#1
Hey all.

I just bought a new Amp, was sick of using my brother's Fender Automatic SE (which is a blues amp) for playing metal. I bought a Marshall AVT50. I know people here say it's not a good amp, but its good enough for me now and there isn't a too big variety here anyways (only other ones at this price were Vox ADVT, Peavey Bandit, Line 6 Spider III).

Anyways, I've been playing for one year now. I'm playing on a Schecter C-1 Blackjack with Seymour Duncan JB (SH-4) and '59 (SH-1n) pickups. I mainly (study to) play Megadeth, Metallica, Opeth, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, etc.

I've read somewhere about replacing the preamp tube to a better one, replacing the loudspeaker to a better one (celestion?), etc. Any suggestions to one I can do to improve the sound I'm getting?
#2
most people swear by vintage 30's
whats your budget etc?
a vintage 30 in AUS will set you back about 200 bucks.

how do yu want to improve your sound
more gain?
better cleans?

more volume?
more bottom end?
#3
For the sounds your after, IMO your best bet is to swap the pre-amp tube for a Tung Sol 12AX7 and the speaker for a Celestion Vintage 30. If you can't afford that, you can pick up a Celestion G12T-75 in good condition for dirt cheap, which will still be an improvment, to tide you over till you can get a V30.

Then, you can build a 1x12 extension cab and have the best of both worlds!

(Some people swear by NOS tubes, but I find them too expensive & rare in my part of the world, so I tend to reccomend curret production tubes that anybody can get)
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