#1
Hi everyone, I am trying to think of a new amp to buy. I'm not too great on amps, but I'm looking for a amp before I buy a new guitar. I have more than enough money for a new guitar and amp, but I am just looking for a nice combo amp right now for mainly styles of Metal, Hard Rock, Classic Rock and maybe some Blues, but Metal is mainly the style I play. What are some good amps for around the price of 500 Canadian dollars. A little more/less is not a big deal either so just shoot me some suggestions. I figure I can get a decent one for around that price. As of right now people are mainly suggesting I get a Peavy Valveking. Thoughts?

As for a new guitar, I can spend about $750. I was looking at this guitar from Rondomusic called the Agile Reaper, http://www.rondomusic.com/reaperbc.html
I hear great things about these guitars and they seem to be priced great.
I mainly play stuff like Metallica, Iron maiden, ACDC, Megadeth, Death, BLS, Exodus, etc.

Just any tips, advice, suggestions, would be great, appreciate any help what so ever!

Thanks UG.
Gear:
Dean VX
Ovation Celebrity CC44 Electric Acoustic
VOX DA5
#2
As a Valveking owner, I can tell you that you'll be better off with a 6505+ 112 or a Vypyr Tube 60.

The Valveking needs alot of work to really sound great; lots of fiddling with the EQ, new speakers, tubes, etc., and many people aren't willing to put in the time, money and effort to get it sounding good.

That said, you can get metal tones out of it (See this clip: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8373420/VK%20heavy%20riffs.mp3) but not without some serious effort. This is my modded Valveking, with new speaker, tubes, output transformer, equalizer in the effects loop and a Bad Monkey OD pedal in front of it, and I'm still not satisfied.

That's okay for me, though, this amp has been with me through thick and thin; but you might not be so willing.

The 6505+ and Vypyr Tubes sound alot better than the Valveking right off the bat.
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#5
Raijouta, that clip sounds pretty decent man!
I'd be happy with that for some metal.
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#6
From the bands you listed, a used Marshall JCM2000 DSL combo should be right for you. Though you may also want a boost to tighten it up, it's not absolutely necessary right now. Check eBay or Craigslist.
#7
Thanks for the great responses guys! I am actually also thinking about the 6505 Combo. I could spend a bit more for it. I am horrible with amps, so if I were to get a valveking I wouldn't be able to mess with it and change speakers, mod it, tubes, etc.

I will take a look at the combos listed and get more information, but I got my mind set on that 6505 atm.
Gear:
Dean VX
Ovation Celebrity CC44 Electric Acoustic
VOX DA5
#8
If you're serious about stuff other than br00t4l m3t4lz I'd give the Vypyr Tube a good look too. Not that it's bad in that department...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc8d4LOjPDo&fmt=18 (The Rectifier model)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnXJNI922hs&fmt=18 (6505 model)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bujaGhGjVs&NR=1&fmt=18 (non-br00t4lz)
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What the hell is a G&L.



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Gay & Lesbian I think, the box smelled funny
Greg what did you send me??
#9
Quote by Raijouta
If you're serious about stuff other than br00t4l m3t4lz I'd give the Vypyr Tube a good look too. Not that it's bad in that department...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc8d4LOjPDo&fmt=18 (The Rectifier model)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnXJNI922hs&fmt=18 (6505 model)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bujaGhGjVs&NR=1&fmt=18 (non-br00t4lz)


EDIT: Nevermind I may actually get the Peavey VYPYR Tube 60 instead, it's in a better range for me and sounds just as good! I am not gigging this is mainly for my own personal fun and hobbie! Thanks a lot Raijouta!

This is the exact amp right? I plan to buy off MF, because there aren't any Peaveys in any guitars stores near me.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-VYPYR-Tube-60-60W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=482912
Gear:
Dean VX
Ovation Celebrity CC44 Electric Acoustic
VOX DA5
Last edited by Kash1333 at Jun 28, 2010,