#1
I've think I once heard about some kind of shred amps. Someone said it was almost the amp which make you shred.

How important is your amp when you are shredding? And do you know about any shred amps? (heavy metal is my main genre).

Not sure if I'm going to buy one (that's why I didn't listen up budget and etc...)
#2
diezel vh4 is good at shreds.
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#3
"Shred" is a playing and music style, not a style of amplifiers.

Some amplifiers have been used more than others for "shred".

(shred is a weird word, just look at it)
#4
Amp is where the sound comes from, so you'd think it'd be important to the whole playing part no?

It's like asking how important is an amp for playing blues or jazz or rock and prog or metal. Without one you wouldn't be able to do it. So I guess they're important?

Also shouldn't a metal pro know these things already?
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Amp is where the sound comes from, so you'd think it'd be important to the whole playing part no?

It's like asking how important is an amp for playing blues or jazz or rock and prog or metal. Without one you wouldn't be able to do it. So I guess they're important?

Also shouldn't a metal pro know these things already?

Yes, I'm a metal pro but can't mention all amp series in the world anyway. Sorry ;P
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"Shred" is a playing and music style, not a style of amplifiers.

Some amplifiers have been used more than others for "shred".

(shred is a weird word, just look at it)

Disagree. What about "shred guitar" amps then?
#8
An amp doesn't define your technique, therefore cannot make you "shred". Your ability to shred exists in your right hand.

Now if you are looking for a good amp for shred metal, a Soldano SLO would be great if you can afford it ($4000), or a Carvin Legacy or X100b for a shitload cheaper. Anything with a good smooth distortion.
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Disagree. What about "shred guitar" amps then?


ok lets try this again. there is no "shred" amp just amps that are good for that style just like any other.
the amp should have a nice distortion tone but not be overly distorted. it should facilitate the clarity of the notes being played as hearing them distinctly is very important. that is what makes for a good shred amp.

any medium gain amp should do reasonably well for this. back in the day a marshall jcm 800 was a fav as well as the carvin that steve vai used (x100b i think). the joe satriani peavey is a good one as well.
#10
Any "metal" head can do shred.

Shred is just a style of playing/technique
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you generally just want a fair bit of gain, a fair bit of compression, and clarity/tightness. A lot of amps will do that, more or less (and even more will with a ts-style od as a boost).
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#12
This thread makes my brain hurt. Any amp with a smoothe overdrive will be suitable for playing shred guitar... Not sure I understand where you're getting the idea that there are specific amps made for it. I mean I guess you could say that some amps do it so well, it seems like they were made for shredding, but that's just how some amps sound.
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Disagree. What about "shred guitar" amps then?

You keep mentioning these "shred" guitar amps and can't seem to tell me a single one.
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#18
Carvin Legacy
Carvin X100b
Peavey XXX
Peavey JSX

All amps that are good for "shred guitar."
Any amp with mid-high gain (JCM800-ish or more), smooth distortion (as opposed to rough or grainy) and a tight sounding low end will be suitable for shred.
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Carvin Legacy
Carvin X100b
Peavey XXX
Peavey JSX

All amps that are good for "shred guitar."
Any amp with mid-high gain (JCM800-ish or more), smooth distortion (as opposed to rough or grainy) and a tight sounding low end will be suitable for shred.


+1, these are popular. I'll also add the Peavey 3120 (which is the XXX anyway), the Fryette/VHT Sig:X and the Splawn Nitro,
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The word shred has now lost all meaning for me...
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