#1
I'm looking for a new amp. I want a metal amp. I currently have a Spider. I'd like to spend $200 or less but i would consider going over. I'd like at least 30 watts. Could anyone suggest me an amp
#2
Well first off you're going to have to raise your budget. With your current budget a Spider is pretty much all you could get. To get something decent you're going to have to spend somewhere between $400-$600
#3
Quote by Batmax
Well first off you're going to have to raise your budget. With your current budget a Spider is pretty much all you could get. To get something decent you're going to have to spend somewhere between $400-$600


Not necessarily, if you don't mind going used. Personally, I've gotten some really good metal tones out of Crate amps. I've got a GTH12000H and my friend uses an XT120R, both of which have worked very well. You can find those used for under $200 easy. Best thing to do though would be to go to your local music shop(s) and test out all the different amps there, and see which one sounds good to you
#4
Quote by 100%
I'm looking for a new amp. I want a metal amp. I currently have a Spider. I'd like to spend $200 or less but i would consider going over. I'd like at least 30 watts. Could anyone suggest me an amp


http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-20X-Guitar-Combo-Amplifier?sku=487031

$50usd more and you can get the 30 watt version. But I don't see why you spend the extra money.
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#6
Quote by forsaknazrael
That's not an upgrade, that's a sidestep. Why get ANOTHER practice amp?


Save up more.


I would suggest saving up more as well. But I was just helping him with what he asked is all.
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#7
The only way that you're going to get an amp that you are really happy with is saving up a lot more money.
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#8
Quote by FuzzLove
The only way that you're going to get an amp that you are really happy with is saving up a lot more money.


I disagree sir. I am quite happy with my GTH1200 thank you.
#10
Quote by forsaknazrael
There's always going to be good deals, but not everyone is lucky enough to find them.

Just because you are an exception doesn't make it the norm.

Perhaps, but the presence of an exception means that it is not the only way

Regardless, the best way to find the right amp for you is to go out and play a bunch of different amps. Your ears will be good judges
#11
In most cases, once you play a high quality tube amp, you'll end up thinking that you're practice amp is awful.
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#13
With $200 should know yourself that's not a lot of money. Save up for a few months if need be. It will be a hell of a lot more worth it in the long run.
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#14
Quote by FuzzLove
In most cases, once you play a high quality tube amp, you'll end up thinking that you're practice amp is awful.


Can't agree more, I'm in between amps and my tiny terror made my amplug sound like I should just throw it away
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