#1
I am on a very limited budget (around $300), and I need to get a new amp that i loud enough to gig with. I play alternative mostly (Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Incubus, like), but I also play in my college's Jazz band. I know a person that is offering me a Line 6 Duoverb combo for around $250, but all the reviews Ive heard are split down the middle it seems. What do you guys honestly think of this amp, and I'm looking for honest opinions, not just people saying, "spiders suck, line 6 is terrible", thanks for the input in advance
#2
Might be good for the price, but if you can raise your budget a little bit, a Marshall combo would probably do the job better (maybe an OD for heavier stuff if you need it).
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Quote by littlemurph7976
Might be good for the price, but if you can raise your budget a little bit, a Marshall combo would probably do the job better (maybe an OD for heavier stuff if you need it).

No Marshall, the MG is terrible.
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#4
Line 6 is digitally sterile sounding and when turned up sounds like crap due to solid state clipping. For $300 you could pick up a used tube combo if you shop carefully and don't get in a hurry. In case you are considering a Marshall MG they sound even worse. Marshall AVT's are not worth their prices.
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Quote by omarrodrigez
No Marshall, the MG is terrible.


I meant like a DSL401 or something along those lines.
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Quote by omarrodrigez
No Marshall, the MG is terrible.

he didnt say anything about the MG, just said combo. most amps marshall makes come in combos.

as far as marshall combos go, though, you'd have to find one used to get even a halfway decent price. i got a used valvestate (precursor to the AVT) 100W used for $250 and it was great for a entry-level gigging amp. if it's tone you want, you could always grab a valve junior and a 1x12 cab and mic it.
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he didnt say anything about the MG, just said combo. most amps marshall makes come in combos.

as far as marshall combos go, though, you'd have to find one used to get even a halfway decent price. i got a used valvestate (precursor to the AVT) 100W used for $250 and it was great for a entry-level gigging amp. if it's tone you want, you could always grab a valve junior and a 1x12 cab and mic it.

I know he said nothing about the MG, But I just assumed that because he said "raise your budget a little" from $300, which is in the MG price range.
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Quote by omarrodrigez
No Marshall, the MG is terrible.


Yeah. Don't worry, I won't make that mistake.
#9
look for a used peavey valveking or palomino v16 (can be had new if you save another $50)
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#10
^That is a good idea to try, just be cautious as some of the earlier models had some reliability issues.
#11
I was also thinking about the Valvetronix, hopefully if i can find one, one of the older ones with the cloth as opposed to metal grill, what about those?
#12
To be blunt I consider them tube amp wannabes. Wouldn't want one, you'd be better off with a good pure solid state like a Peavey Transtube.
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Quote by omarrodrigez
I know he said nothing about the MG, But I just assumed that because he said "raise your budget a little" from $300, which is in the MG price range.


right. nice SN btw.

the palomino would be nice.
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