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Hey guys. I''m looking for a new amp for bedroom use and any advice suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I tend to play metal(ish) music like Kilswitch Engage, Darkest hour, metallica, Lamb of god, protest the hero etc, but can vary from time to time. I have been looking at the Blackstar HT-5R and the Peavey Bandit 112 and these seem like they are pretty decent amps for what I'm looking for but, other than youtube videos, have not heard them in person. Do these amps provide the metal tones I'm looking food and are there any other amps out there that are within my price range?

My current setup is an ESP LTD-1000 being played through a Line 6 Spider 4 15 (What was i thinking??!) and a Boss Metal Zone MT-2 pedal.
#2
What exactly is your price range? Location?
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#3
Thanks for the quick reply. I live in North Wales and the closest decent guitar store round here is 2 hours away so was looking to buy online. Ideally, I would like to spend no more than £400.
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Can't recommend that head enough. The amount of gain on that thing is ridiculous. It has a really nice low end grind, which is why I take it out on the road now instead of my DSL. Though once I build a case for my dsl I will take both so I have a back up
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I third the Jet city's. I have the 20w 22H head and I love it. Has a ridiculous amount of gain on tap
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Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated! Never heard of Jet City Amps before and they sound pretty awesome! However, i'm having trouble finding any UK dealers online (link above is sold out!) therefore I may have to wait a while for that amp.

And good shout on that Digitech Bad Monkey, a steal at that price!
#9
wales huh? I thought you'd got asylum in russia

sorry

but yeah jet city's good. that one that was linked is the lower gain one, though. either the 50 watt head (~£250 on thomann or http://www.jetcityamplificationstore.co.uk/product-category/heads/ their UK store) or the 50 watt 1x12 combo on thomann would work. If you get the head the harley benton 2x12 cab with vintage 30 speakers is hard to beat for ~£160.
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No relation to Edward don't worry! Appears as though the Jet City heads are also sold out as well, however i do see that the 20 watt combo amp is in stock there. Is there any difference between the 20 and 50 watt models?
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thomann is a huge Jet city dealer. They should have the 22H in stock in february. Not sure about the 50, just give them a call or send them an email
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No hijacking intended but is there a big sound difference between the 22 qnd the 50h?
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I was just gonna say they should be available. They may be sold out but they are definitely sold there!

Can't say anything about a difference between wattage and such, I have the 100h. You can google it, there are a variety of versions of the heads and a BUNCH of mods, and I think you can order modded ones as well.
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No relation to Edward don't worry! Appears as though the Jet City heads are also sold out as well, however i do see that the 20 watt combo amp is in stock there. Is there any difference between the 20 and 50 watt models?


I've only tried the 50. the 22 supposedly has the same preamp as the 50 watt head so presumably should sound fairly similar. the single channel 20 watter doesn't have the high gain channel though so should probably be avoided if you have the option of the higher gain model.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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