Buying amp to beat my (line pod xt). Suggest

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Deusx, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. Deusx

    Deusx Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    i am gonna order a ESP urban camo mII, already have a fender strat 60's model copy
    and got line 6 pod xt but as i've come to know that amp modelers don't sound as original as the natural tone amps so i think i should have a good amp
    the kind of tone i like , i don't know how to explain but sort of a modern hi gain to a very classical tone.
    listen to a lot to Dream theatre,Steve Morse,Brett Garsed and many others, just to give an idea.

    my price range is 500$

    what if i buy a used amp but i assure you i can't test it as i would buy it from abroad like UK.a big problem for me, should i take the risk.
  2. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Great guitar amps cost money....except for one that I've had in my studio! I had a 30 watt Vox combo amp (one 10 inch speaker) and that thing smoked! It had the strength of a 4x12, but without the obvious cab noise and thump. Especially for the type of music you are talking can squeeze a lot of gain out of them and the DSP effects in the amp don't sound cheesy. I believe the amp is $150.

    Other than that....for the music you are talking about you probably would want an older Marshall tube head or maybe even like a JCM900. I've always liked Mesa Boogie a little more than Marshall, but either is out of your price range right now anyway.
  3. zacharym

    zacharym Guest

    Check out a Fender Blues Jr.
  4. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Mexico City
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    fender pro junior ... very hard to get a bad sound out of one ...
    plus it's great for recording, haven't tried the blues junior yet but the smaller pro junior just rocks
  5. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    1. Nothing is better than miked real good amp. If you are serious about guitar sound, forget the POD.

    2. Mostly, just one amp is not enough for all the sounds we need or like.

    3. For the 500 $ this mission is almost impossible, but if you are luck enough....
    Guitar players, you named, using expensive toys. No money, no deal, no sound. Sad but true.

    4. Try with Peavey VH 5150 (combo 60w), Soldano Atomic or Astroverb (combo 20w, one of my best investment)

    5. Do some researching on - reviews, opinions, etc.

    6. Record with POD for now, save the money, be patient and soon or later you could buy the monster.

    7. Never buy before try

    Good luck
  6. Deusx

    Deusx Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    :) guys thanks a lot for your advices, if i could possibly get enough $ around 1500$ is there still nothing close to buy an amp of the tones that im talking about.

    iam certainly gonna do that. :cool:
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