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Old 10-02-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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good practice amp for metal

this is my first time posting about this sort of thing, so i apologize if im in the wrong place

the title is pretty self explanatory. i moved into a dorm a month ago, bringing only my acoustic (since my only amp is a 100 watt half stack). i miss playing metal, and i want to play my electric again. what are some good practice amps for metal tones?
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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Highly recommend a little Vypyr for this situation.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:02 PM   #4
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Yep get a Line 6 POD and a set of decent headphones. You can get a POD XT for $65 on ebay and they sound pretty good even by todays modeling standards
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I had a lot of good times with the distorted Krankenstien setting on my Vypyr15 through headphones.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:54 AM   #6
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this is my first time posting about this sort of thing, so i apologize if im in the wrong place

the title is pretty self explanatory. i moved into a dorm a month ago, bringing only my acoustic (since my only amp is a 100 watt half stack). i miss playing metal, and i want to play my electric again. what are some good practice amps for metal tones?


What is your budget?
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:02 AM   #7
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I would get a POD HD 300. It sounds great and has a decent amount of FX. If you like a lot of effects on at once then maybe it's not your thing, but that's really the only drawback of the 300. It has a huge library of custom-made tones, as much if not more than the other two models.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:13 AM   #8
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this is my first time posting about this sort of thing, so i apologize if im in the wrong place

the title is pretty self explanatory. i moved into a dorm a month ago, bringing only my acoustic (since my only amp is a 100 watt half stack). i miss playing metal, and i want to play my electric again. what are some good practice amps for metal tones?


I recommend you EVH 5150 III, this amp good for any styles. But it depends on your budget.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:22 AM   #9
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I recommend you EVH 5150 III, this amp good for any styles. But it depends on your budget.

He wants quiet, dorm playing why the hell would he get even the 50 watt 5150III? It will be way too loud for dorm life.
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He wants quiet, dorm playing why the hell would he get even the 50 watt 5150III? It will be way too loud for dorm life.

Oh sorry! I missed it))) So that's will be better ZOOM G3.
Recently my friend bought it for a quiet playing at home.
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Playing my 5150 III 50 at 4 AM right now.

But I still stand by my Pod HD suggestion.
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Playing my 5150 III 50 at 4 AM right now.

But I still stand by my Pod HD suggestion.


But you aren't in a dorm, are you?)
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But you aren't in a dorm, are you?)

Nope. But it can easily get quiet enough without disturbing anyone on the other side of a wall and it does have a headphone out if necessary.

Both are perfect for practice.
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Nope. But it can easily get quiet enough without disturbing anyone on the other side of a wall and it does have a headphone out if necessary.

Both are perfect for practice.

Totally agree, there is only question on amp budget.
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Playing my 5150 III 50 at 4 AM right now.

But I still stand by my Pod HD suggestion.

But in a dorm your sharing a room with another person, so there is at least one person in your general area that does not have a wall between you and them

I agree with the POD
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But in a dorm your sharing a room with another person, so there is at least one person in your general area that does not have a wall between you and them

I agree with the POD

Also you should have a good closed headphones, because when you're playing with the headphones on, your roomate can hear you.)))
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:31 PM   #17
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sorry, you guys reminded me that i left out a bit of important information

my budget is ABSOLUTELY no more than 500$, but preferably no more than 300$
also, im not huge on digital effects. i prefer to use pedals. do you guys recommend blackstar combos? my half stack is a blackstar, and i ****ing love it. i just dont know how good their practice amps are

oh, and i dont have a roommate. not really important, but just felt like throwing that out there
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #18
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What is your halfstack?

Blackstar's cheaper stuff is fine for practicing, but they get a lot of hate around here out of principle. Blackstar's marketing is scummy when it comes to their HT line and budget/beginner guitarists.
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I wouldn't give Blackstar the steam off my shit.

For your situation, get a Pod. If you also need to jam with other musos get yourself a powered wedge to go with it. This, coming from a tube fanatic.


Edit: And a decent pair of headphones. Audio Technica ATH-M50's are really good for the money.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:41 PM   #20
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What is your halfstack?

Blackstar's cheaper stuff is fine for practicing, but they get a lot of hate around here out of principle. Blackstar's marketing is scummy when it comes to their HT line and budget/beginner guitarists.

i have an HT stage 100. i was never told anything about their "scummy marketing". ive only heard good things about the tone of their amps

whats the short version of what is so bad about them?

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For your situation, get a Pod. If you also need to jam with other musos get yourself a powered wedge to go with it. This, coming from a tube fanatic.

i do plan on playing with other people, so i do want something that can get a little loud
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