#1
I'm planning on upgrading my current amp with something else and I have a ton of options I can't choose from. Here's the de facto checklist:

Budget? Maximum 1000€. Doesn't matter if it's a combo or a head+cab.

Genres? Classic rock, modern rock and stoner-like hard rock. Sounds I like are Black Sabbath, Zeppelin, Boris, Foo Fighters and most of all ACIDMAN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCbr2E5zkFQ).

New or Used? Both are fine.

Home or Gig? Must be able to do both, I also use an audio interface at home.

Closest City? Espoo, Finland (northern Europe)

Current Gear? Current amp is Laney VC15 and guitar Edwards Potbelly.

I know ACIDMAN and Boris uses Orange amps. I had the Tiny Terror once and preferred the VC15 over it so I sold the TT. Right now I've been looking at Laney Lionheart and for some reason Orange Dual Terror. A year back I tested the Rocker 30 at the store and it was damn loud, so I can't imagine it being good for playing at home...

Thanks for the help!
Last edited by skeleb at Sep 23, 2011,
#2
Have you looked at Jet City? They're great for all kinds of rock/metal sounds.
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#3
First thing that came to mind was Orange (Sabbath used them too), but all of the ones I'd recommend wouldn't work well for home use without an attenuator. That said, I think the idea of an amp that's great for home use and gigging is a bit of a pipedream; anything at low enough wattage to sound good at home will never give you a clean sound when playing out. So I say either accept that you won't get a great sound at home whilst remembering it'll sound killer live, or get a dedicated home low wattage amp.

At risk of sounding like a ignorant American, what do Oranges run in Finland (there's a city in Finland called Europe??)? I know the US prices are far higher than those in the UK due to shipping and a lust for exclusivity and such, but I've no knowledge of how that translates to mainland Europe.
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#4
do you have any pedals? Because Hiwatt would be the way to go I'd say. It can do the cleanest of the cleans and still dirty up just awesomely
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At risk of sounding like a ignorant American, what do Oranges run in Finland (there's a city in Finland called Europe??)? I know the US prices are far higher than those in the UK due to shipping and a lust for exclusivity and such, but I've no knowledge of how that translates to mainland Europe.

Sorry, I just typed Europe, Finland so people can get some kind of a hunch where I live. To be more precise I'm in a city called Espoo in a country called Finland.
edit: And forgot the most important, Oranges are in the same price point as UK and Germany, cause I can always order from there.

I know from experience with my VC15 that it's not going to sound as nice at home as playing at band practice, so I'm kind of prepared for it already. I know gig-worthy amps will sound nice at home, but not "that good".

Checking out some Jet City demos now, sounds pretty nice. I had never looked at them before!
Last edited by skeleb at Sep 23, 2011,
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do you have any pedals? Because Hiwatt would be the way to go I'd say. It can do the cleanest of the cleans and still dirty up just awesomely

I don't like pedals very much because I like to keep everything simple. Tuner is the only one I have now. If there's a great pedal that will get me "the sound", I will definitely buy it.