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for what kind of music?
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for what kind of music?


Classic Rock mostly, alternative, and some metal too.... But again it will mostly be Classic Rock. I currently have a Fender MIM HSS Strat.
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take a look at the vox advt series. suits classic rock perfectly and will handle some classic metal. not great for modern metal though
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take a look at the vox advt series. suits classic rock perfectly and will handle some classic metal. not great for modern metal though

what about the new xl series of the advts? they are supposed to have nicer gain

ts id also reccomend my amp(ephiphone firefly 30 dsp)... along with a bigg muff... its a hybrid (it is people), and it really sounds nice... why i recommend the big muff is the amps distortion is a little a noisy, but the cleans mixed with chorus are very nice(if you know how to eq)
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take a look at the vox advt series. suits classic rock perfectly and will handle some classic metal. not great for modern metal though


I have also heard a few people say that Roland Cubes, and Marshall MG's are good.... What's your take?
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I have also heard a few people say that Roland Cubes, and Marshall MG's are good.... What's your take?

Cube=Good. MG=Bad.

I'd check out Epi VJ's and Fender Champs also.
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I have also heard a few people say that Roland Cubes, and Marshall MG's are good.... What's your take?

Roland cubes are great little modeling amps like the Vox however, i'd advise you steer clear of the MGs as they are poorly made and are overpriced.
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The Vox ADVT are the best non all tube amps about IMO.

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I have also heard a few people say that Roland Cubes, and Marshall MG's are good.... What's your take?

cubes are good for mainly metal, voxes are more versatile...

and the fender champs are pretty nice, they get crunchy enough for classic rock on their own, but add an overdrive and its should be good for metal
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The Vox ADVT are the best non all tube amps about IMO.


So go for the Vox ADVT.... Is 15w enough for me as I am just learning?
#12
^ should be... but if you save up a little more for the 30, you can have enough volume to practice with a small band when time comes
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So go for the Vox ADVT.... Is 15w enough for me as I am just learning?


15 is enough if you're just practicing in your house. However, at your price range, you might find a 50watt. That will be more useful down the road. I got my AD50VT for $225 (open box deal)
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Since you mention more classic rock then anything else you may want to go try them first. I went saturday with the intention of buying either ad30vt or ad30vt-xl and after a few hours ended up buying a Vox DA 20. The xl is geared way towards the metal end and although I got some decent tones out of it, it was just to much for what I wanted. The standard VT was better for most of the music I like to play and there's more then enough settings to keep you busy for a long time, but they had the DA 20 sitting there and i offhandedly plugged into it (just to see). I really liked the tone for classic rock and blues. No where near the settings of the vt. They aren't even in the same league,but the twin speakers in the DA sounded great for what I like to do and that's what I bought. I was on my bike so they had to ship it to me. Soon as I get it i'll give it a run with some pedals. The effects on it are minimal (at least compared to the vt), but i think that's the direction i'm going to start going. Pedals are usually better anyway.

edit: the DA 20 isn't as loud as even the 15 vt-xl so that maybe an issue for you. I have a PA so it doesn't matter. The guitars I used to test the amps were a Dean USA hardtail classic quilt ($2500), an american strat hotrod 57 ($1600) and a Dean Black Gold V ($700).
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Since you mention more classic rock then anything else you may want to go try them first. I went saturday with the intention of buying either ad30vt or ad30vt-xl and after a few hours ended up buying a Vox DA 20. The xl is geared way towards the metal end and although I got some decent tones out of it, it was just to much for what I wanted. The standard VT was better for most of the music I like to play and there's more then enough settings to keep you busy for a long time, but they had the DA 20 sitting there and i offhandedly plugged into it (just to see). I really liked the tone for classic rock and blues. No where near the settings of the vt. They aren't even in the same league,but the twin speakers in the DA sounded great for what I like to do and that's what I bought. I was on my bike so they had to ship it to me. Soon as I get it i'll give it a run with some pedals. The effects on it are minimal (at least compared to the vt), but i think that's the direction i'm going to start going. Pedals are usually better anyway.

edit: the DA 20 isn't as loud as even the 15 vt-xl so that maybe an issue for you. I have a PA so it doesn't matter. The guitars I used to test the amps were a Dean USA hardtail classic quilt ($2500), an american strat hotrod 57 ($1600) and a Dean Black Gold V ($700).


Thanks for the info... It is much appreciated. On my way to the GC to pick it up!