#1
Hi guys.
Few monts ago I bought a Roland Cube 20 GX for practicing. Now, when I think of getting pedal effects,and the lack of FX loop in modeling amp is issue for me. (I have one Bandit 112 with which I'm going to gig with and I want to use pedals at home too.)
I found that on guys is selling Marshall VS65R for like 180 euros (200 dollars for US guys) or he would change it for smaller modelling amplifier.
I used cube for practicing only. I don't know if the Marshall won't be too big for apartment and practicing.
Plus, I' m more of a death metal guy, but when I practice, I don't use loads of distortion and some pedals will cover it hopefully.

(Dumb question... maybe...): Can I compare this amp with good ol' VS100 tone character?
Thank you for any help.
#2
The VS65R is more or less the same amp as the VS100, at least preamp wise. It's a decent amp, but the usual "try before you buy" applies here, some people hate Valvestates, some love them.
It's got a real spring reverb and if memory serves me well a parallel effects loop as opposed to the more common series loop.
But I don't think it's going to be much quieter than the Bandit.
If you like it go for it (though 180€ seems a bit steep, but I don't really know for how much they usually go these days), but you can get great bedroom tones out of the Bandit (or any master volume amp for that matter, even a 100W tube head with a 4x12). You just have to dial the master volume way down and maybe adjust the EQ a little bit.
#3
Not sure it would be much better than the cube. You already have a Peavey Bandit 112, the Marshall isn't really going to give you anything new. I would stick with what you have and pass on the Marshall.
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#4
I'm personally not a fan of the Marshall Valvestates, but I had a bad experience with one. I was running it in stereo with an Ampeg VH140C on the other side. The Marshall VS just couldn't keep up with it, so I got rid of it. My mistake was probably playing it side by side with one of the better solid states in the market, at least for metal, anyways.
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#5
Not a fan either, but some people swear by it (Chuck Schuldiner).
If I were you OP, I'd get rid of the Cube and keep the Bandit. Again, when set up right it should work well for both gigging and bedroom practice.