RFI: these new small valve (or tube if you prefer) amps

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If you like the Vox, you should also look at the Fender Champ XD and Vibro(something) XD, which are clearly positioned to compete with the Vox (effects, modeling, tube power amp and phase inverter, similar price). Haven't tried either of them.

John Justen, Thursday, 6 March 2008 23:22 (fourteen years ago) link

No problem with treble on the vox, IIRC it has AC30 and and AC30 Top boost modes

I think the Vox modellers have AC15 and AC30TB modes, not AC30 and AC30TB. The AD Range have a tube power amp and a modelling pre-amp, if that makes sense. FWIW I tried an AD100VT a couple of weeks ago and it was pretty horrible - really bright and harsh. The only usable modes that I found after a fair bit of messing around were the AC30TB, the 70's Marshall and the Boutique Cleans. The effects were pretty dismal too.

I have tried, and similarly hated, a Roland Cube 60, so to be fair, I just don't like modellers. I am sure that you can get some good tones out of them with a bit of knob twiddling, but I don't really want to put in the effort. I'd rather spend the time playing.

There's a little Fender valve amp that's supposed to be good - the pro junior, is it? Not sure of the price on that, it's possibly nearer £200.

Dr.C, Friday, 7 March 2008 10:34 (fourteen years ago) link

I just bought one of these used:
http://www.lovepedal.com/lovesquarebass.htm

1/2W tube 'head'

milo z, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 21:02 (fourteen years ago) link

^^ They're supposed to sound pretty good... but no toobz.

rogermexico., Tuesday, 11 March 2008 21:27 (fourteen years ago) link

oh, I just assumed - 1/2W seemed like a tube number more than ss

milo z, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:59 (fourteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

i impulse-bought one of these: https://www.harmony.co/products/h620-tube-combo-guitar-amplifier-110-120us

i decided i needed a new amp because i'm not planning on playing outside of my house anytime in the future, aside from jamming with friends. my old gigging amp was way too loud, even at lowest volume, for home use, and i had trouble getting a good enough sound on my little practice amp for recording.

i initially was going to get the 5-watt model (which attenuates down to 1 watt or 0.1 watts), but then i noticed that the 20-watt model is only $100 more and also attenuates down to 1 watt or 0.1 watts, and the extra wattage would give me the option to use it if i ever do go back to gigging or playing in a louder situation. but the 20-watt model is sold out everywhere with no specifics from the company on when new ones might be coming, so i ended up finding one slightly used on reverb.

it just arrived this morning but on first impression i love it. i haven't played it at full volume yet but even attenuated it sounds so much better than my old setup, with that tube grit i could never get on my hot rod deluxe because you had to turn it up insanely loud to get it to break up

na (NA), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 20:53 (six months ago) link


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