#1
Will I be satisfied with my tone for a while?
Will I be happy with my purchase, and will I not regret buying another amp?
I mean, it's $200.

I play jazz/funk/blues.
#5
Quote by cratskomodo
Marshall MG :/

GTFO

What weren't you impressed with? For the price, they really can't be beat imo

EDIT: OH SHIT, my bad. I thought you were another guy suggesting an MG. apologies. Definetly an upgrade.
#6
honestly, I have a Marshall MG and I tried a V50 last week, you can't get a decent tone at a reasonable volume, the MG sounded better at the lower volumes. V50 is so freaking loud. Or maybe I have a bastard child of an MG because I don't think its that terrible, it was one of the first MGs, maybe they made them better back then
#7
Do you gig? It's a bit of overkill for just practice at home. But it should suit what you play very well. Since it is an "inexpensive" amp for a number of reasons, replacing the tubes and speaker down the road really helps these amps.
#11
just keep in mind once you buy the amp you're stuck

literally

unless you're willing to take a giant loss(more than usual) on the amp through selling it

the v series depreciate way too fast. its like buying a kia
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Quote by Dempsey68
get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#12
I received my V33 2x12 last week... and I've only had it at decent volumes twice (LOUD!)... and the sound is just *mwah*...

Keep in mind I upgraded from a Vox AD30VT... and this is my first tube amp... But I'm really digging it so far.

The gain channel won't give you any "metal tones" unless you've got a distortion/gain/OD pedal... but still sounds great for blues rock, and the cleans are wonderful for jazz/funk/blues.
#13
If you plan to play clean a lot, put a 12AT7 in the PI
#14
I play mostly metal (love the Opeth =D)

If I get this amp and use it with my podxt, will I be satisfied? I probably wont gig much, mainly just for practice.
I'm a stupid jackass.
#15
^No. It's not a kind of amp that I'd imagine running a POD through.

I wouldn't recommend any of the V's with a multi fx.
#16
any amp you would suggest then? It obviously doesnt have to have many built-in effects.
I'm a stupid jackass.
#17
A Roland Jazz Chorus.
#18
That's 4 times more expensive than the v50... Anything for $180-$250?
I'm a stupid jackass.
#21
Quote by killthekingx
That's 4 times more expensive than the v50... Anything for $180-$250?

You can find the used all day long for 3-400.

A 50 watt tube amp is not a viable option for home practice if you don't want to play loud.
#22
Quote by imgooley
You can find the used all day long for 3-400.

A 50 watt tube amp is not a viable option for home practice if you don't want to play loud.


I'd get the V18 if that was the case. It's 149.99$.
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#23
Meh, whatever. If a person is going to be playing at low volumes and with a mfx, a tube amp isn't the best option.

I'm also gonna go out of left field and suggest an Epiphone Valve Standard and to ditch the pod for your playing styles.

Also: I'm not trying to make definitive suggestions; I'm merely making broad statements of viable options. If you want a tube amp for under 300, there aren't many good options, though there are a few diamonds in the rough. An AD series Vox might be your best bet. I know mine got me through fine with small gigs and low volume practice play.
#24
Quote by imgooley
Meh, whatever. If a person is going to be playing at low volumes and with a mfx, a tube amp isn't the best option.

I'm also gonna go out of left field and suggest an Epiphone Valve Standard and to ditch the pod for your playing styles.

Also: I'm not trying to make definitive suggestions; I'm merely making broad statements of viable options. If you want a tube amp for under 300, there aren't many good options, though there are a few diamonds in the rough. An AD series Vox might be your best bet. I know mine got me through fine with small gigs and low volume practice play.

The VS is actually a pretty good idea (it has built in effects). You can bypass them too so they don't foul up your tone/
#25
Okay, after researching a bit, I've decided the the best option for me is to just sell the podxt, get the v50 or the v33. I have a line 6 uber metal pedal that I could use with it. Now all I want to know is if it would give me the sound I want.

and I don't think it being too loud is a problem. I most likely will be using it at band practice, and probably playing a show later this year.
I'm a stupid jackass.
#26
Quote by imgooley
Meh, whatever. If a person is going to be playing at low volumes and with a mfx, a tube amp isn't the best option.

