#1
Hey UG.

I'm looking to buy a new amp in the near future and I plan on putting a lot of thought into whatever amp I decide on.

I don't know a whole lot about amps. But I want something better then the Roland Cube 15x I have right now. I play mostly metal like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. On the odd occasion I'll play some All That Remains or Children of Bodom but nowhere near as often as I play the other bands mentions. I'd also like an amp that could do Bands like Led Zeppelin or Guns n' Roses. But ofcourse the first bands mentioned are most important.

I don't want to spend more then 500 or 600 dollars. I don't want to buy a used one either.
When it comes to solid state vs. tube, I don't care, as long as it sounds good.
Also I wouldn't say I'd be doing any gigging but it would be nice to have something powerful enough to play a small show miced or whatever.
Thanks in advance!

Edit: I have a Ibanez s470 dxqm if it helps any.
Last edited by Bubbles516 at Oct 23, 2009,
#5
I second the Flextone. I don't agree with the Spider Valve because to me it doesnt sound that great. I have played them and am not bandwagon-ing and I just dont like their general tone.

On top of the Flextone you could also look at the Bugera V-22/V-55, if you can wait a little bit the new 6505+ 112 combo will be out, or a B-52 At-112.

But I would honestly say wait until the end of this month then try out the 6505 112... I think that might be right up your alley and its right at $600, so...
#6
tube of some sort. peavey, fender or marshall tube amps. very powerful amps than solid state.
#7
Quote by music_mike
I second the Flextone. I don't agree with the Spider Valve because to me it doesnt sound that great. I have played them and am not bandwagon-ing and I just dont like their general tone.

On top of the Flextone you could also look at the Bugera V-22/V-55, if you can wait a little bit the new 6505+ 112 combo will be out, or a B-52 At-112.

But I would honestly say wait until the end of this month then try out the 6505 112... I think that might be right up your alley and its right at $600, so...


Great because I'm not buying anything for maybe 4 or 5 months.
#8
Peavey Valveking? I love my Peavey Classic 30 and it makes incredible classic rock and blues tones, but if I want metal tones, all I have to do is turn on my Bad Monkey overdrive pedal in front of it, and it turns into an incredible gain machine!
#9
Quote by music_mike
I second the Flextone. I don't agree with the Spider Valve because to me it doesnt sound that great. I have played them and am not bandwagon-ing and I just dont like their general tone.

On top of the Flextone you could also look at the Bugera V-22/V-55, if you can wait a little bit the new 6505+ 112 combo will be out, or a B-52 At-112.

But I would honestly say wait until the end of this month then try out the 6505 112... I think that might be right up your alley and its right at $600, so...

Most of those bands are Brit voiced - the 6505 is 6L6 powered...

How about the Marshall Haze40? A lot of people don't like them but I thought it was pretty cool! If you can REALLY splurge on this, a Marshall JVM would also suit.
#10
^ Thats true, but the Haze isnt really that great imo... And the JVM's are way overpriced... TS maybe look at the Bugera 1990. Its a clone of a JCM 900. Idk if it comes in a combo though. Its British voiced and sounds really good for the price.
#11
Quote by music_mike
^ Thats true, but the Haze isnt really that great imo... And the JVM's are way overpriced... TS maybe look at the Bugera 1990. Its a clone of a JCM 900. Idk if it comes in a combo though. Its British voiced and sounds really good for the price.

This or wait for Marshall MA series and see how it sounds.
#12
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