#1
I can get a Laney Cub 10 10W all-tube amp for about 170 USD, which is HELLA CHEAP. Do you think I could get some metal sounds (think Trivium, Metallica, All that remains) out of this amp putting a TS-9 or OCD in front of it, to add to the gain it already has?

How would the sound it compare to the HT-5?

The cub lacks an FX loop and the ability to connect to an external cabinet..
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#2
Actually, I was wrong. The Cub does have an output for external speakers.
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#3
Bumpity bump..
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#4
From the demos I've heard, the cub's not voiced for metal - I don't know how much an external cab would help. Maybe an EQ and a distortion pedal in front of it will help - but for the money you'd spend on all of that, you might as well get something like a Flextone or the HT-5.
#5
I really don't think it's going to work well for metal.

It may be a valve amp, but don't think that automatically makes it a good choice - a cheap solid-state/modeller could sound better if it's voiced for the styles you play.
#6
HT-5 it is then!

Paired up with an OCD? OD808? Bad monkey? HT-DUAL? Need some help deciding on a pedal. I just need the OD to tighten up the gain on the HT-5 for when i get it. Trying to achieve modern metal sounds, but I'm also buying the HT-5 for its versatility. I want to able to play all styles of music...my music tastes keep changing lol.
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#7
Dude why didn't you create a new topic since this one is hella old ?

I play on a cub 10 so I can only speak about it. What I can tell you is that it sounds pretty good if it's the tone you're after. It really enjoy it for everything bluesy, hard rock etc... I should warn you though, even with maximum gain, it's not really easy to get an overdriven sound. This might alo come from my pickups, I don't know...

So to cut long story short, if you're planning on playing heavy stuff, you'll need a pedal. The good news is that it loves pedals. Last warning, in terms of tone, it might not be the best amp for metal.

In my opinion, it's a good tube amp, and for the price, there aren't so many alternatives. It's definitely worth its money !
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#8
you can get a pretty cool tone for the Foo Fighters. I like to play everlong and best of you, and it sounds good for my standards.
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#9
No matter how much gain you put, it still sounds relatively clean. With my guitar at least, it's even tough to bring it into classic hard rock territory. Maybe I should check again plugged in the high input, since I mainly use the low one that I think sounds better. Actually the reason why I'm not sure is because most of the time I don't even bother trying because the second problem is that with gain @ 10 and volume at 2, it gets allready realtively loud, it's more confortable to just switch you pedal on.

I think you kinda need the pedal when you don't want to play clean with this amp... but it sound killer with my muff pi so I don't complain.
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