#1
I have never played it. I have heard it been played many times online and I know almost everything about due to probably an obsessive amount of research. Right now its only $230 and it will be an uprgrade for me from a Roland Cube 15w. I figured the price is good and the amp is too. I play mostly metalcore/hardcore type stuff but I also like to play clean. I also play a Schecter C-1 Classic and my current amp just isn't doing it justice.

What do you think?
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#2
I think that this is quite a common amp so you should go and try one out in store and see if it is good
#4
I'm afraid...

It doesnt really cut it for really heavy metal. Try looking at small peavey or crate valve amp.

Have a look at a Peavey Valveking 112.
#5
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#6
It's a good amp, but I heard the non-XL series are better.

However, although it'll be louder, I'm not sure it's a great upgrade from a Cube 15. That's already a decent amp.

I think: Sell the Cube, take the money and the $230 and get something else.
#7
I have the regular AD30VT, while it's a good amp for the price - you are going to grow out of it just as quick as you did the Cube.

...and I think the XL's are on clearance everywhere because they failed at high gain.
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#8
Quote by dpv
I have the regular AD30VT, while it's a good amp for the price - you are going to grow out of it just as quick as you did the Cube.

...and I think the XL's are on clearance everywhere because they failed at high gain.

+8,973

Never heard a good thing about the XL's.

And it's not really a worthwhile upgrade from a Cube. Don't get me wrong, it's a good amp. Just not going to do your guitar any more justice than the Cube.

Maybe if you sold the Cube for w/e you can get and spend the whole $400 or whatever you'd be in a better boat. Look for used tube amp at that price.
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#9
For the price is it good? I don't need an absolutely amazing amp. I want a good amp for a good price and this looks amazing. I just want something to play at home. The effects look really good too for what it is.
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#10
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For the price is it good? I don't need an absolutely amazing amp. I want a good amp for a good price and this looks amazing. I just want something to play at home. The effects look really good too for what it is.

Yes, it's a good amp for the price.

But not that much better than your current amp. Not worth the $230 in this situation, IMO.
#11
I also did some researches about that amp. The XL version is modified for hi-gain which it failed miserably. I tried one of those and didn't see the point, really. If you want REALLY hi-gain you will need to invest in a pedal because that amp don't have enough of that.

I see many still prefer the non-XL version and said it sound better. I haven't gotten the chance to try it but I do believe them based on all the youtube videos available.
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#12
Quote by hminh87
I also did some researches about that amp. The XL version is modified for hi-gain which it failed miserably. I tried one of those and didn't see the point, really. If you want REALLY hi-gain you will need to invest in a pedal because that amp don't have enough of that.

I see many still prefer the non-XL version and said it sound better. I haven't gotten the chance to try it but I do believe them based on all the youtube videos available.

Yes. If you insist on getting the Vox, I would say stay away from the XL. Just take a look at the GC site. Wonder why they are now selling it cheaper than the regular series when the MSRP is actually higher? Not a good sign.
#13
since it sounds like you are pretty much a home player, you should look into the Blackheart Little Giant. It is all tube, and it's got some nice crunch sounds on it. It would do your C-1 Classic justice, and you will be happy with your tone for a while. Of course, it is smaller, but it is all tube. That sucker can get pretty loud. Check it out.
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since it sounds like you are pretty much a home player, you should look into the Blackheart Little Giant. It is all tube, and it's got some nice crunch sounds on it. It would do your C-1 Classic justice, and you will be happy with your tone for a while. Of course, it is smaller, but it is all tube. That sucker can get pretty loud. Check it out.

I think this would be the better idea.

No point in buying another low-power solid state modeling amp when you already have one.
#15
the 15x is pretty crappy IMO. it's not as good as everyone claims. if you're just going to be playing at home, why not just get a Microcube?
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#16
I have one. Buy it. I got mine for $300 at a local music store. $230 is a great deal. The 9 different dist. types are great. but it can be a little low end heavy. But you just have to turn the low end down. (10-12 o'clock is good)
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#17
And one feature to be noted is that the 15 Watt version does not have the wattage regulator function. Only 30 Watt and upward.
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#18
The 50 watt version is cool. I couldn't turn the effects off, I played it at Guitar Center. It has Tweed mode, Blackface, Marshall something I think, I was just comparing it to some Fender amps, Fender won though, but it is loaded with effects. The autowah was my first time using wah.
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#19
When I went for the AD 30 VT. I ended up getting the DA 20. It's not a high gain amp either, but i thought it had much better tone. Try them both and as many others as you can.
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