#1
First off, I have an Ibanez RG170DX and a Zoom G2.1u running into a Marshall MG15CDR. Ok sound till now, thanks to the pedal. But I've saved up a lot of money, and two months ago planned on buying a tube.

Second, I live in India. Since most big companies aren't based here, **** gets shipped in, and thus is a ****load moer expensive. After a LOT of narrowing down, my final three options as it seems is the Laney LC15R, Vox AD50VT and the Roland BC-60 all of which fit tightly into my budget. My budget is Rs 24,000 or $600 USD.

LC15R - It IS pure tube, but is very very small and to me doesn't make sense to buy a amp only slightly bigger than my current for about 5 times the price. The tone is good, but there is only a gain knob (NO VOLUME) so I don't think I can have loud clean tones. (Please correct me if I'm wrong here). I would love it if someone would convince me to the buy this amp. Yet another problem is it's HIGH maintenance.

AD50VT - As it currently stands, this amp seems the most sensible option. It's at a good price, it's a large, loud, decent sounding amp from what I've heard and Vox IS based in India, so customer service will be available.

BC-60 - Just a recommendation from a friend, it's available at one of the shops here. I can't find much about it and any info greatly appreciated. Also it's hybrid (i think).


I play 60% hard rock, 20% blues and classic rock and 10% BR00TAL METALZZ.

Main artists = Metallica, Maiden, Satch, Vai, Floyd, Zeppelin, RHCP, Breaking Benjamin, Lamb of God.


Oh please god help me.
#2
What about the last 10% of your playing?

EDIT: For actual help, I like the Laney LC15; its a solid amp which can handle lots of tones, and I'm fairly sure you can turn up the volume clean (correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't played one in a while).

I'm not so fond of the vox, but if you've played it and like it, its your choice, right?

I have no experience with the other amp...
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I play 60% hard rock, 20% blues and classic rock and 10% BR00TAL METALZZ.

Main artists = Metallica, Maiden, Satch, Vai, Floyd, Zeppelin, RHCP, Breaking Benjamin, Lamb of God.
Oh please god help me.


Correct me if I'm wrong here but if the main artists u play are Metallica, Maiden and Lamb of God in a list of 9, then surely at least 33.3recouring% of the music you play is metal? While only 22.2recouring% is hard rock, Zeppelin and Floyd
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#4
Those are my favourite bands, the most music I PLAY though is blues and classic rock. I left the 10% for everything else. VERSATILITY NEEDED.
#5
Remember that 15watt tube is a lot louder than 15 watt solid state. Although the LC15R is far more expensive you will be gettin the headroom you pay for!
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#6
The laney will not be just a widdle bit louder than your SS amp. It will be enough to get over drums and still manage to kill your eardrums.
#8
Should be, although there might be a bit of power-tube overdrive (it depends how loud the drummer is). The amp has decent headroom, it just depends on how clean you want your sound... At a club sort of volume it might not be perfectly clean, so if thats what you're looking for, it might not be perfect.
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I read that the amp is attachable to a cab. Volume problem solved?


It will make your sound "bigger", not louder, but it will help. Get the Laney.
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#12
well i can speak from expereince with the VOX...i've had that amp for over a yr now and it sounds amazing...lately i've been plugging it into a 2x12 cab and it sounds even fuller than it already does...

the variety of tones available on it are nice too...but i would suggest that if you were to look at the valvetronix amps...look at the XL line...its geared towards more of the metal sound...the normal AD50 is great and has a pair of tones like that, but the XL is more metal!

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#16
i think it comes down to what you want...with the laney, you'll have a great tube amp thats kick ass with one tone...if you like to be able to switch up tones depending on what you are playing musically, i think the VOX is better...but with the right pedals, the laney would be able to do it as well...

the nice thing about the VOX too is the knob on the back that can turn it down to like a 1W amp, or anywhere in between up to the full 50W...and still run the tube hot...max volume with small output

whereas to run the laney the best it'll have to be cranked all the time

each amp is different to different people...try them both on for size...and make your decision
#17
You would be suprised at the volume the Laney can get. I have the LC15R, and i use it to play in my band's practice space. It is LOUD. At volume level 3 i can hear myself properly over the drums and bass guitar.
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#19
But he talks about wanting properly clean cleans, and if you do crank the amp, you lose a bit of that. However, that Laney is loud enough not to have to be cranked for playing with a band.
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#20
so then it sounds like it would be a good amp...

we've given ideas and compliments...but the best thing now is to taken these comments...go play the amps...and then let him make the best decision for himself...

or conversely...play them...and ask more questions if necessary
#22
if i were you, i'd try both, then pick the laney. :-)
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#23
Couple issues I've noticed in this thread:

1) An extension cab will, 9/10 times, make the Laney louder AS WELL AS enhance tone.
2) A 15w tube amp is far louder than a 15w SS and probably equal in volume to the Vox.
3) IMO The Vox had pretty abysmal cleans when I tried one next to a VC15...

Get the Laney, of the two. No doubt.
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#24
i wasn't all that fussed on the lc15 i tried (i haven't tried the R version though).

I dunno. it's really up to you. tubes generally have better tone, but if it's not aimed at the majority of tones you want...
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^^ oh ok, the laney might be ok then.
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