#1
hi
i was wondering if you have any recomendations for an amp that's suitable for Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John 5, Hendrix etc. Thats around £150-200. I play an Ibanez.
Hopefully if this amp would be kool for Metallica too then that would be even better.
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#2
Hmm... I'd say either some sort of a cheap-ish tube amp (like a Valve Junior, Laney or something if you can afford it) and an overdrive (or distortion) pedal to go with it. Either that or some sort of a Valvetronix/Cube amp. Option 1 would have better tone, Option 2 would have effects to go with it.
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#3
How about the Roland Cube 30X? just looked at some threads and reviews, it seems pretty positive. and i can get that for £139 in my local guitar store.
I already have a distortion pedal so that's no problem.
#4
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How about the Roland Cube 30X? just looked at some threads and reviews, it seems pretty positive. and i can get that for £139 in my local guitar store.
I already have a distortion pedal so that's no problem.


The Cube would work. It's a modelling amp, so it probably won't take your dist. pedal very well. However, it has enough gain of it's own. What pedal is your dist. pedal? You might get a better tone if you get some sort of a tube amp (maybe a used Laney or something) and use the pedal with it.

But the Cube is not a terrible amp.
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#5
Its a Digitech Metal Master. i have a multi-effects unit and a few other pedals too, but i'm guessing that the Roland Cube and pedals don't go, so maybe i should look at other amps as i woult like to keep using effects. Do you know of any Laneys or other amplifiers that can do the trick?
thanks for the reply btw
#6
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Its a Digitech Metal Master. i have a multi-effects unit and a few other pedals too, but i'm guessing that the Roland Cube and pedals don't go, so maybe i should look at other amps as i woult like to keep using effects. Do you know of any Laneys or other amplifiers that can do the trick?
thanks for the reply btw


I believe the cubes take most pedals ok, it's just that they don't like OD and dist. pedals. But I'm really not an expert when it comes to low price amps in UK like that.
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#7
Pretty much most SS amps are afraid of Gain pedals, somthing to do with gain pedals being in most cases designed to drive preamp tubes.

Take a look at the Peavey Valveking Royal 8 and new nanovalve.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/peavey-/71511

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/71954

Being Valve amps they should take effects quite nicely . Plus they are both under a ton leaving plenty of change for pickups or maybe a great distorsion/OD.
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Pretty much most modeling amps are afraid of Gain pedals, somthing to do with gain pedals being in most cases designed to drive preamp tubes.

Take a look at the Peavey Valveking Royal 8 and new nanovalve.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/peavey-/71511

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/71954

Being Valve amps they should take effects quite nicely . Plus they are both under a ton leaving plenty of change for pickups or maybe a great distorsion/OD.

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Pretty much most SS amps are afraid of Gain pedals, somthing to do with gain pedals being in most cases designed to drive preamp tubes.

Take a look at the Peavey Valveking Royal 8 and new nanovalve.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/peavey-/71511

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/71954

Being Valve amps they should take effects quite nicely . Plus they are both under a ton leaving plenty of change for pickups or maybe a great distorsion/OD.


Hmm that seems good, but 5W is a bit low - I was kinda hoping for something around 15W.