#1
Hi, I'll be living in a dorm next year, so I won't have very much space to store things. To give you an idea about size, I currently have a Line 6 Spider III (approx. 21"x9"x17"). Ideally I would like it to be about half the size of the Spider or smaller. I play metal, jazz, and blues so I'm looking for something that's fairly versatile. The tricky part (at least for me) is that I want something that's small, but could still be used to play small gigs. My price limit is around $250. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#2
i have a 15w peavey vyper that i use in my dorm and it does the trick quite nicely. it sounds awesome, it's in your price range, and it's a small amp. check it out.
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#3
Look at the Roland micro cube rx. They are small and sound pretty good.
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#4
What about Vox AmPlugs?
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#5
A Peavey Vypyr should do.
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#6
You could get a pod hd and then run it to a pa for gigs. I fit my amp under my desk in my dorm last year. Where there's a will there's a way haha.
#7
JCA20? I think the combo is about $250. The 22 might be around there as well
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how much are you trying to spend?

Under $250. I'm willing to go up to $350, but it needs to really be worth it.
#10
Half the size of your Spider is pretty small. How about a ZR Lunchbox? It will do the Jazz & Blues, and with a pedal could do some metal. Interesting (and LOUD) little amp. I use one for easy portability when I'm just jamming with friends.
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#11
I would buy something in the vein of a POD HD...having worked for residential life at a major college, I'll tell you just about any size amp has the potential to piss someone off and get you into trouble.

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#12
i have a roland cube 30 which i play almost always with headphones just out of courteousness but i occasionally unplug and play quiet (its nice to have the option of both) and its just fine. ive had it for a little over 3 years and its been really good. theres a lot of different sounds that can be achieved just from the settings on top so its bound to give you whatever you need.
#13
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I would buy something in the vein of a POD HD...having worked for residential life at a major college, I'll tell you just about any size amp has the potential to piss someone off and get you into trouble.


the peavey vyper has a headphone jack.

unless your dorm has certain "quiet hours", people can't complain about you making noise. that's how it works at my university.
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#14
I like the idea of getting a POD for dorm usage
I'll pretend I can mod your amp but break it instead.
#15
Add me to the POD bandwagon. I've got myself one already and I'll be using the headphones for when I need it to be quiet. If I'm able to have a little noise, I might run it out to my stereo. We'll see.
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#16
a pod would work well except for when you want to play with friends and there isn't a PA.

i'd like to see someone try a bar gig with a amplug, that's funny.

a vypyr 30 is pretty small and a good all around modeler. so is the mustang or vox vt, cube etc.
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a pod would work well except for when you want to play with friends and there isn't a PA.

i'd like to see someone try a bar gig with a amplug, that's funny.

a vypyr 30 is pretty small and a good all around modeler. so is the mustang or vox vt, cube etc.


thats what i was thinking the whole time.

an amp with headphones would be a better option, because it weighs a hell of a lot less than an amplifier and pa moniter.
#18
Currently using a POD in my apartment with headphones. I love it.

Although I am going to pick up a little Vox Valvetronix used here in a week or so for about $120. Just for the times when I don't feel like having headphones. Might be something for you to consider as well, they sound pretty solid for the price - but nothing amazing.
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