#1
I'm looking for a new amp since my Line6 Spyder II 15W is starting to buzz at higher volumes. I'd like something a bit more powerful that can handle high volumes but with which I still can practice at home with the volume down. I don't think I would need a built-in distortion, my Metal Zone pedal sounds just great IMO. I'd like to get a good high gain metal tone, but I'd still like to get good cleans as well.
I don't have a price range yet so throw in any idea you have!
Last edited by jbab at Jan 8, 2010,
#3
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#5
Quote by britishsligean
blackstar ht-5, peavey royal 8, bugera v5, basically any 5watt tube amp should do you


Thats right.
#6
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get a rectifier clone

There's a video on youtube where a guy compares Mesa Dual Rectifier RK to a
Bugera 333XL and they sound pretty same.
#7
Quote by britishsligean
blackstar ht-5, peavey royal 8, bugera v5, basically any 5watt tube amp should do you


Is 5W (for a tube amp) gonna be enough to hear myself over a drummer?
Last edited by jbab at Jan 6, 2010,
#8
Quote by jbab
Is 5W (for a tube amp) gonna be enough to hear myself over a drummer?

it should be depending on how hard your drummer plays
#9
My drummer plays quite hard actually... I also thought I could get an amp with good cleans and use my MT-2 for distortion... Does it sound like a good idea?
#10
Quote by jbab
My drummer plays quite hard actually... I also thought I could get an amp with good cleans and use my MT-2 for distortion... Does it sound like a good idea?
No.

Your MT-2 is by far one of the worst pedals I have played in my life. It's super fizzy, and really can be compared to bees. All you are getting is bad tone from that thing. If you get it Kelley modded, then it's a good pedal, but you still want an amp that has a good on-board distortion. Any amp with a decent on-board distortion is much better then a MT-2 distortion.

It's hard to suggest you something without a price range. I could suggest you a Soldano SLO, which costs a lot of money, a Peavey 6505/3120, which costs a fair bit of money, or a Bugera, which costs a modertate amount of money.

New or used?
Price range?
#11
I'd rather buy it new. As for the price range, let's say up to $1000.
Last edited by jbab at Jan 7, 2010,
#12
Quote by jbab
I'd rather buy it new. As for the price range, let's say up to $1000.

50W Krankenstein Jr. Head and a cab.

here are some cheap-ish ones (price wise, not quality)
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/navigation/guitar-amp-cabinets?N=100001+338492+8&Ns=P_Price|1&rpp=20
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#13
$1000 you say? In that case pull for the 120W Peavey Tube Vypyr with the Sanpera 2 footswitch. I played the 60W at Guitar Center and was blown away (packs far more of a punch than its solid state brothers. Not saying the SS Vypyrs are bad- I own the 15W and it kicks ass). Plus, it should definitely be more than loud enough to be heard over your drummer.
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#14
peavey 6505 plus 112 combo
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#15
Bugera 333 or Peavey 3120 if you want a new amp. At one time they were giving away a cabinet with the 3120 (although it was a pretty terrible cab)...so that would give you a killer half stack if its still available. If not, the 333 sounds very similar. Should sound pretty much identical to the 3120 if you swap EL34s into it. And you should definitely be able to get one of those and a cab for $1000.
#16
If you are staying within the solid state vien, and want relaibility and the same bells and whistles as the Line 6, then the Roland Cube 15 or 30 is probably the best bet out there, and sounds a whole lot more tube like than the Line 6 spider series. If you want to stay withing the budget conscious mode (under $500), the Fender Super Champ at around $350, is a15 watt tube amp which packs a powerful punch, and comes with an array of effects like the Line 6 seriers, but with the warmth and volume of a tube amp. Alternatively the Marshall Class 5 at just under $500 is an all tube 5 wat made in england power house. No bells, no whistles, single channel marvel.
#17
I'd rather have a combo than a head and a cab (easier to carry and space is a bit limited for me). I'll take all of these suggestions into consideration though.
#18
what do you think of the mesa boogie Express 5:25 combo? Or the dual rectifier roadster combo?
Last edited by jbab at Jan 8, 2010,
#19
The roadster combo is fantastic (i own one) but if you want to get one new, you're looking at $2200ish

i would recommend the Peavy 6505+ 112
or a Traynor YC50
or an ENGL screamer 50 (used though)
#20
6506+ 112

Seems best fit for you, and is in your price range
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