#1
Hey guys, Here's the deal.

I Have $600NZD, And am looking to upgrade to a decent little practice amp, as currently I use an Ibanez tbx15r SS combo (Which I have modified to run a mono jack output, and run it into a 1x12 subwoofer). =]

These are the best amps I can afford:
VOX AC4TV Combo. 4w
Laney CUB12 Combo. 15w
2nd Hand Orange AD-5 combo. 5w
2nd hand Marshall class 5 combo. 5w
Epiphone Valve Junior combo, Or I get a head and a Cheap cab.

(IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER CHEAP 5-15W tube combos, THAT ARE AROUND MY PRICE RANGE, Feel free to tell me, As unfortunately I can't afford a Blackstar HT-5)


Now, I use a Line6 POD x3 For the majority of my playing, but I Would still like a tube amp with a nice tone.

I mainly play Nu-metal, And other such metal genres.

So, In your opinion, What would be the best amp (please state your reasons) for me?


Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Guitar - Washburn X-50PROQ
Amp- Ibanez TBX15r (using to run my POD through)
Pedals - Line6 POD X3, Dunlop Crybaby Gcb-95
Last edited by I- Anarchy at Jul 2, 2010,
#2
dont get the epiphone, bad amp, wouldn't get laney either, i'd get the vox because they are generally versatile on sound, but i think the marshall or orange would be better for your style of playing
#3
Apparently there is a 5-.1 watt bugera tube amp, but it doesnt seem suited to n-metal as it is 'vintage voiced'.

I'm thinking you will need either a more costly tube amp or a modeler for new metal.
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#4
If you play nu metal, don't get a5 watt tube amp. You want that extra power so your power section stays clean because most of your overdrive comes for the preamp.
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#5
yo if you can afford a secondhand ad5 get that. it's the best amp out of all the ones you listed. well i dunno about the laney.

here's the other thing...if you play nu-metal none of those are gonna get you the tone you want without a pedal.

you're better of with a vyper. Everyone one of those amps is gonna have too much power tube distortion and mud your ish right up.
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#6
yeah nu metal/br00tz + 5 watter (those ones anyway) = not gonna happen, basically.
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