#1
HELP!

I'm trying to tell someone who is looking for a new amp (anywhere from $250-350) to get the Vox Valvetronix and someone else keeps saying to get the Marshall 30DFX.

Now, pretty much everyone knows that tube amps are better than solid state in pretty much every way but give me some personal experiences on why this person should get the Vox.

They just won't listen!

Thanks
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#2
MGs suck.
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#3
never played the Vox, but i`ve played a Marshall MG30 and i own a Marshall MG10KK, i like them... but there practice amps only, the marshalls do the job for alot less then the Vox.
#4
Well for anyone whose not a nub and cares a little about tone and having some cool effects the Vox definately gets the Job done a lot BETTER than the crappy little marshalls.
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Well for anyone whose not a nub and cares a little about tone and having some cool effects the Vox definately gets the Job done a lot BETTER than the crappy little marshalls.

Bandwagon jumping isn't cool.

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#7
Mmmm sarcasm, high five!

edit:
Valvetronix, its a decent modelling amp which would be good if you would like a variety of different sounds in the future.

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#8
But seriously people, They are about the same amount of money, wouldn't it just be worth it to get the Vox which has more effects and a better sound?
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#10
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But seriously people, They are about the same amount of money, wouldn't it just be worth it to get the Vox which has more effects and a better sound?


Yes. The valvetronix beats the MG by a landslide.
#11
Quote by aznmetalhead93
Yes. The valvetronix beats the MG by a landslide.

I second this. I own a valvetronix and i'd recommend it to anyone looking for a decent amp on a lower budget.
#12
MGs have terrible tone, i use a vox and its decent, definatly great for the price
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#13
I've played a peavey Vypyr and thought those were pretty badass. Plus, it sounds quite good recorded. It's also in the same price range as the MArshall and Vox. btw, the vox isn't a tube amp. It's has a tube pre amp and a solid state power amp, so it's a hybrid
#14
It's not bandwagon jumping if you own the amp... AND GUESS WHAT?!?! I own two valvetronix amps.
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#15
I use a vox for gigging the 100 watt xl version (the one with more metal tones). Personally I love it. All the tones and effects you can get out of it are great, my band likes to explore a lot of different genres in our writing and I'm able to get a good tone for anything we play, although i do use a boss blues pedal where nessecary. The value on the vox's is just amazing aswell, you're not gonna get a better deal with any other amp. I've also play the low-priced marshalls, and honestly most of em have pretty shitty tone so definitely tell him to go with the vox, it's so much better.
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#21
Pitting the MG against the Valvetronix is like pitting a chihuahua against a velociraptor.
#22
Ive had Marshall's, many of them. Not worth it tho, get another amp don't bother with the Vox either, im not saying there bad amps i am only saying you could find better, look for a small tube amp or a line 6 or something, Worked for me.

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#23
my friend has an MG, ok for scooped sound but not even that, i love my AD15VT, it has such a warm punchy midrange tone, its pretty loud for its size too.
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#24
No contest.. the UK70s setting on the Vox is based on the 70s marshall plexi and sound more like a Marshall than a MG30 could ever dream of ... not to mention quite good vox ac modeling, decent Fender Blackface sound, Soladano, Dumble etc (as long as you ignore presets and use manual only). Is it perfect, no, but compared to other modellers in that range and most SS, it is. Plus the built in attenuator (not a true one like THD etc but it does the job) it wont' piss off the parental units. Effects are very decent (better than the cheapo line 6 ones) but limited compared to pedals or multi floor units but usable.
#25
Quote by austinarcadium
HELP!

I'm trying to tell someone who is looking for a new amp (anywhere from $250-350) to get the Vox Valvetronix and someone else keeps saying to get the Marshall 30DFX.

Now, pretty much everyone knows that tube amps are better than solid state in pretty much every way but give me some personal experiences on why this person should get the Vox.

They just won't listen!

Thanks


The MGs aren't tube amps.

And MGs suck, run away from them if you see one.
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#26
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Yes. The valvetronix beats the MG by a landslide.

I third this. They actually sound quite decent, unlike the MG (think bees in a tin can with SS clipping).
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#27
Quote by cloudjessie42
The MGs aren't tube amps.

And MGs suck, run away from them if you see one.

Sorry for the unnessary bump, but I meant that the Vox was a tube amp, not the MG.

Maybe if the MG was a tube it might sound a better, but they still sound bad.

I'm always amazed by the amount of idiots that swear by their cheap little 15w Marshalls.

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#29
if ur having trouble persuading ur friend, can't you just take him to a guitar store so he can try out both the amps?
#30
sorry man, but threads like this will start fights. if anybody wants this thread to stay dont get all offended when somebody doesnt agree with you and start fighting. if you dont hav anything nice to say dont post it!!!!!
#31
Quote by austinarcadium
Sorry for the unnessary bump, but I meant that the Vox was a tube amp, not the MG.

Maybe if the MG was a tube it might sound a better, but they still sound bad.

I'm always amazed by the amount of idiots that swear by their cheap little 15w Marshalls.


Neither are tube amps. The Vox is a hybrid.


The only value the MG has is as a paperweight or a drink coaster, and little else.


The Valvetronix will yield some very usable to very good tones if set right and will respond well with pedals.

The main thing it lacks is the feel of a tube amp.

For the money, it's a great amp.
#32
Quote by austinarcadium
Sorry for the unnessary bump, but I meant that the Vox was a tube amp, not the MG.

Maybe if the MG was a tube it might sound a better, but they still sound bad.

I'm always amazed by the amount of idiots that swear by their cheap little 15w Marshalls.

The Vox isn't a tube amp either. It's a modeling amp. Yes, yes, it has a preamp tube in there...but it's nothing more than a glorified solid state amp.

In any case, it still sounds quite good. I would probably buy one for practice purposes, if I got one on the cheap.
#33
You know what's funny, the preamp tube in the VT is in the power section... I think it's cause they don't want to buy power tubes ( I don't get it personally).
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#35
Which isn't a bad thing by any means.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#37
If you want to show your friend how the Vox sounds I have a few recordings in my profile that is just straight in and out of the amp, not mic'd either the speaker sounds waaaaay better than the direct out. Every track except 'Time Machine', that one uses a BB+ preamp too.