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rockstrat  
30 Oct 2007 21:20 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
Hi want to hear the opinion of the Fender FM210R if anyone have this or any other recomendation for this. Thnks
tAUG  
2 Nov 2007 10:22 | Quote
Sweden
Posts: 137
I think I've played that one, but, as I'll recall, it aint that good actually. It's heavy (weighty) as **** and I don't really like the distorion.. I'm not 100% sure it's that model but it sure looks like it.
But if you like it, get it ;)

tAUG
Doz  
2 Nov 2007 14:19 | Quote
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United Kingdom
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Oh, I think I've played it. I don't think I liked it. What kind of music do you play?
rockstrat  
3 Nov 2007 21:24 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
I play classic rock and the major part of time on clean and some times use distortion
Doz  
6 Nov 2007 11:23 | Quote
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United Kingdom
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How much you got?
rockstrat  
8 Nov 2007 16:13 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
I have up to a maximum of $300 plus shipping.
Doz  
9 Nov 2007 04:04 | Quote
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Well... the Vox Valvetronix 30 watt is about $300... and I've heard a lot of good stuff. The problem is it's half the Fender FMs wattage.

I've played the Vox AD30VT (the Valvetronix) and it seems good to me, and I've heard *a lot* of good stuff about it. It's supposed to be really versatile, and able to cover most tones apart from really heavy metal and stuff like that (although it does have heavier settings so it's not like it can't do them completely). By the sounds of what you play it seems a good choice.


If you are gigging and practicing with a band or something... then it might not quite cut it in terms of power... but the AD50vt (50 watts) is about $70/$80 more. Maybe it might be a good idea to save some money up?

If not, say...and I'll try make another suggestion.


EDIT: I know I didn't take shipping into account... but I was hoping you might be a tiny bit flexible to cover shipping. I'm not sure how much shipping an larger items is though... but you might want to find a guitar store and try one rather than buying online without hearing or testing first.
Guitarslinger124  
9 Nov 2007 11:45 | Quote
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United States
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most online stores ship items over $100 for free...my friend has that vox amp...its a really awesome amp. it has loads of effects and different sounds to choose from-definitely one of the most versatile amps out there...but they are very expensive. and 30 or even 50 watts is not nearly enough for gigging. if you are cranking your amp to maximum volume at every show-one:you loose clarity in your tone and two: you run the risk of blowing your speaker...you may want to consider gettting an amp that just has a great overall tone-specifically on the clean channel- and use pedals to achieve your tone...when i play live, i play through a Carvin Sx-200C and a Treynor TS-75. neither of those amps are heavy metal amps-but both of them have a crystal clean tone that holds my clarity even with all the distortion that i use...either way-if you are looking to gig...save your money a little longer and buy a more powerful amp. (even 100 watts can feel week in a gig sometimes). you want to be able to get your tone and have a good live mix without cranking your amp all the way up...
Doz  
9 Nov 2007 15:07 | Quote
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Well... at a lot of proper venues (clubs ans some pubs) they'll have a PA system so I reckon 50 watts might work.

Saving your money is a good option though.
rockstrat  
9 Nov 2007 15:16 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
Thanks I am going to save some money and buy a good amp because I have a Crate PowerBlock and I dont like it. I will buy a combo amplifier with the same power or more.
rockstrat  
9 Nov 2007 15:20 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
Because where I play the bass amplifier has 700watts the amplifier for vocals have 1200watts and I need something louder or bigger than that I have.
tAUG  
15 Nov 2007 08:58 | Quote
Sweden
Posts: 137
Actually it's not all about "how many watt" the amp has. It can tell quite well how loud it will sound, yes. But there are 30Watt amp which sound more than 50watt.

The best thing you can do is trying them out. If you want a loud amp, buy one you really can play loud with. If you want to buy a amp that sounds really good (which you, in spite of everything, can amplify with a mic, PA or such..)get one..
If you want something in the middle.. Go to the local music store, play and listen! ;)

tAUG
rockstrat  
15 Nov 2007 15:16 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
That is true because the other that plays guitar has a VOX AC30 and this is really loud I will be checking at a local shop and test the diferents amplifiers and buy one that sounds good and loud
tAUG  
16 Nov 2007 07:46 | Quote
Sweden
Posts: 137
Yeah.. VOX AC30 Has a really nice clean sound! So that sounds like a good idea, and as I said, you can always line up the amp. Also your friends doesn't ALWAYS have to max their amps while practicing.. ;)

tAUG
Doz  
16 Nov 2007 10:09 | Quote
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Sometimes, I like to practice a bit quieter with my band. Just so we can make sure everything is controled and tight.
rockstrat  
2 Dec 2007 16:13 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
I have tested some amplifiers in a music shop and found two amplifiers that I like and sound good.
1. Behringer V-Tone GMX212
2. Epiphone Valve Junior
The valve junior has 5 watts but sounds good and I can use a mic on from of it and run it throught the main amplifier
rockstrat  
2 Dec 2007 16:34 | Quote
Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
In the music shop they recomended the new amplifier series Black Heart that have the same output of the valve junior but have a equalizer and in the combo version has a 12" speaker
Doz  
2 Dec 2007 17:20 | Quote
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I've played the Epi Valve Junior and yeah, it's quite good. Even though it's 5 watts it's loud since its tube.
IcedShredder  
2 Dec 2007 17:46 | Quote
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United States
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the marshall mg series are great practice amps and can get a wide variety of tones. I have the mg15dfx and use it at home. it works great and can get pretty loud.
Doz  
2 Dec 2007 18:09 | Quote
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Erm... if you do some reading around you'll find a lot of people with experience will tell you MGs are not the best amp to go for. I haven't really used one much (just a friends, a tiny bit), so I couldn't give my opinion.
blackwolfrising  
8 Dec 2007 12:45 | Quote
United States
Posts: 34
I have fender deluxe I use for more bluse and clean tone it is 150 watts and a line 6 spider III 150 watts which has the heavy sounds and a wide range of tones. They both do real well on stage and in practice. They both have a stereo out and head phones. I have used MGs in the pasted and they just dont hold up over the travel and time. I never have used a VOX amp.
ThePusher  
19 Jan 2008 02:59 | Quote
Joined: 19 Jan 2008
Canada
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I've got a Fender G-dec, I got it cheap because it had been briefly used, it's 50watts but sounds great because it has 50 different built in effects from Wah to Tape Delay, it also has a bunch of Drum and Bass lines which help with songwriting, long story short it cost 250 but originally ran 500 so check around


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