#1
So I have a chance to sell my Line 6 Spider Jam for a good price, and i'd like to experiment with other amps too, since this is my first and only amp i've ever had/used. Thing is, I pretty much dont have a clue what to buy instead of my old one. So i thought maybe someone could help me over here.

The music I play, 99% of the times, is metal/thrash/rock that kind of heavier stuff. A few bands I listen to: Ozzy,Black Sabbath, Black Label Society, Metallica, Rammstein. So i'd like a heavy, metallic sound.

What I need from the amp: I never have used the effects on my Jam except reverb and a bit of echo, no phaser,chorus or tremolo, so I just need a basic amp that delivers the sound and has at least 2 channels to play with, all i need right now is clean and distortion. Also, I need the amp for live gigs.

I also have no need for presets and drums and all sorts of stuff like the Jam has. A headphone slot should be there tho, and maybe an AUX.

I've found some amps that interest me, and i'd like to get some feedback on them.

1. http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mg50cfx.htm What I like about it is that it has an included footswitch, 2 channels, octaver (which i wanna try) and it isnt such a big block like my Jam. But i've heard that Marshall amps arent good (I dont know why) and they might not make the sound that I have in mind.

2.http://www.thomann.de/gb/blackstar_ht5c_combo.htm
3.http://www.thomann.de/gb/blackstar_ht_metal_5r_combo.htm

I have no experience with tube amps, but my guitar instructor said that 5W is not going to be loud enough, not enough headroom. I only know that those listed amps are made for metal, so hence why i'm interested in them.

BUDGET: about 500 EUR
CURRENT GUITAR: LTD EC-401
I live in Estonia and I can only buy from online shops since I live in a small town and local prices are too high. I also would prefer a new amp.

Thanks in advance to anyone who reads and replies
Last edited by Metander at Jan 25, 2014,
#4
get a Jet City JCA22h and a Harley Benton G112vintage cab (212 if you can afford it), the Jet City JCA50h

If you want a combo Jet City JCA2212 or the JCA5012

Thomann has awesome prices on them
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#5
^this or a peavey vypyr tube
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#6
Quote by Robbgnarly
get a Jet City JCA22h and a Harley Benton G112vintage cab (212 if you can afford it), the Jet City JCA50h

If you want a combo Jet City JCA2212 or the JCA5012

Thomann has awesome prices on them


This is good advice.

Thomann also has a bundle deal on the 100w Jet City head/cab/cable.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_100hdm_bundle_2.htm
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#7
Quote by Blackfire.
This is good advice.

Thomann also has a bundle deal on the 100w Jet City head/cab/cable.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_100hdm_bundle_2.htm

There you go, that should be all the power you need to keep up with any band
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