#1
Hey guys !!

I want to buy a small amp to practice in a small student appartement so to prevent trouble with my housemates, it doen't has to be very loud and a plug for headphones is probably is good idea. But nevertheless, it should have a proper sound (1 clean and 1 crunch/lead channel). a couple effects like reverb, delay or chorus would be nice but not absolutely necessary. a plug for a footswitch is welcome but optional, as well...

I was thinking about the Roland Cube 20x.

I got a OLP John Petrucci Signature and play mostly metal, hard rock, punk but also clean acoustic stuff...

Do anybody got some suggestion, comments or advises ??

Cheers
Stefan
#2
Whatever you do, Don't buy a Marshall MG.
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#4
Roland Cube. Even the Micro Cube is a decent little practice amp. My $3k Telecaster sounded pretty good through it.
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Roland Cube. Even the Micro Cube is a decent little practice amp. My $3k Telecaster sounded pretty good through it.


Why does your Tele cost $3,000? o_o
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I tried it out in store.

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Why does your Tele cost $3,000? o_o


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#8
Peavey Vypyr 15, Vox VT15, Roland Microcube...

I didn't really like the Cube 15 I played, so I can't recommend it.
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#9
peavey classic 30. They can keep the volume down pretty well for a tube amp. The cube is ok.

I run my H&K duotone combo on EL84's in my apartment and used to run it the same way in the dorms and I never got any complaints.
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#10
give us a budget and maybe we can give you more recommendations, like a low wattage tube amp that doesnt NEED to be cranked up. i wouldnt get the vypyr though, it's probably not as simple as you'd like it to be
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#11
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metal, hard rock, punk


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peavey classic 30


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#12
The Cube is a good choice and here in the UK the Cube 20X is only £99 but if you want better quality sound and effects for silent practice, try a Digitech RP150 (£69) or an RP250 (£139). Since I switched to using multi FX units for practice I've started wondering why I ever bothered with a practice amp at all as the sound is awful in comparison.
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#13
Roland Cube 30x or MICRO because it has the r-fier and the acoustic amp models and it has effects.
roland cube 20x-15x= no (no effects and amp models
VYPYR= sure
Vox= no
MG=no!!!!!
spider=hell no!!!
raven= fck no!!!!!!!
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Roland Cube 30x or MICRO because it has the r-fier and the acoustic amp models and it has effects.
roland cube 20x-15x= no (no effects and amp models
VYPYR= sure
Vox= no
MG=no!!!!!
spider=hell no!!!
raven= fck no!!!!!!!

The cube 20x has effects and amp models. The 15x has amp models but no effects.
BTW have you auditioned any of those amps before ?
#15
Also look at a blackstar ht-5 combo. It fills a void in the 5 watt tube catagory that can do metal without a pedal
#16
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i have played the classic 30 and I play a lot of melodic metal, hardcore, and other styles. You just have to eq it correctly and maybe throw a different speaker in it if you honestly aren't getting those album tones you are shooting for.
You could even throw a drive pedal in front if you want to be that picky.
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H&K: Triamp MKII, Duotone
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2 Avatar 412 (v30's)
Gibson: LP std, SG std, SG goth, SG spec
G&L ASAT classic
Martin DC-16GTE
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Quote by jon12315
The cube 20x has effects and amp models. The 15x has amp models but no effects.
BTW have you auditioned any of those amps before ?


yes why ???????
my couzin has a vypyr

the GC personel suggested me a spider as my first amp and i tried it good thing i didnt buy it. i saw a guy palying crazy train over an mg, it was horrible.
tried the cube and the vox then my uncle said that he will give me his XXX as a gift so ididnt buy any of those amps. but i bought my blackheart as a practice amp and i use it in small gigs when i play classic rock and hard rock.
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#18
I'm intending to spend maximum about 250 Euro that equals something about 330 US$, i think...

I didn't try any of these amps so far... i took a couple magazine to read. that why i start this thread...

But Thanks a lot guys so far...