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So, I had a Vox Valvetronix VT20+, and I know to some of you hard core guitar freaks that's bad because "Oh, no. It's not fully tube". But, it was my first amp and I loved it. I love Reverb and Delay, so it was a great amp. I honestly don't know why it doesn't have a higher price tag. Anyways, I loved it, but don't have it anymore.

I'd like a new amp. Something unique, but handles pedals well. Not a lot of pedals, six at the most. I love vintage things, but don't have a whole lot of money right now. I'm saying like $500 max. I am a classical guitarist, so I do a lot of fingerpicking, arpeggios. My favorite band is Coldplay (ik, kinda cliche, but I don't care. I think they're great) Buckland's sound is sweet, but also with a bit of drive. So, something on the cleaner, warmer, sweet side.

I was looking at the Fender Excelsior, and thought it was pretty cool. Does it take pedals well? And I don't mean to be a noob, but why the mic and accordion holes? It doesn't have to be this amp, I just thought it was neat and unique.

This isn't an urgent matter, I'd just like some opinions from the experts.
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Quote by sguziewicz1
I was looking at the Fender Excelsior, and thought it was pretty cool. Does it take pedals well? And I don't mean to be a noob, but why the mic and accordion holes? It doesn't have to be this amp, I just thought it was neat and unique.

The mic & accordion inputs are meant to be a "pawn shop" sort of feature, something quirky. They basically give you some different voicings to play with. The Excelsior is pretty cool, but it's not a very clean amp. I think you'll want something with higher headroom.
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#4
the qc is a bit spotty on the excelsior. they sound pretty good (if they do the sound you like), but they have a tendency to rattle at higher volumes.
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I was thinking an ac15 maybe?

Actually, imo, an AC15 would work great for you.

And there's nothing wrong with a VT, gotta start somewhere and that was a good place for you to start. I still have a vt30 that I bust out on occasion, cool lil amps.
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#7
yeah the valvetronixes are pretty nice for what they are. i got a little mini3 (sort of like the mini version) not that long ago and it's good fun.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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