#1
im looking for an amp that i can practice with, i usually play metal neoclassical styles
im very bad with what gear to use an i was actually going to buy a spider until i read the threads on this forum

so i appologize for my lack of knowledge but we must all start somewhere right?
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#2
Indeed we do all start at the beginning
It's all very simple once you get into it. Thanks for using the search function before making a thread also

Here is a great resource for all you need to know on amps, FX e.t.c.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278232

If you still have questions, post back here
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#3
haha yes.. im sorry :P i was actually just looking at that an i was coming back here to delete this post :P
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#5
Finally! A n00b who uses the search bar! TS, be proud of yourself, you're one of the few. I gotta go to sleep now but if you have any questions and don't get an answer, feel free to PM me and I'll see if I can answer it.



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if ur not gonna play live, get a marshall MG15CD
ive got one and its an amazing practice amp.


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#6
haha ok thank you :]
an i was thinking of this amp? would you reccomend it aswell as the marshal you have?

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Actually... its newb... a n00b is a fool!

like this...

Quote by connorhxcchaos
if ur not gonna play live, get a marshall MG15CD
ive got one and its an amazing practice amp.

I pity you fool! The MG is a decent practice amp at best, nothing close to amazing.

TS, for metal, you may want to look at the Roland Cube or the Peavey Vypyr. The Vox is a little too rock-y in its amp voicing.
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Last edited by ragingkitty at Oct 26, 2009,
#8
while i agree that cheapo practice amps are perfectly fine for newbies to learn on, TS specifically asked for info on tube amps. let's try to not act like we work at guitar center, shall we connor?

TS, i'll throw my card in with mm's... need anything just PM.
#9
Neoclassical...

If you wanna do the Yngwie bit... it'll be Marshalls. Specifically a 1972 Marshall MK II 50-watt heads connected to 4x12 cabinets with Celestion G12T-75 speakers.

If you're into the Michael Romeo bit... Engl Fireball or a Engl SE E670. I am also very certain I saw a picture which had Michael Romeo plugged into a Line 6 HD100 (its technically still tube).

Honestly... I'm just gonna go say that you should look at a Mesa Boogie Mk IV or Mk V. They'll get you the range of tones you'll need for neoclassical.

I don't think a 5150 will suit your needs very well... its simply too brootal. Maybe a Krank Chadwick if you're happy with a Krank tone.

Honestly Neoclassical presents a wide range of tones, not because there are many bands using different gear... but that even one band has a wide range of tones for a number of songs. Some reference bands rather than just saying you want a "neoclassical" amp would be more informative.

I suppose you can PM if you need anything. I also have a Mk V if you need referral opinions.
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#10
finally - a clever newb!

Give us a budget - If you can afford proper tubes/valves I won't be of much use for neoclassical, but I can reccomend the Peavey Vypyr and Roland Cube to you as good low(er) end amps. s mentioned before, the Vox is great - if you can find the XL version (for metal) be sure to check it out, but its more oriented to rock
#11
hey thanks alot guys an sorry for the late response
an im looking for an amp around the $500.00 mark

the mesa boogie looks sweet but its 2k :/ i wish..

and im sure this cost a ton of money but im looking for a tone similiar to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywo0Mc8ELEg&feature=related
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Last edited by Electric Tears at Oct 27, 2009,
#12
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60.
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#13
hmm sounds good , you would definitly recommend it?
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#15
thanks alot guys
looks like thats the amp im getting lol
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#16
Test it before you buy it.

If you can, try the Flextone III XL... it shouldn't be too too much costlier than the Vypyr Tube 60.
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#17
Basically you just want something with a decent Marshall voicing or model. The Vypyr Tube would work great but if that's the tone you want, I'd recommend eventually stepping up to a modded Marshall.
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#18
Flextone ftw.

Although, it can be a little lacking/brittle in the high end, but that's easily fixable with an EQ. It's up to you. I tried both, and ended up liking the Flextone better (wider variety of sounds it can cover).
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#19
an EQ?
and a modded marshall? ughh this is like a foriegn language sorry
an if i ever go to guitar center, i just walk in n say can i try ___ an they will let me?
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#20
Quote by Electric Tears
an EQ?
and a modded marshall? ughh this is like a foriegn language sorry
an if i ever go to guitar center, i just walk in n say can i try ___ an they will let me?

Probably yes because they want you to buy, they let you to try, simple .
this is an eq btw http://www.thomann.de/gb/boss_ge7_equalizer.htm . Try a marshall jcm800 if you find one.
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