#1
Was wondering if there are any good digital amps with high gain. All the amps i have been trying [Marshall, Orange, Mesa, Kustom] Have been valve... was just wondering if i could get like a tone of a Kustom but digital instead of valve.
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#2
The Ampeg vh150c is SICK, Randall also makes a few pretty solid amps
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#3
The only digital amplifier I can recommend for metal (or just about anything else except practice) is the Line 6 Vetta:

http://line6.com/vettaii/

It isn't cheap, but it is very good.
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#4
Why? If you liked the tone of the Kustom, why not get it? There aren't really that many digital amps out there except practice amps or Line 6 Flextones and Vettas.
#5
Transistors will never be able to produce the same warmth and dynamics as valves. You may find something that's close, but it'll never be an exact match. Out of all the amps I've ever tried, the only ones to come home with me had valves making the sound. Good luck!
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Transistors will never be able to produce the same warmth and dynamics as valves. You may find something that's close, but it'll never be an exact match. Out of all the amps I've ever tried, the only ones to come home with me had valves making the sound. Good luck!


I believe modeling amps and software will surpass tubes eventually. Pretty soon even.
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Quote by KG6_Steven
Transistors will never be able to produce the same warmth and dynamics as valves. You may find something that's close, but it'll never be an exact match. Out of all the amps I've ever tried, the only ones to come home with me had valves making the sound. Good luck!


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#8
Solid state amplifiers and Digital amplifiers are two completely different things guys.

The line 6 Vetta is a great amplifier and can be had for about $550 used with the footswitch which is absolutely needed for you to actually appreciate the convenience the vetta puts on the table.

EDIT: Axe FX can simulate the dynamic range of tubes.
The Vetta is damn dynamic as well.

A very affective way of amplification is to run the Axe-fx ultra preamp into a tube poweramp such as a Fryette or a Marshall.
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#9
Quote by dez_cole
I believe modeling amps and software will surpass tubes eventually. Pretty soon even.


Heard this before...

I don't see tube amps going anywhere soon, some genres may just not use them as much. But some styles are going to be VERY difficult to do without feel of a tube amp. We'll see....but I'm not holding my breath.

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But like I said...above...still not the best choice for all styles of music IMO.
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Quote by KG6_Steven
Transistors will never be able to produce the same warmth and dynamics as valves. You may find something that's close, but it'll never be an exact match. Out of all the amps I've ever tried, the only ones to come home with me had valves making the sound. Good luck!


Of course, he might want digital because he doesn’t want the warmth and dynamics of tubes to begin with. If all you’re doing is playing chainsaw rhythm parts tubes are kind of pointless.
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Quote by littlephil
Why? If you liked the tone of the Kustom, why not get it? There aren't really that many digital amps out there except practice amps or Line 6 Flextones and Vettas.


I like the Kustom but i saw this little metal band playing live and the amp he was using wasn't valve... through an ESP with EMG's it sounded great... I think it was a randall but im not sure what model. havn't been able to find on there website.

Does anyone know a company that make mosfet amps? [mosfet isn't a model or brand it is a type of how there built... like valve or solid state]
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Does anyone know a company that make mosfet amps? [mosfet isn't a model or brand it is a type of how there built... like valve or solid state]

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peavey vypyr?
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#16


Forgive me it was the lead 100 mosfet.
I tried one myself once and personally I though it was rubbish.
#17
[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']

Forgive me it was the lead 100 mosfet.
I tried one myself once and personally I though it was rubbish.

ok now im thinking to stick with valve... i heard mosfet was good...
#18
I like using solid state bass amplifiers with high quality compressors and gain boxes.
Try that out
#20
Randall uses Mosfet as well in a number of their amps... G2, G3 (no longer in production but you could find in a guitar shop or somewhere used most likely) as well as their T2 and V2 amps.

Digital amps i'd recommend would be Peavey Vypyr (especially Tube version) as well as Line 6 flextones, hd147's, vetta's.
#21
Quote by JWD32792
The Ampeg vh150c is SICK, Randall also makes a few pretty solid amps


These are analog amps.

Line 6 HD147.

And for the lulz run an Axe FX into it's effects loop.
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#22
Quote by antonvrg
yeh im trying to get a tone like dimebag did

Dime didn't use digital amps, though.
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Transistors will never be able to produce the same warmth and dynamics as valves. You may find something that's close, but it'll never be an exact match. Out of all the amps I've ever tried, the only ones to come home with me had valves making the sound. Good luck!

But what if it's a digital tube amp?
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#23
EMGs into a modelling amp sounds hideous:| all you get is a load of hum and feedback because they have nothing to push:S
TS do you mean solid state rather than digital? you can get SS amps that aren't digital ( only modelling amps are digital) have a look at randall but i wouldnt discount valves all together if i were you atm they are usually superior for most genres
#24
Quote by Kanthras
Dime didn't use digital amps, though.

But what if it's a digital tube amp?


I know, he used solid state and valve... he used kranks and randalls.
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EMGs into a modelling amp sounds hideous:| all you get is a load of hum and feedback because they have nothing to push:S


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Quote by antonvrg
I know, he used solid state and valve... he used kranks and randalls.


I'm pretty sure he never recorded with Kranks...I'd be willing to bet he didn't use them much live either
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