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Xranthoius
Well, it's my 13th birthday very soon and my parents were going to get me a a nice 200$ whammy petal, but I just realized that my amp doesnt have ain input for a petal. Insead I'm going to get a new amp which i really need. My current one is a simple SP-10 with single input, headphones, treble, bass, and volume knobs and a swich for distortion or clean. No bigger than a foot high with only 10 watts. The new one has the following with a price of $159.00:

Rated Power Output 20W
Nominal Input Level INPUT (JC CLEAN channel): -10 dBu/1 M ohms, AUX IN: -10 dBu
Speaker 8 inch (20 cm)
Controls POWER Switch, SELECT Switch, TUNER Switch, POWER SQUEEZER Switch, VOLUME Knob, TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, METAL STACK, TUBE DRIVE), GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob, BASS Knob, MIDDLE Knob, TREBLE Knob, EFX Knob (CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO), DELAY/REVERB Knob
Indicators JC CLEAN Channel, LEAD Channel, EFX, TUNER, POWER SQUEEZER
Connectors INPUT Jack (1/4" phone type), AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW Jack (SELECT, EFX) (1/4" phone type), RECORDING OUT/PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
Power Supply AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption 24 W
Accessory Owner's Manual
Option Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6), Connection Cable (PCS-31)
Size and Weight
Width 335 mm 13-3/16 inches
Depth 240 mm 9-1/2 inches
Height 335 mm 13-3/16 inches
Weight 7.2 kg 15 lbs. 14 oz.
* 0 dBu= 0.775 Vrms
MickeM
EDIT: Deleted - it said "whammy pedal", I read Wah tongue.gif
Smikey2006
New amp depends on what your using it for and what your willing to spend sounds like your looking for something smaller, my recommendation is a Line 6, there a good practice amp, i use a 30watt for practice and it was rather cheap. its got alot of effects built right in and all your pedals just install through patch chords smile.gif if your going bigger, 1 word to say.. KRANK! best company ever i love the amps and the cabs they got to go with it smile.gif great tone and real simple haha. but for small amps Line 6 Spyder is my recommendation

ps Krank also costs a bundle sad.gif
Xranthoius
Yeah I'n trying to stay in a low budget wink.gif I am more of the heavier kind of person and play more metal.
Chris
a wah pedal???...do u need a special input for it?
I just go Guitar > Lead > Wah Pedal > Lead > Amp......Or am i missing the point?
MickeM
QUOTE (Chris @ Jun 16 2007, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a wah pedal???...do u need a special input for it?
I just go Guitar > Lead > Wah Pedal > Lead > Amp......Or am i missing the point?

You read it same way I did. I read Wah, he said whammy pedal. A Wah ALWAYS go before the amp like
guitar->wah->amp

I don't even know what a whammy pedal does or where it goes. Xranthiuos was searching for an fx loop.
Xranthoius
I was reading up and that and i remember seeing that the amplifier needed another input, i could be wrong... anyway i do need a new amp my current one is so tiny and limits me dry.gif
Slammer
QUOTE (MickeM @ Jun 16 2007, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't even know what a whammy pedal does or where it goes.


Whammy Pedal,

You can play Dive Bombs with a Les Paul!!!


http://digitech.com/products/whammy.htm
Rvddps
any chance you could give us the name of the amp you're thinking of buying, it would be a good start, so we can look at alternatives if your choice is not so great.
Xranthoius
The Boss Cube -20x but im thinking of a different am, one with 10+ watts with gain, bass, reverb, delay, treble, input for headphones, and low price.
Smikey2006
Boss is a great name, i use Boss overdrive pedals smile.gif but i still recommend Line 6 for heavy haha. but Boss sounds nifty too
MickeM
QUOTE (Xranthoius @ Jun 16 2007, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Boss Cube -20x but im thinking of a different am, one with 10+ watts with gain, bass, reverb, delay, treble, input for headphones, and low price.


What's your number 1 piority?

Gain and valve sound? Skip the headphones and get a Laney LC15R valve amp

Headphones? Maybe a PoD, G7 or similar could be an option. Look for info from Andrew. Don't know what one cost though.

A compromise? I'm sure the Boss (Does Roland call the cubes "Boss" where you're from?) Cube will have a little of everything and be a very good compromise.
Xranthoius
QUOTE (MickeM @ Jun 16 2007, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does Roland call the cubes "Boss" where you're from


Yea i just found that out i checked out the guitar store here in town and it is Roland my number one priority would be heavy stuff/under 200$
Chris
Whats a whammy pedal..and y do u need one? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Xranthoius
a whammy is same as wah... i call it a different thing i just realized that you connect the ugitar to the wah to the amp, but oh welli needed a good amp anyway.
Kevin98497
so the story so far is....
whammy pedal = wah pedal
this kid thinks that effects pedal needs a extra input socket
and most people are successfully confused
laugh.gif
Chris
OHHHHHHHH so your on about a WAH pedal............a wah pedal and whammy pedal are reallly different just to let you know...wah pedal changes the guitar treble and bass and tone. Where as a whammy pedal does the same as a whammy bar...it actually changes the notes/tune.
Xranthoius
Lol... im getting confuzed now tongue.gif ok, i first thought i needed extra input for whammy (thought same as wah) I choose decent new amp, find out i dont need extra input becuz u gotta plug guitar to pedal, pedal, to amp, when wah and whammy are different... alright now im just going to buy the amp wacko.gif
MickeM
QUOTE (Xranthoius @ Jun 18 2007, 12:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lol... im getting confuzed now tongue.gif ok, i first thought i needed extra input for whammy (thought same as wah) I choose decent new amp, find out i dont need extra input becuz u gotta plug guitar to pedal, pedal, to amp, when wah and whammy are different... alright now im just going to buy the amp wacko.gif

Just get the amp! laugh.gif

It's just that pedals can connect to the amp differently
Like a Wah should always be connected as
guitar-wah-amp

or if you have more pedals
guitar->wah->dist->amp

The second way is to put the pedal in the fx-loop ("extra input" as we named it in this thread)
There you put pedals like delay f.ex.
loop->delay->loop
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