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(@austax)
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Australian prices only and preferably Australian responses or links

Im looking at getting an amp and was wondering which would be be better and why.

Im looking to play the following bands

Black Sabbath
Black Label Society
Metallica
Megadeth
Pantera
Opeth
Epica
Lacuna Coil
Korn
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Guns N Roses
Cold Chisel
Eagles
CCR
Dire Straits
Children of Bodom
Six Feet Under
Van Halen
Deep Purple (basically just smoke on the water)
Aerosmith
Bon Jovi
ACDC
Ozzy
Crowded House
Split Enz
Billy Idol
Rammstein
Fear Factory
Fleetwood Mac
Elvis
Beatallica
After Forever
John Lennon
Iron Maiden
Hendrix
the Doors
Apocalytpica
Rage against the Machine
Cradle of Filth (Nymphetamine)
Sepultura
INXS
Icehouse
Powderfinger
Hunters & Collectors
Gang Gajang
Alice in Chains
Midnight Oil
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Paul McCartney
Santana
George Harrison
George Thuragood
Motley Crue
Soundgarden
Johhny Cash
ZZ Top
Live
Pink Floyd
Bruce Springsteen,
Bryan Adams
Blue Öyster Cult
U2
Def Leppard (maybe)
Meatloaf
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Led Zepplin

Prices

Looking at capping at around $300, preferably less

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(@xxlocoxx)
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Hey Bro,

I think any combo amp from the Marshall MG sereis would do you fine.
Ive got a little MG 10watt which I use for warmups and it cranks. It set me back $100, but you can get 25watt ones and 50watt for a bit more dosh.

http://allansmusic.com.au/default.aspx?Pg=21&ProductCode=MG15DFX

But just look on ebay as you can get them heaps cheaper. :wink:


   
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(@teegee420)
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Line 6 Spider II 210 Combo


   
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(@austax)
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Line 6 Spider II 210 Combo

That the US, not Australia

sorry mate, and they are way out of the price range unless I can get them 2nd hand for alot less

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(@the-dali)
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I think the Roland Cube series is a great place to start. Reasonable prices and a well-made product.

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(@twistedlefty)
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http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar%20Amp

sorry i'm not australian, but this link and others at harmony central is the best place to start for peoples opinions about just about any make of music/guitar related gear sold anywhere in the world

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Take a look at the Vox Valvetronix AD30VT. Great feel, great sound, resonable price. Has plenty of amp models to make pretty much any basic tone you are looking for.

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(@austax)
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Take a look at the Vox Valvetronix AD30VT. Great feel, great sound, resonable price. Has plenty of amp models to make pretty much any basic tone you are looking for.

Even the AD15VT is sort of pushing it price wise, so I sort of doubt that I could fork out the dough for an AD30VT. Do they sound and perform better than the Vox Pathfinder 15R, cause I have heard that & it sounded shiite.

Also I have heard the Alesis Spit Fire 30 in store and the Roland Cube 30 & thought they were good, but the Alesis Spit Fire 15 doesnt have overdrive, would this be a problem for my music tastes?

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(@steve-0)
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You would most definitely need overdrive to sound like the majority of those bands you mentioned.

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(@austax)
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You would most definitely need overdrive to sound like the majority of those bands you mentioned.

So are there other functions Ild need like reverb as well?

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Every band uses their own type of effects so it's hard to say, it might be a good idea to try out some amps with effects built in.

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(@austax)
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Every band uses their own type of effects so it's hard to say, it might be a good idea to try out some amps with effects built in.

Yeah I have heard the following amps:
Alesis Spit Fire 30
Vox Pathfinder 15R (didnt much like)
Roland Cube 30 (Too expensive)
Roland Cube 15 (Didnt get much of an idea from it though)
Randall RG25RXM (Sounded a little off)

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