#1
Hi ....i currently have a stupid behringer V tone that i bought when i started learning a year ago ...im upgrading my gear now and have decided to get an Ibanez S 470DXQM
...now im stuck and confused on what amp to get .....

I had decided on a VOX ADVT 30 ...until recently a lot of people have been telling me to consider something better since a 650 $ guitar won't sound good through a 300 $ amp ...although i did found the tone of the amp pretty good when i played the ibanez through it at a local shop (this might be a stupid comment sine im a beginner) .....

So what should i do ? should i consider getting a better amp ? i can probably save up a lil bit more and afford something up to 400 $ ...i play mostly the 70s and the 80s ....Bon Jovi ...Zepplin ...Van Halen ...GNR....Def Lepp....Mr. Big etc.....
#3
I have the VOX amp and its great for Zep, guns and any classic rock - weaknesses are its gain, some people dont like it for metal if u play any of that you'd need a pedal. If you can, try the Marshall DSL 401 - would handle your music and ive heard its pretty decent.
#4
don't listen to those people saying an expensive guitar won't sound good through a $300 amp. it will sound fantastic through a vox ad30vt. they are just tone snobs which tell every single person to get a tube amp, and they are ignorant when it comes to anything else, even if they have never tried one.

i played an Epi LP custom through a vox ad30vt and its amazing
#5
Quote by clement1
I have the VOX amp and its great for Zep, guns and any classic rock - weaknesses are its gain, some people dont like it for metal if u play any of that you'd need a pedal. If you can, try the Marshall DSL 401 - would handle your music and ive heard its pretty decent.

question, do you play a lot of clean because i always hear vox is known for its clean channel.
#7
Quote by inlovewithmusic
Hi ....i currently have a stupid behringer V tone that i bought when i started learning a year ago ...im upgrading my gear now and have decided to get an Ibanez S 470DXQM
...now im stuck and confused on what amp to get .....

I had decided on a VOX ADVT 30 ...until recently a lot of people have been telling me to consider something better since a 650 $ guitar won't sound good through a 300 $ amp ...although i did found the tone of the amp pretty good when i played the ibanez through it at a local shop (this might be a stupid comment sine im a beginner) .....

So what should i do ? should i consider getting a better amp ? i can probably save up a lil bit more and afford something up to 400 $ ...i play mostly the 70s and the 80s ....Bon Jovi ...Zepplin ...Van Halen ...GNR....Def Lepp....Mr. Big etc.....

Good choice for guitar. nice and light
Gear:
Epi Les Paul Custom (Ebony)
Boss CH-1 Chorus
Ibanez Weeping Demon
#8
Quote by supletsdoit
question, do you play a lot of clean because i always hear vox is known for its clean channel.


Yeah i play cleans alot, it sounds great. I also like to add a little bit of chorus/reverb to my cleans and it really brightens them up.
#9
Quote by forsaknazrael
^^It's not that it won't sound good through a 300 dollar amp...
It's that a 650 dollar amp with a 300 dollar guitar will yield a greater tonal improvement than a 300 dollar amp with a 650 dollar guitar.
It's not being a snob...it's a fact.

you don't say. and playing a $5000 guitar through a wall of $10000 amps and cabs will yield an even better result.

but he isn't playing in front of the queen, he is a beginner and doesn't need the best of the best, and a $300 amp (the vox) will be more than good enough
#10
the reaosn the vox is cheaper is because it has les power but i have one and it has great sounds unless you want to play more of a metal type genre but for what you say it owudl be great
#11
^for what music he said he played a 300 dollar amp would get the job done although a cheap guitar and a great amp will make a bigger diffrence a beginner is allright with a solid state.
#12
Quote by _popeye_
you don't say. and playing a $5000 guitar through a wall of $10000 amps and cabs will yield an even better result.

...No need to be a jerk about it and make totally ridiculous comparisons....

Quote by _popeye_
but he isn't playing in front of the queen, he is a beginner and doesn't need the best of the best, and a $300 amp (the vox) will be more than good enough

I'm not syaing he's playing front of the queen, I'm saying that if he wants better tone...You can find a very playable quality guitar for 300-500, used...and if your guitar is playable...then an amp will be much more influential on improving your tone. And that's what he wants to do.
#16
Quote by inlovewithmusic

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#21
Quote by forsaknazrael
Fender FM's have terrible distortion.

not if you get a dsp, i have one with good distortion but a pedal is better. that orange crush is a decent amp. Try an FM 25 for 65DSP at a guitar center or local store there good for the price and the # of effects
#24
^If you say so. Only Digitech pedal I've liked is the Brian May one. Crank a tube amp, roll down the volume, and use the neck pickup for a nice smooth bluesy tone with a slight OD...Way more organic. And I haven't used any onboard on any amp I've used and liked it, other than reverb, or the vibrato/tremolo channel.
An Orange Crush would a waste of money. Nothing like a real Orange.
#28
thanks a lot for the opinions guys ...one thing i realized is that i already have an multi-effects pedal (zoom 606 ...its not a great one ...but i think its decent enough) ...so i was browsing through sites and found this

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/lc-15r/383

i can afford it and its a tube amp ....would it sound good if i ran my zoom 606 through it ?
#32
the vox is a great amp. my friend has it and it is awesome it has great tone
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Squier Affinity Strat
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Pedals
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