#1
I am buying a new amp, and don't know what to get. My budget is $600. I have a Jackdon DXMG right now, and a crappy frontman 25r. I was going to get a vypyr 75, but i don't need lots of the effects. Just the the tube screamer, x3 wild, and boost, wah, and sometimes chorus. So i was looking at buying a 6505+, but it is really heavy so i can't get it. So i need help finding an amp.
Last edited by kkpanu9 at Jul 7, 2011,
#2
What are you using the amp for? just practise or gigging too?
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#3
get a tube amp then some pedals, or a valve amp, dont get a digital modeling amp though
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#5
Quote by Joshthedamaja
What are you using the amp for? just practise or gigging too?


Right now i use it for practice, but later on i will use it for small gigs.
#6
Quote by Lespauljames
tube amp and valve amp are the same thing.

i just noticed i wrote that haha :S
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#7
get a tube amp then some pedals, or a valve amp, dont get a digital modeling amp though


Why not? Obviously not a shitty one but there are good moddellers
#8
Quote by leigh596
get a tube amp then some pedals, or a valve amp, dont get a digital modeling amp though


I think i might do that later on when i can afford i really good tube amp, and some pedals.
#9
Line 6 Flextones are great amps, but a modeller. Same for the Vypyr 75. the only drawback is buying a foot controller to go with it. What bands are you looking to emulate specifically?
#10
Quote by shecter guy
Line 6 Flextones are great amps, but a modeller. Same for the Vypyr 75. the only drawback is buying a foot controller to go with it. What bands are you looking to emulate specifically?


I will never get a line 6. The effects sound really digital. I want to emulate metallica, iron maiden, black sabbath. That kind of stuff.
#11
I would never gig with 75 solid state watts. My 150 watts is hardly enough.

Define Heavy Metal. Do you mean Necrophagist, or Iron Maiden? I'd say a 6505 for modern metal, or score a used Peavey VTM for old school tones.
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#12
Quote by kkpanu9
I will never get a line 6. The effects sound really digital. I want to emulate metallica, iron maiden, black sabbath. That kind of stuff.

You're thinking of Spiders, brah. Pretty much everything else Line 6 makes is good or even great.
#13
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#14
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
I would never gig with 75 solid state watts. My 150 watts is hardly enough.

Define Heavy Metal. Do you mean Necrophagist, or Iron Maiden? I'd say a 6505 for modern metal, or score a used Peavey VTM for old school tones.


that's just your amp then. volume is affected by tons of factors, power is only one of them. plus, basically all gigs are going to be miced; i've gigged with an 80 watt solid state amp with the volume on 2
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