#1
hey all,

I was thinking of buying a podXT and made a post yesterday and was now thinking about my amp. I wanted a wider variety of sounds with the PODXT but my VOX AD30VT has 8 or 9 build in amps and effects.

Should i be using this amp with the PODXT or does it kind of defeat the purpose? Or should I trade in the Vox amp and buy a more standard amp since the pODXT will cover all the amps and effects. Really appreciate some help!
#2
hey man, i to rock a vox ad30vt and although the effects are sweet and the amp sounds great and has alot of playability if your willing to spend the money you cant go wrong with a marshall and pod. marshall makes probably some of the best amps out there and although vox is good because of their playability they are nothing compared to a marshall with the same playability via some effects from a pod. in short, pull the trigger when you have the money for the pod AND marshall until then a pod and ad30vt is pointless
#3
so what is a good affordable marshall amp to buy. I would mostly use it for playing at home so dont need something too big.
#4
Quote by gregv
so what is a good affordable marshall amp to buy. I would mostly use it for playing at home so dont need something too big.


There isn't one. Marshall amps need to be valve amps opened out to sound like a Marshall should.

My advice mate would be to stick with your Vox and figure out where you want your tone to be going. Then buy an amp which is more specialised, rather than shelling out for more digital modelling. You've got quite a nice amp there with alot to play with and plenty of versatility. Play with your EQ as well as the models.
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#5
Quote by gregv
so what is a good affordable marshall amp to buy. I would mostly use it for playing at home so dont need something too big.


if your playing mostly at home thats easy then, kurapica is right about marshalls needing to be cranked to sound good but you could always go with a lesser watted marshall, most their models at lower watts are pretty good and the effects from the pod will put it over the top heres a solid marshall one of four they sell under 20 watts


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MG15CD-15-Watt-Combo?sku=482799

your price this amp out with the pod and it comes to about what your vox ad30vt would be but you now have a marshall and solid floor effects your vox wont quite be on the same level as
#7
Disregard the marshall comment. Completely. Any affordable home-practice style marshall is going to probably be an AVT or MG, and TBH, neither of those amps are worth your money.

If you're serious about the POD, consider selling your Vox, picking that up along with a roland jazz chorus, or a high headroom solid state amp thats not going to overdrive when you run modeling into it.

My opinion, stick with the Vox. Its a nice sounding amp, and i dont think that a POD is going to be THAT much nicer sound quality.
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#9
Nah, only heard it thru solid state amps.

But by all means, if it sounds good, run it!

mesa makes some extremely nice power amps. (good luck finding a cheap one)
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