#1
So I'm gonna buy amp for playing deathmetal/ grindcore. (300-550$)
1)But can modeling amp get this sound? What do you say about this?
VOX VALVETRONIX+
Line 6 Spider IV
Peavey Vypyr
2)What tube amp would you recommend?

Thanks
#2
Out of those 3 you listed Vypyr can be a pretty ok metal amp. Also take a look at Line 6 POD HD and cope it up with a decent speaker/headphone.
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#3
The Vypyr with a lot of high gain amp models would do the job and it's probably the best
of the 3 you named. Especially the tube ones are great and very versatile.

But i would go for a 6505+ Combo. Dunno about the price in $$ but used it's definitely in your budget.

Do you need it for a band or just bedroom practice?
#4
The Vypyr is your best bet for modelling, in my opinion, unless you don't need an actual amplifier and can go for a Line 6 Pod HD with monitors or headphones.

As for a tube amplifier, the tube variety of the Vypyr might be good, certainly at that budget. I don't know what some Peavey's go for in the States, but a JSX/XXX-kind of thing might work as well at that budget. A Peavey 6505+ combo is a mandatory suggestion. All used, of course.
#5
It need for a band.
And what can you say about Yerasov Boggart?
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#6
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It need for a band.
And what can you say about Yerasov Boggart?

As a giging musician, the Vypyr tube 60/120 is the modeling amp you need to look at. All the amps you listed will get lost (if they are even loud enough) in a band setting playing your style of music. You need headroom and as many speakers as possible (I would want at least want 2x12"
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#7
Save up and get a 5150 iii 50 watt head and cab! It'll be the sickest thing you'll ever do.
#8
The cheapest combo I could recommend is Blackstar HT1, with an MXR Fullbore Metal. I use it myself for just playing at home, and I find that it gives me some really heavy/chuggy low end, but super clean highs at the same time. The pedal has a noise gate built it, which works quite well.

I used the MXR Fullbore Metal on my old non tube amp, and it didn't sound anywhere near as nice, the pedal makes the tube amps scream.
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#9
Check out a used B-52 AT-100. About $200-250 used on guitar centers used website or craigslist. It can do brutal all day long, has a great clean channel and sounds incredible live and recorded. Designed by Bruce Egnater, Made In USA... great bang for your buck.
#10
Used Peavy 6505+ Combo. Not the best of speakers, so if you have a speaker you might want to get the head version, if not. You can always later change the speaker in the combo. Very popular metal amp.
#11
Used 6505+ 112 combo is around $400.
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#12
The Vox VT30 is amazing for metal! I have one and it's fantastic!! Sounds really amazing for a solid state!!
#13
Peavey 6505+112. Swap out the speaker with a Vintage 30 and replace the tubes with JJ's. Boom. Great-sounding amp. for very Little money
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#14
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The Vox VT30 is amazing for metal! I have one and it's fantastic!! Sounds really amazing for a solid state!!

I would not get a Vox VT when TS has much better available he can get at that price range.
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#16
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What about Peavey Bandit 112 or anything from TransTube?

A used Vypyr tube 60 or used 6505+ combo
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
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MXR Smart Gate