Poll: Which amp?
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Epiphone Valve Jr.
7 18%
Epiphone Valve Special
7 18%
Vox Valvetronix
25 64%
Voters: 39.
#1
I need to decide, Epiphone Valve Jr., Epiphone Valve Special, or Vox Valvetronix ad30vt. It's going to be used for practicing. I play mostly blues and classic rock. I'm gonna try em out one of these days but the store is an hour and a half drive away so I want a good idea before I go.

EDIT: Other suggestions are welcome, preferably under 300 cdn, supposed to be saving for college
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Last edited by Spydr at Aug 18, 2006,
#2
Vvvvvox! Gorgeous amp. Trust. Does blues and that kind of rock very well. The metal is quality too.

Vox. Vox Vox Vox.
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#3
I like the Vox better, but why are you limiting your self to only those? Whats your budget? I have a Peavey Classic 30 and its REALLY good for blues and jazz and classic rock, plus my distortion pedal works for everything else.
#4
My budget is 300 cdn, if you have other suggestions post away.
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Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah
#5
If you want tonal versatility and some basic effects get the Vox.
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#6
As much as I love the Valve Junior I'm gonna suggest the VOX for sheer versatility. Though a Valve Junior can do blues and classic rock very well but you need to crank it.
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#7
This reminds me of a thread I started asking the exact same question. I ended up picking the Valve Special.
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#8
Vox more flexibility
VOX AD50 VT+crappy "Fender" from COSTCO!=ok tone!
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#9
I love my VJ but if it's your only amp then the vox might be a better choice. I love my epi for practicing and tube overdrive at lower volumes.
But hey, Im reccomending a SS over Tube, go figure.
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#10
I'd go for the Valvetronix just because I find it one of the most versitle amps out there.
#11
Epi VJ.
The Vox is good for a solid state amp, but TBH I don't consider it much more.

Not sure what 300cdn is exactly, but I bought a Peavey Classic 30 for 320 US dollars used, and Fender Blues Juniors go for 250 all the time, used is a really good way to go.
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#12
The Epi valve juniour doesnt have much versatility at all. It's only got a volume knob

I suggest the Vox because you can get heaps out of it. The epi would probly sound better though.

U should try them out and decide for urself.
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#13
Hmmm so the vox basicly because it's more versitile?
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#14
Pretty much, if I was in that situation I'd go for versatility. And headphone output
#15
Definetly the Vox.

- More Versatile

- No need to crank (5 watts tube cranked won't work for night time playing)

- Multiple channels
#16
Valve Special, like a Valve Junior, but with eq and gain control.
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#17
The VJ or VS are the way to go.

Tube change on either one helps a lot too, though they sound fine without it.
#18
the ad30vt is great for you kinda music, it also has some decent metal settings, a perfect practice amp in my opinion
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#19
I also was looking at the vox ad30vt, but i hear the speaker in it is iffy, anyone know what speaker is in it?
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#20
its just a vox made speaker...I have the AD30VT, its great for all music (except death metal) and the speaker is good, a littly bassy though but that can be controlled.
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#21
Does Long and McQuade deal the vox? I could call but if someone knows it will save me the long distance charge.
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Seagull S6+Cedar
Yamaha Pacifica
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Boss OD-3
Boss DS-1
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#22
Quote by Spydr
Does Long and McQuade deal the vox? I could call but if someone knows it will save me the long distance charge.

Yes, they do. For future reference, it says what compies they deal with on their site.
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#23
Alright, thanks, I think the L&M websight kinda sucks, I didn't see anything at first but after a closer look I found it.
Fender Highway One Stratocaster
Seagull S6+Cedar
Yamaha Pacifica
Epiphone Valve Special
Boss OD-3
Boss DS-1
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah
#24
I know that no one was wondering but I decided to go for the Epiphone Valve Special, I went to the store and played them and this one was by far my favorite. Guess that when everyone says to go try it out it they're right
Fender Highway One Stratocaster
Seagull S6+Cedar
Yamaha Pacifica
Epiphone Valve Special
Boss OD-3
Boss DS-1
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah