#1
Ok I you guy's help...
What amp is better for metal?
The orange tiny terror or the peavey valveking? Obviously I will have a distortion pedal on hand for both. I was thinking of buying the MXR distortion III for distortion. So yeah opinions?
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#2
Definitely the VK.
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#3
I think the valve king will be better.
Tine terror doesn't even have EQ knobs.
But the valve king speakers suck. (aren't the best)
and if you're buying the combo.
make sure you buy the 2x12.
Because that extra speaker and presence knob makes a world of difference.
I played a valve king 1x12 and 2x12 side by side with the same guitar. Both with the same tubes, same speakers. same settings.
and the 1x12 sounded thin and fizzy.
while the 2x12 had monstrous, beautiful, organic tone.
and if you got some higher gain tubes,
and popped two celestion v60's into it.
You might not even need that distortion pedal.
Unless you want to play the "br00t4ls"
in which case i regret giving you advice.
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Last edited by xMetalCoreKingx at Aug 15, 2009,
#4
Ok thanks lads but, my final question is, is the Tiny terror still capable of metal? It's my first tube amp and my band plays more than just metal. And also does changing the tubes make a difference?
Guitars
Ibanez S470B
Iabez MTM2 w/ Seymoar Duncan Blackouts
Epiphone SG

Amps
Roland Micro Cube

Pedals
Boss MT-2
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#5
Quote by xMetalCoreKingx
I think the valve king will be better.
Tine terror doesn't even have EQ knobs.
But the valve king speakers suck. (aren't the best)
and if you're buying the combo.
make sure you buy the 2x12.
Because that extra speaker and presence knob makes a world of difference.
I played a valve king 1x12 and 2x12 side by side with the same guitar. Both with the same tubes, same speakers. same settings.
and the 1x12 sounded thin and fizzy.
while the 2x12 had monstrous, beautiful, organic tone.
and if you got some higher gain tubes,
and popped two celestion v60's into it.
You might not even need that distortion pedal.
Unless you want to play the "br00t4ls"
in which case i regret giving you advice.
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Might as well just get a better amp for how much that will cost.

You could probably find a used 5150 combo for less than a new Valveking 212 if you're willing to go used.
I have a huge fear if rays.
#6
Really? wow. The Valveking 212's only cost £369 in my local guitar shop
Guitars
Ibanez S470B
Iabez MTM2 w/ Seymoar Duncan Blackouts
Epiphone SG

Amps
Roland Micro Cube

Pedals
Boss MT-2
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#7
I see them on craigslist for around $500-$600 and VK212s are $600 new. But I see you aren't in america so... Anyway if you can go used you will be able to get a lot better amp for your money.
I have a huge fear if rays.
#8
Quote by ChrisBW
I see them on craigslist for around $500-$600 and VK212s are $600 new. But I see you aren't in america so... Anyway if you can go used you will be able to get a lot better amp for your money.


If the OP went used on the VK, the upgrades would be very possible.

But otherwise, the 6505 or 5150 would destroy the VK for metal and would obsolete your distortion pedal.
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#9
yeah but the 6505 and 5150 don't do "nonmetal" too well.
If you got a VK 212. and some high gain tubes, and great speakers like v60's your amp should definitely be able to handle any type of music.
#10
the valveking is really a great amp... wish I could buy it but I lack the money
I've never used any mxr pedals but the best distortion pedal I have used is the electro harmonix 'metal muff with top boost' it's a versatile pedal... I highly recommend it
#11
imo, and I'll prolly get flamed for this, VK < Vypyr from Peavey. The VK I tried I hated. The sound was lifeless for a tube amp, it was somewhat muddy, and the gain just wasn't there. It's good for rock but not metal. The heaviest it got was a close crack the skye tone from mastodon.
#12
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imo, and I'll prolly get flamed for this, VK < Vypyr from Peavey. The VK I tried I hated. The sound was lifeless for a tube amp, it was somewhat muddy, and the gain just wasn't there. It's good for rock but not metal. The heaviest it got was a close crack the skye tone from mastodon.


i am disappoint.