#1
Hey, I'm looking to upgrade from my 8 years old Marshall mg15.
Playing mostly metal but lookin for something that's gonna allow me to play other style from time to time.
My main options are a used Yamaha thr10x for 350$
A used Orange micro terror with a ppc 108 for 200$
And a used blackstar ht5r for 300$
Currently unavailability to actually go and play them so I'd like to hear your opinions and maybe other options you may know of
#2
Dude47 Hi, you can check reviews on these amps here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/yamaha/thr10x/index.html , https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/orange/micro_terror/index.html , https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/blackstar/ht-5r/index.html
You know, tastes vary, moreover, if we speak about used amps, it's highly depends on their condition.
Quote by Dude47
maybe other options you may know of

It's pretty hard to speak about other options, because there are a lot of them, but the problem is that we don't know what choice can be offered by your local surrounding.
#3
Quote by Dude47
Hey, I'm looking to upgrade from my 8 years old Marshall mg15.
Playing mostly metal but lookin for something that's gonna allow me to play other style from time to time.
My main options are a used Yamaha thr10x for 350$
A used Orange micro terror with a ppc 108 for 200$
And a used blackstar ht5r for 300$
Currently unavailability to actually go and play them so I'd like to hear your opinions and maybe other options you may know of
I was listening to the THR10 series last night through some video demos and was pretty surprised at how solid they sounded. However they are $299 new here in the US, where are you located for them to be $350 used? If you wanted more versatility from the THR10 series, you would probably want to go with just the THR10 as it has a wider range of modeled tones. The X is geared towards metal, the C is moreso clean/vintage offerings.

The Micro Terrors are okay for what they are, but ultimately the tiny cab does not really do the amp any favors and is a waste of money to have to pair with the amp IMO. And the limited feature set (no effects at all) may hold you back. The HT5R's tube circuitry may be a bit more inspiring for you than the SS offering of the THR10 units, but it is still relatively low in the effects department. The HT5R would be moreso if you were just wanting a clean and a dirty tone with a bit of reverb, simple. The THR10 would be a bit more tweaker friendly and give a wider variety of tones (but maybe not doing it all as well).

You could also look into the Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 amps, used.
Last edited by Will Lane at Jan 9, 2017,
#5
If you can swing $500-700USD, that gets you into used/new Carbon V3M head range. $100 more gets you the combo.
http://carvinaudio.com/collections/v3m-series
https://reverb.com/marketplace/amps?query=carvin%20v3m&make=carvin

They're pretty versatile, and can definitely do metal.



Pif from Thira* shares the settings he uses on his:



* And this is what Thira does:

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#6
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What kind of budget are you working with?

Up to 600$
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If you can swing $500-700USD, that gets you into used/new Carbon V3M head range. $100 more gets you the combo.
http://carvinaudio.com/collections/v3m-series
https://reverb.com/marketplace/amps?query=carvin%20v3m&make=carvin

They're pretty versatile, and can definitely do metal.



Pif from Thira* shares the settings he uses on his:



* And this is what Thira does:


Can't seem to find it in my country (Israel)
#7
For a tube amp look at a Laney IronHeart - the Studio 15 is a cool amp with tons of silent and recording features. You would need a cab though too.

For modeling, what is the market for a Peavey ViPR VIP 2 (the one with the 12" speaker)?
Guitars:
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
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .
#8
Dude47

Yeah, Carvin is a direct sales company. But they do make good stuff at good prices, and they do sell internationally

Still, not quite as good a deal outside the USA & Canada.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!