#1
I've got an epiphone SG (G-310)

And i'll be buying a Zoom 707 MK1 pedal (off ebay because they've stopped making it) And id like to but a nice amp for my bedroom under £200. Any ideas what to buy and not to?

I play alot of stuff from rock, metal, blues, ska, indie junk, etc

Heres some companys I've got my eyes on

Epiphone
Marshall
Line 6
Roland
Vox
Fender

Any amps under £200, these were just some of the more popular companys.
Guitars gear
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Vox AD30 Valvetronix
Zoom 707 multi effects
#2
Maybe a Roland Cube 30X...a Cube 60 if you want something a bit bigger.
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#3
i'm sure u could have guessed this from the ammount of times it gets said on these forums but avoid marshall mg series
#4
Roland make great SS amps, probably the best in your price range. Great cleans, amazing distortion and built in effects.
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#5
Yeah i think i'll get a Roland Cube 20x i've played the 15 n they sounded sweet enough, is it defintley the best in my price range though?
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Vox AD30 Valvetronix
Zoom 707 multi effects
#6
Either go for the Cube or a Vox ADVT30 (I think), both are good amps for bedroom playing and will give you decent tone at a reasonable volume. If you're wanting to get a bit more and go for a tube amp then look at the Epiphone Valve Junior.

I think the Orange crush would be in your budget too.

Still, don't get a Marshall MG, the above mentioned are far better value.
#7
maybe an epi VJ since you have a zoom pedal.

but the vox and roland are good at what you want. also consider some peavey SS.
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Simple choice between Vox Valvetronix (best for everything apart from metal) and Roland Cube (Best for metal) in this price range. Personally i'd go with the Vox as it's more versatile whilst still getting good tone.

Or there are some small valve amps in your price range like the Laney LC-15 and the Epihone Valve Junior but personally i think that if you're gonna go with valve ou may as well go the whole hog and get a good quality one.
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#9
Is the epiphone firefly any good?
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Fender Nashville Telecaster
Vox AD30 Valvetronix
Zoom 707 multi effects
#10
id recomend the epiphone valve jnr for the blues ska and indie but probably not best for the metal, get the epi valve jnr and the metal muff and youll be set i recon
#11
Is the Marshall AVT20X or the Epiphone firefly any good?
Guitars gear
Fender Nashville Telecaster
Vox AD30 Valvetronix
Zoom 707 multi effects
Last edited by slash=legend at Jan 27, 2007,
#12
Quote by slash=legend
Is the Marshall AVT20X or the marshall firefly any good?


The Marshall AVT series are disappointing amps. Best bet is to take the recommendations in this thread and go to your guitar store with your guitar and play them. Also check out Harmony Central for the user reviews on them all.

I'd avoid any SS Marshall amp in all honesty
#13
OK then thanks for all your help
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Vox AD30 Valvetronix
Zoom 707 multi effects
#14
Quote by slash=legend
OK then thanks for all your help


Don't trust sound bites, nothing beats getting your hands on in person and giving it a good play.

I'm buying a new amp and i'm renting ones i've narrowed it down to just to see how they play. It's going to cost me over £350 just renting!
#15
I really don't like the vox' mentioned. They're not THAT versatile, some tones you get are good but it takes alot of tweaking. Also, the whole "its not too good for metal" is bang on...its god awful. However, it's all opinion. You may really like them but I would stick with the Roland's. Amazing, cheap and versatile. Good luck mate and if you need a website with good Roland prices just look here:

30x (£145) - http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Roland-Cube-30X~ID~5340.asp

60 (£149) - http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Roland---Cube-60~ID~3293.asp

20x (£109) - http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Roland-Cube-20X~ID~5339.asp
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#16
Hmm, yeah i i think im getting the 20 watt because i like the tone... i think thats this thread done... lol thanks everyone
Guitars gear
Fender Nashville Telecaster
Vox AD30 Valvetronix
Zoom 707 multi effects
#18
Quote by muzz666
I really don't like the vox' mentioned. They're not THAT versatile, some tones you get are good but it takes alot of tweaking. Also, the whole "its not too good for metal" is bang on...its god awful. However, it's all opinion. You may really like them but I would stick with the Roland's. Amazing, cheap and versatile. Good luck mate and if you need a website with good Roland prices just look here:

30x (£145) - http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Roland-Cube-30X~ID~5340.asp

60 (£149) - http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Roland---Cube-60~ID~3293.asp

20x (£109) - http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Roland-Cube-20X~ID~5339.asp

hmmmm... i disagree, i think the cleans and light distortions are fairly lifeless however i do think the metal chanel is the best amongst cheaper SS amps. I really think it's only worth it if you are big into metal.
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