#1
Hey man,

I'm looking into getting a new guitar amp these days. Nothing "expensive" for now, just something to jam out with in my house!
I mainly play Rock and Metal on electric guitar, don't know if that makes a difference?

These are the amps I've been looking at:

http://www.thomann.de/dk/fender_champion_20.htm

http://www.thomann.de/dk/laney_prism_p65.htm

http://www.thomann.de/dk/orange_crush_pix_20ldx.htm

If so, I might be able to stretch my budget A BIT more. Also, let me see your recommendations!

Cheers.
#2
What is your budget exactly? It's always easier to recommend something with an actual number. Also guessing you are in Europe? Just helps to know what is available to you. Also, would you be willing to go used? There are some good deals out there.

I can't recommend any of the amps you have picked out, but for rock and metal you might want to look into the Peavey Vypyr. There is also the Vox Valvetronix, this one isn't quite as suitable for the really heavy stuff, but it has a warmer tone than the Vypyr, you could say more tube-like.
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#3
Quote by dementiacaptain
What is your budget exactly? It's always easier to recommend something with an actual number. Also guessing you are in Europe? Just helps to know what is available to you. Also, would you be willing to go used? There are some good deals out there.

I can't recommend any of the amps you have picked out, but for rock and metal you might want to look into the Peavey Vypyr. There is also the Vox Valvetronix, this one isn't quite as suitable for the really heavy stuff, but it has a warmer tone than the Vypyr, you could say more tube-like.


He means this
http://www.thomann.de/dk/peavey_vypyr_vip_1.htm
It's about 10 euro more than the orange, but I agree your rock/metal tone will be much better with the budget you appear to have. Try to find a used one, you may be able to go up to a 30 watt or larger of last years model for about the same price.
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#4
First amp, just for practicing... Blackstar HT1. For what they are, they are fkin brilliant. Great tone, no frills, Good price.
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#5
Out of those three, the Laney no question.

The biggest downfall of entry level amps is speaker size. 8" cripples the bass and makes distortion sound really weak and thin. 12" is the standard and what you want to go for, though 10" can work in some cases, I still don't like it for anything with distortion.

I looked at Thomann and I don't see anything particularly noteworthy in your budget. I would suggest saving some money and getting this Harley Benton instead. http://www.thomann.de/dk/harley_benton_hb80r.htm

AFAIK, Harley Benton is generally known for a really good value:price ratio, I'd take a chance on it.
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#6
Check if there are any used Peavey Vypyr (modeling amp), atleast version 30, or Peavey Bandit (normal solid state) around. They tend to go cheap on used market. If you are lucky you may even score a cheap Peavey Valveking 112 (tube amp with solid state gainboost).

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#7
Quote by S-Gsus
First amp, just for practicing... Blackstar HT1. For what they are, they are fkin brilliant. Great tone, no frills, Good price.
I respectfully disagree.

The HT1 did never sound good to me, it has a bit too low power for any needs outside practicing at low volumes, the price isn't good for what it is, and the features that should theoretically make it convenient (the emulated output for example) sound plain bad.
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#8
May want to wait and see how the new Blackstar ID:Core series pans out. Releases this month at great prices. And from the videos I've seen so far sounds quite good.