggest difference and it will give you a lot more flexibility.
#11
Since you already have a multifx with amp modeling, a powered speaker may be the way to go. You can even plug a mic in and sing along. Or drum machine, recorded music, keyboard, etc.
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#12
i don't know if this was brought up, but go for a better title, you will get better results and better help.

for example "looking for new modeling amp"

or Blackstar ID'

etc. the more you give us the better off you will be. and hontly for under $300 a Vypyr tube 60 is one of the best things you could get.
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#13
Quote by JELIFISH19
The Blackstar ID isn't a modelling amp. It doesn't model anything more than a Mesa TA models a Vox or Fender. It's a digital solid-state amp but that doesn't mean it's a modelling amp. The Roland GAs fall into the same category. I say get the 60. It has a mid control as well presence and resonance controls. That's the biggest difference and it will give you a lot more flexibility.
The thing actually is a modeling amp.
It has digital effects AND power tubes modeling.
The transatlantic is just a generic sounding amplifier, if you will.
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