#1
I'm looking for a pretty small amp. Like maybe the size of those small Marshall MG's (only hopefully the tone will be a little better). Something I can carry around and that is lightweight compared to my ****ty Crate practice amp (I think event he MG's sound a lot better than that lol).

Like I said I play a lot of metal.

Favorite artists include but are not limited to: Death, Trivium, Slayer, Annihilator, Sepultura, Children of Bodom, Cynic, Sylosis, In Flames, John Petrucci, ACDC, Megadeth, Metallica, Pantera, Death, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Martyr, Judas Priest, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Dream Theater

All that good stuff
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#3
Quote by Mark G
Budget? It won't get much lighter than that crate without sacrificing huge amounts of sound quality and versatility.

I'm fairly happy with my Microcube for practising.

Eh

Not sure about the budget yet but I'd say pretty cheap. Take that as you will.

I'm not looking for something amazing. Just something that'll sound better than my **** Crate for when I'm away from home and play (I'm not moving my heavy ass amp unless it's for a gig.)
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Currently using:
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#5
i warmly suggest you the roland micro cube, it's cheap, it's got some built in effects, default stages of distortion and the sound is pretty good for a 5 watt amp. if you're looking forward to playing outside in the park or something like that, you can charge that amp with batteries, and they'll last a long time, believe me, i tried
#6
Vypyr 30
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#8
Hm

Is the Microcube really that good for a practice amp?
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B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#9
Vypyr 15.
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#10
it sounds like crap, but what do you expect from a 5 watt solid state practice amp that can run on batteries?

It is pretty similar to a cube 30x (which I find to sound not that great, but ok for cheap ss), but it's better than an MG.

If you want something that actually sounds good, it would cost a lot more, vox night train or boutique 1/4-1 watt tube amps...
Last edited by ninjab at Sep 22, 2009,
#11
Cubes and Vypyrs are both very viable options, give them a spin and make up your own mind.
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#12
Quote by Raijouta
Vypyr 15.

Ahh

Peavey's are more up my way.

How does the Vyper 15 match up with the Roland Microcube?
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Currently using:
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#13
I've never played a Microcube, but I rather liked the Vypyr 15 I played.

The only thing is, it has an 8" speaker, so it's not quite as bassy as its bigger brothers.
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#14
I say grab a Vypyr that suits your budget, since it's flexible. You can dial in near-identical tones in a Vypyr based on the list you provided. I've only heard demos of the Microcube on youtube. All I know is that it can go for some decent thrash metal.
#15
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Ahh

Peavey's are more up my way.

How does the Vyper 15 match up with the Roland Microcube?
For a metal tone the Vypyr will wipe the floor w/ the MicroCube. I own both. The only advantage of the cube is small size and battery operation. I'm not dissing the cube because I like it for what it is.... small w/ no ac requirement.
#18
Bugera V5 + Distortion pedal
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#20
I'd just like to throw in I would like to not have to get a pedal to use the practice amp.

Remember, I'm not expecting the best tone ever but the best I can get for a cheap-decent practice amp.

I mainly need it to carry around to school (not performances but just practice), my cousin's house, basically anyplace I know I can get practice in and will.
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Currently using:
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#22
Quote by stykerwolf
Low wattage metal amps are rare, and if you have no buget then Soldano Astroverb.

But still check out the Laney Cubs

will investigate the laney


but holy crap at the soldano!

Not spending 1K on a practice amp lol.
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Currently using:
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#23
Blackstar ht-5

I'm surprised nobody mentioned this yet.

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#24
Peavey vypyr 30
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#25
Microcube.
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#26
Dude, Vox AD15VT

Come on, you've heard what that little bastard can do!
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#27
if you go vypyr, i say the 30 sounds better.
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#28
Quote by Rockingbird
Dude, Vox AD15VT

Come on, you've heard what that little bastard can do!

Very true. It can definetely do metal well when you dial in the right settings, PLUS all the awesome effects.


But I'm looking for something as SMALL as I can get without getting one of those 30 buck bite size marshalls. That's why the Peavy 15 and Microcube are more appealing to me right now, due to how small and compact they are.

Looking for as lightweight as I can go.
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Currently using:
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#29
i vote vypyr 15
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#30
microcube....check out my skills on my profile and the mp3...all recorded with the microcube through my crappy laptop internal mic straight through sound recorder (this is how all modern records are recorded, right?). Anyway, the point is you can get some great metal tones out of the micro cube and it is under 100 bucks on ebay. I also played a Randall V2 combo that actually sounded pretty decent. It is called the V2xm or somethin like that. I love my V2 ninja head and this thing actually sounds pretty close to the solid state channel on it, very nice.
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#31
Ummmmm
Microcube =/= good for metal
Vyper is an ok option.
Also, Fender Superchamp XDs have a fantastic high gain model.
If you can save $150 more, the Blackstar Combo is your best bet hands down.

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