#1
Quick question, would with ht-5 head with a 2x12 be able to pull off tight ballsy punchy metal tones? eg, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeIIx0fwVRs

Or would i need an OD?

The head is fairy cheap in Australia.. $569 ha.

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#2
I think so, it does 80s metal tones perfectly without a boost, through a 2x12 it'd be even better. With a boost, it'll just about cover anything.
#3
I have one.

I'm running it through a 4x12 and it sounds incredible but honestly i wouldn't recomend it for metal. Personally I run a POD XT LIVE before it and select a Tubescreamer tone and bypass the Line 6s amp function before playing anything heavier than Led Zeppelin and ACDC.
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#4
You would most likely need a boost. I dont play metal much, so I cant really explain how heavy it can get. A Bad Monkey OD would work great if you feel like you need more gain.
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I have one.

I'm running it through a 4x12 and it sounds incredible but honestly i wouldn't recomend it for metal. Personally I run a POD XT LIVE before it and select a Tubescreamer tone and bypass the Line 6s amp function before playing anything heavier than Led Zeppelin and ACDC.


+1

I also have one and while it's an awesome amp, it doesn't provide the metal tones i want. It does up to hard rock gain and even 80's metal is a big stretch. Luckily i have a TS-9 and with the boost i can get metal tones most similar to Megadeth, Slayer, Randy Rhoads although when boosted i am in dire need of a noise suppressor.

It wont give you that massive metal tone you would get from a Mesa Boogie but rather it is most similar to a nice Marshall in terms of gain. It is fairly easy to crank and it gets some nice natural OD.

In your case i would suggest something else. If you do get this though i suggest getting a distortion pedal for it.
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#6
Even with my Bad Monkey pushing the lows up I still can't get "tight punchy bass."
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#7
I was thinking of getting a Bugera 6262 but that thing is just way to damn loud
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I was thinking of getting a Bugera 6262 but that thing is just way to damn loud


Don't disregard an amp because of how loud it is. That's the whole reasoning behind a volume knob, so that you CAN play at low volumes. If you want the 6262, get it. Don't let the wattage drive you away from what you want.
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That's the whole reasoning behind a volume knob, so that you CAN play at low volumes.
This x10,000

If you need whisper quiet volume then your amp is going to sound like poo even if it's 1 watt. A HT-5 with the volume just below half on the gain channel is enough to overpower the stereo (not some dinky computer speakers either, a real component system) I use to play my backing tracks.

If you like the 6262 for the tone it gives when you can crank it, then buy it. If you don't you'll just regret buying the HT-5 when it comes time to play with other people - I sure do.
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#10
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Even with my Bad Monkey pushing the lows up I still can't get "tight punchy bass."
That's shocking. I can get modern metal tones easily with my HT-5 setup. That's all I use it for.
Here are my settings:

Guitar - LP with SD JB in bridge - Dano Trans OD level at 7, gain at 2 treble at 8, bass at 6 - ISP Decimator - into HT-5 - ISF at 3 on the US side, treble at 10, mids at 4, bass at 6, gain at 6 - BBE Sonic stomp in the loop, low contour at 7, process at 6 - out of a Mesa 4x12 with V30's.
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