#1
I'm gonna buy a new small practice amp and I'm considering between the Epiphone Valve Junior and the Vox Valvetronix 15W. I really can't decide between the two. The Vox probably will be better because its bigger and much more versatile. On the other hand, I'm looking for amazing tone, which the Valve Junior will probably do better with. Also, I own a Boss Blues Driver, so I think that would work better with the Valve Junior.

#3
get the VJ.
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#4
Have you tried them both out?

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Oh yeah, and also, another question I have is that to get one of these amps, I'm gonna try to get some store credit by trading in my shitty Fender FM 25 DSP. Does anyone know how much i could get for it? It's in brand new condition, but I don't have the box or anything anymore.
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Have you tried them both out?


I've tried the Valvetronix, haven't gotten a chance to try out the Valve Junior though
#7
if you get the valve jr your gonna need a cab
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#8
You will get better "tone" out of the Junior, but not so much better that you'll notice unless you play the two in the store right after each other. The Vox has a very very good sound to it, and exceds that of the Junior in some types of music. You'll probably have more fun with the Valvetronix, and it will do a good job of helping to ease your pedal addiction (if you have one, like I did; I was saved by my AD15VT).

All in all, I'd lean towards the Vox. I love mine, and have found it versatile, durable, and amazingly pleasent to the ears.
#9
are you willing not to get one of those..
If so, I'd recommend a Roland microcube, or a cube 15x or the regular cube 15
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Oh yeah, and also, another question I have is that to get one of these amps, I'm gonna try to get some store credit by trading in my shitty Fender FM 25 DSP. Does anyone know how much i could get for it? It's in brand new condition, but I don't have the box or anything anymore.


the local store where i live gives 80% of the original cost if its in good condition.
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are you willing not to get one of those..
If so, I'd recommend a Roland microcube, or a cube 15x or the regular cube 15



those are all great amps, but they are geared more towards metal, and judging by his choices and his blues driver, id say that hes wanting a blues tone.
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#12
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those are all great amps, but they are geared more towards metal, and judging by his choices and his blues driver, id say that hes wanting a blues tone.

I play alot of everything. Not much metal, but i do play alot of Satriani, Vai, and those other guys, and they all use high-distortion metal-type tones. Can the VJ do that?
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I think if you want those higher gain tones youre definately gonna need an OD Pedal, and even still getting those tones may be hard.
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#14
You're definitely gonna wanna try the Valve Junior before you buy it. Don't just buy it based on the hype on the forums.

I bought it (about 6 months ago) based on the good reputation it had and disliked it from the get-go. Didn't like its sound at all, and still don't like it, based on clips I've heard.

Don't get me wrong, alot of people can appreciate its sound and really like it for what it is, but I for one - and I know I'm not the only one - dislike it greatly.

Definitely try it before you buy it.
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