First amp ?

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  1. Lee Waite

    Lee Waite New Member

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    I have an ES-339 on order and I’m now thinking about an amp etc,
    Really my budget is around $200 and I’ve looked at Line 6 spider v 20w and Fender Mustang 1 and also the iRig micro amp.
    The iRig looks interesting with its app software and connection abilities to iPad and such.
    Has anyone had any experience with this?
    I’m just starting out on my guitar journey and intend only to do this for my own pleasure at home.
    I hope to be playing blues and rock and some folk and Celtic too.
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Two words : Boss Katana
     
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    Lee Waite New Member

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    Looks like that’s out of my price range
     
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    BGood Well-Known Member

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    First, you should look for a used amp. You'll double your choices like that. For your first amp, I'd forget about amps you can tweak via USB, you'll just get lost in the amount of possibilities. If you go for a modeler, be aware that the presets that are in there to start with are rarely good. You always end up making your own, which is what you want. You want to find YOUR tone palette, not someone else's.

    One that often goes under the radar is the Vox Valvetronix. I've had several VOX amps and the AD30VT was one of the good ones. I even had two at a time :) You can easily find one for $100 nowadays.

    https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=ad30vt
    https://www.guitarcenter.com/search...=true&fromRecentHistory=false&Ntt=used+AD30VT
     
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    I vouch for Katana as well, really good amp, you can probably find the first edition (50 watt) for that money. On reverb they start from 150 Euros (167.30 USD)
     
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