#1
Currently I have this amp http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Drive-CD100-Guitar-Practice-Amp?sku=480390

and an Sz520qm guitar should I look to upgrade my amp . Or What do you guys think?


if so i was thinking along these lines and price range:


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-DA5-Portable-Amplifier-?sku=482065

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-20X-Amp-With-COSM?sku=487031

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#2
Yeah, an amp upgrade would be good - you have a nice guitar there.

How much can you spend altogether? I would, if I were you, save until you have about $500 at minimum because then you have a lot more options available and would be able to get something that suited whatever musical style you have and it would last you a long time.

Also, what kind of music do you play?
#3
For practice eh?
A Line6 is pretty versatile i'd say
check the out the flextones and spiders
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#4
Take spider out of protestfans post...terrible amps.
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#6
I'd take that vox over the cube.

But a new amp is certainly in order.

Nice choice of guitar, by the way.
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#7
The Vox is better than the Cube.
Also, ignore Halikus, Spider Amps are fine for practice.
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#8
yeah i returned/exchanged my Arx100Ca for it. I got the SZ blemished for 225..but now UPS cant find it or something , so If it does not show up by Monday. They gonna send me a new one instead.

So i am thinking of getting an amp to do it some justice.
#9
Are you interested in performing? You'll need something bigger. As long as the amp you have serves your purposes for practicing, save up for a combo you can actually play out with.
#10
No i will not be performing, I was just thinking of getting a practice amp to upgrade from the one i have , which i posted above.
#12
Mostly Rock - Indie, New Wave, Garage.

upbeat and chill. I like the sound of blues. But also want the diversity for metal and shred stuff.


yeah i live in the usa
#13
Well, I was about to say you could get away with something like a Palomino V8...That'll be okay for those genres you mentioned. Get some pedal like a EHX Big Muff Pi in addition to the V8 for a big hairy kind of Garage rock sound.

You have to remember that Metal a shred are both very different tones from the ones you first mention. You'll have settle for some approximation of them with your Digitech pedal.
#14
wow pretty cool. Any pedal with BIG MUFF in the name and is made in NYC where i live gotta be worth trying. Thanks for the input. I'm going to save up for some of this stuff cuz im a poor college student, instead of getting one of the for mentioned Cube 20x or VoxDa5.


Ill stick with my poobler drive amp till then =)
#16
yeah , i will try it out. I like the Micro cube except it does not have an EQ. Also i do not like how the cubes have a tuning option, its an AMP why do i need that nonsense. =(

what do you think of the Vox DA5
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-DA5-Portable-Amplifier-?sku=482065

if i end up getting an amp i wont be getting a new one for a while, so i might just save up for that v8 or something.
#18
yeah it does look pretty cool. has a lot of different options, but now i noticed it does not have a foot switch input, just a regular input...so does that mean i cant use that big muff or any other pedal with it?
#20
Oh w0rd , Nice. Yeah so i might go for the Da5. Anyone have it? or know of its quality? if its worth upgrading from my current amp?

also then whats a foot switch for !?! whats a pedal etc, big muff arghHHh

put me out of my ignorant misery =)
#21
The Big Muff Pi is a kind of distortion pedal. You plug your guitar into it, and you plug the pedal into your amp. It's just a method of getting a different sound. Read the sticky at the top of this forum - I believe there's info there.

A footswitch is a different kind of accessory. It's to allow you change something on the amp with the stomp of your foot - usually it's something like a channel switch, gain boost, or to turn off your reverb, or something.
#22
Thank your for the information.

Anyone have or played the Vox DA5 that would recommend it? or has some input about it or something else in price range? greatly appreciated.
#23
Sorry to Bump but I wanna get some final thoughts on the Vox Da5. see above please =) thanks for input.