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    Ok i currently have a Peavey Classic 30, but as I dont gig or anything, its waaaay too loud for my little flat.

    Im visiting a guitar store on Saturday to haggle about trading it in. One of the tubes/valves needs to be replaced. It squeals like hell when I turn the amp on and discovered it was this.

    So my question is basically this... what amp should i trade it for?

    I dont want another tube amp, i know they give the best sound but too much hassle.

    Im hoping the amp will be worth around £150-£200, but expect to be told its not.

    This is the places ill be trying trade in 2 different stores.

    GUITARGUITAR - Edinburgh, Glasgow & Newcastle Guitar Shops, Online Store
    Musical Instrument Shop | Reverb Guitar Shops

    (am i allowed to post these links here?)

    In advance... thanks .
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    I have a small fender frontman 15r and it's loud enough for practice, but definitely not gigging.

    have you though about investing in some nice headphones?

    what about a modeling amp?

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    Dont really wanna have to use headphones. And yup modelling amps are fine by me.

    I was thinking of something along the lines of a Roland Cube 30, but was just wanting to see if anyone had other suggestions i could ponder.

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    line 6 spider III or the peavey vyper both have great reviews, check them out on youtube.

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    Thanks CB, ill go have a looksee.

    YT is proving to make my choice harder, i should probably stop reading the comments under the vids lol.
    Well if anyone else has a suggestion that would be good but i guess ill just wait til im in the stores to see what they offer me.
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    i personally suggest the Line 6 Spider III... it's quiet, has a record/headphones out with cab modeler, but this little motha is LOUD!... i mean, setting it to 4 makes the neighbors complain... but it help control it being too loud there is a second volume knob... it's a little complicated but if you real the manual it makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Vibe View Post
    i personally suggest the Line 6 Spider III... it's quiet, has a record/headphones out with cab modeler, but this little motha is LOUD!... i mean, setting it to 4 makes the neighbors complain... but it help control it being too loud there is a second volume knob... it's a little complicated but if you real the manual it makes sense.
    Is there any particular reason you'd pick this over the Peavey?... cause to be honest, i was leaning more towards the vyper after reading reviews.

    Im gonna try all 3 out anyway. Since ive got a few effects pedals already i may as well give the Cube 30 a shot too.

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    First of all, what type of music do you play? Do you use a lot of distortion, effects?

    but even without knowing your answer to that, I'll tell you that the Vyper is much better more versatile amp than the Spider III, I'm an owner of both. IMO the Spider sounds very digital, and dry. The Vyper has far more effects, and much better gain settings.

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    To be honest i dont use alot of effects, if i had a modeling amp im sure id use the effects a bit but its not essential.

    Mostly into rock such as Pearl Jam/Nirvana/AIC ... but also like to play Chili Peppers stuff, funky an all that.

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    Yea, i'd still recommend the Vyper.

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    i think that the peavy has more FX but the spider's are higher quality, and it's amp models more accurate... i still stick with it

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    Well the place im going doesnt have a vyper so that narrows it down a little, lol.

    Anyone had experience with a Vox VT30 Valvetronics (not necessarily the 30w, any of them)

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    actually, i think did once at a guitar center, it was like, in the middle of the isle on the ground, everyone was just kicking it around, so i was like, wtf? so i plugged it in and it actually sounded good, but it lacked clarity of the notes IMO.

    i don't know if that's the one i played... it was Vox, it has amp models, and it was 30W... so maybe. if it was, then yes, if your into less modern rock i would get it.. although it does have some good older metal stuff on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seemebe View Post
    Well the place im going doesnt have a vyper so that narrows it down a little, lol.

    Anyone had experience with a Vox VT30 Valvetronics (not necessarily the 30w, any of them)
    I have played one vox a bigger model, not sure which one, but I was highly impressed. A lot of the vintage guys on the guitar forum I used to be on had nothing but good things to say about vox amps too.

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    Cool, thanks guys.
    Ive been reading reviews and listening to vids on YT, im leaning more towards this amp. Hopefully they have it in stock tomorrow so i can give it a whirl.

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