#1
Well I bought a Bandit 112 about a month ago, and although I'm somewhat satisfied with the tone, it does sound a bit plain to me and isn't something largely special. I'm wondering if I should just trade it in for a Valvetronix AD50VT, which I hear is pretty versatile and can pump out pretty nice tones.

I'm going to be playing a HUGE variety of music, though I'm leaning more into hard rock/metal (not heavy uber metal), but getting a nice vintage tone or a distinctive and expressive crunch would also be pretty important to me for other forms of rock/whatever I feel I need to play. Good cleans would be awesome too.

Should I keep the Bandit, or go for an AD50VT, which I hear is good tone but is one of those "fake-sounding" (I've heard people complain about them sounding "fake"/"toy"-ish) digital modeling amps? Do they really sound fake, or can I really pump out genuine, expressive and awesome tone out of the VT series?

Or should I just look at another amp within the same price range? $300-$450 ish? Might be able to go a taddd higher...
#3
palominos and valvekings both with od's are pretty versitile and sound great.
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#5
keep the bandit. no point buy another ss amp.
if u wanna upgrade, go straight to a tube amp.
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#6
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Used peavey Classic. Maybe an overdrive pedal too to reach metal


That's your answer. Keep your eyes open for a second hand Traynor YCV 40 or 50, too.

No point in "upgrading" to an AD50VT, being that it's not really an upgrade.
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#7
If you dont want to wait, go for the VOX
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#8
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Well I bought a Bandit 112 about a month ago, and although I'm somewhat satisfied with the tone, it does sound a bit plain to me and isn't something largely special. I'm wondering if I should just trade it in for a Valvetronix AD50VT, which I hear is pretty versatile and can pump out pretty nice tones.

I'm going to be playing a HUGE variety of music, though I'm leaning more into hard rock/metal (not heavy uber metal), but getting a nice vintage tone or a distinctive and expressive crunch would also be pretty important to me for other forms of rock/whatever I feel I need to play. Good cleans would be awesome too.

Should I keep the Bandit, or go for an AD50VT, which I hear is good tone but is one of those "fake-sounding" (I've heard people complain about them sounding "fake"/"toy"-ish) digital modeling amps? Do they really sound fake, or can I really pump out genuine, expressive and awesome tone out of the VT series?

Or should I just look at another amp within the same price range? $300-$450 ish? Might be able to go a taddd higher...


I don't know about the Bandit, but I have a Vox AD50VT and I really like it, I can get a really big variety of tones out of it. The cleans are a bit Hendrix like, but I've been able to get jazzy cleans out of it.

I remeber playing a valveking that I thought was good at the time, but in retrospect I think this AD50VT is better.
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#9
For a variety of music it's going to be hard to find a tube that does it all. I would check out a Flextone.