#1
I'm a bit of a n00b at this stuff, so I was wondering if it is possible to just use an amp head without a cab for quiet practice in a bedroom. I want to eventually get a good tube amp for metal but I can't find any good combo amps and I can't afford a cab. Plus my room is small. It's not a big deal at the moment since i don't even an e-guitar yet but just curious.

Thanks in advance
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#3
Damn. Thanks for the quick replies. Guess my only choice is combo amps :S
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#4
Quote by nightraven
nope. head doesn't have a speaker in it. running it without a cab will mean all the electricity won't have anywhere to go and you will most likely damage your amp.


Listen to this guy.

And there are plenty of good combos. B-52 at12 or whatever
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#5
Quote by Artemis Entreri
Listen to this guy.

And there are plenty of good combos. B-52 at12 or whatever


Is it good for metal though?

EDIT: Never mind. Apparently they are.
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Last edited by falconthefirst at Aug 30, 2009,
#6
Quote by falconthefirst
Is it good for metal though?


Of course. You said metal amp, so I recommended one. Pretty cheap. All tube. Could use a nicer speaker but whatever
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#7
Quote by falconthefirst
Is it good for metal though?


Well, it is, but maybe you can do better. What's your budget? Nearest major city? Can you go used? Will you gig with it also?
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#8
Quote by ibz_bucket
Well, it is, but maybe you can do better. What's your budget? Nearest major city? Can you go used? Will you gig with it also?


I live in London, UK. Like I said it's not a big deal I was just curious. No can't really go used. As for gigs, nothing major, but probably an occasional small gig.
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#9
Quote by falconthefirst
I live in London, UK. Like I said it's not a big deal I was just curious. No can't really go used. As for gigs, nothing major, but probably an occasional small gig.


Still need to hear your budget. He's right. There could be better depending on how much you can spend.
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#10
Blackstar HT-5 with a boost is for sure your best bet then.
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#13
I'm just planning ahead. This isn't going to be for a while. But yes I can probably dish out another £50. Would 5W be loud enough for a small gig though?
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#14
Hopefully wherever you gigged would have a PA system that you could run though. Most even remotely respectable places to gig have them.
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#15
That Blackstar amp has really good reviews, it's definitely going on my "to consider" list. Anyway thanks for all your help, that's all I guess.
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#16
Quote by Artemis Entreri
Hopefully wherever you gigged would have a PA system that you could run though. Most even remotely respectable places to gig have them.

True, but it is not going to be loud enough to jam with a drummer if you're practicing and don't have a PA to mic it.
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