#1
Okay, so far I have a 100dfx marshall combo. (mg series). I kind of like the tone but not so much at the same time and I'm looking to upgrade to something better. i play anything from screamo-poppunk (alesana, all time low, just surrender, etc.) and im on a 400-550 dollar budget. and i'm planning on getting this

Crate 120W 2x12 VTX Combo
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crate-VTX-Series-VTX212B-120W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-481048-i1175920.gc

and less likely this
Crate 120W 2x12 Flexwave Combo
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crate-FlexWave-Series-FW120-120W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-481052-i1175923.gc

And correct me if I'm wrong, The VTX is a lot better right?

Anyways, I just wanted to ask if the VTX is good for my kind of music.
#2
no, look at all tube combo's in your price range 50 watts and under

/thread
05' G&L S-500
95' Godin LGX

96' Yamaha APX 6-A

Peavey Classic 30
Maxon OD808
Last edited by danyellenik at Aug 7, 2008,
#4
Go tube combo. The Peavey Valveking sounds like ti could get the job done with all your asking.
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#5
about the Mesa F-50. Where would i find one? Because the only place I go to is Guitar Center, thats the only place near my house. and I can't buy anything online either, so where would i find one.

And how much would a brand new one cost?
#6
Quote by Ninja Penguin77
Go tube combo. The Peavey Valveking sounds like ti could get the job done with all your asking.


A speaker swap would be required though...
#7
Quote by Ninja Penguin77
Go tube combo. The Peavey Valveking sounds like ti could get the job done with all your asking.

+1
get a valveking. its all you will need to get whatever youre after.
#8
Quote by acdcrocks0323
I would say both amps are equally bad and it would be a waste of money to buy an amp that wouldn't be any upgrade at all.


Get a used Mesa F-50.

/my opinion.



Best answer.

It is simply not worth to upgrade unless you can make a significant upgrade.
#9
check your local craigslist and even ebay if you have to you can find a wide array of all sorts of great used tube combos for that price, look at laney and traynor and others
Gear:

MIA Fender Stratocaster
Jackson Kelly KE3
Ibanez Universe
Marshall JCM 800
Orange Jim Root Terror
Mesa 2x12
Ovation Custom Balladeer
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#10
Quote by dannyttran
about the Mesa F-50. Where would i find one? Because the only place I go to is Guitar Center, thats the only place near my house. and I can't buy anything online either, so where would i find one.

And how much would a brand new one cost?

the F-50 is discontinued, you would have to buy it used.
05' G&L S-500
95' Godin LGX

96' Yamaha APX 6-A

Peavey Classic 30
Maxon OD808
#11
Quote by danyellenik
the F-50 is discontinued, you would have to buy it used.


Yupp. The F-series was replaced by the Express series. Used is the only way to get one!
#12
But I can't order online, and the only store around here is a Guitar Center and they dont sell Mesa's
#14
Oh my god people.

You're gonna have to go flextone, or valveking.
the crate V's won't do screamo, and a F-50 is about 150 USD out of his budget.

All i can suggest is valveking 112 and a warehouse speakers V-30 clone.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#16
Quote by i_am_metalhead
A speaker swap would be required though...

speaker and tubes.
#17
Why not used craigslist? You go, try out the amp, pay cash, leave with amp... Pretty much the same as GC only you don't get sodomized....
#18
Quote by gregs1020
Why not used craigslist? You go, try out the amp, pay cash, leave with amp... Pretty much the same as GC only you don't get sodomized....

This is very true.
GEAR:
Crate V50 combo
Bad Monkey OD
Boss DS-1
Squier 20th Ann. Bullet (black on black, Gibson 500T pickup, Ping tuners)

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