#1
Hey UG! I'm looking for a good metal amp/cab for bedroom playing. My budget is $500-$1000. I play mainly metalcore, nu-metal (slipknotish) and so on. What would you suggest would be a suitable bedroom amp that will not blow the walls?
#2
Dunno about specifics as they aren't my genres, but I don't like loud, so I have gone clean plus stomps rather than try and find amp-derived sounds. As an example, I'm running a Sansamp Character British as the preamp into the Fx loop of my H&K. - So a wide range of decent Marshall type sounds at low volume.

The new amps with built-in digital multiFX might be very good, but I'm not keen on the idea of having all those parts in one box - too much to go wrong.
#3
What don't you like about your Orange?
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#4
Quote by red.guitar
What don't you like about your Orange?

I really dig it! The only problem is that I use it for band rehersal so it's always on our band venue. I need something to work at home, but the Line 6 doesn't really cut it.
#6
Sell the Line 6 and grab a Peavey Vyper. Decent metal tones from a modeler and no stomps necessary. You'll be way under budget, too.
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#7
Yeah, a Peavey Vypyr VIP should be more than sufficient for bedroom playing. But if you want a tube amp, I'd go with mini head, like a Peavey 6505 MH
#9
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
Vypyr Tube 60 if you can find one.


Or move the #4 Terror setup to home and get yourself a proper used Rockerverb.


+1

If you like the orange tone, you should be able to find a used RV at the top of your budget.
Guitars:
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
MIJ Tele
MIA Strat

Amps:
Silver Jubilee 2525
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
Pink Paisley Princeton RV
74' Vibro Champ
#10
Isn't the Terror less than 15lbs and doesn't it come with a gig bag? Why not just get a cabinet for home and carry the head to and fro rehearsal.
#11
Quote by JELIFISH19
Isn't the Terror less than 15lbs and doesn't it come with a gig bag? Why not just get a cabinet for home and carry the head to and fro rehearsal.

Very true and with the money that you have you could buy a mighty fine cab.
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#12
Orange Tiny Terror is what I use but you'll need an overdrive for some of the higher gain sounds, although I think the Dark Terror probably covers that, so maybe get that one if you don't want to stick overdrive in front.
#13
It may be that "amp" is not what you're looking for, if the venue is a bedroom. You'll always be running an amp at way lower than optimal values, and simply getting a low-power amp isn't going to help anything. My suggestion would be a really good set of headphones and any kind of preamp that will get you the sounds you like.
#14
I like the snott watt suggestion. I can't find one to play yet but it has the right specs on paper and it sounds great on YouTube.
#15
I'll throw out there that you could pick up a Vox amplug and a great set of headphones. Not the same feel as moving some air with a real amp but they sound surprisingly good for how small and simple to use they are.

I know you said amp/cab but if you're open to combos you could grab a used XXX or 5150 combo, or for that matter a new 6505 combo. With an OD out front they sound great at low volumes, and you would have room in your budget to get a maxon OD or something.
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