#1
Hello everyone.
I've been playing for about two years now and am looking for a new practice amp. I have an ME70 multi effects at the moment which I practice with, through headphones. I would like to spend below £200, play mostly metal and hard rock.
I have been looking into my options and most amps in this price range are modelling amps, which i don't mind, but I don't really need the inbuilt effects as I have my ME70 for that.
So what do you guys think. Should I go for a modelling amp such as
-Peavey Vypryr
-Roland Cube
-Vox VT series
or go for a small tube amp such as Epi Valve Junior or a used Blackstar HT5 combo?
#3
any of those are fine.. heck you could spend much less and just get something with a decent speaker and an effects loop to run i through, however id go for a small tube amp, it will sound better and eventually you might want to stop using the me-70 so thats something to consider also
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#5
Thanks for the responses, I'm looking into the blackstar ht-5, found the combo used for £150.
#6
Yeah, there's really no need for a modeling amp if you have the ME-70. That would be pretty redundant...

Tube amp would be your best bet. I personally like the Peavey Royal 8, but I'm pretty partial to Peavey. You can check it out on Youtube and see what you think though.
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#7
I checked out the peavey royal 8, it sound good but I would prefer an amp with more gain. Another amp i've been looking at is the Marshall AVT series, whats your opinion of them against a fully tube amp?
#8
I personally think that you should be trying to get an amp with really good cleans, because the ME-70 really should be able to handle everything else.

But if you want amp distortion, the AVT isn't bad. I don't personally like it, but the lead guitarist in one of my favorite bands plays an AVT half stack with a Boss GT-8, which would be a really similar setup to yours.
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(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

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Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#9
The HT5 will work fine. Based on the price I would go with it.
Last edited by fly135 at Sep 11, 2010,
#10
Hey Guys, found an AVT150 combo for sale in my price range. Would this be suitable, too big?
#11
Honestly, if you are going to use your ME-70, you don't have to worry about the gain or distortion in a potential amp. You will be using the clean channel with the ME-70.

I have an ME-70 and use a Blackheart Handsome Devil head and a 1x12 cab and it sounds killer. I run the same setup through a 100 watt head for gigs and it sounds even better.
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