#1
Are these any good?? I basically have the choice of a that..Vox Ad100VT...Marshall DSL401...(at a push)..Valve King 112..Marshall AVT150X...Im aiming for atreyu heavyness..but be flexible enough to play stuff like the offspring/MCR etc. I have a budget of around 300-400 UK pounds
#2
yeah, these amps are sposed to be pretty good, marshall wouldnt be good for heavy stuff....i think so anyway
#5
I would look at a full tube amp like the Peavey or Marshall. I don't think the VOX will have the volume you want. I went from a Randall RH100G2 to a Peavey ValveKing 100 head. The difference is amazing.
#6
i would go dsl cos of ur LP... imo u dun ever need more than 60w unless u for some unkown reason play somewhere big but no pa... and like i always say.. u dun want to crank a 100w 4-10 m behind u...trust me.. i know cos i have a 212... i regret it every day...
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#7
Maybe a Head and a cab would be a good bet if you need loud.
But if the place is biggish that your playing at they should have a PA system. Meaning you could get by with a 5watt amp as you would just mic it up.
But if you want a combo, and you want loud. This Vox looks awesome
http://www.voxamps.co.uk/valvetronix/ad120vtx.asp
But check out those links i gave you before for some really good amps in your price range.

I would be trying to get something that is all tube (The Vox is a Solid State amp) They are louder and should sound better.
You should possibly be down at your guitar shop playing amps right now. The oyu can try see if they are loud enough for you and if they sound good to you
#9
Quote by Maddy!
Well Im goin to be playing Live...to at most 800 people...would a 50 watt Vox be enough?


Are you gonna be inside or outside? Will there be a PA?

If there won't be a PA I don't think the people in the back will hear much. Even if the whole band is loud it will just sound like crap for them.

If there is a PA you can get away with anything pretty much.

I wouldn't go for the valveking if I were you. Two reasones. First of all, I think they are fizzy and harsh sounding, but that's opinion, some people seem to love thier tone... Second, there are way to many reports of the Valveking being really unreliable. You don't want an amp that might break down on you at that gig.
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#10
If we play at the union then yes theres a PA..And its Inside...But I want a nic tone...I was lookin at the 112 Valveking on Gak for 279..but the 212 is only 70 quid more and its double the power...is the extra speaker worth the money?
#11
i personally don't like the valveking, i play one every week with the same guitar as my SX100
the VKs tone is better, but its not that better. especially since the SX100 only costs 400 bucks, and gives more distortion.
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#12
^ Like I said before, if you want a nice tone the Valveking isn't the way to go.

Another speaker will usually give you a fuller, fatter sound.
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#13
Quote by lespaul_jube
I own a Valveking 112, and its the bomb

ditto.
it will get the tones you want easily
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#14
Quote by Maddy!
If we play at the union then yes theres a PA..And its Inside...But I want a nic tone...I was lookin at the 112 Valveking on Gak for 279..but the 212 is only 70 quid more and its double the power...is the extra speaker worth the money?

if you need the extra loudness it's worth it.
but more wattage means more it takes to saturate the tubes... so you'de need to play louder inorder to get the sat. tube tones
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#17
Quote by Maddy!
So If i got the peavey VK 112 would be loud enough for gigs?

depends how big the gig is ... but i think if you playing gigs, you'll have a pa to hook up to ... so you should do fine ... dont take my word though, im not 100% sure
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#18
what the hell is a sx100??
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