good sound for cheap
August 14, 2006 7:22 AM Subscribe
Decentgearonashoestringbudgetfilter: looking for recommendations for a $500-ish guitar head. Details and
posted by bradn to media & arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Current setup is a Epiphone Les Paul (Seymour Duncan bridge) through a Marshall JCM100 head into a home-built Eminence 4X12 cab. Dean Markley Overlord tube overdrive pedal (Marshall dist channel is dead). Band plays rock music. I have never been thrilled with my sound, too cheap and tinny, no balls. New guitar someday, new amp now.
I am looking for a flexible setup that sounds amazing for around $500 (that's really all I can get together currently). I am looking at the VOX AD100VTH
. Both get great reviews, especially the 100, but I would go for the 120 if it was worth it. I'm making a trip to Banjo Center this week to test drive. I never really gave modeling amps a try, but if it sounds good I don't really care what's inside of it. I am aware that it will never sound as good as the real thing.
I am not against used gear if I can find a good deal either. I haven't yet made the rounds to the shops to see what's out there.
Any comments on the VOX amps or any other suggestions?