#1
Alright so here's the deal, I currently have a peavey 6505 half stack set up and I love it but the only problem is that I moved out into an apartment and well its too big to put in my room. My dilemma is that I don't know if I should be a new smaller combo amp or get a new cab only (a 1x12 for example). I really like the tube sound but i don't want to put too much money into a new amp since i already have a good one. Basically my needs are an amp that is 30-50ish watts that is tube-based and that is max 650$ to play music like metal/punk rock type music.

I would like amp suggestions for the new combo and I also i would like input on whether i should just get a new cab or get a new combo amp.

I know a 6505 head in a bedroom will be overkill but i already have it so i was just wondering, thanks.
-ESP LTD H-400
-Peavey 6505
-Ibanez TS808,Boss NS-2,Boss TU-2
#2
Well I have a Orange Thunderverb 50w with a 1x12 and it still could blow out my windows. And 6505's have a rep of needing to be really cranked. So I dont think a smaller cab will help too much. No first hand experience with trying different cabs with a 6505 tho. I'd say a line 6 spider valve combo. Shut up haters I know your comments r coming. "If its not the real thing it sucks", get your head out of your butt! Sure for a record never use modeling, but this is bedroom practice.

Sorry just had to cover my bases. Try out a spider valve and see what you think
#4
Quote by lespaul90
Well I have a Orange Thunderverb 50w with a 1x12 and it still could blow out my windows. And 6505's have a rep of needing to be really cranked. So I dont think a smaller cab will help too much. No first hand experience with trying different cabs with a 6505 tho. I'd say a line 6 spider valve combo. Shut up haters I know your comments r coming. "If its not the real thing it sucks", get your head out of your butt! Sure for a record never use modeling, but this is bedroom practice.

Sorry just had to cover my bases. Try out a spider valve and see what you think


With 650 he can prob get a Flextone, which is better,

Spider Valve is still good though.
#5
a7xrocks02,

Yeah but there is a definite plus to the spider valve having tubes. Once you get used to tube tone and know how to distinguish it from solid state (101- Solid state amps tend to have a much more nasally midrange and lack certain harmonics depending on the amp) there's no going back.
#6
Bedroom practice? For tubes, the Blackstar HT-5, Dr. Z mini Z, or Zvex nano are quite eye catching. The only two that can really do metal are the Dr. Z and HT-5 (both need an OD or boost to do heavy stuff, though). Solid state or digital could be options, though.
#7
Not exactly what you were asking for but hear me out. Just the ENGL e530 (or other similar preamps for that matter) has a headphone out with poweramp and cab simulation and will do the clean/rock/heavy deal. If you want to use a cabinet, you can hook it up as is with the built in 5w poweramp or something, or you could hook it up to a cheap SS poweramp like the rocktron velocity. tube preamp, SS poweramp.

Just a thought, would cost about 650.

Alternatively, just turn down the volume on the peavey or invest in an attenuator

If you're not hellbent on tubes, Line6 Vetta would be my choice.
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Last edited by Mark G at Aug 20, 2009,
#8
A Marshall 1987x is a great bedroom practice amp, especially if you have neighbours who complain about noise.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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#9
Quote by bubb_tubbs
A Marshall 1987x is a great bedroom practice amp, especially if you have neighbours who complain about noise.

Especially if you want to get distortion with it.
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#10
thanks for the input although i doubt that my local music store will have some of these amps i will check out what they have and keep in mind these excellent suggestions.
-ESP LTD H-400
-Peavey 6505
-Ibanez TS808,Boss NS-2,Boss TU-2
#11
Blackstar HT-5 is a good bedroom amp from what ive heard
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