#1
I'm a beginner at guitar as of right now, and I have a decent guitar for the money, but I have no good amp to play it on. I have an Ibanez GRG170DX, I play metal (so I prevent a discussion on this later). I wanted a nice amp with not too many effects or anything else like that, but with some good sounding distortion. I was looking at some Marshall amps, because I heard they were the way to go with amps. The trouble is, I only have around 200 dollars to spend and I can't wait to get an amp because I need something to practice on that doesn't sound all faded out like my brother's old Crate Bass Amp. Any considerations?
#2
Don't even think about looking at Marshall in that range, that would be an MG which are horrible.

Go for either a Vox Valvetronix or a Roland Cube. They have built in effects, but are MILES better than any other SS amps in that price range.
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#3
i agree get a vox, you can just get a small one becuase your probably not gonna do any gigs at this point
#6
For practicing metal at bedroom levels, get a Roland Microcube for $125.
#8
Look up the Roland Cube 20 / 30 and the Vox Valvetronix XL series.
#9
Get a Roland Cube 30 if you can. They are ideal for playing metal.
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#10
i have a Crate GT65, and for a beginner amp, i find it's really good, especially if you're just jaming by yourself, it's 65 watts, has 3 channels-clean, rhythm, and solo, the new ones are called something different now tho, and instead of just a reverd, it has reverb and 2 others
http://crateamps.com/products/pindex.php?prodID=12
i paid $300(CAD)+tax for mine
Gear:
Jackson DKMG Dinky (EMG 81/85)
Ibanez GIO (i put a Dimbucker in the bridge)
Crate GT65 (65 watts) to be upgraded soon, suggestions welcome (must be tubed)
Floor Pod (for sale)