If you can stand another amp question. I had bought the Epiphone Valve Junior half-stack and have had to change where I practice, so I will never (well at least the foreseeable future) be able to crank it to get good tones from it. I have been reading the posts about the VOX AD30VT amp and I know it has a lot of toys on it, but how does it sound without all of the effects? I am also looking at the Marshall MG30DFX and the Behringer GMX212. I want to be able to play clean as well as some distortion. I am attempting to play 70s classic rock, if that helps in the answer. Additional effects would be a bonus. Any thoughts/suggestions?
Have you thought about getting an attenuator? I've got one on order from Weber.
This would be all you would need for a Valve Junior.
There are also people out there using a home made attenuator based on a light bulb that would also do what you need.
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I have a Weber attenuator that I use with my Valve Jr.. Really allows you to crank the amp but keep volume low. If you look into their attenuators, make sure to get the type with a speaker motor, not the resistive type.
I would also recommend an EQ pedal like the Danelectro Fish and Chips. This will really tighten up the tone of your Valve Jr., especially when really cranked.
This is an outstanding EQ pedal everybit as good as other models costing 3 times as much. I use two on my pedalboard, work and sound great.
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