#1
I'm looking to maybe get a new practice amp for my birthday, which should last me until I join a band or something and need more watts. My current amp is a MG10CD. I know it sucks. These are some of the amps that I was looking amp (my budget is around $100-$200 because it's my dads money):

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-15-1x8-15W-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=480022

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Pathfinder-15R-Guitar-Amp-with-Reverb?sku=481948

Could you guys help with some choices? I mostly play Metal and Hard Rock.
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#2
the vox valvatronix is way better than the path finder and its in your price range
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^could it do metal well?
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yea it has amp models specifically based for that and as an added bonus there are 11 effects (plus its a tube hyrbrid... for awesome tone)
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^I've heard that it's good, but would it be too loud for bedroom use? Also, if I wanted to play with a drummer, would I be able too?
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#8
umm 15 watts isnt very much but when my band first started i used a 15 watt cranked all the way, but then i got a 100 watt fender
and no, it wont be too loud for bedroom practise, even my 100 watt is quiet whne i hav it on the lowest volume
#9
You can play with a drummer perfectly and turn it down for bedroom use.
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#10
The Cube 15 isn't a modeling amp the way the Cube 30 or the Microcube is. Just so you know.

Valvetronix amps are ok. The stock speaker kind of sucks. But if you want to play with a drummer, you should definitely save up a little more money (an extra $150 or so) and get the Cube 30. For a pure bedroom practice amp, the Roland Microcube is also pretty cool. Amazing sound for such a small amp (I know a guy who uses one as part of his stage rig, mic'd through a PA), but it definitely doesn't have the power for playing with a drummer.
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#11
Go for the Roland Cube 30 or the Vox Valvetronix AD30VT. They'll be the best for what you want.

As for bedroom practice, My MG50DFX is what I use for bedroom practice. It can get loud, but if you keep it at a reasonable volume, it's fine. ^Both of the amps I recommended are 30 watts, so it won't be quite as loud, but it will still be able to get loud enough for what you're looking for.
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Thanks. I'll try to sucker my pops into paying for either the Valvetronix or the Cube 30. lol
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#13
Just tell him that either of those will last you a long time, but if you get a smaller one you'll have to upgrade again later.
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I was about to buy the Cube 15 but I just jumped head on for the 30. Beasty amp for my Metal.
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Just tell him that either of those will last you a long time, but if you get a smaller one you'll have to upgrade again later.


Thanks. That is a good idea. He is sometimes stingy when it comes to buying stuff like that for me. You know actually, when I first got my guitar and amp, I was planning on getting a Cube 15, but Guitar Center only had the Microcube. Well I was so eager and naive that I just picked up the MG10CD because I wanted to play so badly. I regret that now lol.
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It njust makes more sense to buy the amp that will work for you now instead of buying one amp now, then upgrading again in 6 months.
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