#1
Alright, so I have narrowed my amp selections down to those three amps.

I have tried the cube and the blackstar, but cannot make a decision. For some reason, I dont trust my ear when I try to compare them. Also ive heard countless positive feedback on the bandit.

Tones im looking for are mainly J-rock bands such as UVERworld, one ok rock, asian kung fu generation. For cleans, its just red hot chilli peppers (dont think im too worried about clean tone, as long as it's not vomit)

I will most likely play it though an epiphone les paul standard or another guitar with a very similar tone.

Ill post some songs to give a better understanding of my desired tone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGbxsiBZGPI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmeudwRMrsU

Thanks guys!
#2
Quote by Omar.riaz2
For some reason, I dont trust my ear when I try to compare them.
Whatever reason that is, it's not a good reason.

You're the one who's gonna play through the amp and listen to the amp, so you're the one whose opinion's gonna matter.

That, said, you may wanna have a look at this thread and follow this directions.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=31052894&postcount=2
#3
Oh sorry, Ill put in more details:

Budget: Well, ive narrowed the choices down to these three amps, so this sint really a concern.

New or Used: doesn't really matter, budget isn't the concern here so ya.

Uses: I am going to be practicing and recording, so the amp has to fit these situations best. Almost never gigging with it though, maybe that odd time for a talent show or something, in which case I can just crank the amp for a few minutes and mic if needed.

More on Tone: ok so about me not trusting my ear, I have chosen these three amps based on general sense of where my tone is. I just cant get down to the specific tones that each amp can do.

Another thing that is worth mentioning-I would like to know which of the three amps has the best editing software. That could definately help me get as close as possible to my desired tones.

Thanks again, sorry if my information seems a bit vague.
Last edited by Omar.riaz2 at Nov 2, 2014,
#5
Quote by TremontiAddict
If budget isn't a concern, why limit yourself to these 3 amps?


I mean that I don't have t worry about the budget because these amps are quite cheap anyway. I do have a budget concern, but because I've found these amps that fit quite well into it, I don't think its a concern anymore.
#6
Thing is, since we likely know more amps than you do we might be able to advise you to buy a different and better amp compared to these three depending on your budget.

As for the tone part, the question would be related to what sound you want to achieve.
What genre do you want to play?
What guitarists/bands/songs do you wanna sound like?

If it's only for practicing and recording you might wanna consider getting a POD.
Or using software amp sims.
Refer to the amp sims sticky in the recording section of this forum.
#7
Quote by Spambot_2
Thing is, since we likely know more amps than you do we might be able to advise you to buy a different and better amp compared to these three depending on your budget.

As for the tone part, the question would be related to what sound you want to achieve.
What genre do you want to play?
What guitarists/bands/songs do you wanna sound like?

If it's only for practicing and recording you might wanna consider getting a POD.
Or using software amp sims.
Refer to the amp sims sticky in the recording section of this forum.


Ya, I guess stating budget wouldnt be such a bad idea.

Anyway, its maximum 250 dollars for the amp.

The type of tones are stated in the first post.

Also, Based on music videos, I see my bands playing a lot of Marshall's. But their probably tenfold my budget, and the cheap ones suck.
Last edited by Omar.riaz2 at Nov 2, 2014,
#8
$250?

I'd look for a used Vypyr Vypyr Tube 60
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Nov 3, 2014,
#9
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
$250?

I'll look for a used Vypyr Vypyr Tube 60


That was something I had in mind, but trouble is, I can never find on of those in my area. No one seems to sell em.
#10
Line 6 Flextone III - $180 http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-LINE-6-FLEXTONE-III-110060240-i3926806.gc

Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 - $236 http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Used-Peavey-Vypyr-Tube-1X12-60W-Guitar-Combo-Amp-110541131-i3962944.gc


Peavey Valveking 112 - $200 www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Used-Peavey-Valve-King-1X12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-110366777-i3949328.gc

Blackheart Little Giant - $200 http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crate-Used-Crate-BLACKHEART-LITTLE-GIANT-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-110585691-i3979840.gc

Peavey Ultra 112 - $240 (holy shit buy this right NOW) http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Used-Peavey-Ultra-Tube-112-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-110637530-i3994879.gc

Ampeg VT120 - $250 (don't know anything about this amp) http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ampeg-Used-Ampeg-1990s-VT120-Tri-AX-120W-1X12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-110626498-i3992666.gc


That Peavey Ultra blows everything else away. That is a professional American made tube amp, and that's just an amazing price for how good that amp is.

The Little Giant is a really cool little amp. I was considering one before I bought my VHT S6U. It's a Non-MV amp though, just so you're aware.
Last edited by Offworld92 at Nov 3, 2014,
#11
Well the Peavey is built like a battleship, so thats good for giging. Its also a pretty good amp, i used it for about 7 years with my bands. Its not a modeler like the cube, but it still has a pretty wide range of tones, and can do them very nicely. But i suggest you still take a look at the suggestions above me, since i bet some of them are better amps than the Bandit. Still, its a good amp and i would recomend it over the cube. I just liked its distorted tones better. I dont know how the blackstar sounds tho, so i cant comment.
#12
If recording is a big concern, either get a POD or a Vypyr Tube.

If it isn't, I'd go for a Jet City 2ch 20w combo.
#13
A Peavey Ultra for $240 is a no brainer. Versatile and it's actually good at what it does. It's a Master Volume (MV) amp too so you can play it at low volumes.

PODs are nice, especially as a complimentary piece, but if you don't have a great amp yet, I would get the Peavey Ultra.
#15
Alright, so Looking into line 6 POD's, I can probably get the hd300 or hd400.

Looks like the hd300 gets a lot of negative feedback. How would it compare to the other amps I listed in my first post?

Also, how are the small POD HD's? I was confused at first when I saw how small they were XD.
Last edited by Omar.riaz2 at Nov 3, 2014,