#1
I currently own a Line 6 Spider III amp. It isn't terrible to listen to, but I know that I could do much better then that thing. I'm looking into getting a good amp for around $500 at some point by the end of this year.

I mostly play metal, but I sometimes play blues and classic rock with my brother and father, so something that'll sound good overdriven, distorted, and clean is a must. I currently play an Ibanez GRG170DX (http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GRG170DX-Electric-Guitar?sku=512496). I plan on gigging sometime in the future, but I don't right now. My budget is going to be around $500, but I'm willing to go to $600 if the amp is good enough.

Any suggestions? I trust your judgement.
#2
Peavey Classic 30 or B-52?
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#4
Quote by IHeartMyCrybaby
Tube or Solid state?
Are you buying used or new?

Anyways, Peavey 6505+ is amazing you should check it out

6560+ are amazing but for blues and classic rock? Not as great for others

The B52 tube amps are a nice deal for the price and a great cheap metal tube amp. However the shared EQ for the crunch and lead channel makes it bothersome to switch in between genres if you have your EQ set a certain way.

You could check out the "Only Thread for MEtal Gear" or something like that to see more choices. WTFtab is more than able to help ya
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#5
I'd prefer a tube amp if possible. Solid states aren't so great, or so I've heard. But then again, my experience with them is limited to the Spider III, so that's not saying a whole lot.

Edit: Either works. If you guys think it's a good amp, I'll look at it.
Last edited by Geldin at Aug 1, 2009,
#6
I have a B-52 AT-112 and I'm able to get anything from Thrash Metal tones to Classic Rock tones to even Jazz.

Just throwin' that out there....
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#7
The AT-112 looks really nice. Does anyone else know much about it. From the specs, it looks really impressive for the price.
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Quote by Geldin
I'd prefer a tube amp if possible. Solid states aren't so great, or so I've heard. But then again, my experience with them is limited to the Spider III, so that's not saying a whole lot.

Edit: Either works. If you guys think it's a good amp, I'll look at it.

There are some solid states that are great. Even at that price. But your styles a tube amp might be more accommodating. Its all preference anyways.

^^thats good for the ts to now. shows its not limited. its been a couple of years since i tried one so my impression isnt fresh
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#9
I think I might go for the AT-112.
I read that the clean tone was really good. The overdrive/distortion was said to be a little lacking. If that is true, can you recommend a good distortion pedal? I own a Boss one, but it sounds really thin and cheap (but that might just be my amp....)
#10
Quote by Geldin
I think I might go for the AT-112.
I read that the clean tone was really good. The overdrive/distortion was said to be a little lacking. If that is true, can you recommend a good distortion pedal? I own a Boss one, but it sounds really thin and cheap (but that might just be my amp....)

It shouldn't really need a Distortion Pedal. An OD maybe to push it further, get some early clipping or tighten up the sound. Thats for a whole another topic though. Lots of guys could help you

Theres a good youtube review by an old uger over the b52. he's been since banned but it was a good review none the less
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#11
Just heard the amp in a couple of videos. I'm sold. Thanks for the suggestion, dude. That's a huge step up from my Line 6 - especially considering it's only $160 more....
#12
remember, try before you buy if at all possible.
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#13
Of course. I'm definitely going to look around in music stores to see if they have one in stock and try that out along with some similar things.