#1
Hey guys. I will likely soon buy my first guitar (epiphone les paul standard) and amp.

I want to play mostly punk rock (Yellowcard, Zebrahead, Sum41) and some other types of rock as well (Metallica, Guns N Roses, Red Hot Chilli peppers..)

(I dont want really loud amps, i live in a apartment. I want one that has good sound quality at lower volume and has some effects. But i really want to costumize the distortion, so maybe a pedal would be better)

You think maybe the Vox DA5 and a Boss OS-2 Pedal would be good to play what i want?
#2
If you want effects you might try a peavey or line 6 amp...both of those amps have built in effects that are fun to mess around with...

Since i don't live in the city I've never had to worry about being quiet...but i'm sure they would sound fine.

Sooo are you a beginner or have you messd around with guitar a bit?
#5
MG 30 watt?

Well I know they get bashed alot, they have good effects though.

They also have decent tone, not great. but decent.
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#6
thx for the reply.
I play guitar for 2 months, but i already know quite some stuff for two months.

I play in a semi acoustic with hard strings wich is terrible for my fingers lol. But i've learned hammer ons, slides, chords and lots of stuff in it.

I want to play another style of music, punk and other rock. Im not a metal fan tho but i like metallica's slower parts =)
I've played with the les paul on a line 6 but i didnt like the amp very much, i didnt like the sound quality and its very loud and switches volumes between channels. It had good distortion tho, but i want to b able to costumize it more. i dont like heavy distortion.

30 watts is a bit too much ? watts means better sound quality too or just volume?
Last edited by NateCordova at Jul 31, 2008,
#8
Yeah get an mg30. 30 watts solid state isn't that loud, but it can still sound good at a low volume. Plus it has a headphone jack to play silently. I've got one you could have for cheap.
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#9
Da5, he doesn't do much metal. (back off microcube owners...) Probably don't need an effects pedal, but you may want one just to screw with. The Da5 has a lot of effects built in, can go on battery power, headphones, etc. Try it next to a microcube and see what you think.
#10
get a line 6. Marshall MGs are overpriced just because its a Marshall. Marshall is known for their tube amps though, not their solid states.
#12
Don't get a MG, they are crap. I have a MG15 and it's the worst thing I'ver ever heard.

A Roland Micro Cube seems like a good idea.
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Yeah get an mg30. 30 watts solid state isn't that loud, but it can still sound good at a low volume. Plus it has a headphone jack to play silently. I've got one you could have for cheap.

No.

the vox is perfect
#14
wasnt expecting so many replys lol, thx.

I'l def be on the lookout especially for the Microcube, line 6 and the vox as well.

And il try a zoom G1 next time il go to the store. I tried a digitech rp200 and i didnt like it...maybe cuz it was over complicated :P I just cudnt make it sound right.

I cant afford a 30 watt amp though =/ its like 200 euros in here. I live in Portugal.

Well, if i get this amp, this is the only amp il get for a long time, I cant afford another. So i guess it must hv a ok sound and especially sound good at LOW volumes, bcuz i cant play at high volume in my house. The line 6 needed to be set up high to sound ok.

Hows the sound comparing the DA5 to a microcube?

I dont really like much heavy metal. Only some metallica and a bit of iron maiden.

What about if i got a amp that didnt had many effects but sounded good and got a effect pedal like a Zoom G1X?

I will not upgrade for a long time so i must choose carefuly Sorry for so many questions lol.
Last edited by NateCordova at Aug 3, 2008,
#15
(sry, my enter key is jammed so i cant put spaces between sentences. Ok, i think i'm going with a Rolland Cube 20X, what do u think? Ît sounded quite good to me and it even has a power squeezer to sound like its cranked but at a lower volume...altho i didnt had time to test this today. The amp also has a load of effects. You think im making a good choice if i get this amp with a epiphone les paul standard?