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opinions on solid state amps for noise?

Post by quone » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:48 am

Thinking of getting a Vox Valvetronix VT120. Would prefer a tube amp for tone, but my set up is pretty simple and not sure I need to deal with the maintenance of a tube amp at the moment.

Thoughts?

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Re: opinions on solid state amps for noise?

Post by Laura91 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:11 am

quone wrote:Thinking of getting a Vox Valvetronix VT120. Would prefer a tube amp for tone, but my set up is pretty simple and not sure I need to deal with the maintenance of a tube amp at the moment.

Thoughts?
Solid State amps are preferable for that and that alone. I don't have the money nor do I want the expense of retubing an amp. Sure, there are differences in tone but it isn't worth it enough to justify the expense.

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Post by Sleep Of Ages » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:23 am

I don't use amps, because I really can't play noise loud :cry:
But I do have a Laney Tube Fusion (semi-valvulated)

Valves are awesome, the sound is warmer, with the cons of maintenance.

But since we are in the NOISE REALM, things like quality are sometimes very relative, we are usually using instruments/equip in "wrong" ways to achieve "bad" results... I think we should use what we have at our hands and make the best out of it.
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Re: opinions on solid state amps for noise?

Post by MKULTRA » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:29 am

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Re: opinions on solid state amps for noise?

Post by quone » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:50 am

MKULTRA wrote:
quone wrote:Thinking of getting a Vox Valvetronix VT120. Would prefer a tube amp for tone, but my set up is pretty simple and not sure I need to deal with the maintenance of a tube amp at the moment.

Thoughts?


What will be the primary use of the amp?


As an aside, how many Death Metal pedals do you have?
trying to run all my noise through it. basically, just a mixer into itself, tape recorder, and contact mic.

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Post by Al.Machine.O » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:10 am

Try to catch 2 of the cheapo DOD Grunge or Grind it! 40Watts Amps.
They are cheap, lightweight and fucking damn loud for a small room.
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Post by timdrage » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:14 am

Al.Machine.O wrote:Try to catch 2 of the cheapo DOD Grunge or Grind it! 40Watts Amps.
!!! I had never heard of those, want!

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Post by Al.Machine.O » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:41 am

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Shot mine on ebay for ~30 €.
There are different ones: Grunge, Grinde it! and one with 2 speakers and chorus fx like the DOD Ice Box.
Laura91 wrote:To all that use feedback loops:

Flooping causes hiccups.

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Post by ¼ dead » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:53 pm

timdrage wrote:
Al.Machine.O wrote:Try to catch 2 of the cheapo DOD Grunge or Grind it! 40Watts Amps.
!!! I had never heard of those, want!
Aw, really?

The Grunge amp is tiny, but it always seemed like a really cool novelty item.
Not so sure about the Grind It ones (If they use the Grind pedal circuitry, they are probably pretty wimpy sounding).

This reminds me, I really need to find a battery amp I can add straps to for portable noise terrorism/storm trooper-ing and stuff.

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Post by MKULTRA » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:15 am

¼ dead wrote:This reminds me, I really need to find a battery amp I can add straps to for portable noise terrorism/storm trooper-ing and stuff.



Conrad approves.

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Post by Feral Hymns » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:35 pm

Damn, those DOD amps look/seem pretty cool. Definitely going to be on the look out for a cheap Juice It amp. Would make for a nice little portable head.

Anyone here use any of the inexpensive Crate PA systems? I've seen the PA-4's fairly cheap, even with the speakers included. They seem to pop up on C.L. fairly regularly.

The Crate CR series amps all look like they would be fairly bullet proof. At least they have a very utilitarian look to them (not the actual wood ones). I've been tempted many many times to buy a CR-285B but keep wimping out at the last second. Not sure if I really want one or just like the look/price tag.
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I swear there was CR-60 PA complete one with the horns and speaker cabinets on eBay a few days ago but I can't find it now. Looked really really cool though.

Yamaha EM-80 powered mixers have been on my "to buy" list as well. 80 watts, four channels, FX loop and panning. They came in 6 and 8 channels too I believe but the four channel is a bit more travel friendly, compact/cute.
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Post by Sleep Of Ages » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:38 pm

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Post by EATyourGuitar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:59 pm

if you feedback the speaker outs to the inputs it makes this cool pop sound but you can only do it once.

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Post by FireAlarmPoet » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:13 pm

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Post by crochambeau » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:52 pm

I'd go for hardy & cheap for noise, solid state. Older Peavey or Crate combo amps are pretty robust. I'd advise no older than the late 1980s, really old & it will probably need servicing, so there's a razor edge of what I'd recommend without knowing the tech level/budget of the end user.

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