#1
Hello I am in need of an amp that can be versatile enough to do anything from crisp clean to crazy OD... Well not to crazy see I play a lot of different styles: country, blues, 70's-80's rock, to some classic black sabbath and Metallica.

You know stuff like acdc, zz top, Skynard, leopard, SRV, buddy guy, etc the list goes on.

I am looking for a SS cause of cost mostly I figured I can get a SS that can get me jamming and close to replicating those sounds even if it does sound a little digital with effects on board cheaper them buying a tube and a whole mess of pedals.

I'm pretty firm on the SS stand point. So please no tube suggestions.

I was really looking at 3 amps but am open to suggestions also only requirements are I need a headphone jack and a aux/mp3 jack.

The 3 I was looking at were the Roland Cube 40GX, The Peavey Vypyr VIP 2, and the Marshall MG30CFX
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#2
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#4
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#6
Peavey Vypyr Tube. Seriously, the Tube version is not much more expensive than a similarly sized non-tube one, and it sounds infinitely better. Or a Vox Valvetronix. Also has tubes, and is not that expensive, and sounds way better than any solid state you're going to find in the same price range.
#7
I had a Fender Mustang solid state and I sold it pretty quickly because I personally didn't like how I could hear the digital voicing. However as solid state amps go, it's probably the best and most famous one that people get to practice and have fun jamming with.
#8
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OP seriously save your money and don't waste it on a $100 POS.

if you HAVE to get something, i would go for the vypyr.
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#9
If you want a "good versatile amp" that needs to be solid-state and can properly replicate "crisp clean" to blues, to '70s-'80s rock, to Metallica and Black Sabbath territory, in the price range of the amps you mentioned, you're SOL. I'm sure you're annoyed that people are suggesting tube, but you've given us a set of parameters that are extremely difficult to meet without suggesting tube. I guess the Vox VT and the Fender Mustang, as mentioned above, might suit your needs.
#10
OP what gear do you have? guitars/amps/etc
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#11
Just my old Epiphone Les Paul I had sold my amps a while ago. But couldn't part with the guitar and want to start playing again so I was just looking for something so I can get to playing again
#12
I am also trying to get the solid state for the fact that between my dogs and kids things seem to get knocked over, broken, tinkered with, pissed on etc

just don't want to invest 500 bucks into an amp for it to get ruined.

Plus I only play at home not in a band or anything so I don't want to spend all the money on a tube just for a weekend hobby.
#13
if you live in the USA, look for a used Line 6 Flextone. These are solid extremely versatile amps that sound very nice that are dirt cheap used.
Here is an example
Flextone III 1x12 for $175 www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Used-Line-6-Flextone-III-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-110627769-i3995199.gc

This is the Flextone I 1x12 for $99 www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Used-Line-6-FLEXTONE-II-Guitar-Combo-Amp-110637464-i3994260.gc


GC shipping is really reasonable (I paid $20ish to ship a 1x12 combo) and you can return it for any reason for 30 days
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#15
What about a Line6 POD and just hook it up to some external speakers if you don't want to use headphones?

Or check out a computer program like Peavey Revalver. Their free version comes with a ValveKing Emulation and a tube screamer (Green) which should hit most of the sound you're looking for.

The Rocksmith Video Game Guitar to USB cable is $30 or you may like the game as well for $40 total.

This setup would get you guitar sounds coming out of your TV and computer for super cheap. If you stick with it then get an amp if you ever need one.

I guess my point is that there are so many more less expensive ways than an amp for home practice that actually sound better than a crappy amp at low volumes.
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#16
Peavey Vypyr or some kind of pedal/modeller + Speaker.
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#17
I’m just a hobbyist and haven’t been playing that long so take my opinions for what they’re worth, but I had a new Peavey Vypyr II for a short time and wasn’t very impressed. It also died after 40 days but that’s another story. I replaced it with a used Fender Mustang III v.1 and love it! It can do a lot for the money. I recommend trying out a Mustang if there is a shop in your area that sells them. A buddy of mine has a Vox SS and it’s also a nice amp.
#19
I looked into the Vox Valvtronix+ series. And they seem to fit the bill so I think I'm gonna give the Vox VT40+ a go
#20
Vypyr or go for a Line6 Pod + headphones route. The bean shaped pod is small and can be hid into a closet and you can connect it to your home stereo whenever you crave for a bigger sound. Used Pod 2.0, Pod XT and X3 are cheap and easy to find.

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#21
Quote by bangarang1512
I looked into the Vox Valvtronix+ series. And they seem to fit the bill so I think I'm gonna give the Vox VT40+ a go


I think you'll be pretty happy with them. I have a VT15 in the office and an ADVT50 as one of my main amps at home. It's a lot of amp for the money, especially since I was able to pick up both of mine used.
#22
For heavier music, I really think the Vox and Fender modellers are junk, but maybe that's just me. I've owned the Valvetronix and played the Fender Mustang. Super underwhelming I'm the department. If you like Fender cleans on the cheap then the Mustang is good but I'd much rather have the Peavey Vypyr for the bands you listed.
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#23
So I've been reading more about the Vox VT40+ and what's with the "snare hiss" problem?

Is it the old valvtronix series or what? Is it an old issue and is fixed?
#24
Get a Used Line 6 Flextone II or III. They run <$150 and sound better than most other modeling amps besides the higher end ones
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Get a Used Line 6 Flextone II or III. They run <$150 and sound better than most other modeling amps besides the higher end ones



Still didn't answer the question about the vox
#26
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Still didn't answer the question about the vox

Hiss is typically from too much treble or gain. It may have to do with the 12ax7 in the power section also.
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#27
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So I've been reading more about the Vox VT40+ and what's with the "snare hiss" problem?

Is it the old valvtronix series or what? Is it an old issue and is fixed?


I've used Valvetronix amps for many years now, had a VT80+ for a while and now I use an older but bigger AD120VT. Don't know about any "snare hiss problem". I got some weird noise out of my AD120VT the other night, but it turned out it was picking up a radio station.
#28
I don't know about the vox now.

Can I get decent cleans out of the Vypyr VIP? All the demos I see people are pretty much just doing a metal tone on the 6505.

I don't really need a metal tone unless I'm playing sabbath or Metallica. Mostly I will be playing acdc, zz top, aerosmith etc you know the classic 70-80s rock stuff but also play some country and blues.

So basically I'm asking can I get a good acdc marshally tone out of it. And a good blues and clean tone.

Also still haven't ruled out the cube. Haven't heard anyone say to much about it what's your thoughts on it?
#29
Sorry guys I guess I should of stated this earlier but I wasn't sure exactly what sound I was looking for. But yea a Marshall tone is what I'm after mostly.

A classic Marshally tone. With cleans and higher gain for when I do play sabbath type stuff
#30
Hi gains on a valvetronix are shit. Id go for a vyper tube, i think its your best bet. Well actually id go for a line6 pod or amp sims, but whatever.

But honestly, if you want a marshal, you can get a nice amp for the same price as a modeling one, since you apparently only want a drive and a clean channel.
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