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(@jetsolo)
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I'm just looking for an amp that will show just how my new Mim strat sounds like. 500 to 1000 is about right....

I have a Fender 15R $100 amp that I bought two years ago!

Anything is sure to be a great step up.

Are their any brands in particular that I should look for? Effects?

Oh, and I'd like to use some mics in the future, I've heard that pa systems are the way to go, but do they overdrive just like amps or is that a whole new purchase that will compliment my new amp?

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Ok so, I've narrowed it down to the Vox AD30VT and the Vox AD50VT

$239 vs $359

Is the upgrade worth the extra $100?

I'm also looking for some quality headphones, which would you recommend?

Would wireless work as well as nonwireless?

Jet.


   
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(@dogbite)
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PA's are very different from a guitar amp.

in amps you need to decide a few things.

solid state or tube.

how many speakers. I reccomend at least one large speaker 10" to start.

some amps have effects in them. I have no experience with those.

I have a Fender Vibrolux Custom. two 10" alnico speakers. all tube. I like that because I want the warm tube tone.
this amp is half the time too big for my needs. but when I do get to crank it...the tone cant be beat.

look at Peavey, Crate, Fender Hot Rod DeVille, for starters.
you have a good price range.

what type of music you'll play enters into the equation too.

my amp is very versitile. something I need.

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(@anonymous)
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You can always get a marshall stack for you gratification :lol: :lol: :lol:


   
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(@jetsolo)
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Is their a particular marshall model in my price range I should look out for?


   
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Is their a particular marshall model in my price range I should look out for?

http://www.zzounds.com/prodsearch?cat2=3562&ob=p91&ps=20&p=2

Follows this link and you have plenty of variety here 8) Luck


   
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Line 6 has some pretty decent amps, but I'm not quite certain on the price. They have modeling effects which are nice. As for a PA, that is generally seperate from an amp. What are your plans? Playing live? recording? This can have a huge impact on what you want to get.

check out my website for good recording/playing info


   
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What are your plans? Playing live? recording? This can have a huge impact on what you want to get.
Quoted for truth.

Absolutely, postitively do NOT buy because you percieve something is the best or loudest or biggest or whatnot, buy what will FIT your needs perfectly!

For a good example, there's a guy here, I think his handle is xSkaSteelx or something to that effect, who bought a giant, all tube carvin 4x12 half stack, and it was way more than what he needed. It was a good deal, and the amp was good, but it didn't fit into his needs.

I find even though I play out weekly with drums and several other players, my Peavey Classic 30 1x12 is all I need, and in fact, is sometimes too loud for my apartment in practice.

So when you're looking through different amps, examining size, volume, effects, cost, etc, think of it in terms of how YOU will use it.

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Is their a particular marshall model in my price range I should look out for?

Belived me, if you're not doing medium to fairily large gigs, half stacks usually are NOT the way to go. With the price range, you're probably not gonna be getting a "real" Marshall stack if you're buying new... Those AVT series are really solid state with one tube in them, thus, you're probably not gonna get the tone you want out of it. I say save up and get a good all-tube combo amp... 8)

Fender makes good ones, but so does Peavey, etc. etc.

Have fun rocking out with your *soon to be* new amp! :D

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(@jetsolo)
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Ok so, I've narrowed it down to the Vox AD30VT and the Vox AD50VT

$239 vs $359

Is the upgrade worth the extra $100?

I'm also looking for some quality headphones, which would you recommend?


   
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Grado SR80's, great headphones, but you won't find them in best buy or target as they aren't cheap mass produced headphones, you'll have to order online. They're not exactly cheap either, about $100, but I think they are well worth the money. I can hear parts of songs that I've never heard before, everything just seems clearer. You can check out a comparision review (between these a few other of their models) here: http://www.goodcans.com/HeadphoneReviews/60vs80.htm

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(@alangreen)
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Ok so, I've narrowed it down to the Vox AD30VT and the Vox AD50VT

$239 vs $359

Is the upgrade worth the extra $100?

I'm also looking for some quality headphones, which would you recommend?

When you consider that the VoxAC30 weighs in at over a thousand quid, methinks the answer is a very big yes.

Clickety click - this is the Vox website

There are some samples of how the AD30VT sounds. I want one...

Best,

A :-)

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Ok so, I've narrowed it down to the Vox AD30VT and the Vox AD50VT

$239 vs $359

Is the upgrade worth the extra $100?

I think there are only three major differences (at least two I am sure of).

1. The AD50VT has more power, so it can be louder.
2. THe AD50VT weighs more, so it will be harder to lug around! (Check the specs to see the weight difference).
3. I think the 50VT has an external speaker jack, which the AD30Vt lacks.

Plan to get the footswitch, include that in your budget. It is expensive at $30, but well worth it. I bought a multi-effects pedal, but I wish I had bought the footswitch first. The footswitch makes the amp so much more versatile, I might have not bought the fx pedal.

Since you had a much larger budget initially, I just want to point out one thing that the ADxxVT's lack .. an effects look or FX input. Basically, there is no way to bypass the pre-amp if you want to use a modeling box of some kind, like a V-amp2. You can still use them with the VOX by using a very clean channel.

Have fun, I really love my AD30VT. FWIW, I play through a roland cube 30 when I go to my teacher, and I like the VOX a lot more..

[Edit: I just play at home, but there have been several posts here which
suggest that the AD30VT is loud enough for small venues and can be miked for larger ones.]

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the 30 does have a speaker jack on it. i use it to plug right into my computer.

The footswitch is actually $40 i think, I tried to order one and it was on like a 2 month backorder. So i cancelled that order and put that money to my '51. But yes, I do second that idea, the footswitch is a must, and i plan on getting one in the near future.

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(@u2bono269)
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oops...$30 on MF, you were correct, sir

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the 30 does have a speaker jack on it. i use it to plug right into my computer.

It has a simulated line/head-phone out; you can use that to plug into the computer. But not a speaker out to plug into an external cabinet.

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