#1
I want a little practice amp around 10 watts or less with loads of gain just for messin around with, Anyone got any ideas?
#2
Roland Microcube
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Quote by JStone233
Roland Microcube


i dunno if that's what you want cause you want something with a lot of gain, and that amp does not have that much gain. Unless you have a distortion pedal i would probably look for something else. although the clean is very good on a microcube.
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#7
Roland Microcube, Nevermind the guy who said it has not alot of gain. It will do metal easily.
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#9
Quote by Gutch220
Vox Pathfinder 10


I wouldn't say it has loads of gain. or at least, loads of good-sounding gain. It's best at classic rock and lighter, in my opinion.

I second the microcube, unless you're willing to go boutique with your price range.
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#10
but we're talking about little 10w room amps. your not going to get anything special out of these amps
#11
Hey...

If you're looking for a small amp with a good metal sound, then you should definitely consider the Line 6 Spider II, or the new Spider III coming out. They come as small as 15w and they're perfect for playing metal. I own a 75 watt one and it's great for playing any sort of metal... old, new, "nu", you name it. You can even get a good Slash tone if you roll back the gain. It also comes packed with features like flange/chorus, reverb, tremolo, a bunch of echos... and a noise gate, which is important.

For the size/price it's the best out there. My friend owns a vox modeling amp and it's a piece of ****... trust me, I love my metal.
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Quote by Gutch220
but we're talking about little 10w room amps. your not going to get anything special out of these amps


the microcube owns the pathfinder for metal. I know, i have a pathfinder.

and you will, if you're willing to go boutique, but I suspect the threadstarter isn't.
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#13
"Trust me, I love my metal" yeah okay, so do I but I dont go and choose a line 6. The spider 3 will be even worse than previous two
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#14
^no

I don't have a nano head - YET, but it's been ordered, but I've played it at different store's with all the pedals I use, and I totally love it, if you crank it you'll really get a big smile on your face, and with some EQ pedal's it's really possible to do alot!
#15
threadstarter u can also pick up an epi 5W tube head for $99. hook it up to ur cab, add a pedal and go nuts.


edit: out of the small practice amps, id pick the micro cube for metal.
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Quote by StuC
"Trust me, I love my metal" yeah okay, so do I but I dont go and choose a line 6. The spider 3 will be even worse than previous two


I will admit that the spider has a crappy clean tone and a crappy pretty much everything else. However, the green insane channel (which is all i ever use) is pretty decent and allows you to get a fairly good metal tone without doing too much work. It's also fairly versatile if you roll back the gain a bit.

If metal is really all you want to play then I'd say go for it.. Spider II or III.
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