#1
Is this amp better for metal or classic rock?


Because I read a review that said he could get a metal tone but not a clean classic rock tone...

Is this amp just as good for classic rock as it is metal?
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#2
everything iv seen says that its better for classic rock,
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#4
from what i've seen and played its a pretty versatile lower end tube amp. great for the money
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#5
It can do classic rock but its more modern voiced and also not british.. So yes it can be done but if your looking for a Marshall type classic rock tone it might be a stretch...
#6
Quote by IbanezPsycho
It can do classic rock but its more modern voiced and also not british.. So yes it can be done but if your looking for a Marshall type classic rock tone it might be a stretch...


Well, im starting to like joe satriani. But I do like true classic rock like Beatles, Thin Lizzy, Rush. I also like megadeth and metallica type stuff for when i get better.

I dont know what amp i should get...
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#8
Quote by bartdevil_metal
VK+Speaker swap is good.

I hate to keep saying this

See Sig.



huh...

you said get VK and ur telling me to look at peavy valveking samples?

EDIT: Nevermind, i see what you're saying
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#9
wait...what? lol

anywayz if your looking for a versatile tube amp and you only got 400 bucks, a valveking would be a good choice. I almost got one but I went with the b-52 instead, preference really....
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Faded Gibson SG Special - Black ice mod
Seymour Duncan SH-5 in bridge
B-52 AT 112
Ted Weber Mass100 attenuator
EHX Small Clone
EHX Metal Muff
DIY Modded tubescreamer
Dunlop 535Q Wah
Wax Potting tutorial
#10
If you want a BETTER classic rock sound coming out of the amp. Get the Peavey C30
#11
Quote by esp1234
If you want a BETTER classic rock sound coming out of the amp. Get the Peavey C30


that would be my choice but 600$ is too much for me.

What about the Marshall MG50DFX
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#12
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Um, don't bother going for any Marshall MG. (crappy SS)

You could go used, and get a PV C30 for $300 to $400

or maybe a Blackheart HD?
#14
im told the VK with a tube-screamer pedal is great for metal, nice and deep and heavy...
with a Bad Monkey pedal, it does metal, but has more of a vintage feel...
i have a monkey, and am looking at buying a VK212, so i'll keep ya posted...
if you want the classic rock, maybe do the 112 with a Bad Monkey? might be just what youre looking for...thats if youre puttin boost to it....dunno...
#15
The VK can definitely do metal on it's own, but a nice overdrive can help tighten it up. An EQ pedal works wonders too.
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#17
Quote by Rounder01
that would be my choice but 600$ is too much for me.

What about the Marshall MG50DFX


you almost stepped on a land mine with that one!

i got mine for $409 which ain't bad for new. this amp can do lots of different styles in a good way but not a great way...but what can you expect for 400. Bartdevil's clips give a good representation. i haven't upgraded speaker or preamp tubes like some of these guys so looking forward to the day i can do that to see what gives.

i almost convinced myself the other night that i was getting a Fender Blues Jr sound...and then i woke up. ha

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#18
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
you almost stepped on a land mine with that one!

i got mine for $409 which ain't bad for new. this amp can do lots of different styles in a good way but not a great way...but what can you expect for 400. Bartdevil's clips give a good representation. i haven't upgraded speaker or preamp tubes like some of these guys so looking forward to the day i can do that to see what gives.

i almost convinced myself the other night that i was getting a Fender Blues Jr sound...and then i woke up. ha

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+1

Got the head for 20% off and no tax.. Was a good starting point.

Whats funny is when i listen to clips now you can tell right away its a valveking. Even if they dont post the model of the amp... They do have there own signature tone to them..
#20
Quote by bartdevil_metal
VK+Speaker swap is good.

I hate to keep saying this

See Sig.

whats a speaker swap?
#21
Quote by alexcp94
whats a speaker swap?



swapping out the stock speaker for a better one

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#22
Quote by Rounder01
that would be my choice but 600$ is too much for me.

What about the Marshall MG50DFX


NEVER get a mg they r the crappiest amp EVER
the valveking s good with a good eq pedal. i would also recomend the peavy windsor
its a 100 watt half stack for onlt 400$ on musicians friend