#1
Im looking for an amp that has some balls but is also fairly cheap and im open to many price ranges. Honestly I would love something like a dual recto but thats just not practical for my in home situation haha. Why do I ask for tube? I think it will suit my EMG's in my hellraiser better than a SS even though I read the new Marshall DFX100 or something like that is a good amp for metal. So basically anything tube that would give me a pretty good metal sound and is 50 watts or less because having to crank a 100 watt tube head to get that metal sound does me no good. I have a OD808, Metal Master, and NS2 to go with it. Any suggestions would be great!
#2
I dont really know about anything under 100 watts, but Ive heard good things about the Bugera 6262 and Bugera 333XL, but those are 100-120 watts, but you could try getting an attenuator so you can play quietly but still have the full sound.
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#4
look at a peavey valveking. ive heard some pretty heavy overdrive out of some with the right setup. the 30 watt 112 combo starts around $400
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#5
sounds like you haven't played a tube amp before. 50 watt, 15 watt, 100 watt, 300 watt will sound the same in your bedroom. it's more about whether the amp has the power to blow up a stadium

shop around for a used crate blue voodoo. it can kick some ass - it's a little bright, but if you know how to eq well. cheap amps come with a price lol
It's all about feel
#6
Yes I have played and owned a tube amp before and it certainly sounds different at lower volumes than it does at higher volumes thus the whole point of overdrive in the first place
#7
if you knew anything about amps then you wouldnt have even brought up the mg series lol

I have heard gtreat things about the b-52 at-112
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#8
Ok coming from the guy with a Spider, I certainly did not bring up the MG series, It was an amp featured in guitar player last month that was supposedly good for metal by Marshall and I dont remember what the name of it was
#9
yea practice amp man,not something i use everyday

as of right now what i usually play on is my uncles crate blue voodoo which is stationed at my house

but i will not argue

dont get a mg period.

they are hrrible.
edit:just realized that you didnt state mg lol.

I havent played a marshall that suited a metal tone i was looking for...whats you max price range man
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#11
whats your max price range?

see edit above
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#12
b-52, bugera, peavey 6505 112 combo etc
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#13
I havnt really thought of a price range but I would say around $600, if the amp is amazing I might be willing to spend a little more, ive definately had my eye on the 6505 combo hopefully ill see one in a store and try it out
#14
I love my B-52.

Now you get one.
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#18
Go with a Bugera combo. Trust me, you'll like.

I have a 6262 Head.
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#20
If you are only playing in your bedroom/home, and you aren't the home owner...

Blackstar HT-5.

If you gig, which hasn't been said.

B-52 at 112 combo.

Or something used off craigslist, ebay, gumtree etc. Depending on what part of the planet you are on.
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#21
People suggesting the 6505+ and 6505 combo do realise that they cost £1000+ right?
They cost 10 times the price of my Valve amp (laney LC15, not recommended for gigging, but nice practice amp).
#22
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People suggesting the 6505+ and 6505 combo do realise that they cost £1000+ right?
They cost 10 times the price of my Valve amp (laney LC15, not recommended for gigging, but nice practice amp).


Erm...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_6505_112_combo.htm

Anyway if you have a band and you're going to be gigging then you will probably need something like the 6505+. Otherwise Blackstar HT-5 is the way to go. Apparently 5w tube is more than enough for bedroom practice.
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#23
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Erm...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_6505_112_combo.htm

Anyway if you have a band and you're going to be gigging then you will probably need something like the 6505+. Otherwise Blackstar HT-5 is the way to go. Apparently 5w tube is more than enough for bedroom practice.


Holy **** WHAT!?

This is news to me, I think I've found my next amp
I swear it was £1000+ just last year?
#24
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Holy **** WHAT!?

This is news to me, I think I've found my next amp
I swear it was £1000+ just last year?


Thank god for Thomann, eh? They're pretty much the cheapest gear site in Europe. Anyway maybe you're talking about the 6505 212, it's a little different.
And much more expensive.
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#25
Ah, I haven't looked into amps in a good year or so because I haven't felt the need for a new one til now, so it's like a new world again to me.

And yeah, Thomann seems the best site for buying gear now, just last year I'd have said "go to GAK" but Thomann's definately looking up.
#26
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if you knew anything about amps then you wouldnt have even brought up the mg series lol

I have heard gtreat things about the b-52 at-112


If you knew anything about amps you wouldn't have bought a Spider lol.
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#27
Find you a Peavey Ultra.. Great tone (even better if you throw a sonic max in the effects loop) and it also has a 60 watt 120 watt switch, so you can either run at either low volume or high volume.
#29
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look at a peavey valveking. ive heard some pretty heavy overdrive out of some with the right setup. the 30 watt 112 combo starts around $400



No......

Valveking's are NOT made for metal, unless you get a OD pedal with alot of drive, theyre not metal amps.
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#31
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No......

Valveking's are NOT made for metal, unless you get a OD pedal with alot of drive, theyre not metal amps.


Not made for, but can play.
Marshall JCM800s aren't made for metal, but feature in metal a lot.

My Laney LC15 isn't made for metal, still use it for Metal.
#33
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but that's not the point...if he wants an amp for metal get an amp for metal.

well if he also wants some versatility......
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If you knew anything about amps you wouldn't have bought a Spider lol.



Hahahah you just told him!
#36
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if you knew anything about amps then you wouldnt have even brought up the mg series lol


i LOVED that one!
#38
Dude, just get an attenuator - they're fairly inexpensive and that way you don't have to downgrade your search just because of the levels you'll be playing at.

My first tube amp was a Peavey Ultra Plus 120 and if you can still find it, it has great sound for the money.