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Old 12-31-2017, 02:17 PM
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For any US made amps the exchange rate is a big part of the problem the AUD $ is aprox .78 percent of the USD, so about the dollar figure in Australian Dollars is going to be some 22% higher before any shipping and import tax etc.
Just checked now. For us Canadians it's .79 so gear is costly for us too. Hard to believe we were at par 3 years ago.
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Humm must be time for a Godin and to stock up on some Canadian Brewski
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Just checked now. For us Canadians it's .79 so gear is costly for us too. Hard to believe we were at par 3 years ago.
Yeah I think it was 3 years ago the Aussie dollar was higher than the US dollar for the first time that I can ever remember.

But guitars etc even secondhand are more expensive here. My Classic Vibe 60s Strat cost me $500 used. Squier.com.au have them online for over $1000.00

One question I do have is do I really need a tube amp?

I know everyone says they sound better etc but Ive also read that they are better suited to louder environments where you can crank them right up.

I play at home in my loungeroom and its not up very loud or my neighbours would complain. And rom what Ive read solid state are better at lower volumes.

Ive found a Fender Mustang 1 for $150 on eBay. What are your thoughts on that?
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No thoughts at all?? Lucky I didnt buy it then.

I ended up getting a Ashton VP50 all valve amp for $170.00
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:08 AM
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No thoughts at all?? Lucky I didnt buy it then.

I ended up getting a Ashton VP50 all valve amp for $170.00
Congrats! What's the strength of the Ashton? Some amps have their strengths with sparkling cleans or a great OD channel, or great gain.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:28 AM
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It has good cleans. A warm vintage tone apparently. The reverb doesn't work on it so Im currently trouble shooting it now.
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