#1
Hi!

Im getting a new amp, i see a lot of people talking about vox valvetronix, but i like playing metal too!, i thinked about vox+ml-2 pedal, could you recommend another amp?

And a 50 watts amp would be a nice amp for practice and gigging?

thanks!
#2
What's your price range and what music do you usually play?
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#3
The Vox amps (and other modelers) don't take well to distortion pedals. I use mine on the US Hi-Gain setting for metal and it does it very nicely, I honestly don't know where people are coming from when they say it can't do metal, but whatever. Check out the Roland Cube 60 as well, people here tend to recommend them more for people who play metal, I've never tried one though so I really don't know.

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#4
My bands guitarist has one of these, and we play melodic death metal. We've gigged with it, without the need for micing, and his tone is really sweet too. As long as you know what you're doing with the EQ!
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#5
You might be interested in the VOX Valvetronix XL series, they're supposed to be higher-gain. And yeah, 50 watts would be nice for practicing and gigging, there's even a wattage switcher so you can make it like 5 watts when practicing I think.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD50VT2-XL-50W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=483006
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You might be interested in the VOX Valvetronix XL series, they're supposed to be higher-gain. And yeah, 50 watts would be nice for practicing and gigging, there's even a wattage switcher so you can make it like 5 watts when practicing I think.


Yes, there's a built in attenuator on the back of the voxes, but I honestly don't see the point, simply turning down the volume works just as well.
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#7
On mine, I turn the wattage down when practicing so that if I accidentally knock the volume knob on the amp, it won't be real loud... you get what I mean?
I understand what you're saying though, it is pretty pointless for the most part.
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On mine, I turn the wattage down when practicing so that if I accidentally knock the volume knob on the amp, it won't be real loud... you get what I mean?
I understand what you're saying though, it is pretty pointless for the most part.


Haha yeah, I guess that makes sense. Never thought of it that way I guess.

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Yes, there's a built in attenuator on the back of the voxes, but I honestly don't see the point, simply turning down the volume works just as well.

it's cause if you put it a like 5 watts and put the volum all the way up will sound much better then putting the amp at 50 watts and put the volume at 1
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it's cause if you put it a like 5 watts and put the volum all the way up will sound much better then putting the amp at 50 watts and put the volume at 1

How do you figure?

It's a SS amp .
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How do you figure?

It's a SS amp .

its actually hybrid. and ive owned one for about 2 years. it doesnt suffer the headroom problem at all. in fact, you really have to get it about half way up before it starts to sound great.
#12
Hybrid still means SS to me, but I'll take your word for it since you've toyed with it for longer than I have
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#13
thanks for the answers

im thinking in the cube 60 too, and what about the Line 6 Spider III?
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On mine, I turn the wattage down when practicing so that if I accidentally knock the volume knob on the amp, it won't be real loud... you get what I mean?
I understand what you're saying though, it is pretty pointless for the most part.

still, it sounds a lot better with the attenuator on full
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#15
I've had my Vox for about 3 years and it still suffers from SS clipping at pretty high levels though not as much as other SS amps.

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thanks for the answers

im thinking in the cube 60 too, and what about the Line 6 Spider III?


Don't buy the Spider.
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#16
Ah, don't get an MT-2 with a Valvetronix, get a Valvetronix XL (higher gain version of the Valvetronix) and a footswitch.
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Ah, don't get an MT-2 with a Valvetronix, get a Valvetronix XL (higher gain version of the Valvetronix) and a footswitch.

****, i´d have to save more money!!

and there is a great difference between a cube 60 and a valvetronix 50??

thanks for the answers!
#18
No you wouldn't, mate, you'd save $80 or so by not buying that bloody pedal. Make the footswitch yourself, if you like, it's about $4 of parts and 4 joints to solder.

Powerwise, no, not that you'd ever notice. (Assuming they have the same speaker layout)