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Hi,
I'm looking for a Guitar Amp: I want suggestions of one I can find for about 250$ or less.

Will use for Rock and Clean stuff.


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post Jun 5 2009, 08:40 AM
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The VOX AC4TV would be a great choice smile.gif
All tube amp, switchable between 4, 1, and 1/4 Watts.

Great cleans and crunch, I know 'cause I got one as a practice amp smile.gif

It costs 249$ at sweetwater: LINK!
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post Jun 5 2009, 08:47 AM
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I agree. As a matter of fact I've ordered an Ac4 recently (head + cab version), can't wait for it to arrive smile.gif

But it also depends on what you are looking for in an amp. Are you looking for a tube amp? or solid state?
Would you like it to have effects/simulations?
Watts?

A good solid state amp in that range would also be a Roland Cube 60, 12'' speaker. Quite different to the Ac4 though!


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I envy you guys. I'm especially keen on the 0,25W feature biggrin.gif


Never heard it live but looks great on paper. If you're rather on the look for alotofdifferentsoundsinonebox I suggest you look an one of the modeling amps out there.


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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jun 5 2009, 11:30 AM) *
I envy you guys. I'm especially keen on the 0,25W feature biggrin.gif


Never heard it live but looks great on paper. If you're rather on the look for alotofdifferentsoundsinonebox I suggest you look an one of the modeling amps out there.


If you want I can probably mic it up with the 0.25 W feature this weekend and give you some clips smile.gif
Let you know what's it's all about..

It's pretty good smile.gif
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jun 5 2009, 01:12 PM) *
If you want I can probably mic it up with the 0.25 W feature this weekend and give you some clips smile.gif
Let you know what's it's all about..

It's pretty good smile.gif

Oh cool! Please do! I'm off to the musicstore in the afternoon to haggle, maybe... just maybe.


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I need good ampli with 2 inputs to sound with my band and maybe do some "mini concerts".

(It's not really important it has effects)

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QUOTE (Deleted @ Jun 5 2009, 01:19 PM) *
I need good ampli with 2 inputs to sound with my band and maybe do some "mini concerts".


I am not sure whether you can find something serious for $250 that will do a good job on concerts.

audiopaal suggested a good choice but, as he mentioned, he uses it for practicing. Maybe you can do some good home recordings but I am not sure if it's a good live show option.


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QUOTE (Deleted @ Jun 5 2009, 02:19 PM) *
I need good ampli with 2 inputs to sound with my band and maybe do some "mini concerts".

(It's not really important it has effects)

Two inputs, what does that mean, Hi and low or possibility to bridge the channels? I'm not following. Mind that hi/low should only be used one at a time and it's not for plugging in two guitars at once.

I think with $250 and ability to he heard in your band you have to sette for a Laney solid state f.eg or a Line6 Spider.


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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jun 5 2009, 03:40 AM) *
The VOX AC4TV would be a great choice smile.gif
All tube amp, switchable between 4, 1, and 1/4 Watts.

Great cleans and crunch, I know 'cause I got one as a practice amp smile.gif

It costs 249$ at sweetwater: LINK!


I love that Vox!
I used it for a little while, it's a great choice at a grood price.


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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 5 2009, 02:25 PM) *
I am not sure whether you can find something serious for $250 that will do a good job on concerts.

audiopaal suggested a good choice but, as he mentioned, he uses it for practicing. Maybe you can do some good home recordings but I am not sure if it's a good live show option.


Well, you can use it with no problems on the 4W if you mic it up through the PA smile.gif
It's loud enough to mic up.

So you could use it for Live as well, but it doen't have two inputs as you asked for, but whay do you need that? smile.gif
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jun 5 2009, 01:12 PM) *
If you want I can probably mic it up with the 0.25 W feature this weekend and give you some clips smile.gif
Let you know what's it's all about..

It's pretty good smile.gif


That would be awesome Paal, I'm biting my nails waiting and have watched all audio samples and youtube video stuff I've come across about this thing, but the more the better.

While you are at it, could you add a dist stomp in front and see how good it can get to produce a maiden-like tone?

Oh, one more thing, how loud does it get cranked at 0.25 Watts? Is is still too loud to play in an apartment?



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I'm searching for a two inputs amp to share it with the other guitarist in the band since we don't have any good amp (We use Toneport to practice). I saw the Line 6 Spider III 75, what do you think about?


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Two guitarists playing over 1 amp will never sound good in a band context, in that case you are better off with your toneports...

Buy two seperate amps!


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QUOTE (Deleted @ Jun 5 2009, 02:28 PM) *
I'm searching for a two inputs amp to share it with the other guitarist in the band since we don't have any good amp (We use Toneport to practice). I saw the Line 6 Spider III 75, what do you think about?


If two of you plug into the same amp you will just get noise on stage. I tried it before. It's only good for practicing at home


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You convinced me to buy an amp only for me. So for live/band use, which do you suggest?

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QUOTE (Fran @ Jun 5 2009, 03:27 PM) *
That would be awesome Paal, I'm biting my nails waiting and have watched all audio samples and youtube video stuff I've come across about this thing, but the more the better.

While you are at it, could you add a dist stomp in front and see how good it can get to produce a maiden-like tone?

Oh, one more thing, how loud does it get cranked at 0.25 Watts? Is is still too loud to play in an apartment?


Sure, I'll make a few clips smile.gif
I haven't receieved my new pedals yet, but I'll put an overdrive pedal (T-Rex Alberta) in front so you can hear how well it takes pedals smile.gif It can maybe produce a maidenlike tone when I think about it smile.gif

It's a bit loud, but you can crank it in your apartmentm but I'm not sure the rest of your family will enjoy it if you're in the same room tongue.gif
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jun 5 2009, 03:53 PM) *
It's a bit loud, but you can crank it in your apartmentm but I'm not sure the rest of your family will enjoy it if you're in the same room tongue.gif


No problem, I live alone! And my gf bears with me when I move to her apartment laugh.gif
Just concerned about the neighbours :/


QUOTE (Deleted @ Jun 5 2009, 03:51 PM) *
You convinced me to buy an amp only for me. So for live/band use, which do you suggest?


I still recommend cube 60 for 250/300 bucks smile.gif It's versatile. Laney, or Spider 75Watts woud do the job too of course!


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There aren't really a lot of amps in your budget that will be loud enough to compete with a loud drummer so you might want to try to save some more money to get a better amp...

If it stays at 250$ you can try to get a line6 spider III 75 or a peavey vypyr 75


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If I would like to buy a Line 6 Spider III 75 on the net, for example from sweetwater.com , you think is a sure way?

That's because the sellers near my town sells it at about 400$...


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