practice amp

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  1. yo man

    yo man TDPRI Member

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    hey guys got a $200 gift cert.from guitar center.i want a little amp for home .what do you suggest?[tube prefered ]thx
     
  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Set aside your tube preference for a minute and try a Fender Mustang. They're loads of fun.

    EDIT: I forgot to ask: can the gift certificate be spent on used gear?
     
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    Got a Gdec 3 weeks ago and I love it! Frank Zappa always made the Pignose amp sound good.
     
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    VOX AC4TV, it's an all-tube 4W practice amp, and man it's amazing. Just got one and the tone is incredible, the cleans are, well Voxy, and if you cracnk you're guitar volume up a bit you get a nice tube overdrive. I've been playin' a lot of blues and I already feel like a Blues Hero because of the little guy. It also has a Line-Out for recording or a Cab. Here's a picture of it with my Classic Vibe Tele. Buy it , you won't regret it. (You might have to throw in a couple of bucks, but it's absolutely worth it)

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    +1 I have had one since last Christmas and I absolutely love it! Tons of fun!
     
  6. yo man

    yo man TDPRI Member

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    thanks guys;i'll check both amps.
     
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    androo Tele-Holic

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    Hmmmmm.....used BJ? I just saw one at the GC near me for $250.
     
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    +3 - see my other thread on Mutsang Amps!
     
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    Theyre awesome arent they? I love my mustang 4
     
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    cactusrob Friend of Leo's

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    If you can find a used one, (because I think they changed the specs and the name), a Vox Pathfinder 15R is an amazing amp for practice or even a small to medium-ish gig. They run from about $99 to $129.

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  12. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    The Vox Valvetronix has what the Pathfinder has, plus some convincing amp modelling and some FX, it is a bit more than just a practice amp. So are the Roland CubeX. Both are fairly cheap.
     
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    I really enjoy my Vox VT40+. It has a tube in the power section that is used to add tube properties by way of a class-A type circuit and it sounds really nice. Lots of modeling too.
     
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    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    No, it has a starved plate valve in the pre-amp section, for modelling. That valve performs no amplification as such. It can run Class A or Class-AB modelling.
    AD30VT here, circuit diagram available.

    You can get pedals with the valve used the same way - it works rather well.

    Consider that these amps are good enough to be gigged, they are not kiddies bedroom blasters. At £126 for the VT20+ and £165 for the VT40+, they are really rather cheap.
     
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    I tried a few and came home with the Fender Champion 600.
     
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    Televised Friend of Leo's

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    Was very impressed with the Vox 15R Pathfinder. Really sounds like a tube amp and really sounds like a Vox amp. For $100 new, hard to beat, (not to mention Tremelo, Reverb, and a Gain Boost that will knock your socks off!). I added a 1x12 cab with an Eminence "Red Ryder", however, the 8" Vox Bulldog sounds surprisingly good for the speaker size.
    Also heard good press on the Mustangs, Vox AC4, and the Rolands noted above.
     
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    I suggest you let your ears be your guide..they won't lie to you the way we will ;):lol:
     
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    I say a vibro champ xd. Great bang for the buck. Killer little practice amp and good recording too. If you can find a real vibro champ for $250-300 then jump on that.
    day and night, but good, especially the tweed/blackface tones.
     
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    http://www.voxshowroom.com/uk/amp/blueVRoverview.html
     
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