Vox mv50 boutique

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  1. DrBGood

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    Anybody own or tried that model ? Reviews are good and I don't need another amp. But I'm getting one for 150 Canadian pesos.

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    Haven't played one but I've heard good things. The guys at my local shop were impressed by the first few models that came out(AC30, etc.).

    What I couldn't believe the first time I saw one for real was the size. They're like the size of an effects pedal, which doesn't come across in photos of just the amp itself.

    So for an amp that sits in the palm of your hand, and for cheap, as long as it sounds halfway decent I reckon you're on to a winner.
     
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    You dont need another amp?

    Fake news!!!
     
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    All I know is that its supposed to sound like a Dumble.

    That's kindof impossible to verify... :rofl:

    That said, if it sounds like Vox's Dumble sounds on the Valvetronix series, it will probably sound pretty good.
     
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    Yikes ! That tiny thing is a monster and loud, real loud. I don't mean loud for a small amp, I mean LOUD ! Maybe as loud as my AD60VT !

    There is a real wide tonal range with the single knob and gain goes from squeaky cleans to fat roaring OD in a non linear fashion. From none to 2/3rd of the way it is nicely progressive, then the last 1/3rd just blows you away.

    I think I'll have some fun with this ant amp. I only played it throught the 2X12 for now. I'll try the 2X10 later and then a 1X12.
     
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    2 weeks later, still a blast now with a 12". Oh yeah, and it takes pedals real well. I give it a milligram of chorus and it sing to the angels. The dark ones that is ...

    Col Mustard take note, it's way more fun and versatile than a Micro Terror.

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    Hi Doc! Happy amp deal :cheers:

    You ever tried to boost the amp by od or clean boost pedals? If you did, how the amp responded?
     
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    Thanks.

    Yeah, respond like a tube amp ... which it is actually, just a different tube technology. My Joyo Sweet Baby is great with it, so is my vintage Ibanez CFS Chorus.
     
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    Thanx @DrBGood!! This mini monster can be a solution for small gigs then.
     
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    For sure, you can have your amp in your guitar case !
     
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    I like it!
    --He Likes it! Hey Mikey!

    Thanks for the heads up.
    No more monster amps for me then.
     
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    A little taste of gain maxed on the VX50 Boutique, with the new old Epi SG400 Vintage.

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    Just bought a MV50 Rock. Will probably come in this week sometime. I look forward to compare it to the MV50 Boutique.

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    Slap an ABY pedal in front and run 'em in stereo!

    Because stereo!
     
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    I've been curious about those and considered buying one but ended up with a Quilter instead. If I ever find a used one I may strike though. It sounds great on your clip @DrBGood
     
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    Don't wait. Just got mine on Reverb for $107.
     
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    Reverb sellers in Europe are weird, the cheapest used MV50 on Reverb here is 160€ including shipping, a brand new one is €169. I never got anything useful ot of reverb here. None for sale otherwise.

    It's not like I need it really, the Quilter does it all and is only a little bit bigger.
     
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    I noticed that, too. Reverb is pretty useless here (Germany). The interesting used stuff is all from overseas and therefore not affordable. The only place to go here is Ebay and even there the selection of used guitar gear is very sparse. I am a bit envious of the folks from USA and Canada because of their big second hand market they seem to have.
     
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    Yes, I realize how spoiled we are for used gear on this continent. That also means that we're heavy consumers, which in another way is not that great.
     
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    I think second hand prices are dropping now. Perhaps it's the talk about an economy in decline. I just sold my 1989 Stratocaster Plus Deluxe and it took over a month to even get $700 for it. There are lots of great deals around here now and some who still haven't realized that prices are falling. There is a MIA Fender Highway One here for $550 that still isn't moving. Used SG Standsrds seem to remain unsold until they fall below $800.

    Our largest chain just went bankrupt and 18 stores cleared out their entire stock at 50% off. That also hasn't helped the used market.

    Reverb will catch up I think.
     
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