late 70s/early 80s hard rock/metal tones
Old 13th April 2012
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late 70s/early 80s hard rock/metal tones

I currently have a Vox AC4TV (4W, EL84, 12AX7) with a 1x12 speaker cab (16 ohm Celestion VX speaker).

It's good for chimey sounds and has a pretty decent overdriven crunch.

What I'm curious about is what folks would recommend I do (in the $200-600 range) if I'm looking to get into late 70s early 80s rock/metal ACDC to Def Leppard range of crunch?

Do I go for the Orange Tiny Terror? It has EL84s. Would that be duplicative given what I have? Or is that circuit going to take me in a whole different direction? Maybe some low end Marshall head? Or Would I be better off going with a new speaker cabinet instead? Or should I be looking at pedals instead? All I have atm is an MXR Dist+.
Old 13th April 2012
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jcm800.
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Old 14th April 2012
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jcm800.
just keep saving.

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Or if it's really tight check out Blackstar's HT series.
Old 14th April 2012
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jcm800.
just keep saving.
^This. If it's the tone you really want, I doubt anything else will sound just right to you. Just save 'til you can get the real thing instead of wasting your cash on gear that you just can't quite get to sound how you want it to.
Old 14th April 2012
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You can do it with your little Vox. The way it ends up on 80's records, nobody knows if it was a wall of Marshals or a tiny amp.
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