#1
Hey guys, first thread in a while.

I'm moving back to the States in the Fall from China (going to college, yay!), and I need some recommendations for good practice amp. I'll probably bring my current guitar over, or buy an EC-1000 there, but the voltage difference makes my current amp impractical for the States. I mainly play metal or hard rock, so what's a good amp to get for my dorm?

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot to put budget. I'm looking to spend around $200 bucks. I'm a student, so less is better. I don't need it to be too loud or quality that great, just good enough for me to practice.
Last edited by thirdykal at Jun 20, 2010,
#2
You could just get an adapter to convert the voltage.

But if you want something new instead, tell us how much you're willing to spend.
#4
I would probably say a Peavey Vypr or if you have more money, a 6505 112
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#5
Sorry guys, I forgot to put my budget. I've edited the first post. But I'm looking to spend around $200, hopefully less. Even bringing over my amp is difficult. Also, at least when I used an adaptor on my US devices here in China, through an adaptor, the adaptor really heated up the room and was a lot less power efficient.
#6
Peavey Vypyr (modeling amp, 200 dollars for the 30 watt combo)
Roland Cube 20 x (transistor, seen it for 160 dollars)
Laney Cub 10 (tube, seen for 200 dollars)

Those are 3 I'd be looking into, but your mileage may vary.
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#7
sup dude, just a heads up, at my school they're real strict about amps because of the whole "noise" issue, which is bull considering there are screaming drunk girls in the hall every night...but i digress. i suggest anything with a headphone port, or even going DAW (i.e guitar rig which i highly recommend, and it comes with an interface so you can even record if you want. it runs at $199)
hope that helps.
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#8
Quote by Jigsaw62
sup dude, just a heads up, at my school they're real strict about amps because of the whole "noise" issue, which is bull considering there are screaming drunk girls in the hall every night...but i digress. i suggest anything with a headphone port, or even going DAW (i.e guitar rig which i highly recommend, and it comes with an interface so you can even record if you want. it runs at $199)
hope that helps.
-James


screaming drunk girls. so annoying. imiright?

j/k

honestly op a program like guitar rig or something along those lines would be better.
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#9
Quote by PsiGuy60
Peavey Vypyr (modeling amp, 200 dollars for the 30 watt combo)
Roland Cube 20 x (transistor, seen it for 160 dollars)
Laney Cub 10 (tube, seen for 200 dollars)

Those are 3 I'd be looking into, but your mileage may vary.


This. Or going into dorms, maybe a Roland Microcube.
#10
+1 for peavey vypyr 15
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#12
Those Vox Amplug things are suprisingly awsome.
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#13
+1 to the vox amplug. the Metal one has a very saturated gain, american styled. I think the lead one has almost as much gain and a big of delay/reverb.
#15
Bugera V5?
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#16
roland micro cube. end of thread.

i played through a bugera v5. it is not even close to the bigger models. not even remotely. completely disappointed. the lack of controls really limits the sound imo. i wanted to tweak an eq and it didnt have one.

though a roland doesnt have a full eq, it has far more/effective settings. can get a million respectable sounding settings out of the thing considering its only got a 4.5 inch speaker. could easily cause a noise voilation in a dorm. thing packs a punch for a tiny thing.
Last edited by ikey_ at Jun 21, 2010,