#1
I currently have a Marshall 8080 and Boss GT-3 which soundwise i don't really have a problem with. I only play in the house and it's a bit of a chore rigging it up every time i want to have a quick jam.
I'm looking for a modelling amp to replace this with, something a bit smaller (30/40w) which is easier to just plug in and play. I've not had much experience with modelling amps but on the whole the distortions seem to get a lot of bad press. As i play mostly thrash, i was looking for something that could get at least get a half decent distortion.
Any help greatly appreciated.
#2
"Distortion or thrash" might be too vague. Post a YT track of your tonal nirvana so others have a clear picture of your target.
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#3
If it's gotta be an amp, the vypyr tube 60 is the amp with the best high gain distortions I can think of.

If it doesn't, Kemper PA/AXE FX/POD
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#4
Budget and location?
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#5
England. Will be spending whatever i can get for my Marshall and Boss but will be buying second hand.
#6
Vypyr Tube
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#8
Vypyr Tube 60
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#10
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If it's gotta be an amp, the vypyr tube 60 is the amp with the best high gain distortions I can think of.


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Vypyr Tube


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Vypyr Tube 60


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#11
Used line 6 vetta or flextone, id spring for the vetta if you can afford it, there like between 250 and 400 used.

Am I the only one here that isn't a big fan of the vypyrs here?
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You missed Spambots recommendation


No, It's there.....
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#15
Vypyr Tube sounds a lot less digital than the X3 era modeling. To my ears.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#16
Quote by Offworld92
Vypyr Tube sounds a lot less digital than the X3 era modeling. To my ears.


Fake, not digital.
I agree though. A lot of people like the X3, but I never found use with it with current day modeling gear.
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#17
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Used line 6 vetta or flextone, id spring for the vetta if you can afford it, there like between 250 and 400 used.

Am I the only one here that isn't a big fan of the vypyrs here?



I agree
#18
I played a Vetta and it was pretty complicated. You can get good sounds out of it but the Peavy Vypyr is "wysiwyg" "what you see if what you get", much easier to get good sounds. I haven't owned either, just spend maybe 20 minutes on each. Tube 60 was pretty close to some of the amps listed, just lacked the girthy balls on the low end when compared to a real 6505. It was nearly there.

I was pretty confused the whole time using the vetta. I'm sure an owner would be able to use it properly. It just wasn't as intuitive.
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#19
A lot of people will bash me for saying this but fender mustang 2 v.2. Stock the settings are garbage but if you get to know fender fuse (the free software used to make amp Sims) you can get pretty ok distortion. And they're cheap I think I got mine for 150$ and they're reliable, I've had mine in the rain and drug it to garage practice almost every day and cranked the volume to ten and thrashed on it, now its going to school for jazz band because that's how versitle it is
My main axe is made from the crucifix, strung with barbed wire, and tuned to z standard then i use a boss metal zone, gain 10, into a line 6, bass 10, mid 0, treble 10, this is the only way to be truly brootal