#1
About the type of amp, i've already made my mind about buying a modelling one. I'm at my beginning so i want to experience a little with the sound of my guitar. So, what do you think is the best between:

Peavey Vypyr 30: http://www.peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/806/116751/Vypyr%26reg%3B%26nbsp%3B30

Line6 Spider 30:
http://line6.com/spideriv15-30/

Valvetronix VT40+:
http://www.voxamps.com/us/valvetronixplus/vtplus/

Randall RG series (the 80 is the smallest i've found):
http://www.randallamplifiers.com/th_product/rg80/

Roland CUBE 40XL:
http://www.roland.com/products/en/CUBE-40XL/


If anyone knows some better modelling amps, please link it!

I'm planning on spending around 200 euros, i'll use this amp just for practice at home and gig with the group in a small room put together as a studio, just to experience a little. I don't want to spend too much now so as soon as i've chosen what kind of sound i want, i'll buy a bigger and best amp. I'll play rhythm mainly in thrash, and I've got lots of suggestion about some tubes or good solid state on this forum, but i want to hear the sound myself, and i found great the idea of buying a modelling to experience with the sound. Thanks to everyone who have helped me in other threads and to the ones that will!
#2
The Vypyr excels at metal tones so for your thrash sounds, you'll be in heaven. As a former owner, I will vouch that you will not be disappointed. The 6505 model on it is very good and the Krank sounded perfect for thrash to me

It sounds crap however at proper volumes, but what do you expect for a 30w modeller

For bedroom practice at home, its pretty much perfect, although if you could stretch to one of the Vypyr tube models, you'll get the awesome tones at bedroom levels but it will also cope at proper levels too
#3
Thanks man, you're not the first that suggest the Vypyr! even around on youtube many thrash amateur covers are done through a modelling peavey, i'm getting convinced. I've heard some people using actives EMG through it and it sounded great for this price!
#4
Quote by Alexander Nero
Thanks man, you're not the first that suggest the Vypyr! even around on youtube many thrash amateur covers are done through a modelling peavey, i'm getting convinced. I've heard some people using actives EMG through it and it sounded great for this price!


I played guitars with the EMG 81/89 combo through my old Vypyr, sounded good enough to me for practice

Out of all those amps, you wont regret buying the Vypyr.
#8
this isnt really the right forum section, but Ill 1 up the vypyr also. Ive owned one for the last 3 years and havent been dissapointed. its quite loud and versatile. the 30W version lets you stack up to 4 effects/pedal sounds at once(reverb, delay, effects knob, and stompbox knob). its plenty to experiment with until you find you sound.

*I recommend you get a sanpera pedal if you go with a vypyr, and that at least you go with the 30W version.
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Last edited by bustapr at Apr 12, 2013,
#10
Aren't active pickups designed to push tube amps? I thought the general consensus was that active pickup+solid state amp gives you quite a stale, clipped tone? Something to do with the pre amp getting boned by all the transistors and stuff. If you are set on the peavey amp it may be worth looking at some passive pickup guitars.
Nice choice on the guitar though, I much prefer the ESP explorer to the Gibson one. Sadly I had to sell mine due to financial hardships .