#1
I've found a good deal on one and I want some second opinions before I buy it. All I have right now is a Roland micro cube. It's a good little practice amp, but its time to upgrade to something with more balls, possibly to gig with. Is the v18 a good amp?
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#3
A damn good amp BUT it's a good blues amp. It's a clean channel amp. You said something with more balls and I'm not sure how you meant that. But don't get this amp if you are looking for lead. Great cleans though.
#4
if the venues you'll play at have a PA system, 18w should be plenty.
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#5
^^ It is single channel, but it has a gain knob, so it should do classic rock very well, probably even hard rock or metal if you are ODing the power tubes with pregain cranked.
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#6
na i love this amp no doubt and have used it on some clean recordings but it isn't a metal amp by any stretch. You can get it to metal with all the pedals and such but this amp isn't made for high gain.
#7
I'm not really going to play much metal with it so that's okay.
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#8
^^ I have never used it, but know that the amp has more a classic rock gain structure, and can do more than blues.... Its supose to be similar to the Peavey classic 30, and if it has close that much gain you can pull off hair metal with ease, when you crank that up it power tube OD they will get pretty overdriven, but I agree its not well suited for modren metal.
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#9
Yeah it has some gain and will do classic rock. I'm just saying that isn't where it shines. It's like a lot of high gain amps have clean channels on them but usually thats not what they are made for. I used this amp on recordings and loved it. I used a JSX for the lead channel and a 6505 on the overdubbed guitar.
#10
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I'm not really going to play much metal with it so that's okay.

Then you should be fine. A second channel would have been nice but... If that is a concern the V33 would probably be better for you. If you're using a stomp box for OD, then the single channel is probably fine. I liked the amp a lot when I tried it. I play mostly clean and blues so there ya go.
#11
What would be the differences tonally in the v18 and the v50. The v50 being class AB ahile the v18 is class A?
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#13
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A damn good amp BUT it's a good blues amp. It's a clean channel amp. You said something with more balls and I'm not sure how you meant that. But don't get this amp if you are looking for lead. Great cleans though.

Wrong. Actually, if he gigs then he won't get any cleans.

Single channel=/= only cleans.
#14
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What would be the differences tonally in the v18 and the v50. The v50 being class AB ahile the v18 is class A?

this won't help much as i don't remember what was said but I believe 50 is voiced differently?

Search on it and you'll find it from last night I bet.
#15
I was thinking about getting this amp too, would a metal muff work on this amp?
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#16
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I was thinking about getting this amp too, would a metal muff work on this amp?

ha i was just about to ask this
#17
Yeah I'd really like to know because I'm looking for a tube with great cleans, although I was looking around $300 I cant argue with this price
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#18
v18 definatly has great cleans, btw if you look its not available till 9-05-08
#22
so a solid state modeler would have better tone?
i've heard a valve king w/metal muff, and its BRUTAL. wouldn't the v18 be similar the same thing if i put higher gain tubes in it.
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#24
this forum has told me time over time that the metal muff was meant for tube amps and sound bad on solid state tho, i did like the flextone tho
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#25
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this won't help much as i don't remember what was said but I believe 50 is voiced differently?

Search on it and you'll find it from last night I bet.

The V18 and V33 run EL84's; the V50 runs 6l6's. I think it's the same preamp circuit, though. The V18 is a bit more spongy than both the V33 and the V50.

Anyway, I would get it for the price alone. Not many t00b amps can be had for soooo cheap.
#26
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Just get an OD. It will get heavy enough for Metallica. My V16 can (shameless plug) look in my profile for heavy clips. THe V16 and V18 are pretty much identical.

Nice clips...

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#28
Whats the difference in the EL84 and the 6l6?
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#29
I just ordered my V18 from Musician's Fiend, yes they're back ordered and they don't expect to have them in stock again till 9/15/08. I'm more of a blues player and would like to know about a good replacement speaker for it since I've read that the stock Crate speaker leaves a lot to be desired. I was thinking an Eminence Patriot Red, White and Blues.
#30
Im just wondering, is this amp low quality for low wat tubes, or is it just a great price?
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