Ive only been playing for about 9 months and Im ready for a better amp. I have a small crate that sounds like a fart. I'll just be playing it in my room at pretty low volumes. I'm into mostly older metal like Slayer and Megadeth and would like to get a good sounding metal amp for my $300 budget. I want the best sounding amp I can get for clean and distortion not the loudest. Below are some of the amps I was interested in what should I get? Thanks

Crate V Series V5 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

Peavey Valve King Royal 8 5W 1x8 Tube Combo Amp

Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier

Randall RX Series RX75R 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
Quote by DiMeTiMe
That Crate looks like a good deal, and 5 watts tube is plenty loud enough.

(which is why I'm getting a 120 watt Bugera 6260 head )

yeah man if 5 watts is plenty, 120 watts is 115 times the plenty
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Quote by Titans36
I'd rather not buy used!

Why? If you don't you will get an OK amp instead of a good or great amp.

If you really don't want to get a used amp, try to get a Crate V8 (same as V5 except different color and cheaper.) It runs $179 new I think. With the money left over, you can get a good OD like a Jekyll and Hyde to get metal sounds because the amp won't quite do slayer by itself.
Last edited by acdcrocks0323 at Jan 27, 2008,
my fender hot rod deluxe is used and 10 years old and it work amazingly

so is my big muff pi but thas cuz i bought it from a friend

point is used equipment is still good. itsjust that you didnt break it in yourself

i also dont see why you would buy a quiet amp if you would get a quiet amp for a better tone if nobody but you is going ot hear the tone. i think those amps are too quiet for band practice with a drummer. i think you should just get a louder amp. you'l be happy with it in the long run

i would advise going used or save up more money for a "talent show" ready amp

if you dont know what that means, just one that is loud enough to power an auditorium in your school

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

line 6 spider 75 watt? (waits for assassination). They're loud and have decent tone for a SS amp. I was gonna get one but got a Bogner Uberschall instead :P. I play out a lot though, so it's all good.
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