#1
I mostly play metal, but I also like playing post-rock and shoegaze. Pls help D:
#2
The Vox is much better for vintage guitar tone or "The Edge" type stuff with layers of legit effects. The HT will be better for hi gain. Also look at Jet City and Laney.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#3
what is your budget? id take a used peavey vypyr tube 60 over both of those.
Ibanez Rg 321mh
Squier Classic Vibe 1970s Precision Bass
Guitar Rig 5
Presonus Audiobox
Behringer Truth B2030A