#1
I have been looking at buying a new amp because the one i have now is not very powerful and it makes unwanted sounds (like a rumbling or buzz and its not feedback). I play mostly metal but I also play jazz, and rock. I am in a metal band and we are starting to play some gigs, so I want something more powerful and better than my Behringer GM108 15watt combo amp(that I have had for about 4 years). I play a Fender strat through a Digitech RP250 to the GM108. I have been browsing at some amps and these are the ones that I have considered: (I'm in a price range for about $200-$350)

Behringer LX112 V-Ampire $249
http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHVAMPIRE

Peavey Vypyr 75 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp $299
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Vypyr-75-75W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=482910

Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp $349
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Frontman-212R-100W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481601

Line 6 Spider III 75 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp $299
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Spider-III-75-Combo-Amplifier?sku=482272

Roland Cube 60w $395 (a little out of budget but i can probably manage)
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-60-Guitar-Amp?sku=480197

What do you think would be a good amount of watts for playing in some local gigs?
What amp do you recommend? (out of the ones listed or other)

I still hope to use my RP250 through these amps.

Thanks,
-chad
#3
Quote by Bryson11
I would recomend looking at some of the marshell amps

There's nothing in his price range that Marshall offers that would be a good choice.

TS, if you're going to be gigging, I would recommend waiting a little longer and try to increse your budget. Your current budget really limits you to a small to medium sized combo amp.

If you have to go with one of the ones you've listed, take the Behringer, the Fender, and Line 6 off the list.
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Quote by T!AN
There's nothing in his price range that Marshall offers that would be a good choice.

TS, if you're going to be gigging, I would recommend waiting a little longer and try to increse your budget. Your current budget really limits you to a small to medium sized combo amp.

If you have to go with one of the ones you've listed, take the Behringer, the Fender, and Line 6 off the list.


What would be a good budget for a decent amp?
Last edited by chad120 at Nov 29, 2008,
#6
good budget for a amp id say is around... 4-500 you can get a good all tube combo for that... or if u are still stuck in that range of 200 or so try and find a used peavy classic 30 and that outta do you some good...
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If you can go used you have a few more options
A used Valveking with a speaker swap can get you some pretty good tones
New they are 4k

But alot of those amps are ... well not going to cut it...

EDIT: sorry 400! not 4000
Last edited by Highwaytohell at Nov 29, 2008,
#9
Quote by Highwaytohell
If you can go used you have a few more options
A used Valveking with a speaker swap can get you some pretty good tones
New they are 4k

But alot of those amps are ... well not going to cut it...


They're $400 new, not 4K... at that price you'd be looking at Diezels and Trainwrecks.

I've seen VKs do modern metal before, totally stock, but a speaker swap and overdrive pedal will really get you there.
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#10
Quote by Raijouta
They're $400 new, not 4K... at that price you'd be looking at Diezels and Trainwrecks.

I've seen VKs do modern metal before, totally stock, but a speaker swap and overdrive pedal will really get you there.


OOPS LOL!
#11
Quote by forsaknazrael
Their low-level amps are terrible? Actually, all of Behringer's amp are terrible.

I think the Vypyr or Cube would be best. Since I haven't tried the Vypyr, I'd go with the Cube. Or the new Vox Valvtronix amps.

Thank you for your reply. I have looked at reviews for the Behringer LX112 and it actually got decent reviews but I have not played one before. I have played a Cube 60w and the Peavey Vypyr and they were pretty good. I am hoping to use my RP250 for my tones because I have some cool custom ones I made, so I am not all that worried about the amp's preset tones. I just need something to amplify it (if that makes sense ) so I can be heard at gigs and band practice. I'm really a newb when it comes to amps and I thank all of you that have posted in this thread.
Last edited by chad120 at Nov 29, 2008,