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so my mate is looking to get a new amp for home practice (the one he's got now is quite terrible...), and he asked me for some help finding one.
hisbudget is 100 pounds, and i was thinking of the epiphone valve junior.
now will this sound good with his distortion pedal (Boss MD2), and if not what would be a better option?

and before you ask, he can't go and try a VJ because his local store doesn't stock it and he can't be bothered to go to London to try one.

thanks!

EDIT: forgot to mention he plays metal and metalcore (bullet for my valentine, kellswitch engage etc.)
Last edited by lordoflossarnac at Aug 4, 2008,
#2
yea its should work fine 4 now
but i would encourage him 2 save up and get a tubescreamer latr on

EDIT: for the genres, a valver junior wont help him much. try a different amp
#3
its a class a tube amp made for blues, so no
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i use my vjr for metal all the time. u just have to remember u cant play too loud cause if the tube OD kicks in, the distortion pedal with it will sound AWFUL. i use a metal muff on mine and its great up until about half way on the volume, which is still damn loud.

if he ONLY plays metal and stuff, he may want to get a blackheart. its voiced a little more modern, a little more headroom (louder u can go without natural OD), and same price.
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#6
For home practice, metal and metalcore - how about a cube? It's not tube, granted, but for home practice tubes can be highly impractical. With the cube you get decent distortion at any volume with the option of headphones.
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its a class a tube amp made for blues, so no



it's a pretty dark sounding amp. not one i'd consider, "made for blues."


TS it does take pedals pretty well.

but for ease, if you're just into metal; cube or randall series would suit that genre.
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For home practice, metal and metalcore - how about a cube? It's not tube, granted, but for home practice tubes can be highly impractical. With the cube you get decent distortion at any volume with the option of headphones.



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#9
depends what you want, the V Jr is more 80s tones and the Cubes would be more modern. With an SD-1 and cranked, the V Jr sounds f'in amazing if you ask me, and modding it to take an EL-34 helps the tone even more. Also DS-1 sucks on tube amps, only us Over Drive pedals on tube amps.
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agreed. i've actually got the valve junior, and the MD2, and i recently picked up an HBE big d distortion pedal second hand. I haven't actually tried my md2 since i got the big D () but from memory, the big D is much nicer- it doesn't destroy the VJ's tone like the MD2 can. It's more of a rock distortion than metal though... i'm with jenny/jj1565, if he's only going to be playing metal, a roland cube 30 or microcube (not the 15 or 20, they don't have as many amp models, he wants the r-fier model for modern metal) would be preferable.
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thanks all, didn't know if the cube was a good amp, heard lots of good things about it, but never actually played one
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distortion will sound terrible with the VJ
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not necessarily. jeez.
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