#1
I play metal/rock and im kinda a beginner and my dad want's to take me Wednesday to look for a good amp im guessing he would pay around 500 for one because I chose an amp over a paint job on my car, I'm just wondering which best suits me, thanks.
#3
I would like to try to play some Metallica and Aveneged Sevenfold but also some slow stuff like 45 by Shinedown
#4
Blackstar HT5?

Maybe a used Peavey XXX combo?

Better yet...
What bands of rock/metal?
Can you buy used?
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#5
In that case I think a Bugera 333 combo or a 6262 combo would be a good place to start. Both can be had new for under $500 in the US if i'm not mistaken. Like RK said a Peavey XXX combo used would be nice but IMO the HT-5 doesn't have the voicing for modern metal
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#6
Id probably go with a spider iv just for the versatility. It has a good amount of different tones that dont sound cheesy like most solid state/modeling amps. if ur going for tube sound then the bugera 333xl is definitely a winner for the price. i dont know about the combos for bugera but their heads are killer.
#8
are you giggin?

if your a beginner and are only a bedroom jammer a 120 watt tube amp (6262/333(XL))will be over-kill inless you get a THD hotplate along with it.

DONT GO FOR A SPIDER ... not even SPIDER 4
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#9
Quote by kakos
are you giggin?

if your a beginner and are only a bedroom jammer a 120 watt tube amp (6262/333(XL))will be over-kill inless you get a THD hotplate along with it.

DONT GO FOR A SPIDER ... not even SPIDER 4

The combos are 60W if I remember correctly, besides the guitar gods created volume knobs for a reason
#10
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Id probably go with a spider iv just for the versatility.




I don't know what to make of this recommendation....

I'd rather get a Peavey Vypyr or a Roland Cube if the TS wanted a modeler.
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#11
Well I practice with my band if you wanna call it that, my friend is a drummer and we have a bassist but we haven't seen him in a while but I would like to be heard over the drums
#13
if you like the flexibility of playing your amp late at night with headphones and still jamming with your buddies I'd look at the Vypyr tube 60.

i am assuming your dad will not be interested in looking at used amps? check your craigslist.
#14
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if you like the flexibility of playing your amp late at night with headphones and still jamming with your buddies I'd look at the Vypyr tube 60.

i am assuming your dad will not be interested in looking at used amps? check your craigslist.

+1 to the vypyr or a HT-5 and a couple pedals
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#15
Quote by AxSilentxLine
The combos are 60W if I remember correctly, besides the guitar gods created volume knobs for a reason


You don't remember correctly. They're 120 watts of cheap br00tulz.

Get a 6262, much better than the 333 which I owned.
#16
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You don't remember correctly. They're 120 watts of cheap br00tulz.

Get a 6262, much better than the 333 which I owned.

Well I stand corrected. I'm a bit rusty on my chinese tube amps