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My girlfriend's birthday is coming up, and I want to get her an amp for a present. She's still a beginner, but I want something good. I was thinking of a Roland Cube, as I've heard good things about the distortion on them.

However, I dont know which wattage to get. Is there really that much difference between 15, 20, or 30 solid state watts? Which would you recommend, or which other amps would you suggest?

Like I said, she's still a beginner, and she plays rock and a little metal (weezer, bullet for my valentine, three days grace).
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#2
check out a vox valvetronix
those are really good
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#3
yeah, the valvetronix are better imho, thats why I got one.. the 30 should be fine because it has a wattage switch that controls the pre-amp... so you can crack the wattage to the pre-amp down and get more distortion at lower levels of playing..
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#5
with the cubes, the higher wattage you go on the amp, the more sounds you can get. I would not recommend the 15 watt one because the knobs and controls on it are extremely basic, there is no eq or any effects on it.

I would suggest the 20 watt version as you get more amp models, an eq, and all those cool effects.

The 30 watt version of the cube has more amp models compared to the 20 watt version, thats pretty much it.

Really its up to you, I would just say stay away from the 15 watt one.
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I just saw the Micro Cube on sale at Guitar Center for $80.00.

Nice little amp for a beginner who likes to play a little metal.
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lovely valves...

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epi valve junior combo
blackheart

mmmm lovely valves...
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Valve Jr + Metal Muff!
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Orange crush 30 watt

Sounds absolutley fantastic and its loud as hell......
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lovely valves...

tiny terror combo
epi valve junior combo
blackheart

mmmm lovely valves...


I like all these 5w valve ideas people are throwing around. Those amps will teach her to actually use her tone and volume knobs, something most beginners never do.
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She'll probably have more fun with the Cube.

What's her power needs? Will she want to jam with it, or just sound good at home? Because for me, it would be between the Microcube and the Cube 30. Neither the 15 or 20 is as good as either of those.
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My girlfriend's birthday is coming up, and I want to get her an amp for a present. She's still a beginner, but I want something good. I was thinking of a Roland Cube, as I've heard good things about the distortion on them.

However, I dont know which wattage to get. Is there really that much difference between 15, 20, or 30 solid state watts? Which would you recommend, or which other amps would you suggest?

Like I said, she's still a beginner, and she plays rock and a little metal (weezer, bullet for my valentine, three days grace).

Get her a Vox DA5, it's pretty similar to the Microcube but comes in pretty colours so you can get her a pink one

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-DA5-Portable-Amplifier-?sku=482065
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