#1
So I'm in college living in a dorm and I'm finally able to ship my guitar from home out to school. However, there is no room (and Im not willing to pay 500 bucks lol) for me to ship my amp from home here. So what are some decent amps from the 100-200 dollar range that would be suitable for dorm life? I play mostly metal and hard rock.
#2
A Line 6 Pod and a pair of headphones.
Something like the Bean shaped one or the best used one you can find for the money you have.
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#3
Yeah, either a used POD XT bean + a pair of decent headphones (AKG K-240 mkII or ATH-M50), or you get an unbranded guitar link and you go with amp sims.

There are a couple of stickies about that in the recording section, have a look at them.
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#4
+1 on the amp sims. BTW, Luca, do you know of any amp sims that model Orange amps?
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#5
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do you know of any amp sims that model Orange amps?


Amplitube has all the official models of orange amps.

Either download 'Amplitube Orange' from your chosen appstore or get the free custom shop download for your computer and buy sims from their store.
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BTW, Luca, do you know of any amp sims that model Orange amps?
Yeah, amplitube has oranges, revalver has oranges, guitar rig has oranges, and podfarm/the POD's have oranges.

I really don't like orange amps in general so my judgement's clouded a bit, though in my opinion the best one is the one in revalver, then the one in the POD HD series.

Don't even bother with the ones in guitar rig and amplitube.
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Yeah, amplitube has oranges, revalver has oranges, guitar rig has oranges, and podfarm/the POD's have oranges.

I really don't like orange amps in general so my judgement's clouded a bit, though in my opinion the best one is the one in revalver, then the one in the POD HD series.

Don't even bother with the ones in guitar rig and amplitube.

Ok, thanks. How about a nice Roland JC amp sim?
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Ok, thanks. How about a nice Roland JC amp sim?

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otfaiola68 - I suggest some flavor of Peavey Vypyr if you want a real amp with a speaker in addition to headphone capabilities.
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otfaiola68 - I suggest some flavor of Peavey Vypyr if you want a real amp with a speaker in addition to headphone capabilities.

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#12
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Ok, thanks. How about a nice Roland JC amp sim?
Roland amp sims sound about as good as good as amplitube's to me, and the floor boards are much better for fx than amps sims.

Next time if you have a question of this kind just ask in the quick questions thread, it's the reason why it's been put there.
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Up for this.

Though IIRC the headphones output leaves quite a lot to be desired.
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#13
Yeah for metal and hard rock, you are probably better off getting a simulator.

On the other hand, if you wanted to play alternative and jazz stuff, I suggest the Bugera V5.
#14
Good thing about going the POD route is when ya get back home you can use it with your current amp
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otfaiola68 - I suggest some flavor of Peavey Vypyr if you want a real amp with a speaker in addition to headphone capabilities.


ahahahahaha truer words have never been spoken! Anyway's yea, I was thinking about getting a Vypyr. I actually used to own the 75 watt model from when they first came out. When I was looking on musicians friend/ guitar center I saw that they came out with newer models. Do they work just as well?
#16
I have not played the VIPs yet but I hear they are just as good with the added funcionality of being able to play bass and acoustic guitar through them as well.

I think the Pods are a great idea for situation and will sound better with headphones but like I said, if you want an actual amp the Vypyrs are hard to beat. I personally could not handle using only headphones all of the time.

Spambot - correct, the headphones only grab the preamp portion of the amp. There is no power section or cab emulation.