#1
Hi, I'm looking for a new practice amp. I'm not too expirenced on amps so I'm a bit fuzzy on knowing what I should get. I have a budget of around $225. I can spend more but I'd prefer not to. I'm more into metalcore/metal music, so I'd like something that can get those sounds decently. Any good recommendations? Thanks!
#2
a used Peavey Vypyr 30 would work $79
www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Peavey/Vypyr-30-1X12-30W-Guitar-Combo-Amp-111612177.gc


so would a used Line 6 Flextone.
www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Line-6/Flextone-III-Plus-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-111553375.gc

I'd rather have the Flextone, it has more amps, cabs, FX than the Peavey. It also is a higher wattage which means you can jam with other people
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#4
Quote by rjm4u
Spend a little more and this little tube amp is fantastic. There are a fews mods you can do later to make it even better but it is great right out of the box.

Fender Champion 600 5 watt tube amp

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender/Champion-600-5W-1x6-Combo-Amp-1273888002891.gc


That amp will do nothing for him. Its a non master volume, and has next to no gain.
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#5
You could probably snag a Bugera 333 Infinium 212 combo for $250, hell I got my Bugera half stack for $300. It sounds great for metal, it's essentially a cheaper Peavey XXX and it can take EL34 or 6L6 tubes! With that amount of money get a good tube amp, not solid state
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#6
Honestly every recommendation has been great for you except the Fender (not that it isn't a cool little amp, it just won't fit your style). I will say this, tube amps will sound better, but they require more maintenance. If you are new to amps and a few years off of having around 100 bucks to spend every year or 2 on amp maintenance I would tell you to go with the Vypyr or the Flextone.

I have also found the old Vypyr tubes for dirt cheap as well. They are kind of the best of both worlds and for a steal. You can check out a demo here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gle82A-bTP8
#7
Tube maintenance is not nearly as expensive as people make it out to be. I have about 15 tube amps, and have probably only spent maybe $100 in the last few years replacing dead tubes. Most of the money I have spent on tubes was buying different brand for tone chasing, and I still haven't spent much.
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#8
You are lucky man. I was losing power tubes yearly and bi yearly for preamp tubes. It was at least 100-140 dollars every year. When I ran 2 tube amps my cost went down from not running them as hard, but having just one tube amp you are running and practicing on constantly will just burn through tubes.
#10
Quote by JosephFeagin8
You are lucky man. I was losing power tubes yearly and bi yearly for preamp tubes. It was at least 100-140 dollars every year. When I ran 2 tube amps my cost went down from not running them as hard, but having just one tube amp you are running and practicing on constantly will just burn through tubes.


That doesn't sound quite right, but I am not saying you are wrong. What amps? And did you bias your power tubes properly? I have only had maybe 6 or 7 preamp tubes die in the last ten years. I gigged pretty regularly for most of the time as well.
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#12
Quote by JosephFeagin8
You are lucky man. I was losing power tubes yearly and bi yearly for preamp tubes. It was at least 100-140 dollars every year. When I ran 2 tube amps my cost went down from not running them as hard, but having just one tube amp you are running and practicing on constantly will just burn through tubes.

were they really bad, or was your tech just screwing you.

I have been in very heavy touring and gigging bands and have not ever had to replace tubes anywhere near as often as that. and that is playing 200+ shows a year + practice 2-3 times a week
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