#1
What is the best 30 watt amp for under 300$? I was looking at the line 6 spider III 30 watt
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#3
Quote by heavymetal55
What is the best 30 watt amp for under 300$? I was looking at the line 6 spider III 30 watt

No. Roland Cube 30 probably, if youre searching for a solid state amp.
#4
Quote by .Will.
Vox AD30VT, you can't beat valve tone!


+Alot

Don't touch the spider III, you'll regret it.
Roland cubes are good for solid state, but as long as you're in budget, get valve!
#6
I forgot to say that i mostly play metal so i just thought i'de throw that in there.
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#7
Quote by heavymetal55
I forgot to say that i mostly play metal so i just thought i'de throw that in there.


the comments at www.musiciansfriend.com arn't very impressive

I got this amp about a week ago and it is not as good as i hoped. I thought this amp was going to be good because of all the cool setings, but its not. the chanals are very strict on how much you can change them, so thers not very much custimizing you can do to them. Also the crunch chanal dose not have the enough crunch to it and the metal and insane chanals have to much crunch. I played my cousins peavey rage 15w and it kicks the crape out of this amp. This amp realy is not worth the money. I suggest that anyony looking to get this amp should look at a marshal or a peavey amp of the same price befor bying it.


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#8
Quote by .Will.
Vox AD30VT, you can't beat valve tone!


+ alot more
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#9
I've played through Spider II's and Spider III's and they are very impressive amps if you're into the whole modeling thing. But you really should stray from them if you are looking for something that gives you decent tone without the overly complicated amp/cab/effect switching that you constantly have to do with modeling amps.

Rolands and Vox make very nice amps but I'm not sure how well they will hold up to your standards for playing metal. You should also look into the Peavey Transtube series. I use to own a Envoy 110 and a friend of mine had a Rage 158. They are great amps and they a very versatile when it comes to tone.
#10
Quote by .Will.
Vox AD30VT, you can't beat valve tone!

It's a nice amp, but it's not valve. It's hybrid.

TS you have to state what kind of genre you play and preferably you're current setup.
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#11
Quote by Pingis_Or_Death
No. Roland Cube 30 probably, if youre searching for a solid state amp.

+1


Go with the cube 30, you won't be disappointed!
#12
He says he plays mostly metal. So with that in mind go for a roland cube. The vox sucks at metal
#13
Quote by BleedDeathMetal
It's a nice amp, but it's not valve. It's hybrid.


Last time i checked hybrids contained a valve, hence "valve tone".

Oh and i play heavy metal through my Vox and it works a treat!
Derp.
#14
unless you have a distortion pedal, dont go with the vox, you wont get the tone your lookin for out of it. I would go with the Roland 30w
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#16
Quote by strings-N-stuff
Blackheart half stack?

Cheapist tube amp I've seen for under 3 bills.


We're shooting for 30 watts here. =]
#17
try the spider III, cube and the Vox AD30VT get what you like better.
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#18
Cube 30.
spiders and vox's are bad for metal.
And, Valvetronixes are far from tube amps.
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#19
you should look into 15 watt tube.
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#20
Why thirty watts?
Get a used epiphone valve standard of hell even a valve junior.
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#21
Quote by edge11
Why thirty watts?
Get a used epiphone valve standard of hell even a valve junior.


Maybe he wants to get over a drummer?
The man wants thirty watts, why can't people answer the question he asks and not tell him what he asked?
#22
It's a simple choice really...

He wants 30watts, he's on a budget, and he plays metal. There's only 1 choice, the Roland cube 30x
#24
the Roland Cube 30x or the Vox AD30VT-XL.
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#25
Quote by XxGibsonSGxX
No SPYDER. NONE. Get anything else you can find. I hear VOX and Roland make good amps for that price.

If your read his sig, he already has a Spider
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#26
Quote by Mike!
+1


Go with the cube 30, you won't be disappointed!


+100

The Cube series amps are some of the best low price amps I have ever played. Great distorted tone as well as a decent clean.

You also get all those cool effects!
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#27
Quote by .Will.
Vox AD30VT-XL, you can't beat valve tone!

Fixed for metal.There's only 2 clean models,so you might wanna try the Cube first.I like the Vox's distortions tho.
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#28
Quote by -Collapse-
Maybe he wants to get over a drummer?
The man wants thirty watts, why can't people answer the question he asks and not tell him what he asked?

The vj ca get over drummer but it would have no cleans.
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#29
Quote by Broken-pick
Fixed for metal.There's only 2 clean models,so you might wanna try the Cube first.I like the Vox's distortions tho.


Hmm. I will have to try one of those!
Derp.
#30
Quote by -Collapse-
We're shooting for 30 watts here. =]

Tubes are louder than solid state.

And yes, cube. CUBE 30x FTW!
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#31
I'd say go with the roland cube thirty its got decent tone in that price range.
#32
Quote by Nebjy
Tubes are louder than solid state.


Actually, tubes just sound louder than solid state. Look it up.

And watts is not loudness.
He asked for watts, not decibels.
#33
go for the spider, nice little amp.
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#35
Quote by -Collapse-
Actually, tubes just sound louder than solid state. Look it up.

And watts is not loudness.
He asked for watts, not decibels.


I am sure he is really concerned about the watts, and he doesn't care how loud it is.
#36
Quote by Masonpwiley
I am sure he is really concerned about the watts, and he doesn't care how loud it is.


Well, find me a guitar amp that has how loud it gets in its specs on a music store website.

If he asked for a 7 string guitar, would you find a six string and tell him it's just as good because he can tune it down?