#1
I've been looking into a new practice amp for when I play in my band. My guitar shop recently got this amp in and I liked it but what do you guys think about it? I couldn't play it loud or for very long so I havn't really gotten to make decision on it yest. Oh heres a link to it.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959

Will it be loud enough to be heard over the drums and what not? Also I play metal/hardcore/metalcore often (but not always) so I need to know if it can take distortion well. Any thoughts on this amp would be great.

By the way, right now I'm using a Roland Cube 15x so that isn't cutting it for me anymore, though its a fairly nice amp.
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Last edited by SOCOOLITHURTS at Mar 10, 2008,
#3
I have an AD30VT, and its pretty nice. The distortions can sound a little muddy, but once you tweak them a little i think they sound pretty good. The built in effects are decent too. As far as volume, i can turn mine up and shake the walls with it, so im fairly sure it can be heard over drums.
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#4
it may be a little quiet. i have that 50w model for home practice, and the drums are still a little too loud for it... my drummer is the loudest player ive ever heard though... changes his heads like once a month. it still might be loud enough though. you should probably test it out before you buy it.
#5
it's great practice amp but i have the 50w XL model though but i do know from borrowing a friends amp that it's a great amp.
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#6
Try it before you buy it. I tried to make myself like it but I could not do it.
#7
I have the AD50VT and I love it. If you're into more metal and stuff, the XL might be a better buy. Either way, try it before you buy it.
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#9
i have the 15 watt, i love it to death. be warned, its not the best for metal though. seeing as i play more metal i wish i would have gotten the cube 30 or the microcube
#11
30W isn't enough to play with a drummer.

Anyway it's a great practice amp Great vintage and blues tones. Lacks some distortion for metal, but you can always set your EQ pushing bass and treble to the max, and middle to min. right?
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#12
I have the 50 and it is plenty loud. I have never tried the 30 though.
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#13
I rather like my AD50VT. It's rather diverse and it can go pretty loud (I've gigged with it a fair few times). As everyone else has said before, try before you buy. One persons MG is another's JCM800.

Well maybe not that extreme but you get my point.
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#14
i think its a great amp

if u play avenged sevenfold type metal its fine
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#15
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30W isn't enough to play with a drummer.

Anyway it's a great practice amp Great vintage and blues tones. Lacks some distortion for metal, but you can always set your EQ pushing bass and treble to the max, and middle to min. right?

If the drummer knows anything about dynamics then even 30w SS is enough to play with a drummer.
My 15w AD is plenty enough to play with a dynamic drummer that doesn't just beat the tar out of the drums as hard as he can.
My 5w BH is PLENTY loud enough.

Teach your drummer how to not destroy the kit.

If you want a Valvetronix and want to comfortably play with a bad drummer, by all means get the 50w version.
And as far as them handling metal, my little 15w handles metal fine... but maybe that has to do with the 18v EMGs in my LP.
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#16
The cleans are fudging fantastic, you can squeeze every type of clean sound ever thought of out of these beasts.
The distortion is alright. It can do classic rock great, and hard rock stuff pretty well, but it's nothing stellar for metal. For proper metal tones use a pedal over the clean settings.
The effects are pretty cool too, apart from the auto-wah.
And of course, the things are loud. Very loud.
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#17
i only play metal on my AD30VT and i think it sounds pretty good, takes some pretty tedious tweaking to get the sound right but it wont take you long to figure out how to get some decent metal tones out of it.
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#19
I have one and the more I play it the more I hate it. Its not a bad amp at all. I have the AD30VT. Don't get me wrong its great for Clean, Rock and Hard Rock but Metal just isn't good enough. The distortion is wrong. It has no tight low ends. The Roland 60 is way better for metal. Or check out some Randalls.
#21
One of the advantages of the 50 is the Celestion instead of the speakers VOX throws into the others.
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#22
I have it and its great for cleans but it wont give you good distortion, if you get it and want metal get a pedal.
#23
I can get some really good metal sounds out of it, which is why I don't get why these other guys say they don't. The XL is more for metal, so that might be more up your alley, but either way try them out.
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#24
A former friend of mine had a AD30VT and I really liked it, though you may want to go with the 50 for more headroom and the better speaker.
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