I'm also gonna go out of left field and suggest an Epiphone Valve Standard and to ditch the pod for your playing styles.

Also: I'm not trying to make definitive suggestions; I'm merely making broad statements of viable options. If you want a tube amp for under 300, there aren't many good options, though there are a few diamonds in the rough. An AD series Vox might be your best bet. I know mine got me through fine with small gigs and low volume practice play.


AD series Vox amps are nothing close to being a tube amp. They just have a tube in the power section of the pre amp. I have never been impressed, sounds like a SS amp to me.
#28
Quote by eurotrashed
AD series Vox amps are nothing close to being a tube amp. They just have a tube in the power section of the pre amp. I have never been impressed, sounds like a SS amp to me.




I never said it was, and the bolded section is worded very oddly.

It sounds good, regardless of the method of amplification. If you're a tube snob, then your a tube snob. Regardless, it's simple to go from jazz to blues to classic rock to death metal on the thing with a click of a button.
#30
Quote by imgooley



I never said it was, and the bolded section is worded very oddly.

It sounds good, regardless of the method of amplification. If you're a tube snob, then your a tube snob. Regardless, it's simple to go from jazz to blues to classic rock to death metal on the thing with a click of a button.


You're recommending a solid state amp to someone that wants a tube amp... just because there is one tube in the Valvetronics, it is nothing close. I was playing a AD30VT, someone next to me was using a Fender tube amp and I tried dialing in his tone, I got no where near it. It sounded like my MG. I tried to get a classic rock crunch and it sounded like a solid state amp... If someone wants a tube amp, why recommend SS?

When ever they advertise the VT, they make it sound like its a tube power amp, then at the store i noticed its just part of the preamp, the rest of the pre amp is digital modeling nonsense. And it was described to me as a tube in the power section of the pre amp.
#31
Quote by eurotrashed
You're recommending a solid state amp to someone that wants a tube amp... just because there is one tube in the Valvetronics, it is nothing close. I was playing a AD30VT, someone next to me was using a Fender tube amp and I tried dialing in his tone, I got no where near it. It sounded like my MG. I tried to get a classic rock crunch and it sounded like a solid state amp... If someone wants a tube amp, why recommend SS?

When ever they advertise the VT, they make it sound like its a tube power amp, then at the store i noticed its just part of the preamp, the rest of the pre amp is digital modeling nonsense. And it was described to me as a tube in the power section of the pre amp.

The tube is in a circuit completely separate from the pre amp.

Also: Tube snobs are tube snobs, and tone is subjective. I've never had trouble getting good tones from a Valvetronix, and it kicks the shit out of all other amps under $400 (new) in versatility and tone.

I recommend amps. Not based on the method of amplification, but on personal experience and on quality of product.

And if you couldn't dial in a good classic rock crunch on the VT, that was user error, not the amp. Sorry.
#32
It all sounds like fake SS tones. No digital circuit can ever replicate a tube circuit. The VT lacks warmth and depth. Its just another SS amp
#33
Quote by eurotrashed
It all sounds like fake SS tones. No digital circuit can ever replicate a tube circuit. The VT lacks warmth and depth. Its just another SS amp

#34
Quote by killthekingx
I play mostly metal (love the Opeth =D)

If I get this amp and use it with my podxt, will I be satisfied? I probably wont gig much, mainly just for practice.


dude, start your own thread lol. it aint cool to hijack other's threads like this. THERE is where you will get better/more responses.
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#35
Quote by mcrfobtai
What are you talking about? They are still on sale

What the ****.
I swear the price went up to $399.99 sometime last night.
Now it's back to $199.99.
#36
Now worrys. And eurotrashed, please stop. gooly probably knows a hell of a lot more then you do. The VT's are great amps that can do a good classic rock crunch. Stop being such a tube snob, just because an amps is ss, doesn't mean it's bad. the best clean tone I've ever heard was from a Jazz Chorus. And Vetta's are amazing amps. At 400, he doesn't have the luxury of a trainwreck and the VT is an excellent option to consider. Don't get me wrong, I love tube amps and own two of them, but disregarding something because it is SS is idiotic.