#1
Hey guys.

EDIT: sorry i forgot this before - budget - 300 or less

Any thoughts on Kustom amps?

I'm thinking about getting the contender (the little 18w) for practice in my dorm room to replace my piece of shit marshall MG15.

only thing im concerned about with this amp, would be the distortion.. I play metal a good amount and I'm wondering if maybe throwing a tubescreamer or some other sort of pedal in front of the amp would be a good plan. I'm also kinda interested in those overdrive pedals that have a tube in them - like the blackstar blackfire, that type of deal.. but i'm not sure if that would really go too well with a little Kustom 18 watt.

so i guess my overall plan is to get a small tube amp, and then drive it with some sort of overdrive pedal when i need to play high gain stuff. good idea/bad idea?

thanks.
-Gibson SG special - faded brown
-ESP LTD MH400NT w/ EMG 81 - 85
-Peavey Valve King 112
-Digitech Bad Monkey OD
-Dunlop Original Crybaby
-GHS strings
Last edited by W METALLICA W at Apr 1, 2011,
#2
Tube amp plus od pedal sounds great. But anything above headphones will be too loud for a dome. I've never tried a pedal with a tube in it. Or have i played that kustom.
#3
I'd look into an OTT, Orange Tiny Terror.

Very decent bedroom amp. it's loud to. All tube class a, 12ax7s and EL34.
' Screams '.
#4
the contender is a hybrid amp. I would really look elsewhere.
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#5
Yeah I've read about the hybrid thing and it doesn't seem like a bad idea.. in fact I've heard it sounds quite good...

thanks for the recommendations so far guys.
-Gibson SG special - faded brown
-ESP LTD MH400NT w/ EMG 81 - 85
-Peavey Valve King 112
-Digitech Bad Monkey OD
-Dunlop Original Crybaby
-GHS strings
#6
Quote by AcousticMirror
the contender is a hybrid amp. I would really look elsewhere.


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