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MickeM
post Jun 5 2009, 09:49 PM
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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$...

Sweetwater.com, that's in the US right? I doubt they will be able to ship to Europe, even if they generally do some brands may not be possible for you to order.
This is because of protecting the suppliers in each country, i.e if you buy from the US the Italian supplier will suffer and that's not ideal for mothercompany/brand.
But let's say you can order it, and it get stuck in customs you'd get customs tax and possibly also VAT added. So what looks cheap could end up expensive.

From Germany would work.
Amps 150-200 Euro
Amps 200-250 Euro

Try to choose one 50w at least to be on the safe side (to not be too quiet)


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jun 6 2009, 11:38 PM
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Like Micke said, it's a safe bet, cause Sweetwater is a great company, but I'm not sure if the pricetag will be lower man. Better do some calculations, or better yet, call their customer support. They are great and will be more than glad to help you with any questions that may arise.


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post Jun 7 2009, 04:31 AM
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If you shop around you may find a used Fender Super Champ XD in that price range...that is a very nice sounding tube amp with modeling effects as well!

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post Jun 7 2009, 05:10 AM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jun 5 2009, 02:47 AM) *
A good solid state amp


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Get a small used tube amp. don't worry about power so much. a 50 watt amp is only twice as loud as a 5 watt amp (to double loudness you need to increase power 10 fold).

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post Jun 7 2009, 09:17 AM
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Thanks for the answers. The fact is I was trying to look for an amp with build in effects in order not to buy a pedalboard...


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post Jun 7 2009, 10:35 AM
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I've seen a couple of suggestions for a tube amp. I wouldn't go that way if I were you. Obviously you want to keep your budget and you're not too familiar with amps overall. Plus a solidstate amp will just go on and on and on for years without maintenance.
A tubeamp has a maintenance cost as you will have to switch to new tubes now and then. Especially if you get a used amp first thing you might have to do is to put new tubes in.

There are in fact good and bad solisdtate amps. Ever tried one of those that come with startes packs? That'd be the very far end of bad solidstate amps. If you get one from Line6 I think that's a fair amp that will last you quite a while before you start craving for a tube amp. wink.gif
Check out the Line6 Spider III or Flextone, or why not the Spider Jam? Then there are others from Vox, Laney and such that will be good for you. Marshall, not so much imo.

Lots of sounds at a fair price with the Line6 amps I'd say! With built in effects.


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post Jun 7 2009, 10:57 AM
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I'd probably go for the Vox Valvetronix 30 smile.gif

A great amp with built in effects and a sound that's amazing for it's price range..
I like this better than Line6, but whatever tickles your pickle smile.gif

It also has a power level control, which allows adjustment of the power amp's output wattage smile.gif
I've owned it before and it sounds great!
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post Jun 7 2009, 11:58 AM
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Why not combine both tube and solid state technology and get a nice small hybrid amp? smile.gif It will be better then solid state, not better then tube amp, but it will have certain amount of nice transients that can be found in all tubers. As paal nicely suggested I also believe that Valvetronix 30 is a very good buy for the price. I've played it several times in studio and it is very nice amp for the price.


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post Jun 12 2009, 09:29 PM
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maybe you should have a look at the vox vt30.
I have it myself.. and it really makes a great sound!

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