#1
Hi,
I'm looking at amps, and I have narrowed my choice down to 2 amps:
1. Vox AD30VT
2. Roland Cube 30x

The Vox is (don't know the real price, just estimated, through VTXL...) between €200 and €220 so, that's between 310 and 340 USD. The Roland Cube is €219, so that's around 340 USD. My budget is €250, or 390 USD.
I have a cheap strat (with some luck, I could get a Epiphone Les Paul at a very reasonable price), a Boss DS-2 and a Digitech RP150.
My style of music is pretty wide, some examples are Muse, The White Stripes, Radiohead, RHCP, The Cure, The Strokes, some Metallica (not much), The Horrors, The Sonics, Kings Of Leon, and more of that genre.
Could you guys help me choose between these 2, or if you've got ideas another one?
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Last edited by poipoi at Jun 7, 2008,
#2
i've had experience with the Vox, but that was the 50 not 30. it's good for a practice amp.
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#3
Oh, yeah, forgot something, it should be able to get over a drummer, don't know if 30 W will be enough, I hope so
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#4
to be able to cut through a drummer, the 30 would do fine but higher would be better.
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#5
Does anyone have any experience with both?
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#6
I've plugged into both at the store, maybe an hr of experience on each (not much), but to my ear the Roland outclasses the Vox by quite a bit. The Vox was a bit muddy for my taste. The Roland had some great cleans. I was actually in buy mode the when I checked them out. Ended up getting a Vox DA 20.
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#8
i use the AD30VT in my band, and it cuts right through the drums, during solos and all. you have to get it off of the ground though. place it on a chair, or do what i do, and put it on top of your bassists amp. get the vox, cause your pedals will be useless through the cube. the vox doesn't take them well, but its usable.
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#9
Quote by lmb.f.gd's lamb
30x will tear thru d crowd man!

serious answers please,
and thank you guitar_infidel and scott for your answers, my current opinion is to take the Vox, but in a couple of weeks (exams coming up) i'll go to the guitar store, and try 'em both
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#10
I tried both when i went up to london for a shopping spree aha.
Well there both very similar amps, i prefer the vox myself.
But what you need to-do is test both amps out yourself to see what's best for you.
Make sure you try out the Vox AD30 and the AD30-XL. To your style in music i'd say the Vox AD30 is best for you.
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