#1
I'm looking for some sort of tube amp that would be good for metal. I want a tube amp that has a low wattage, I'm not looking for 60 or 100 watts, that's too much. I mainly just want to record with it, I want to be able to crank it, but I don't want to go deaf.

Any recommendations for a tube amp that has a lower wattage? Even 5 watts would be good.

Thanks for your help.


Edit: sorry I changed the title. I know that pretty much every tube amp is going to be loud. But I just would rather a tube amp thats not AS loud as others. I'm not looking to gig with it.
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Last edited by j37h307 at Dec 8, 2009,
#2
To crank? A 5 watt valve amp will still be loud as hell if you crank it. You'd be looking more for a 1/4 watt or something for it to be manageable. To be honest though, you'd be better off with a nice modelling amp. A Vetta or Flextone or something?
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#3
The Krank Rev. Jr. might be good for what you need even though it's a hybrid (I think)

If not you could get a Blackheart

edit: look for an amp with wattage controls, that way you can turn volume up for tone and then control overall volume with the power controls.
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#7
Vox VT30 Valvetronix. my friend has one and it is good!
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#9
Quote by britishsligean
blackstar ht-5 it's headphone out is also a line out so it's easy to record with


It's easy if you want it to sound like crap.



BEHOLD!


http://zvexamps.com/amp_view.html

The Zvex nano head. Coming in at a whopping 1/2 watt. But it still sounds better than any amp 10 watts or less I've heard.


The Egnater Rebel is also another option.
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#11
Vox AC4TV .

There's also the Blues Junior, Fender Champion 600, Peavy Classic 30, Marshall Class 5/Haze.

Also, check out some boutique dealers, you never know what you'll find.

Try Ceriatone also, they have a few small wattage clones out.
#12
A Champ 600 won't do metal, trust me I have one not with its 6in speaker it won't unless you plug it into a cab but then its still not voiced for it. I'd look into that new Vox Nightrain or whatever its called, the Blckstars or Marshall Class 5 (I have that one on order)
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#13
Hey that Nano head looks f**kin awesome!! I'm definatly going to look into that and see if theirs any way I can try it out. That new VOX Nighttrain looks cool too. Thanks for all your help. Any more recommendations are welcome.
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#14
AC4TV looks really cool, 4 watts, 1 watt, or 1/4 watt settings, that's about the lowest wattage you'll get.

Also the 1 Watt BlackHeart Giant Ant might be good for you also.

I'm sure 1 watt will still get plenty loud though, I've played a 5watt Valve Junior cranked and it was literally shaking shelves and shit.


Personally the Zvex nano looks more is more of a novelty than an amp, and I'm pretty sure they are still very expensive for what they are.
#15
Quote by lildude_6859
Vox VT30 Valvetronix. my friend has one and it is good!


This.
#16
^The AC4 is cool for getting cranked vintage tones, but remember it's not voiced for metal. How many metal bands do you see with AC30's etc?
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#18
Can I suggest, if youre looking only to record, get an amp that you like and just build an Iso box for it, that way you can crank it it you have to / want to.
#19
Quote by LPstudioWRz28
orange tiny terror



He wins. After hearing all the demos from all the amps you listed, I have to say that the Orange Tiny Terror is my favorite. Sounds like it has the most drive. and a lot of places around me have them in stock too, so I can go try em out. I got a whole plan. I'll save up for this (or should I buy it right now? lol), keep it at my mothers place until I get myself an attanuator, then bring it home. I just love that tone!... At least, from what I heard.
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-Ibanez RG7321
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-EB Music Man SUB 1