#1
I'm getting either

Fender Hot Rod Series Blues Junior 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Hot-Rod-Series-Blues-Junior-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-481861-i1392207.gc

or


Vox Custom Classic AC15CC1 15w 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Vox-Custom-Classic-AC15CC1-15w-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-103635231-i1145854.gc


Which one would handle a metal muff distortion pedal better?
I like the feel of both.
#2
I feel your pain. If you are playing mostly metal, neither. What other types of music do you play? Total budget? Would you buy used? What part of earth are you on - near what major city? Both are good amps tho! Just not ideal metal amps if that's what you play most...
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#3
Well metal is what I play mostly right now, But I'm just going through a phase.

I will move on to blues.

I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio to play through the amps.

I have only been playing for 3 months.
amp will mostly be used for bedroom practice but in a few months will be used for band practice which will not be metal.
So one of those seems perfect because i want nice cleans and I love the sound of the metal muff.

I have looked into mesa boogies.
but they are too large for bedroom practice.
#4
wtf you've been playing for 3 months and you have a giddy!
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#6
Quote by gregs1020
Total budget? Would you buy used? What part of earth are you on - near what major city? . .

Just hit the last few q's please. If you will be playing blues/rock then yes, probably one of those two would do well especially smaller gigs. But humor me with my questions, because used stuff saves money, which is just as good as cash...
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#7
Quote by SG6578
wtf you've been playing for 3 months and you have a giddy!

/seconded
Hot damn!
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#8
For playing metal you'll be disappointed with both of those amps, they're just not voiced for it. What about an Orange Tiny Terror combo? It will do blues and rock type stuff but also is much more geared for metal stuff
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#9
Quote by Bossman123
For playing metal you'll be disappointed with both of those amps, they're just not voiced for it. What about an Orange Tiny Terror combo? It will do blues and rock type stuff but also is much more geared for metal stuff



+1


...except, those aren't out in the states. but used heads are pretty easy to find on craigslist.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#10
There is an AC30CC for $650 on the LA craigslist, and a Blues Jr for $400, and a Deluxe Reverb for $699.
SanDiego has and Ampeg Super Jet for $400, wow. There are some very good deals used in California. There is a lot of stuff in your budget out there. Edit: Pro Tube AOR Laney for $375 in San Diego too, but 50 watts. And a Crate VC3112 for $250 - great little amp.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Sep 11, 2008,
#11
Quote by djjiles
Personally i'd get the VOX. I really love the AC15 tone.


+1 and cudos to the TS for starting out with some pretty decent gear. A pickup change to that studio will also do wonders for it.
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#12
regardless of whether you're using the metal muff the gain channel on the hot rod just gets way too fizzy once you crank the gain for me to recommend one for anything but cleans

plus ac's are swell amps
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#13
Okay I live in the sacramento area.
Sorry for not responding i wrote that message in the only free time in class i had at school.

There isnt much on craigslist.


I'm getting one of thsoe amps for my birthday this month.
They are already a lot to ask for.

So I don't want to go anymore over that.
I will probably be paying for half of the amp.

I think I'm leaning towards the vox.

I have looked into orange amps.
They are too expensive.
and theres no where around here to get one or play one.
#14
if it were to be between those two amps I would opt for the Vox
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#15
Of those two, the Vox. But did you see that Richter tweed for $700? :-)
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#17
Sorry for double post but.

Would running a metal muff through the Vox be bad for the tubes or the amp?
#18
^Not one bit, that's what it's made for.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#19
There's lots of stuff in your area. I scrolled thru two pages of listings and didn't even get as far back as Tuesday of this week. Man, there is TONs of stuff posted every day. Keep watching this and go check out some of this gear if it is not too far away.

Peavey Classic 50 $300
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/836646767.html

Fender Blues Deluxe Re $500
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/835969653.html

WOW Original Peavey Classic 30 with cab $250
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/835382545.html

(forgot what this was - may be the Vox 50XL i saw
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/837206916.html

Mesa Boogie F30 $600
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/836210629.html

man, you are lucky!
#21
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
There's lots of stuff in your area.
man, you are lucky!

That's what I thought too. Goolz is all over that site and finds stuff all the time.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#22
I want that Mesa.
I looked into an f-50 before but couldn't find one.


Would that f-30 sound good at low volumes because it would be used for bedroom practice.

I'm only 15.
I turn 16 this month.

I don't know if it will still be around by the time I get enough money for it.
#23
I can't get that mesa.


I'm pretty sold on the Vox.
The metal muff will work well with it correct?

whenever i want to play metal i'll just play strictly through the muff.

Shouldn't that work?
#24
Quote by SG6578
wtf you've been playing for 3 months and you have a giddy!
How long one has been playing has nothing to do with one's wallet.
These go to eleven...
#26
Yes it would. It will work just fine through the Vox. It's def not an ideal metal set up tho... An F-30 would be fine at bedroom levels, it will just be better cranked up. I still think you should look used, but I always do. In situations like this where someone else is paying for a portion of the amp, you save yourself and a family member money, which shows some maturity and respect. And really - you would probably wind up with a better amp in the end. Like an F-30 or Ac30CC for less than a AC15 new... But it's your money and decision. Good luck.
#27
In your case, i'd buy a H&K statesman and an overdrive pedal to push it for metal.
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#28
get a laney vc30 212 which sounds like the ac series. And then with the money youve saved by a decent tube pre amp like a seymour duncan twin tube mayhem for metal type distortion. That way you will be much happier i would go with that combination though because if you like the ac15 your set
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#29
The thing is.
I won't only be playing metal.
I will probably be playing on the clean channel about 70 percent of the time.

Thats why I'm not going to try and get a peavey 5150 or a bugera amp.


The vox seems perfect.
I can get one used for about 450.