#1
Hello everyone!
I would like to buy a new combo amp and I need your advice on which one to choose. I Am looking for something that costs about 300$ and is good for playing metal. My best candidates for now are Roland Cube 20GX and Marshall MG30CFX. What do you guys think? I am a guitar beginner, so please go easy on me.
#2
the peavey vypyrs get a good rep but i haven't tried them

are you in the USA?
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#3
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the peavey vypyrs get a good rep but i haven't tried them

are you in the USA?


No, I am from Czech Republic.

Thanks for the tip.
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Quote by adamishkos
Hello everyone!
I would like to buy a new combo amp and I need your advice on which one to choose. I Am looking for something that costs about 300$ and is good for playing metal. My best candidates for now are Roland Cube 20GX and Marshall MG30CFX. What do you guys think? I am a guitar beginner, so please go easy on me.


The Peavey Vypyr is great for that. The 6505 and Rectifier channels on it are really good. I played a 6505+ stack (a really popular, good metal amp) then played the imitation channel on the Vypyr and you can definitely hear the similarities.
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#5
Quote by lespaul#1
The Peavey Vypyr is great for that. The 6505 and Rectifier channels on it are really good. I played a 6505+ stack (a really popular, good metal amp) then played the imitation channel on the Vypyr and you can definitely hear the similarities.


Thank you, I will think about that.
#6
I agree with the Peavey Vypyr suggestion.

Just make sure you get one with a 12-inch speaker, and it will be perfect for what you want.
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#7
I haven't played a Vypr but I have played a 6505+ 112 combo from Peavey. It's seriously awesome. There were two at Guitar Center each were 400$ used and I was playing a used one and it sounded great. I say go for that, but then again I've never played a Vypyr.

But I invite you to do what I did today and that is go to a store (or multiple stores) and bring your guitar and try every amp there.
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#8
Peavy or Roland Cube yes.

Marshall MG or Spider no.
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#10
I would avoid the MG. For Roland, can you get a Cube 30 instead? The Cube 30 is great and has COSM amp modeling. The Cube 20 does not have amp modeling. I haven't played the Vypyr.