#1
Looking for a practice amp 15-30w, I play hard rock/metal mostly (Tool, Metallica, QOTSA, Mastodon, etc.) Give me some good suggestions por favor!
#2
Dark Terror.
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#3
Mesa Mark V 25W should cover all that ground
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#4
You dont have to restrict yourself to a small wattage amp. A higher wattage amp with a master volume will work as well.
Or perhaps a Pod HD pro or something similar would work if its just for home practice.
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Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

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#5
Budget?
Charvel So-Cal (SH6TB/N, killswitch), Jackson RR5FR (TB6/Jazz, Drop C). Joyo pxl pro.
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Loop 2 (FX loop)-Line6 M9, TC Spark Mini. Loop 2 into mxr 10band. All into a Peavey Triple XXX 212, Ibanez IL15.
#7
Quote by The Judist
Mesa Mark V 25W should cover all that ground

No, the Mark is too tight in the bass dept and for most of what TS wants you want a big loose low-end. The mini recto and rectoverb 25 would be much better \

The Dark terror is a nice suggestion, but also look at the Orange TH30 if you need it to be a combo.

If money is a big concern look for an old Laney AOR 30 combo
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Mar 12, 2015,
#8
Quote by Robbgnarly
No, the Mark is too tight in the bass dept and for most of what TS wants you want a big loose low-end. The mini recto and rectoverb 25 would be much better \

The Dark terror is a nice suggestion, but also look at the Orange TH30 if you need it to be a combo.

If money is a big concern look for an old Laney AOR 30 combo


Better advice here. Completely forgot about the TH30.

AOR 30 would be good also but IIRC they're really unreliable. (Especially my 100 head)
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#9
If you're a beginner then a Peavey Vypir with the 12 inch speaker(The wattage it has escapes me, sorry), and if not then a Mesa Tremoverb or something.

If you want it on a budget but you're not a complete noob then a Jet city 22hdm plus some 1x12 closed back with V30's.
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#10
Quote by Fisheth24
Better advice here. Completely forgot about the TH30.

AOR 30 would be good also but IIRC they're really unreliable. (Especially my 100 head)

From what I have heard the AOR series does have an issue with their tube sockets, I'm not sure if it applies to the AOR30 because it runs EL84 tubes not EL34 like the 50/100 which are the ones said to be problematic .
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Mar 12, 2015,
#11
TH30 sounds amazing but holy ****, cant afford that.

Budget lets say, less than $500. I'm going to college full time so can't really afford anything bad ass. I wouldn't say I'm a beginner but I'm still pretty shitty. I was thinking about the vyper but idk how well it pull the tones im looking for.

Currently I have an Epi LP and an eastwood gp, using a Line 6 Spider IV 15 watt and I hate it.
#12
If you don't mind going solid state, you could get an Orange Crush combo. Not sure about American prices but over here the 35w combo goes for about £200 (so about $300?).

Failing that, Jet City amps are great amps at a great price. The JCA22H is around the same price as the above mentioned amp and sounds great, especially for the sound you're going for.
#13
Quote by ImDesigner
TH30 sounds amazing but holy ****, cant afford that.

Budget lets say, less than $500. I'm going to college full time so can't really afford anything bad ass. I wouldn't say I'm a beginner but I'm still pretty shitty. I was thinking about the vyper but idk how well it pull the tones im looking for.

Currently I have an Epi LP and an eastwood gp, using a Line 6 Spider IV 15 watt and I hate it.

Then a used Marshall JCM2000 DSL401 or 201 would work and be in budget. They just are not what I'd suggest for college dorm living.

If your going to be living in a dorm, you might be better with a L6 POD HD or other capable MFX that you can use with headphones/monitor speakers

Stay away from the Orange crush series, they are mediocre at best
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Mar 13, 2015,
#14
Mesas would be nice. Also try for a used Peavey JSX combo that should work well.
Guitars:
Ibanez RG1570 Prestige
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
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#15
I wont be living in a dorm, at least not for a while. Lets say

Practice amp
$500 or less
Combo
Good high gain (metal player)
#16
This Laney TI 15 combo is $27 over your budget (the open box one) but it also has a headphone out which will come in handy
www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/laney-tony-iommi-signature-15w-1x12-guitar-combo-amp?condition=used
If you don't mind used, there is a huge selection to choose from
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Mar 14, 2015,
#18
Quote by ImDesigner
Opinions on the Vypyr 30/VIP2?

They are OK, the older Vypyr tube 60 is a much better sounding amp.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#19
Really thinking about the JCM2000 DSL 401 combo. No where around me has one available to test out so I'd have to order it online. Should I make that $500 risk? XD

Or possibly at 6505?
Last edited by ImDesigner at Mar 20, 2015,
#20
Quote by ImDesigner
Really thinking about the JCM2000 DSL 401 combo. No where around me has one available to test out so I'd have to order it online. Should I make that $500 risk? XD

If where you buy it from has a good return policy, then I'd go for it
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate