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  1. The Orange Amp has an "overdrive pedal input", which they says allows you to switch from OD to clean if you have the optional accessory. Is this specifically for overdrive only? My gut tells me no and its impossible to be designed for JUST switching between OD and Clean and should work for any pedal as an input? Is this how it works? I would like to get a Digitech pedal to get the sounds I want and keep this awesome amp.
  2. I got the Orange version, it looks so vintage and the build quality is very nice. I'm going to try to play with it some more before I try and swap it for a Roland or something that can emulate different guitar sounds. This thing really does sound great and gets very loud with a big full tone. I'm a complete noob but have been the plenty of gig bars and this could definitely play there. Perfect loudness if you have a detached house. I was under the assumption the black amps were bass amps only. Regardless, I prefer the Orange look next to my Glossy Ebony Les Paul. Really torn here, but I think I will need to demo that Roland. The Orange Amp has an "overdrive pedal input", is what they call it or is it specifically for overdrive only? My gut tells me no and should mean any pedal can go in there. I would like to get a Digitech pedal to get the sounds I want and keep this awesome amp.
  3. Only thing I would trade this for would probably be a Roland which could produce a ton of cool sounds. Just looking for different guitar types, would an eq pedal give me a huge range of modeling sounds or do they just tune the tone?
  4. Sorry, didnt feel like taking out the d40 so this grainy pic will have to do for now. I should be ashamed for not posting high res because this guitar is absolutely drop dead sexy but its dark and wouldnt turn out great. I'll take better ones later.
  5. Sorry, didnt feel like taking out the d40 so this grainy pic will have to do for now. I should be ashamed for not posting high res because this guitar is absolutely drop dead sexy but its dark and wouldnt turn out great. I'll take better ones later. Also thank you very much for the information about the Alnico Classic Plus pickups on my guitar.
  6. Just picked up an Orange Crush PiX 35w amp and its pretty nice. Looks amazing great soul sound, cant seem to dial in highs well though. Very little information is available on these amps, especially the new ones but supposedly they're bass-y and thick by nature. Being a noob I'm not sure if there is a pedal to help give me screaming highs. And by that I mean the solo in Blackened by Metallica sound. I've found a few videos of kids who achieve that sound but not sure what they used. I know amps take forever to dial in and I need A LOT more time but I'm wondering if I'd be better off going Fender with a distortion pedal rather then trying to put better highs/cleans on this one. Really love the amp and how its built but want all the sounds I desire.
  7. Just picked up an Orange Crush PiX 35w amp and its pretty nice. Looks amazing great soul sound, cant seem to dial in highs well though. Very little information is available on these amps, especially the new ones but supposedly they're bass-y and thick by nature. Being a noob I'm not sure if there is a pedal to help give me screaming highs. I know amps take forever to dial in and I need ALOT more time but I'm wondering if I'd be better off going Fender with a distortion pedal rather then trying to put better highs/cleans on this one. Really love the amp and how its built but want all the sounds I desire.
  8. Appreciate your reply but I'm looking for my "basement" amp. I've bumped up my budget by 50 bucks to $250 for a great sounding amp. My guitar just arrived so I'll have pics up later today. I still have to call my local shop to see which of the amps I'm interested in they have in stock.
  9. Thanks for all the replies again. As of right now I still dont have my guitar, its arriving today however, very excited. Based on everything I'm hearing and seeing its seems like I'm best off with the Vox or Roland. Lost of people are bashing the Marshall as low end Chinese junk which doesnt have the "real" Marshall sound. I however like the way it sound at least on the Marshall website, which could be processed through that mic they're using making it sound better. Obviously a demo is needed but if its hated on that much I probably would be better off with everyones other suggestions since it probably isnt the best way to get a Marshall. Just thought it would look cool in the den next to my guitar and sound pretty good. Gonna try these amps ASAP and get back to you guys. Thanks again.
  10. Yes, I'm fully aware Ant, its just the nature of world economics. As cool as it would be to have a Marshall I'm really liking what I'm reading and hearing from Vox and Roland right now. 7c, thanks for the input, I'm reallying starting to lean that way now. And Alan, I will post pics and soon and I get it, its due to arrive today!
  11. Wow thanks for all the replies. I'm not sure why I wrote MD, definitely meant MG there. I will be going for the 30 watt version, I'm sort of committed to spending $199 at this point. I really want a 10" speaker. Really not looking for anything featureless. I would like something other then tone to change. So I'm afraid Blues amps wouldnt be "ideal" although I'm sure there tones are remarkable. At this point, really looking at Marshall MG30, Roland Cube 20X or Vox VT30. Still need to try them out. The one I have the best impression of is the Marshall due to their impressive demo movie on their website. The Orange amp line is something I havent considered and I will look into it, thank you for that suggestion. For all those who asked, I live in the USA. And again, thank you very much for the replies, looking forward to more.
  12. I'm a new player and dont really have a "style" per se, so I'm looking for some help trying to find the perfect beginners amp to suite my style of music. First off. The Studio is exactly what I wanted especially this model. Real inlays, upgraded pickups, solid body, clean look all for $298 (got a great deal new) Anyway, I'm looking to play rock and blues. Heavy metal, epics, classic rock stuff mainly but the Blues sound and style has always captivated me and I'll definitely want to get into it so this guitar really works for me. I know the Pauls inherently have a warm sound to them so I'm looking for something that will give me range. I appreciate quality and I appreciate mastering the basics, especially sound wise. I'd rather give up on a couple of features for a high quality beginners unit. My criteria: - Can't be over $200 (unless its close to it and its God's gift to man) I got the guitar as a gift from my fiance and I need a solid amp that will stand the test of time along with this guitar. I'm about to purchase our first home so money is REAL tight, I shouldnt even be doing this but I can't help it lol. - Would like a built in tuner but its not neccessary, again, rather have solid basics then all the bells and whistles. - Multiple channels, more the merrier. Here are my choices, all widely researched and I like a little something about them all, just need help deciding which ( unless you feel this is something better not listed, although I have gone through other models not listed) 1. Line 6 Spider IV 15/30 - cheap company? This is feature rich but I'm weary about their lasting quality. I tried it and liked it. Priced right too. 2. Marshall MD15FX/30 - Its a Marshall, lots of documentation on the web, sounds great to me. Love the look. People says its plays a little warmer which I'm not sure would make well with a warm guitar. 3. Roland Cube 20X - All signs point to this amp being the best of the bunch. Seems like it does everything just right, but there isnt a lot of information on the web. I just know Roland is a high end company and what I've seen so far I liked. 4. VOX VT30 - Wild card. Not sure hot to properly take care of a Hybrid amp. So as you can see I'm leaning heavily toward Solid State because of its ease of use and just how well they can sound. I searched for awhile on this site but couldn't find any direct answers or comparisons, so I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.
  13. Thanks doko. I think I've eliminated Line 6 from my choices after some more research. I'm really feeling the Marshall right now but still need to hear the Vox. My only concern going all tube is their lifespan. I'm seeing a lot of reviews saying tubes go in as little as a year and usually run like 40+ bucks. Tone or no tone I cant be bothered with that, IF, those numbers are accurate. For this reason I'm currently leaning Solid State.
  14. Thank you very much guys. I see theres a lot of love for the Vox so I'm going to a local shop soon to demo the VT30. I'll also look more in depth at their used stuff as well. Any other suggestions would be appreicated. Thanks.
  15. I'm a new player and dont really have a "style" per se, so I'm looking for some help trying to find the perfect beginners amp to suite my style of music. First off. The Studio is exactly what I wanted especially this model. Real inlays, upgraded pickups, solid body, clean look all for $298 (got a great deal new) Anyway, I'm looking to play rock and blues. Heavy metal, epics, classic rock stuff mainly but the Blues sound and style has always captivated me and I'll definitely want to get into it so this guitar really works for me. I know the Pauls inherently have a warm sound to them so I'm looking for something that will give me range. I appreciate quality and I appreciate mastering the basics, especially sound wise. I'd rather give up on a couple of features for a high quality beginners unit. My criteria: - Can't be over $200 (unless its close to it and its God's gift to man) I got the guitar as a gift from my fiance and I need a solid amp that will stand the test of time along with this guitar. I'm about to purchase our first home so money is REAL tight, I shouldnt even be doing this but I can't help it lol. - Would like a built in tuner but its not neccessary, again, rather have solid basics then all the bells and whistles. - Multiple channels, more the merrier. Here are my choices, all widely researched and I like a little something about them all, just need help deciding which ( unless you feel this is something better not listed, although I have gone through other models not listed) 1. Line 6 Spider IV 15/30 - cheap company? This is feature rich but I'm weary about their lasting quality. I tried it and liked it. Priced right too. 2. Marshall MD15FX/30 - Its a Marshall, lots of documentation on the web, sounds great to me. Love the look. People says its plays a little warmer which I'm not sure would make well with a warm guitar. 3. Roland Cube 20X - All signs point to this amp being the best of the bunch. Seems like it does everything just right, but there isnt a lot of information on the web. I just know Roland is a high end company and what I've seen so far I liked. 4. VOX VT30 - Wild card. Not sure hot to properly take care of a Hybrid amp. So as you can see I'm leaning heavily toward Solid State because of its ease of use and just how well they can sound. I searched for awhile on this site but couldn't find any direct answers or comparisons, so I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.
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