#1
I need a new amp and my budget is anywhere from $400-$600. I play metal and progressive like Metallica and Coheed & Cambria. I already have a Metal Zone pedal and I have an Epiphone Les Paul Custom if that matters. Thanks
#2
Bugera? its tube, great tone, and it is LOUD
Guitar
Lyon LI15
Epi Beast
Berhinger V-ampire LX210
Danelectro grilled cheese & t-bone

Bass:
Peavey 112
Ibanez gsr200

Saving for Bugera 333 $300 / $599 :|

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#3
used mesa f30 if you can find one
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Fender Start MIM
Kramer Sustainer
Jackson DKMG Dinky
Peavey XXX 40W
Vox DA5
#4
I would get the f-30 but I don't think I can find one , and I don't know where to get a Bugera. I don't think they came out in the US yet. But if anyone else has any other suggestions feel free to help.
#5
Yes they are out in the US. At least I think so - I believe the demand is quite high tho, might be out of stock. Just keep looking.
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#7
I looked at the ValveKing and it looks pretty good. But I was just wondering what everybody thinks of the Marshall AVT100X because I'm sort of interested in that.
#8
Generally, for Marshall: If it ain't full tube, it's not a very good idea.
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#10
Quote by Metal_Ibanez_89
Id go for a line 6 spider III 120 or 150

good thing he's not gonna listen to you.


look for a used peavey 5150 or 6505 on ebay (combo). or XXX even. those are really you only two worth while options (imo, and that i can think of right now) in that price range for metal tones.
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#12
Quote by Metal_Ibanez_89
why a tube amp? In the future there will eb no tube amp adn hwo do u knwo whats a tube amp?

why? because generally, they sound better. solid state amps have a habit of sounding very thin. in the frequencies that give tube amps their body, solid state amps just get fizzy and muddy. especially the spyder.

what makes you say there will be no tube amps in the future? that's a ridiculous claim. as long as people still care about tone, they will still use tube amps.

a tube amp has tubes in it instead of diodes.
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#13
How do u knwo whether wits not a tube or not? Also I have a Marshall 30 MG and i hate it. I heard of the Line 6's and i like them. What makes them so bad?
#14
could check zzounds.com. last i checked they still had some bugera amps.
Guitar
Lyon LI15
Epi Beast
Berhinger V-ampire LX210
Danelectro grilled cheese & t-bone

Bass:
Peavey 112
Ibanez gsr200

Saving for Bugera 333 $300 / $599 :|

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Agreed. There's no point in doing anything if she looks like shit.
#17
I would say:

Peavey 5150/6505
Engl Amps
Bugera
Mesa rectos and F30 and F50

im sure everyone else has some other to name
Guitar
Lyon LI15
Epi Beast
Berhinger V-ampire LX210
Danelectro grilled cheese & t-bone

Bass:
Peavey 112
Ibanez gsr200

Saving for Bugera 333 $300 / $599 :|

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Agreed. There's no point in doing anything if she looks like shit.
#18
Quote by Metal_Ibanez_89
How do u knwo whether wits not a tube or not? Also I have a Marshall 30 MG and i hate it. I heard of the Line 6's and i like them. What makes them so bad?

for combos, look in the back, if the back is closed, it's a solid state. if it's open and you can see the speakers, look and see if you can find these glass light bulb looking things, those are tubes. if not, it's a solid state.

for heads, weight is usually a tale-tale sign. tube amps are much heavier.

also, tube amps generally have two "on-switches." so to speak. one for power, which you turn on first, and a low voltage level begins heating up the tubes, then there's a "stand-by" switch, which allows the full voltage to hit the tubes and you can play.

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so if it has knobs than thats a tube amp? What a good tube amp for metal?

what? no, all amps have knobs.

there are lots of good tube amps for metal. literally hundreds.

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Try a b-52 at combo. It's a tube amp, great distortion, great cleans.
i beg to differ.
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#19
mesa f-series are good for metallica IMO, 30 or 50 watt, and 100 watt combos, being a mesa, its tube. Just keep looking out for one, you can grab a bargain. Although most mesa's will deliver a good metallica tone, prehaps not rectifiers though.
#20
Okay, I've narrowed it down to the ValveKing and the Bugera 6262. Which one?
#21
Valve King FTW.
rig:
Saga TC-10 DIY Tele knockoff
Boss OC2
Danelectro D1
Line 6 Spider III 30 w/ FBV Express
#22
Quote by KWAL562
Okay, I've narrowed it down to the ValveKing and the Bugera 6262. Which one?

For the BrOOtalz, go for a 6262, but beware: they've unproven, as far as reliability and tone goes.
#23
Quote by the.spine.surfs
For the BrOOtalz, go for a 6262, but beware: they've unproven, as far as reliability and tone goes.


Well by the time I actually have enough money for a new amp, I'll know.
#24
Quote by Metal_Ibanez_89
How do u knwo whether wits not a tube or not? Also I have a Marshall 30 MG and i hate it. I heard of the Line 6's and i like them. What makes them so bad?

If there are both large (power) and small (preamp) glass vacuum tubes in it, then it's a tube amp. If there are only preamp tubes, then it has a solid state power section and is not a tube amp. Naturally if it has no tubes at all, then it's not a tube amp.

There are few exceptions to this, most notably things like the H&K Switchblade and the Line6 Spider Valve which use "tube enhanced" digital preamp sections into a tube power amp. On account of the digital preamp they usually aren't included in the classification of "all tube" amps (in spite of the manufacturers claims).

The Marshall MG's and Line6 Spider 3's are NOT tube amps at all.
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#25
valveking!

i play one (the 212) and i'm in a band and we cover coheed and cambria!
but you should maybe buy a tubescreamer
#26
Quote by KWAL562
Okay, I've narrowed it down to the ValveKing and the Bugera 6262. Which one?

imo, the vk is sub par in all areas.
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