#1
I have a Vox VT30 amp and i wish for a better hi-gain sound, so I googled a bit and Wampler's Triple Wreck caught my attention. Luckily I found a second-hand one (first version) on a local advertisement site at a price of 200 euros (I'm from Serbia and I can't find Wamplers in the stores here). I'm wondering, how much will my amp affect the awesomeness coming from the pedal if I find a satisfactory clean? Also thought buying it would be a good idea 'cause I have a metal band, so whenever I have a gig I can bring the pedal with me and I should have an awesome tone...

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#2
Isn't a triple wreck worth about as much as (if not more than) a vt30?
I don't think it would be ideal anyway, modeling amps tend not to like pedals that much.

If you're willing to spend that money for a pedal, I'd rather save up a bit more and get a jet city from thomann.
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Isn't a triple wreck worth about as much as (if not more than) a vt30?
I don't think it would be ideal anyway, modeling amps tend not to like pedals that much.

If you're willing to spend that money for a pedal, I'd rather save up a bit more and get a jet city from thomann.


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Isn't a triple wreck worth about as much as (if not more than) a vt30?
I don't think it would be ideal anyway, modeling amps tend not to like pedals that much.

If you're willing to spend that money for a pedal, I'd rather save up a bit more and get a jet city from thomann.

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+2. Makes me think of the kids in my neighborhood who put $1200 rims on their '87 Camry.



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That pedal may be awesome but I'm not sure it will sound good through a VT30.

If you are gigging you need a proper amp. I realize you are on a budget but see if you can find a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60. Thing kills for $250 - $350 used. Put it on the Diezel or Recto red channel with the pre and post gain around 1 oclock and holy shat batman the thing is br00talz.

Otherwise a used Peavey 6505+, XXX, JSX, VTM, Ultra would work.
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Isn't a triple wreck worth about as much as (if not more than) a vt30?


Lol, didn't think about that! I guess i'll save a bit more money then... I also have a shitty Squier Deluxe w Hot Rails and don't know where to start with replacing my gear lol

Thank you guys, I'll certainly consider your suggestions
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I also have a shitty Squier Deluxe w Hot Rails and don't know where to start with replacing my gear lol

Does the Squier feel comfortable to play? If it feels good to you, upgrade the amp first.
You should only upgrade the guitar first if it you really feel no joy at all playing it. The amp will have a huge impact in tone (I'd say about 85% is amp, 15% is guitar; if you use pedals, it's more like 80% amp, 15% pedals, 5% guitar).

Why do you say the Squier is shitty? The Squier Deluxes I've used were all pretty good guitars.


On a side note, the Vox VT is a modelling amp, and modelling amps don't always take pedals well. You should try the pedals you consider buying through your modelling amp first to make sure they sound the way you expect them.
(And while this is true for every case -- if possible, you should always try before you buy any piece of equipment -- I feel safer to buy an effects pedal without testing it if I'm going to use it with a solid state or tube amp, since they usually take pedals perfectly.)
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#8
Well sometimes it happens that my guitar keeps me away from playing because i get annoyed by the buzzing of certain frets, not so low action and stuff like that... Also the notes I play on the higher fret register sound kinda thin and not so good (you know, weak sustain, a bit buzzy...). I guess I got used to that so I don't pay much attention... I've tried setting it up but, meh, no success. But I mean, it's not that bad, I'd say you'd expect that from a low-budget guitar...
And sometimes I get annoyed by the tones i get from the VT lol

I'm so all over the place, don't know where to start with replacing my gear :'(
#9
what type of tones are you after? you can get jet cities from thomann for not much more than the price of those wamplers, and that's where i'd start looking (bear in mind not all the jet cities are high gain, their model codes are a bit confusing if you don't understand them so don't just run out and buy a random jet city).
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