#1
So guys, I've been playing without an amp for a while now. I always just used my high school's Fender Frontman 212R during breaks but since I graduated I no longer have that option.

I play indie rock so I need some good cleans.
I also play progessive rock and thrash metal. I'll be using this amp just for practice.

I heard some people use a Line 6 POD and just plug in their headphones.

Truth be told, I have no idea what to get. My budget is $200-$300. I can raise it to $450 ONLY IF NECESSARY.

Thanks guys.
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#2
Tube Vypyr for that kind of range in tones.
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#3
2 channel version of the Jet City 20w combo. Take a look at it.
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#4
^if he plays mostly the progressive/heavy stuff. If cleans are that important I doubt the Jet City will do too well. Ive only played the single channel and Im sure there is a difference, but for just practicing and wanting to get all kinds of different sounds for cheap, its hard to beat the tube vypyr.
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^if he plays mostly the progressive/heavy stuff. If cleans are that important I doubt the Jet City will do too well. Ive only played the single channel and Im sure there is a difference, but for just practicing and wanting to get all kinds of different sounds for cheap, its hard to beat the tube vypyr.


I thought the cleans were good on it

I agree with your suggestion anyways. Probably the best practice amp in his price range, along with plenty of effects.

It will max out his budget to $450 though.
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#6
^I agree the cleans are good, but maybe not good enough for what he wants. It kinda depends on which tones are more important to him. The vypyr tube 60w sells for $300 quite a bit and does those things pretty damn good.

If the TS mainly plays the heavier stuff but plays the indie stuff a little bit then I would go with the Jet City if its headroom is a bit higher than the single channel for cleans.
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#7
Quote by bluestratplayer
^I agree the cleans are good, but maybe not good enough for what he wants. It kinda depends on which tones are more important to him. The vypyr tube 60w sells for $300 quite a bit and does those things pretty damn good.

If the TS mainly plays the heavier stuff but plays the indie stuff a little bit then I would go with the Jet City if its headroom is a bit higher than the single channel for cleans.


Honestly, I would think the Vypyr would be more for the heavy stuff, not the other way around.

I'm assuming 300 is used price? Wasn;t sure what the price on those amps were anymore
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#8
^definently used price. I dunno I mean the vypyr does the heavy stuff better overall but I really loves the sound of the Jet too, esp for thrash.
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#9
I used to mainly play thrash metal. I only play a bit here and there now. I would love to have the option to play it though.

Now I don't use too much gain as I'm more focused on Progressive. Probably around 6-7, depending on the amp.
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^I would definently go for the Vypyr Tube. I keep specifying the TUBE part because there is a difference. Im picking one up to use as a practice amp for when I don't have my Carvin around.
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#11
Seconding the Vypyr Tube. The Jet City JCA22H is good as well, but if you'll be needing the volume and headroom of 60 watts for a band situation, I'd go with the Vypyr.
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#13
^It does that great as well plus you have the option for more power if you ever want to jam with someone. Its the best sounding, most versatile thing I can think of in your budget.
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#14
Blackstar HT-1R or HT-5 if you just need a practice amp, with an od you could probably have the amount of gain and i have heard good things about the cleans.
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Blackstar HT-1R or HT-5 if you just need a practice amp, with an od you could probably have the amount of gain and i have heard good things about the cleans.




The vypyr does everything better than them at the same volume levels and has the option of doing it at gigs later on if he ever wants.
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#16
The Vypyr is great just for the sheer versatility. If you want to play something, you can. That, IMO, is the greatest thing about the Vypyr. There's nothing you can't do with it. Whereas pretty much any non-modeling amp only does 1 or 2 things well.

EDIT: That on top of the fact that it's not a gimmick. The Vypyr Tube genuinely sounds awesome. I have my 120H sitting right here next to my SS 75, and there is quite a bit of tonal difference (I have the same settings on both, the 75 is my backup).
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Jet City pwns DT IMO.
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