New amp: Need help

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by tapas.perti, May 16, 2011.

  1. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    Hey ppl, I'm soon going for an amp upgrade ... Going to do away with my Marshall MG 10 CD ... I have three amps which are falling in my budget and suit my style: Line 6 Spider IV (15W), Fender Mustang I (20W) or the Roland Cube 20X ... I want your advice on which will be the best option out of the three above ??? I'm eagerly waiting for your reply's

    P.S: Please don't advice me about tube amps, I can't afford them ... They're totally out of my budget
  2. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    Roland Cube 20x

    Many of the IGTians would say I am nuts.. but I like the way the Line 6 Spider sounds. I had the Spider III 15w and I did 4 gigs with it and worked out quite well. Plus, the INSANE channel blows your head. I don't find it too digital...
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  3. buster zoso

    buster zoso New Member

    I would also say Roland Cube 20x. But if you are buying from a shop then give Peavey Vypyr 30W a try too. I don't know if it is above your budget or not but thats a great amplifier too.
  4. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    Do not dare to get the spider
    i'l personally take a rod and shove it into your ass if you do so lul
    get either the peavey vypyr 15w or 30w whatever's in your budget
    mustang is good too
    and all roland cube amps below 30w suck
    i'd get vypyr over all of them
    and the guy who said he like spider.......
    you Are tone deaf just google line 6 spider reviews
    and i wonder where did they allowed you to play with piece of crap
  5. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    ^Try to be generous next time mate.. Other people also know how to be abusive...
  6. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    Well i dont mind others being abusive
    i and bc have posted together in several threads but i never thrashed bc but todqy he gave a wrong advice so i reacted simple
    as long as i am right,i am right
  7. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    You've corrected your mistake.. lets end it here...
  8. Super-Admin

    Super-Admin Administrator Staff Member

    @Ricky - Thanks for policing.

    @Deepsal - While I understand, repeating same advice over n over can be frustrating, what we need to understand is, not everyone is smart as the other. So it takes patience. We value every member in here. Please avoid abusive language. It's for the good of our forum.

    Thanks for understanding.
  9. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    I lol'd for like five minutes at that. HARDCORE INTERNET TOUGH GUY YO!
  10. flood

    flood New Member


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  11. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    i didn't suggest it to the op!!!! Mind it rascala!

    On what have you spent 100k plus? Can you list the gear?
  12. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    Peavey 6505+ head-60k
    laney lv412a Cab-19k
    ibanez rga32-25k
    I am saving up for a decent 2x12 with v30's i'l most proably get it made by be3
    and also a tc electronics g major 2,i am saving up for it too
  13. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Any listening test about Marshall Haze series?
    I believe they are about 30 grands.
  14. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    tried it at a guitar shop
    the amp barely has enough gain to pull of gnr songs
    And its not worth the money if you can afford 30k drop it on either
    a peavey valveking 2x12(All tube amp)
    a peavey vypyr 60w tube amp(hybrid)
    i'l take the vypyr tube if given the choice
  15. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    But then how much gain does it have? (what sound)
    Tube amps are known for the mild overdrive - crunch region.
    So if you get Ac/dc tone, I think they have done their job.

    Compared to that what is the gain of Peavey? (will it give that EVH sound)
  16. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    I haven't tried either though...but I think for high gain we need some 30W to hit the territory..Haze series with 15W might not do justice.. It has one 40W model all tube combo which might be good in case you're looking for high gain..
  17. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    ^ Noob this guy is plain noob
    if you think that wattage is propotionate to gain then balls man balls you make me laugh at your noobness
    i can show you a 5w high gain amp and a 120 w clean amp
    the gain is determined by amp's circuit not its wattage
    and haze is a typical 80's rock amp you wont see any difference in gain b/w the 15w and 40w
    you can challange me if you like,i am never wrong
  18. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Yes true man.. I'm a n00b.. and i never mentioned that i'm a pro or the like...
    btw for your answer as per my understanding tubes sound best when they're pushed, i.e. when they start to saturate.
    Volume plays a critical role and less wattage in the tubes leads to more saturation at lower volumes. Hence there will definitely be a significant difference between 15 watts and 40 watts Tube amp.

    Correct me if i'm wrong...i'm ready to correct my understanding.

    God is here !!! :p:
  19. Pravas

    Pravas New Member

    I dunno about amps and all. But I have a subscription of this guy on my youtube channel who once reviewed this Line 6 Spider IV 15 .
    Check it out by clicking here
  20. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    Yes you are right on the saturation thing but i dont get it why are you relating it with gain
    i think you are talking about the 50-70's amps with master volume controls only
    The only difference b/w haze 15 and 40 is its volume no gain difference if you get the saturation on 40 at 4 you can get on 15 at 3.5 there isnt much difference b/w their output levels

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