#1
looking into a 5w tube amp,
only one ive found so far that ive heard good things about is the fender champ and ive heard that doesnt do metal so well

im mainly a rhythm player, play metallica, pantera, that sort of thing

any help appreciated, thanks
#2
why a metal amp with 5 watts?
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

Mesa Traditional 4x12 v30's x EVM 12l's


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#3
Blackstar HT-5.
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
What the hell is a G&L.



Quote by Flux'D
Gay & Lesbian I think, the box smelled funny
Greg what did you send me??
#4
Blackstar HT-5 or get a mutli effects unit.

Then, get a big boy amp.
#6
Quote by sashki
can't think of any other suitable 5-watt.

That's because there isn't one. Save maybe the Roland micro cube, but still.
#7
blackstar ht-5 inless u want a botique and it will run u alott more than the blackstar that is 300
pro tools operator certified
agile in-ceptor 727
gibson:les-paul studio
fender:strat
ibanez:prestiege s2170se s520ex
esp:ec-1000vb
splawn nitro kt88s
genz-bends g-flex

Quote by Punkismygod
U sure u want a floydrose? those things will make your nerves explode
#8
Well for starters the Blackstar is $600 now. It doesn't do metal as well as everyone says it does... You'll need an OD/Distortion pedal for high gain stuff if you want it. When I had mine I could get Sabbath-type gain out of it at best. But why do you only want a 5w tube? You'll be hard-pressed to find (if at all) a 5w with lots of gain on tap. I'd look into a B-52 AT-112, Peavey Vypyr Tube Combo, or a used Bugera.

Quote by LaidBack
I forget the price, but what about the Peavey Colossus? The mini JSX or whatever it was.

I think they're around $500 but I could be wrong... it's been a while since I've looked at them.

TS, what's your budget?
daytripper75

Bullieve


Quote by Amuro Jay
I'm gonna need specific instructions again on how to properly dance with my pants on my head.
Quote by lolmnt
First you put your pants on your head.
Second you dance.
Third you wipe off all the pussy.
Last edited by JayT44 at Oct 27, 2009,
#9
I forget the price, but what about the Peavey Colossus? The mini JSX or whatever it was.
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#10
Quote by LaidBack
I forget the price, but what about the Peavey Colossus? The mini JSX or whatever it was.


Mini Colossal, which sounds nothing like its bigger brother. I don't think it can do metal and comes off as more of a lead amp to me. It also apparently has to get pretty loud to get good gain outta it.
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
What the hell is a G&L.



Quote by Flux'D
Gay & Lesbian I think, the box smelled funny
Greg what did you send me??
#11
Quote by JayT44
Well for starters the Blackstar is $600 now.
$400...
Quote by Marty Friedman
Because I bend in such an unorthodox fashion; the notes kinda slide up and slide down...
#12
daytripper75

Bullieve


Quote by Amuro Jay
I'm gonna need specific instructions again on how to properly dance with my pants on my head.
Quote by lolmnt
First you put your pants on your head.
Second you dance.
Third you wipe off all the pussy.
#13
Well its double the price of the HT-5

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Krank-Krank-Rev-Jr.-Pro-Half-Stack-BlackBlack?sku=501202

but the Krank Rev Jr Pro will definitely do metal... most excellently... out of the box.
Quote by Blompcube
it's so cool to hate Gibson, even the federal Department of Justice hates them.

( )( )
( . .) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
C('')('') signature to help him gain world domination.
#14
Quote by Marty Friedman
Because I bend in such an unorthodox fashion; the notes kinda slide up and slide down...
#15
You could always get a Marshall Class 5 and a Wampler Triple Wreck pedal. The Blackstar, when I had one, was pretty meh all around. Like Jay said, really only does Sabbath gain.
#16
No 5 watt tube amp is really suitable for metal. I don't understand why you would want a low wattage amp for metal anyway, you don't (generally) want power tube distortion, you only want preamp, so you can just buy a 30/50 watt amp and turn the gain up and you'll be fine.
Quote by ThinLizzyFan
I love you



Who's in a bunker?
Who's in a bunker?
Women and children first
And the children first
And the children
#17
Quote by ch0
Yeah, I know they raised the price. The HT-5 is $400.

The head isn't really good for much by itself...
#18
The Blackstar HT5 or Fender Superchamp XD

HT5 has the best preamp gain ive seen for a 5 watt tube amp.
The Superchamp has a great sounding heavy model.

You could also buy a cheap tube amp with an FX loop, and stick a preamp in front, but I would expect that to cost alot more.

edit- Vox AC4 can do older Metallica, but not modern metal.

-Gibson LP VM
-Silvertone Kentucky Blue
-MXR CC Delay
-Ibanez TS-9
-Egnater Rebel 20
-Avatar 1x12

My rig is simple
Haha. UG's Chuck just said chuck. haha
You're not truly playing guitar unless you know theory.
#19
Quote by consecutive e
The head isn't really good for much by itself...
Buy a cab for it? Don't bother with the package where you get those awful 10" cabs either. Buy a good 1/2/4x12 and not only will you have a good setup for playing at home but you'll also have half a good live rig.
Quote by Marty Friedman
Because I bend in such an unorthodox fashion; the notes kinda slide up and slide down...
#20
Forget 5 watts, with a master volume you should be able to get a decent sound at low volumes anyway.

I say buy a Peavey 6505 112 combo when they come out
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#21
If you haven't got a budget then check out the Bimbo from a company called 'The Valve.' It's around £1000. It also has power scaling for even lower wattage settings.

Without budgets, threads like this are worthless.