#1
Hello
I'd like to buy a new amp. I've looking for used ones and I found this:

http://mafamude.olx.pt/amplificador-marshall-valvestate-vs100-iid-474044448

I'm portuguese and this place is (+/-) near me :P
I'm using an stock epiphone les paul standard ebony with an fender mustang I.
Is this amp better? Can I get a better metal tone?
Can you please tell me what to be aware when buying an used valve amp?
I mostly play metal and rock (metallica, pantera, pink floyd, gun's 'n' roses...)
thanks in advance for any answer
#2
Avoid.

It isn't a Valve amp completely, it's a Hybrid and not a very good one unless you want a Death style of tone.
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#4
It's good to find a portuguese person around here. I am portuguese too

Providing us with a budget would be helpful. How much do you want to spend on a new amp?
#5
I agree, don't buy that.

You should look for a used Peavey Vyper tube 60. These are not full tube, but they sound very good and are excellent for metal

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#7
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In that price range, and considering they are new, I can think of Blackstar ID Core 40, Vox VT20+ and Roland Cube 40GX. I have heard pretty good stuff about them, but I've never tried them personally. You could check them out.
#8
One thing´s for sure,

that Marshall is a great way to waste 200 Euros!

For really good advice I´d need to know what kind of metal sound you´re aiming at!
#9
if you are looking for a marshall, look at a DSL401, they are reasonably priced, and sound pretty good. volume is good for home, and it will hold its own if you gig.

if not i second the vypyr tube movement.

laney may have good offerings too for a marshally tone, i haven't played many though and don't have enough experience on them to make a recommendation.
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#10
In my experience with Laney they try to do the Marshall thing (AOR being my example) but they end up just sounding different because they're Laney's it's not bad or anything, just different.
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#12
Much better.
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#14
The VS is great. Most people don't like it because it's hybrid. Ask MaaZeus about it if you want. If you fancy stuff like Death or these Norwegian death metal bands then it's a great band.

The Valveking won't do metallica, for Pantera it won't get even close(The Marshall could with tweaking).

But for GNR and Pink Floyd, I think it would be decent.
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#15
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The VS is great. Most people don't like it because it's hybrid. Ask MaaZeus about it if you want. If you fancy stuff like Death or these Norwegian death metal bands then it's a great band.

The Valveking won't do metallica, for Pantera it won't get even close(The Marshall could with tweaking).

But for GNR and Pink Floyd, I think it would be decent.


VK can do Metallica with a boost quite fine
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#17
That VK212 would do what you want pretty good. You would want to get an OD pedal like a Digitech Bad Monkey/ Joyo Vintage OD to use as a boost for the really hard stuff.

It is also a good, solid amp that should last you a while
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Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate