#1
Im getting my first tube amp soon, and its a real toss up between Peavey Classic 30 and the Laney VC30 212.

They both sound great, but i'm concerned about gain levels. I like the 'Pre' volume on the Classic 30, so i can crank it at lower volumes.

I play music like Incubus, QOTSA, The Mars Volta, Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine etc so not really high gain, but for stuff like older Incubus would i need a boost pedal/OD? I currently use a cheap strat (although VERY good) and im planning on getting a new guitar sometime soon (Tokai Les Paul/Fender Jazzmaster/Jaguar), if that makes a difference.

Any advice would be greatly appriciated.

Dave
#2
sounds like just a bosting od pedal would be what you need, either amp is really good id personally go the laney as it has a nicer cleans, um there are heaps of TS clones around lots of overdrives you can look at, just go and play a couple!
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What's your price range?
#6
I was considering it, but the lack of indepth EQ and the fact that you cant switch channel put me off.
#7
Get the VC30!
With an OD pedal, you can get those sounds.

It's a lot cheaper then the C30 too.

BUT, if you are not gigging, I say get the VC15.
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Get the VC30!
With an OD pedal, you can get those sounds.

It's a lot cheaper then the C30 too.

BUT, if you are not gigging, I say get the VC15.


+1 for an OD for either amp. But in America the C30 is WAY cheaper ($600 as opposed to $1099 for the VC30, according to google), especially if you go used. As an example, my Classic 50 was only $350.

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+1 for an OD for either amp. But in America the C30 is WAY cheaper ($600 as opposed to $1099 for the VC30, according to google), especially if you go used. As an example, my Classic 50 was only $350.


But he resides in the UK, as he gave us a budget of around £300-£500.

So the VC is a cheaper.
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- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

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#10
An OD seems to be the general consensus. What ones would you recommend? No real budget, but a price within reason. £50 - £120.
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try both if you can- generally i prefer the vc30, but it depends where you are. you're in the UK, so the vc30 is cheaper and (subjectively, also dependent on music styles) better, so it's win-win. but in the USA, the classic 30 is cheaper.

also, the vc30 has a gain control too, no worries there. you can get low volume overdrive just like the classic 30.

EDIT: i'd also try some pedals through both amps, some pedals sound better through some amps than others etc. etc.
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