#1
Ok so I'm looking to soon purchase my first real tube Amp XD. I'm more of a bedroom guitarist and as much as i love the idea of the axe fx 2 I know I won't use 90% of the stuff in that unit and most likely stick with 1 amp.

So I plan on buying a Decent Tube amp and the Torpedo Live
( Cab impulse and Load Box ). But I can't seem to decide on a decent amp to start with.
I'm Into Mostly metal or Instrumentals, So Power metal,Finland stuff all the way to Steve vai and Joe. So Far with all the digital amps I always seem to pick amps that resemble Engl Powerballs, Mesa Mark V and Marshall cabs.

I have been looking at orange amps and the TH30H 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head looks awesome and so does the rockverb but how do the Tiny Terrors compare or even the Orange OR15H? And what are some other great amps used for recording and stuff?
#2
Well Oranges sound nothing like the Mesas or Engls...

But I'd say go for a Mesa Mark V or maybe a Marshall JVM405h (or a 205h, only difference is number of channels) if you can find one.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#3
Why not just buy a tube preamp if you are not going to use a real cab? Used Mesa Triaxis goes for $700-$900 all the time. Or an Engl E530, used ones goes around $400.
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#4
Quote by godgrinder
Why not just buy a tube preamp if you are not going to use a real cab? Used Mesa Triaxis goes for $700-$900 all the time. Or an Engl E530, used ones goes around $400.

If you like the Engl sound the E530 Modern Rock is hard to beat. Hell I'd get one just to have as an option for running through my 5150's power amp. A/B switch!
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PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#5
5150 II mini is worth a look
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#6
i have palyed a lot of great amps and some line 6 pod , boss digitech , kemper , and the best setup in studio and live for me is FredAmp' s preamps with torpedo cab .
I have a very good dynamic and mojo like a true tube amp , it's very important for me .
This is a video of my pedalboard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2WSXq1fwBY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO4KQs2WQhI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXOKWbMMdY8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTZErO90pVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8xfC3h-y7Y

There are some others videos on my youtube's channel .
#7
i have palyed a lot of great amps and some line 6 pod , boss digitech , kemper , and the best setup in studio and live for me is FredAmp' s preamps with torpedo cab .
I have a very good dynamic and mojo like a true tube amp , it's very important for me .
This is a video of my pedalboard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2WSXq1fwBY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO4KQs2WQhI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXOKWbMMdY8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTZErO90pVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8xfC3h-y7Y

fredamp's web site
http://www.fredamp.aisentreprise.fr/index.php?page=home

There are some others videos on my youtube's channel .
#8
There is no need to bump a thread this old with the same post twice.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate