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line6 flextone
14 48%
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15 52%
Voters: 29.
#1
Basically, im getting a new amp agust, its either gonna be a flextone or a classic 30.

I ll be playing mostly alt. rock like paramore, yellowcard..bla bla bla, classic rock (led zep, acdc, VH.) and i really like the versitility of a flextone.

Im aware the flexy isnt 100% there w. the tones but the rectifier model seem to get very close to a rec on low volume (look on youtube) and my favorite amp of all time is a rectifier.

Im also getting an epi VJ and putting a master vol knob on it for those ZEP and ACDC tones, and i already have a VK.

Pretty much just wondering if i will be a good move to get the flextone for those bands.
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#2
well i agree with the gibson sg special being the best guitar ever made.
#3
Dude...

The classic 30 is going to sound much better for what you're playing. Mine can get damn close to the Brown sound with the preamp gain all the way up

Why dont you just retube and swap the speaker on the VK? you dont need to go out of your way for all this. Search around for VK mods and you'll find a multitude that will get you much closer to your tone than a new amp will kill on your wallet.
#4
Quote by Highwaytohell
Dude...

The classic 30 is going to sound much better for what you're playing. Mine can get damn close to the Brown sound with the preamp gain all the way up

Why dont you just retube and swap the speaker on the VK? you dont need to go out of your way for all this. Search around for VK mods and you'll find a multitude that will get you much closer to your tone than a new amp will kill on your wallet.


I like this, unless you're absolutely disgusted by the VK. I agree the the C30 can do the genres you want, but it's not gonna do any rectifier tones. For some rec tones on the cheap maybe try a peavey XXX or a b-52 at112.
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#5
Save your money and just mod the Valveking. It'll save you the hassle of moving all those amps around.

Or you could buy the Classic 30 and A/B between the VK and the C30.

Don't get the Flextone unless you want a wide variety of tones with no distinct success at one particular tone - although the Flextone is a great modeler.
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#6
The general consensus seems to be go with a classic 30 for the classic stuff. I don't know firsthand, but I bet with EQ and overdrive pedals you could get most of that alternative stuff.

And the Flextone? aww man SS? I'll bet you'll want to crank that new amp at some point, and the Flextone sure won't sound pretty doing that.

Idk. I tried. Good luck w/ getting new amp
#7
the reason i looked at the flextone is because i will be doing alot of bedroom and late night jamming and cant do a tube amp justice at those times.

On a second note:Marshall jcm 2000 Dsl or peavey classic 30 for slash lead sounds?
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#8
Quote by guitarbite.fire
the reason i looked at the flextone is because i will be doing alot of bedroom and late night jamming and cant do a tube amp justice at those times.

On a second note:Marshall jcm 2000 Dsl or peavey classic 30 for slash lead sounds?


JCM2000 cant touch the C30 as far as classic marshally (ironically) overdrive goes. Its chock full of that. Dude

You have a VALVEKING. It should have enough gain to do whatever you ask of it
Just swap the tubes and/or the speaker and it will get you STRAIGHT THERE!
#10
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And the Flextone? aww man SS? I'll bet you'll want to crank that new amp at some point, and the Flextone sure won't sound pretty doing that.

Idk. I tried. Good luck w/ getting new amp


Add a cab, and the flextone goes to 150 watts. I own one, along with some amazing tube amps, and I use the flextone III at practice, small to medium shows, late night practice.

150 SS watts is plenty of volume. Don't knock it till you've tried it...
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#11
Quote by Highwaytohell
JCM2000 cant touch the C30 as far as classic marshally (ironically) overdrive goes. Its chock full of that. Dude

You have a VALVEKING. It should have enough gain to do whatever you ask of it
Just swap the tubes and/or the speaker and it will get you STRAIGHT THERE!


Its not gain that i want, its tone.

I still think im leaning a bit toward the flextone because it seems to capture most of the tone from the amps it models and i will be playing quitely 70% of the time i play, so i cant be cranking anything all the time.
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#13
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Sell the Valveking and VJ and add that money to your budget and look for a used Vetta.

That, is not a bad idea. The Vetta would possibly slay the VK in the gain department AND do classic rock very, very good
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#14
Who the hell recommend the Line 6?
Obviously they're too ashamed to post a reply :p


The C30 destroys the Line 6.
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#15
a line 6 spider ? or a line 6 flextone, i dont really want to sell my vk for sentimental reasons though.
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#16
That's a hard choice. The Flextone is a real nice SS/modeling amp with tons of tones, But on the other hand, the classic probably kills it in cleans and older rock.
Hmm...
I say try both out and see what sounds best to you.
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#17
Quote by acdcrocks0323
Sell the Valveking and VJ and add that money to your budget and look for a used Peavey JSX or Mesa F-50. Possibly a used Vetta.

Brilliant, though if he gets the JSX or F-50 I'd keep the VJ... a nice classic rock OD is the hardest thing to get out of 'em.

The Vetta's lovely, though.
#18
Oh and yeah, if you could in some way get the cash for a vetta...


Do get one please. Those are super nice amps.
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#19
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Who the hell recommend the Line 6?
Obviously they're too ashamed to post a reply :p


The C30 destroys the Line 6.



Bandwagon hopper are we?


We're talking about the Flextone series.


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#20
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Who the hell recommend the Line 6?
Obviously they're too ashamed to post a reply :p


The C30 destroys the Line 6.

i did.

it's better for his purposes.
#21
Whoever recommended modding the Valveking, congratulations, you win this:



It's a tough choice between the Classic and Flextone, but I'd go for the Classic 30. The Flextone just has a graininess to the sound that really puts me off, the Classic sounds better at what it does, which mostly fits with what you want it for. And skip buying a VJ, the classic will destroy it.
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Nice, Tim
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#23
you want versatility ? get a flextone.

u only want good clean a old school od ? c 30

u do something whit the valveking? well ur a ****ing dumbass then.
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#24
Quote by guitarbite.fire
Its not gain that i want, its tone.

I still think im leaning a bit toward the flextone because it seems to capture most of the tone from the amps it models and i will be playing quitely 70% of the time i play, so i cant be cranking anything all the time.


i have a classic 30 and i love it. it does everything you want very nicely. depending on your tastes for alt music, you may want an overdrive. you may not though.

BUT.....i played a flextone for a few hours because my friend has one. it sounds really good at low volumes. i didnt like it at all at high volumes. could be the speaker, could just be the amp and how it is, but i didnt like it. if i was playing really low most of the time, the flextone would probably be my pick.
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#25
I tried one today at lunch just so I could post in this. (OK, I had to pick up a footswitch for my amp but...) It wasn't a bad amp. I wouldn't use all the knobby knobs, but that's just me. They were fun to mess with and I got some good tones out of the amp. For bedroom use it would be good. But that's what my Da5 is for.
I said the following earlier today and I think it applies here too. If you can't get good tone from a Classic 30 at low volumes, try piano.
#26
I've played the Flex live and really struggled, it has no SOUL
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#27
my old guitar teacher uses a flextone. he needs the versatility.
there is no one this thread who can sound better through ANY amp than he does with his Line 6. its in the fingers.
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#28
i'd prolly have to say C30. as versatile as the flex is, and as good an SS as it may be....Tube OD is the greatest thing in the world
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#29
thanks for all the attention and replys, yesterday i wired up my friends cab and learnd alot, so im gonna go for an orange tiny terror and run it through my VK speaker!
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