#1
Well, currently I'm running an Epiphone Les Paul Custom through a Digitech RP500, and playing through headphones. The guitar is very nice, however the Alnico Classic pickups arent really suitable for my type of playing, which is metal.

So, I could get some Seymour Duncan Blackouts.

However, I dont really like playing through headphones, and I'd like to get an amp. Recently I saw the Crate V50 All-Tube Amplifier on sale. So, I could get the amp, or the Blackouts.

My question is this: Which would affect my sound more, and give me better distortion tones for metal? I know that the Blackouts would definately help, but I always see you guys saying that most of your tone comes from your amp, and this is a good tube amp.

Thanks
#3
get the amp you will thank yourself in the future, but what is your price range i think i can suggst a better amp if your playing metal
#4
amp

then you use pedals /effects for the metal tone

i have a $400 yamaha with PAF pups and it works for metal, all in my amp and pedal
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#5
i cant really spend over $200. Blackouts are $170, and the amp is $200
#7
i guarantee you won't hear a difference if you got the blackouts and were running them through headphones. the amp isn't the best for metal, but it'd get you closer than pickups.
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#8
Crate V50s are not really voiced for metal
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#9
Look used, I'll bet you could find a VK112 for $200.
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#12
Yeah, if you get the V50 you'll most likely have to buy a pedal of some sorts.


Not that I'm saying buy the pups, they wont make a big difference. Get an amp, just maybe a different one? I heard the V33 is better for metal..
#13
looks good, but a little out of my price range. I looked used on ebay + craigslist for a VK112, but I couldnt find anything
Keep in mind that I'm using a Digitech RP500, so i wont just be using the built in distortion.
If that helps
#14
Quote by acdcrocks0323
B-52 AT-112 for $360. Look on guitar center's website.


TS cannot really go over $200.

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Look used, I'll bet you could find a VK112 for $200.


+1, the speaker may suck, but they are great for the price used.
I've seen them on Ebay for $175 buy-it-now, so maybe you'll get lucky.

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#15
Quote by marco515
looks good, but a little out of my price range. I looked used on ebay + craigslist for a VK112, but I couldnt find anything
Keep in mind that I'm using a Digitech RP500, so i wont just be using the built in distortion.
If that helps

If you want an actual good sound, you might have to sell that multi to get an amp suitable.
#16
Quote by acdcrocks0323
If you want an actual good sound, you might have to sell that multi to get an amp suitable.


well, your V16 sounds pretty good. Is that just the amps distortion? Or are you using pedals ?