#1
I've read all the MG hate on the forum, so my question is are these any better? The Peavey Valve Kings are a bit too expensive for me and I hate Line6s, so these seemed like a good amp and since they're Marshall and not MGs I assumed they should be OK.
#3
better than MGs by far but not great, single preamp tube warms the sound up a bit, but still a victim of fizzy tone, and brittle sound when turned up.
#4
They're OK. Quite a bit better than the MG but not anywhere near as good as an all valve/tube amp.
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Quote by al112987
better than MGs by far but not great, single preamp tube warms the sound up a bit, but still a victim of fizzy tone, and brittle sound when turned up.

This just about sums up what I was going to say. I have an older Valvestate (I'm pretty sure they were all hybrids) and it is fizzy. I do like the cleans though, and it does clip when turned up.
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#6
I have two different friends who owned AVT150 heads and they both constantly complained about how horrible they sound. Everyone has their own opinions and tonal desires, and while I have no personal experience with this particular amp, I haven't heard many good things about it!
#8
Quote by al112987
what's your budget, styles, and what do you currently own?


Budget: About $550 US, although I can probably stretch $50 either way.

Styles: Grunge, hardcore, psychedelic, some metal.

Currently Own: I'm upgrading my guitar also to a Schecter Omen FR Extreme or a Tempest Extreme. I also have a Boss PW-10 wah and a Digitech Grunge distortion pedal.
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#11
I live in New Zealand, and over here a Valve King 112 is $1100. My budget doesn't go past $800. I know we get ripped off.
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#12
OK does anyone have an opinion on the Fender FM 212R? I know Fenders aren't known for their distortion, but I have a distortion pedal to counter that. Are they better than the AVT?
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#13
I've played played on some of the smaller Fender FM's and they weren't exactly spectacular.
You could potentially look for a second hand ValveKing or consider getting a small tube amp. Such as an Ibanez Valbee, Blackheart Little Giant or Epiphone Valve Junior. The final option really is to go for a type of modelling amp like a line 6 Flexitone or Roland Cube. Hope this was helpful.
#14
Quote by shadow__666
OK does anyone have an opinion on the Fender FM 212R? I know Fenders aren't known for their distortion, but I have a distortion pedal to counter that. Are they better than the AVT?

They suck balls, to be blunt.
#15
I like my AVT50 combo, but the stock speaker was muddy as hell. I was lucky enough to have a spare speaker to swap with it that sounded much tighter, and less fizzy/buzzy/muddy. But, it sucks if you have to spend money to fix that. -.-
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#16
i'd get a roland cube 30 or 60 for what you want, at your budget. the avt's not great at all.
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#17
with the avt they sound good at mid volume and alright at lower volumes
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#18
Major bump, I know but it saves my making a new topic and getting flamed for not using the search bar.

For what it is, how would AVT50 head and a small cab sound?
#19
what do you mean, "for what it is"? it really depends what else there is for a similar budget.
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#20
l love my AVT half stack. Upgraded from an MG combo. One thing I never use though is the acoustic simulator, one because it isnt great, and two because I have an acoustic.
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#21
Quote by Metfan1991
l love my AVT half stack. Upgraded from an MG combo. One thing I never use though is the acoustic simulator, one because it isnt great, and two because I have an acoustic.


I have an AVT150 and I'm pretty happy with it as well.

I like it precisely because it has the SS power section and I think the external emulated speaker output is very nice. The recordings I've made with it have impressed my friends who have heard it. Granted, I like to use distortion in front of the clean, but I've used scooped mids on OD2 for a nice 80's metal sound in some recordings and OD1 for a more bluesy feel.

I find the acoustic simulator works best using the neck pickups and a single coil (I have a coil tap on my schecter). You can get much better tone that way...much more acoustic like though it won't fool anyone.

I just got a 2x12 extension to make the setup more portable. I plugged in both the 4x12 and the 2x12...an incredible difference in sound and power (yes I know it is 100 Watts into 8 and 150 Watts at 4 across two 8 cabs but didn't expect THAT level of difference in something with a SS power section).

I think a smaller wattage tube amp (maybe combo) in the similar price range is probably better for most people (I wanted a solid state with some more linear volume, good direct recording capabilities, looked cool on stage, and had some of the Marshall tone flavor).
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