#1
Choosing an amp, medium skill level, mostly metal and ocassianly clean/chorusey shit, Thinking about an Orange Crush 15 or a Marshall MG15FX or something similar.
I will be putting a pedal infront of it and using a Jackson RX10D.
No Line 6 or Ibanez and prefferably on the Australian markert.
All suggestions welcome

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Amps:
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Pedals:
Ashton DS30
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KORG ToneWorks AX3G Multi Effects Pedal
#2
For metal? Peavey Vypyr.
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#4
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whatever you do dont get the mg


they're tone is just...gross, you sir win this thread.
#5
Peavey Vypyr, it's one of the few amps that can do metal in that range

also, threads on amps should be put in Guitar Gear & Accessories
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#7
I've got a vypyr, you get some kick-ass metal custom and pre-set tones out of it.
Personally i like the Krankenstein preset, AKA Dimebag's amp; The krank Krankenstein
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#8
Quote by forsaknazrael
Why would you want to upgrade to another 15 watt practice amp? Hell, it's not even an upgrade, it's more like a side step.

Becuase I don't need a huge amp, I just play in the bedroom, and if I ever did play live my randall has line out so I can just hook it up to some speakers but thats unlikely
Deco S. Boss

Guitars:
Squier Telecaster Standard Series
Jackson RX10D Rhoads V

Amps:
Randall RG15XM

Pedals:
Ashton DS30
Daphon Wah-Wah
KORG ToneWorks AX3G Multi Effects Pedal
#9
another vote for the Vypyr but id pay the extra for the 30watt and get one of the sanpera pedals to make switching channels so much easier, you may not get the most of of the wah but you also get the pitch shifter and the looper.

im personally going to get the Sanpera 1 as i dont really need the extra pedal or 400 presets.
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#10
yeah....hooking it up to some speakers won't make it that much louder. Not enough to compete in a band situation, anyway.

The Vypyr is a decent thing to look at. The Orange Crush isn't a metal amp. The MG is horrible.


I'd honestly look at bigger amps, because a lot of bigger amps are just better.
And why worry about volume? Practically every SS amp is going to have a master volume which you can keep low.

I'd be looking at a Line 6 Flextone III. Much better than any of the amps here.
#11
you guys all suck, dude, trust me on this, roland CUBE, they are nifty little buggers
#12
Quote by spike4379
you guys all suck, dude, trust me on this, roland CUBE, they are nifty little buggers

For metal, no.
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#13
i tried the roland cube out and its definaty not a bad amp but the vypyr just has more features and a better range of metal tones
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#14
Quote by adj209
For metal, no.


Cubes are popular for Rock/Metal. explain please ...
#16
Quote by Tyraziell
Cubes are popular for Rock/Metal. explain please ...

distortion isn't as flexible and as tight as the vypyrs, ive played both.
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#17
Is the Sanpera I good too with the Vypyr or must you get the Sanpera II?
#18
im planning on getting the Sanpera 1 as i only play at home. the main benefts of the Sanpera 2 are the extra expession pedal, 400 presets and slightly easier looper controlls and dedicated bank switch buttons.

i could see 2 being more usefull in live situations but as i only play at home i dont think the extra £70 justifes it
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#19
get the vypyr or cube. both are good metal practice amps.
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#20
Vypyr > Cube > all
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#21
Get the vyper, it's a good amp and practicing in your room

But do not touch the MG. The distortion completly sucks for metal, and is extremely noisy and it has a shitload of feedback too. Without a noise gate at high gain you'll blow your ears out.
Last edited by MetalMonsterzzz at May 27, 2010,
#22
Well, thanks for all thw submissions guys, keep them coming, the Vypry is looking pretty sweet and I think it will be my next amp, keep posting.
Deco,
Deco S. Boss

Guitars:
Squier Telecaster Standard Series
Jackson RX10D Rhoads V

Amps:
Randall RG15XM

Pedals:
Ashton DS30
Daphon Wah-Wah
KORG ToneWorks AX3G Multi Effects Pedal
#23
I would save up for an line 6 spider IV 75 watt amazing imo.
But since you said no line 6 i would go for the peavey one.
#25
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#27
threadstarter stated that he would be using pedals, does anyone who's played a vypyr know if it handles pedals well?

pedals work well with the roland cube, when on the JC clean channel, but I havn't played a vypyr so I can't comment
#28
Quote by THEandrew
they're tone is just...gross, you sir win this thread.


You're English is just...gross.

The word you wanted is 'their'.

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#29
Vyper is rlly good, but id reccamend a Bogner alchemist, mass produced by line 6 (i hate to say it) its a 40 watt tube amp, i play it with 40 watts and sounds great for everything, but I mostly play thrash Classic and death metal and it sounds great for all, but if 40 watts is too much for you, remember that there also be a 20 watt channel
Eh.
#30
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You're English is just...gross.

The word you wanted is 'their'.


Tehe.

But to add to the thread: ...I've got nothing.
#31
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Tehe.


Bear in mind, that was intentional.
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#33
Only read the OP but Peavey Vypyr.

Was in your predicament a few months ago and it came down to Vypyr for metal or high gain stuff, and Vox VT series for everything else. The vypyr is very verstaile, its just that the Vox with a valve pre-amp was better with regard to the cleans.

If you can get the 30W not because of the extra power, but for a 12" speaker (better bottom end than the 10" in the 15W) and you get the stompbox effects if you think you might utilise them. The 6505 channel on the vypyr sounds identical to a 6505, almost bought the vypyr just becase of that one channel.
Last edited by Effecient at May 29, 2010,
#34
VYPYR FTW!!!! I just bought a vypyr 120 head and absolutely love it! I've played all models and liked them all. I suggest them all depending on price range.
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