#1
I feel like a terrible person for mentioning the Spider twice on this forum, should have learnt from past experience lmao

Anyway to the point, my genres sorta dictate having a fender amp (black keys, arctic monkeys shit) but im unsure whether Fender can provide justifiable digital tones lmao

Anyway what ya lads reckon
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I feel like a terrible person for mentioning the Spider twice on this forum, should have learnt from past experience lmao

Anyway to the point, my genres sorta dictate having a fender amp (black keys, arctic monkeys shit) but im unsure whether Fender can provide justifiable digital tones lmao

Anyway what ya lads reckon


you are a terrible person but we'll let it slide

the Mustang series does pretty good for clean tones. it's fender and that's what they excell at. the high gain tones on that series leave some to be desired.
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the Mustang series does pretty good for clean tones. it's fender and that's what they excell at. the high gain tones on that series leave some to be desired.


Yeah I'm probably going to hell for this lmao

I'm just really unsure if the Fender will be able to provide those lovely fender tones as well as that classic AC/DC esque crunch tone
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#4
The Vox VT is good for a crunchy tone like that. It has some nice cleans too, although maybe not quite as nice as the Fender.
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+1 for the Valvetronix. I've heard somewhat mixed opinions of them, so bear that in mind, but the ones I've played have handled both ends of the spectrum really nicely for the price range.
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i have a friend who i am helping teach with the mustang. it is honestly very disappointing to me. i think i would go with the vox vt first . i don't have much comparison time between them.

have you thought about looking into a fender superchamp xd? they are pretty nice IMO and they are hybrid. a few more bucks, but they are worth it.
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The fender has some decent clean and low-gain tones, but I'm not sold on them

I say go to a music store if you can and try every amp in your price range
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#8
Ye funny u guys said so much about the Vox VT, looking at one now. Seems to give some lovely crunch that I'd go for.

Anyone know if that 12AX7 does anything or is it just a gimmick aha
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#9
Gimmick "Valve Reactor" or no, it's a digital modeller.
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Ye funny u guys said so much about the Vox VT, looking at one now. Seems to give some lovely crunch that I'd go for.

Anyone know if that 12AX7 does anything or is it just a gimmick aha

It is soposed to simulate a pushed tube power section. It helps the sound a little, but it is nothing like having a tube power section.
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Any reason you are mainly looking at modelling amps? Would your budget not swing for a second hand peavey classic or something?
#12
I've had both the Vox VT and a Fender SuperChamp XD. Both are great amps. The Vox had a little more gain on tap though. Decent cleans (good for the price) on both.
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#13
I own the VT30 (before they went to the VT+ models). It's decent little bedroom amp with some good tones (a little harder to get stellar clean tones IMO) and decent amount of distortion control (Gain, Volume, Master Vol, and Power Control). I chose that size because modelling amps below that power level have ridiculously sized speakers (I don't go below 10 inches). The weakness is switching between settings if you don't have the rather expensive foot pedal. Which I don't it was almost 1/2 price of the amp!!!
I can't speak personally for the Mustang or Vypr or Spider but the 1st two often get some good reviews.
Another take on modelling is the Blackstar ID Series (Core & TVP). I have the ID:60 TVP and it does everything from super clean to uber distortion and the TVP tube settings drastically change to overall tone (and loudness) of the amp. The effects are good quality as well and the foot controller (not cheap) works to allow you access to all the programmable patches you can store as well as act as a simple effects controller. If you buy this amp you really need to spend the extra $80 to access all the amps features. There's some great free software online for this was well for recording, phrase training, and creation of patches from a PC instead of the front panel. They have a 15W model that may suit your needs. The nice thing about most modelling amps is they excel at sounding like a much bigger cranked tube amp at very low volumes.
If I were you, I'd do what I did and watch as many demos, reviews on line for as many Modelling amps as I could before going out to try. This may help you narrow it down a bit before hand by informing you of features or limitations you may not notice in the store.
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#14
Im not too keen on the Vox because they're a lot more expensive and have less wattage. I'm pretty set on the mustang ATM and I will have to go to some stores and test them out to be sure. Thanks guys
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#15
Play through a Vox VT, Fender Mustang, and Fender Super Champ X2. Close your eyes, ignore all the meaningless nonsense like wattage ratings, knob count, speaker size, # of modeling patches, and simply trust your ears. They will lead you to the right amp for your music. It really is that simple. All that other marketing misdirection is just there to confuse you.

Your ears don't lie...

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