#1
I really want your opinion, but just don't be hurting ...

I play on a Jackson like this (Plus a seymour duncan at the back, we say bridge?):

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2900012585

And I have a Vox amp like this:

http://www.voxamps.co.uk/daseries/da15.asp

So, from what you know personnaly (I haven't been playing for very long), this is crap right? I really don't like the tone I get, the sound is not satisfying at all...

What would be better, changing the amp or the guitar first? Thanks...
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#3
AMP By far! but first what tone are you looking for? blues? metal? ac/dc?. whats your price range!
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#4
pretty good for a beginner's setup tbh.
Upgrade your amp before guitar.
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#6
You've got fine beginner gear. I also started on a Vox DA15. It is a good amp for what it is -- an inexpensive digital modelling amp that can introduce you to different sounds and effects.

After a year of play, though, I changed the amp to a tube amp and it dramatically improved the tone and playing dynamics. So I recommend upgrading the amp before the guitar -- your guitar will probably do you just fine for a while, and changing to a tube amp in time will make your beginner guitar sound waaay better.
#7
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Depends what he wants to play. Personally I can't stand VK's, flat cleans and terrible OD as far as I'm concerned. I'm assuming he wants metal, considering his current guitar. If it's metal, and he has the budget, this is better : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RG50TC-50W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481197

Of course, there are other viable alternatives for less, and the VK would be a step up from what he's got. Just about
#8
I agree with what Don Humpador (lol) posted but I must say the VK's cleans aren't that bad. Just depends, mine was extremely touchy to what guitar and cable I was using.
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#9
Yeah, I'm also not down with all the Valveking Love that goes around on here

I played one and found them to be overrated
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#10
Get a new amp first. Not the Valve King. It's a good price, but compared to other tube amps i sounds somewhat flat and lifeless. If you want metal, you can find a Peavey XXX combo for a little more, mine was $450 used.
#11
Go for an amp first unless you absolutely hate how your guitar feels. But before any educated suggestions can be made, we'll need your location, your budget, and your style of music.
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#12
from what ive heard i think the options for cheapish tube amps are epi vj, fender blues jr, valveking 112, ac15 and the classic 30.

ive only heard the ac15 and valveking but i think while the ac15 isnt versitile it sounds better to me than the valveking.
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#13
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Depends what he wants to play. Personally I can't stand VK's, flat cleans and terrible OD as far as I'm concerned. I'm assuming he wants metal, considering his current guitar. If it's metal, and he has the budget, this is better : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RG50TC-50W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481197

Of course, there are other viable alternatives for less, and the VK would be a step up from what he's got. Just about


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#14
The Valveking with a tube change is much better. Distortion sounds very good now. That would add another $80.00 to the price however. I bought mine in like new contition for 320.00 and invested in new tubes which brought the total to $400.00.
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#15
Well it really doesn't matter seeing that YOU don't like your tone, so there is need for change. Get a new amp. Maybe a Epiphone Valve Jr. or something.
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#16
Epi Valve, with a cheap EQ and dirt box would actually be a good idea.

You can find an Epi Valve halfstack for like $225, get a $30 Dano EQ, and pretty much any good dirt box for $150 or less, and you have a rig that's probably better than a stock VK.
#17
It might just be me, but I had a Jackson similar to that, a DXMG, and it sounded HORRIBLE through my Vox, so I got rid of it and kept my SG which sounded 20x better.

But, I'd suggest getting a new amp, and then maybe changing out the pickups if you like the guitar. I actually noticed a huge difference in the sound of my SG after I traded out the pickups for EMGs, and I still only had the vox at the time. Maybe it was just the "EMG" HZs in my Jackson that sounded eh, but whatever it was, it wasn't half as pleasing to the ear after I put real EMGs in my SG.
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