Poll: which amp is right for me
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View poll results: which amp is right for me
Marshall MG100HDFX Head
4 15%
Vox Valvetronix AD100VTH 100w Guitar Amp Head
22 85%
Voters: 26.
#1
im looking for a better sound to replace my line 6 hd75 head and i narrowed it down to 2 heads

Vox Valvetronix AD100VTH 100w
Marshall MG100HDFX

Im looking for a good strong tone. not so digital sounding like my HD75.
Im also looking at variety of tone from clean to a stevie ray vaughan style blues tone to a modern high gain tone. if you can help thatd be great thanks.
#2
you need to rethink your choices more.
get a tube combo amp it will suit you better.
marshall mg is a horrible amp that is a babystep above the line 6 you got

the vox valvetronix is ok but the tone isnt amazing or anything.

tube combo is your answer. (not valveking)
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#3
dude, you don't need a 100 watt head. they're just too damn loud. get a smaller tube amp, like 20-30 watts. that should be plenty for gigging and practicing.
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#4
yes...20-30 watts tube is almost too loud for practicing. and its much louder than a drum set
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Ceriatone 18 Watt TMB Plexi 1x12
Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo
#6
I'm trying to find a head to replace my HD75. Gigging amp not practice.
I dont need a small amp. already have a little practice amp.
#7
Max price range?

Most important tone (there are not many amps that can give the range you want.)
#8
hey man why the solid state halfstack if any thing go for a tube combo or one of these for 130$ more than the valvetronix
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#9
price range $250-400
Im trying to get a more of a jazz tone but the thing is i also play high gain metal. I'm trying to find what my HD75 lacked which is a good Mid gain sound. the line 6 crunch does not at all create the tone im trying to get. I'm trying to get a stevie stlye tone more. but i play a range from stevie, fall of troy, Winds of plague, maylene and the sons of disaster, every time i die, an endless sporadic, joe satriani, vai, etc. i play an extremely broad range. from jazz to metal to acoustic to rock, country, raggae sometimes even.
#10
Make a descision. What do you want more right now. A good clean amp, or a good gainy amp.


In that pricerange, without buying a modeler, you cannot have both.
#11
Just get a whole new amp altogether.

First of all, get a tube amp. Hand down, they're amazing. Secondly, do you know how loud a 100 watt half-stack is? Go to Guitar Center and try cranking it up past 5. Point is, a 30 watt all-tube amp is all you will ever need.
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#12
well just from what ive heard the tone from the valvetronix is supposed to have a great range of tones to it and basically im trying to find a more alive sound. Im not sure about high or clean which is more. i just want an amp that can be a good mixture. im tired of line 6 and im just looking for a new head and those were the two that came across as my best choices. considering valve tronix's wide range of tone and the marshall having from what ive heard a good tone. i live in a very metal music scene and i am trying to work away to get a more varied sound to my band. vs all metal i want to work in some blues etc.
#14
dude. the vox is practically solid state.

step 1. BUY A TUBE COMBO

step 2. GET PEDALS FOR THE DIFFERENT TONES YOU WANT (or even a modeler)

step 3. BE HAPPY KNOWING YOU DIDNT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SOMETHING YOU WILL WANT TO UPGRADE IN A FEW MONTHS.
Gear:
2000 Paul Reed Smith CE-24
ESP EC-1000 w/ Seymour Duncans
Ceriatone 18 Watt TMB Plexi 1x12
Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo
#15
I concur with everyone else here. Sell your cab, and that should leave you with enough for a real good tube combo. As it is, you probably have enough right now for a 50w Crate tube amp, which has a great tone.
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#16
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dude. the vox is practically solid state.

step 1. BUY A TUBE COMBO

step 2. GET PEDALS FOR THE DIFFERENT TONES YOU WANT (or even a modeler)

step 3. BE HAPPY KNOWING YOU DIDNT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SOMETHING YOU WILL WANT TO UPGRADE IN A FEW MONTHS.

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#17
Also If your bought a all tube 2x12 combo that would be REALLY loud and sound good. Plus If you buy a 100 watt head which I agree-Loud as **** You wouldn't be able to crank it at all to get the best sound out of it.
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Guild Madeira Nylon acoustic.
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#18
Quote by erikdelay
price range $250-400
Im trying to get a more of a jazz tone but the thing is i also play high gain metal. I'm trying to find what my HD75 lacked which is a good Mid gain sound. the line 6 crunch does not at all create the tone im trying to get. I'm trying to get a stevie stlye tone more. but i play a range from stevie, fall of troy, Winds of plague, maylene and the sons of disaster, every time i die, an endless sporadic, joe satriani, vai, etc. i play an extremely broad range. from jazz to metal to acoustic to rock, country, raggae sometimes even.

You want a tube amp, not solid state.
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#19
The vox if I'm forced to pick one of the two.
All of us went thru this at one time. That's why alot of pro's will have a high gain 1/2 stack sitting beside a fender twin. A jack of all trades amp is a comprimise.
If you are not willing to comprimise, then keep your HD for the heavy stuff and get a small cheaper tube amp for the clean and low gain stuff.
The crate V series is on clearance now for like $200. Go play one. I grabbed a V18 for $150. Read the reviews on Harmony Central. Surprisingly good from the likes of Crate.
Good pedals ain't cheap either, so be careful there.
I have had decent success with some of Behringers pedals that are really cheap. I really like the VT911 tube driven OD. Really nice distortion box for like $35. Again, if you expect it to be great, then get our your soldering iron and get a mod kit.
#20
There are so many bandwagoners on this thread...
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#21
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There are so many bandwagoners on this thread...

I don't see one - he's said he wants better mid gain tones, a more lively sound which I take to mean better dynamics, better crunch and he's also listed a few artists as examples....he's basically described some of the key qualities that distinguish tube amps from solid state.

Methinks it's time for you to get off the bandwagon bandwagon Spiderboy .
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#22
Everyone always says tube combo is the answere for everything.
Someone could come on here and ask for a cure for cancer and someone would tell them they need a tube combo.
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#23
How about reading the thread and making an informed response instead of regurgitating bollocks you've read in other threads in a pathetic attempt to be different for the sake of it.

Come back when you know what you're talking about....

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#24
+1 on what steven seagull is saying.
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