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My first amp was the Marshall MG 100DFX. I had no idea what to get and it is WAY too big for my little room, and I can't get the sounds that i'm looking for with such little volume. 
I play Avenged Sevenfold, MUSE, Children of Bodom, Misfits, Black Sabbath, etc. I've been playing for almost 3 years so I'm not a beginner, just not an expert either :p
I've played with the Line 6 spider IV which I thought sounded good, but after reading MANY bad reviews I have my reservations about buying one now. 

Budget up to £300, any recommendations? 

Thanks!
Last edited by holland711 at Jul 2, 2017,
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how quietly do you have to play? the big problem is if you're playing really quietly there's going to be some compromise almost nomatter what you use.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Dave_Mc  I live in a terrace house, so just quiet enough so I don't drive the neighbours nuts, but loud enough so that I wouldn't be able to hear someone talking to me from the next room. Hope that helps
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If being able to play quietly is a major concern, have you considered the sort of options that are available to you in terms of VST software with your computer?
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+1 for the Peavey Vypyr. I've always liked the Blackstar HT series as well.
#7
What amp are you using now?


A clean/semi amp and a dirt pedal might be an option.  I use a VOX AC4C1-BL with an MXR SuperBadAss for Rock/Old School Metal like Sabbath and it sounds pretty good in the house.
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T00DEEPBLUE  I don't need to be as quiet as THAT, my problem with my amp is that it's so big that I can only turn it up so loud before it becomes a nuisance and it's just noise, not a lot of tone or effects at low volume.  
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T00DEEPBLUE  I don't need to be as quiet as THAT, my problem with my amp is that it's so big that I can only turn it up so loud before it becomes a nuisance and it's just noise, not a lot of tone or effects at low volume.  

Well if you want some volume, you can use your PC monitors.

Seriously, you can get a lot better tones for a similarly priced DAW and VST setup for the same price as a cheap practice amp. It's especially helpful if you want to do any kind of recording too as it makes the whole process of doing that a breeze.
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Guitaraxe I'm using a Marshall MG 100DFX. I might have to start looking at pedals then!  

Pedals going into a Marshall MG is a total waste of money dude. Solid state amps like the MG do not take overdrive and distortion pedals very well at all.

You really are better off just getting a better quality amp or a VST SW solution.
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I second the VST option but if you really are set on an amp then maybe something that has a headphone out? H&K have a few options but they might be out of your price range new. I might check out the Laney Ironheart Studio. It has a headphone out and also an AUX in for doing guitar karaoke with your favorite backing tracks. Also, it has a wide range of tones. 
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T00DEEPBLUE  What are your suggestions for a better amp then?

Used Peavey Vypyr.

If you want to use VST software, I suggest watching this video.

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Look into the Laney IRT-Studio used as it's an amp and a USB interface in one.

Bundle that with a low cost DAW like Reaper and good cabinet impulses like Peavey ReValver and you're golden for a ton of options.
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Guitaraxe I'm using a Marshall MG 100DFX. I might have to start looking at pedals then!  


It might be worth a shot. As mentioned, SS can be picky when it comes to out-boarded dirt. These days they have many dirt boxes withe 3 band EQ's on them to help dial in tones. Another option, if you don't mind the speaker in the MG is to get a small amp head and hook it up to the MG speaker using it as a make-shift cab.
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Dave_Mc  I live in a terrace house, so just quiet enough so I don't drive the neighbours nuts, but loud enough so that I wouldn't be able to hear someone talking to me from the next room. Hope that helps


Thanks. I agree with T00DEEPBLUE, basically.
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#20
The Yamaha THR10x sounds like exactly what you're looking for. Great little practice amp for solo jamming and woodshedding.

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