#1
Hey guys
im looking for a new amp that i can use when jamming with other guitarists and possibly drummers. I'll give you a few requirements so to know what to look for
  • Foot switchability so that if playing a gig i can easily switch between channels
  • Enough tones so that i can get heavy stuff as well as some nice clean tone
  • Big enough to gig with

I currently have a Line 6 Spider IV 15 which i've tried using to jam with and it does not sound good
#2
What is your budget?
location?
is used ok with you?
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#3
Also, specific examples of tone you like? "Heavy" means different things to different people.
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#4
I'm looking at around £200-300
I'm really into alter Bridge, Tremonti and slash so quite dark but also slightly bluesy for slash
I would prefer new
#5
Your budget doesn't really get you a good tube amp imo, is solid state okay with you? Can you stretch your budget to get a good tube amp? A Blackstar HT might fit, but I haven't tried one so I'm not sure about the volume.
#6
Apparently I'm the only one who can jam with a full band and still be heard on a Line 6 Spider IV 15W

But OP, I would recommend this

http://www.thomann.de/gb/blackstar_ht_metal_1r_combo.htm

But I would, if I could find it used, get the HT5 Metal, which is 5W so it can be just a teensy bit louder.
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#7
Super Champ x2 might work. It has a pretty decent Plexi voice and is just enough to run with a drummer dimed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D9qJw72zXk
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#8
^but can it Tremonti?

If I'm correct, Alter Bridge and Tremonti have a modern metal tone, kind of like metalcore? Not sure though.
#9
Yeah i would say that they do, metal but not extreme as they have quite a mixture of material
#10
Would i be best going for a head and cab and then upgrading my cab as i progress or should i just get a combo
#11
Quote by guitar/bass95
^but can it Tremonti?

If I'm correct, Alter Bridge and Tremonti have a modern metal tone, kind of like metalcore? Not sure though.


Haha, does any one amp or DME really do Tremonti? His gig rig is beyond insane. Not my favorite heavy guitarist but he does what he does well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9O0SBskwys

The Super Champ does have a heavy Mesa voice but I don't like it as well as the plexi on this amp. Try it and trust your ears. For the heavy stuff, a closed-back cab is the ticket.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Aug 3, 2014,
#12
SuperChamp X2 "Tremonti zone" or about as close as you can get in a small amp for $300ish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpr8lj3Nz04
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#13
Jet City?
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#14
If he prefers new, isn't JCA a bit out of the budget? At least it's around here. Good rec otherwise though, they're killer amps.