#1
I was wondering, What type of amp could i get for anywhere from $200 to $300?
It needs a decent amount of effects, good distortion, nice cleans and a decent blues tone. I've only been playing for like 6 or so months. I need something reliable and good for metal, hard rock and Southern Rock (Note the capital letters!). All i have at this point is a First Act Bass Amp which i am borrowing and a BOSS ME-50B Bass multi-effects pedal which i am also borrowing. I'd like something good so i can give these back to the guy. I appreciate it but they're not meant for guitar hehe. I play though an Epi Goth Les Paul. Thanks
Last edited by InsaneBane at Nov 1, 2009,
#2
For that price range you are gonna have to go with a solid state amp. I would suggest a Roland 30x cube or. 60x(only if you need that 30 extra watts)


You may want to save up for a tube amp...
Schecter C-1 classic
Fender Blues Junior

EHX metal muff
Digitech Hardwire delay
Rockband mic (gotta record some how)


new guitar: $282/$500
#3
I realize it's not tube but Line 6 is the way for you to go. You can get a small one new for $100 or get a nice used 100 watt Flextone II for $250ish which is what I have with all the effects you could possibly want or need.
#4
+1 to the flextone (not the spider). Try a vox VT30 or a peavey vyper or save up for something like a blackstar HT-5
#6
Line 6's sound horrible compared to other ss amps...I have only 1 ss amp and it's a 30x cube and it's defnetly the best for ur situation
Schecter C-1 classic
Fender Blues Junior

EHX metal muff
Digitech Hardwire delay
Rockband mic (gotta record some how)


new guitar: $282/$500
#7
Wow, Just looked up the roland cube, its pretty badass to be honest. better then any spider III. Though i was looking into spider IVs. Also, Roland is owned by boss right? So that means reliabilty
Last edited by InsaneBane at Nov 1, 2009,
#8
Quote by The1no1likes
Line 6's sound horrible compared to other ss amps...I have only 1 ss amp and it's a 30x cube and it's defnetly the best for ur situation

i think your talking about the spider
the flextone is a pretty nice amp especially for its price i'd definately recommend it
Gear
Ibanez SAS32EXFM White
Epiphone SG G400 White
Line 6 Flextone III+
Line 6 Spider III 120 (for sale £90)
#9
look on your local craigslist or used store, see if you can score a line 6 flextone, since they tend to go used for ~250 USD
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#10
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
look on your local craigslist or used store, see if you can score a line 6 flextone, since they tend to go used for ~250 USD



Flextone looks promising. But that cube 30x looks nice. It's got everything i need and new for like $260. Cant really beat it for a practice amp.
#11
Quote by linksmaker
prog-how do you like the Whammy pedal? thinking of getting one myself?


If you can find a good use for it it's a great pedal. I find it's just a bit much for what I'm playing atm (mainly blues and classic rock). It's good for muse and RATM and such like, bit of bloc party as well. You get a lot of features for the money, but they all affect your tone quite a bit (Not necessarily a bad thing depending on what sound your going for). Yeah i'd definately say go for it if it's something bands you like use or if you just want to experiment a bit, but it's not something everyone should have on their board
#12
Quote by InsaneBane
Wow, Just looked up the roland cube, its pretty badass to be honest. better then any spider III. Though i was looking into spider IVs. Also, Roland is owned by boss right? So that means reliabilty


Mine broke actually. I have no idea how, It looked bulletproof, and was completely for like a year and a half. Then the output chip broke and cost me £50 to fix! That's almost as much as I'll get for trading it in when my laney arrives.
On the actual amp itself, i like the cleans, of all the drive settings I could never find what i wanted, but it does high gain stuff pretty well all considered. Doesn't take distortion pedals at all well (It's a modeller though). Small and light on the plus side, and the delay is very good too. Definately better than a spider 3. I like the Vox VT's as well, and I liked the flextones I played

EDIT: Sorry for the double wall of text, I tend to waffle but I like to get a point across
#13
Quote by ProgFolk12
Mine broke actually. I have no idea how, It looked bulletproof, and was completely for like a year and a half. Then the output chip broke and cost me £50 to fix! That's almost as much as I'll get for trading it in when my laney arrives.
On the actual amp itself, i like the cleans, of all the drive settings I could never find what i wanted, but it does high gain stuff pretty well all considered. Doesn't take distortion pedals at all well (It's a modeller though). Small and light on the plus side, and the delay is very good too. Definately better than a spider 3. I like the Vox VT's as well, and I liked the flextones I played

EDIT: Sorry for the double wall of text, I tend to waffle but I like to get a point across



Thanks for the help bro. Ima get a cube
#14
No, definitely get the Flextone! It's far far better than the cube.

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#16
Cheap yes, nice... not so much. It's a one-trick pony.

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#17
the best way to go would be either a peavey vyper, roland cube 30, and i would also suggest a marshall MG30 DFX... they are all good for practicing and are worth the cash... dont go for the line 6 spider they really suck