#1
what is the best tube amp that has around 5 watt?
put the name, pic if you can, and the price
#2
Any boutique amp.

Bulldog
Cornford (are amazing)
Bad Cat
Goodsell
can't think fo any others, but there are tons...

Expect to pay 3000+ dollars

EDIT:
also Dr. Z, Orange, Fender, Gibson, and I think also Divided by 13
Last edited by sashki at Mar 17, 2008,
#4
Blackheart little giant
Combo Version


Mini-stack (1x12" cab w/ head)


Combo sells for about 280 US, Stack for about 250 US.
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#6
What's your budget? and what styles do you play?
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#9
Quote by tigerxc10
which is better? combo and stack? why?


it's preety much the same thing.

The combo is like having the head and cab together in one amp.

and the stack is obviously having a head, and a cab.

I'd go for the BH halfstack just in case I wana use the cab with another amp or vice-versa
#11
Seriously i can't believe that anyone wud even bother replying until he says what styles he plays and what his budget is!!
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#15
A 5 watt tube amp won't get you very far for System of a Down. I say you save up a bit more and get yourself a proper high-gain amp later, like a Peavey or a Randall. You don't have to get a huge one, but they only make them from about 20 watts upwards. You'll get a much better metal sound, though.
#16
Quote by sashki
A 5 watt tube amp won't get you very far for System of a Down. I say you save up a bit more and get yourself a proper high-gain amp later, like a Peavey or a Randall. You don't have to get a huge one, but they only make them from about 20 watts upwards. You'll get a much better metal sound, though.


but i don't perfrom live, i just play by myself like an emo. and i live in an apartment, so i can't play with the full sound :/
#17
Quote by tigerxc10
but i don't perfrom live, i just play by myself like an emo. and i live in an apartment, so i can't play with the full sound :/

Just saying that it's hard to find amps that can do metal that are 5 watts.

Besides, these 5 watts are pretty damn loud. Most of them don't have gain controls, so in order to get any distortion, you'll have to turn them up to full power.

Your nieghbours are gonna love that.
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#21
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Stack's are louder, but way heavier.

Combo's are easier to carry.

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#26
my price is around $300, and i'm looking for a good distortion tube amp. if i get a killer ant with a distortion pedal, will it have the sytstem of a down sound?
#27
Quote by redh0tchilip3pp
Stack's are louder, but way heavier.

Combo's are easier to carry.


False. just because its a half stack dosnt make it louder..

Anyways, I hear that the physics of a stack make it much better sounding when it is seperated from the speakers. Im not sure about the details of that, however. I guess it doesnt matter a ton with the small ones like these though.

the blackheart stack looks nice though
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#28
Quote by dcdossett65
i heard that the physics of a stack make it much better sounding when it is seperated from the speakers. im not sure about the details of that, however. I guess it doesnt matter a ton with the small ones like these though.

the blackheart stack looks nice though

More speakers gives more sound distribution. Other than that, no advantages. (and a little increased bass)
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#29
Quote by kool98769
More speakers gives more sound distribution. Other than that, no advantages. (and a little increased bass)


I was more thinking about the fact that the speakers on a cab are in a seperate closed cabinet as opposed to having the electronics included in the cab on a combo. I was talking to a guy who was a total audiophile though, so dont quote me on any of this. Just what i heard.
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#31
Quote by greggybhoy
That has 15 watts my friend.

well this is gonna wake up my bitching idian family, right?\
how about a 1 watt killer ant with metal muff?
#32
Having a head is better in some respects, because you can separate things better. Also the tubes are happier when they aren't constantly slammed by the sound coming off the speaker. Tends to knock things lose. But its not a huge deal and basically the difference between a combo and a stack comes down to preference and how cool you need to look to play t3h br00talz.
#33
Quote by dcdossett65
False. just because its a half stack dosnt make it louder..

Anyways, I hear that the physics of a stack make it much better sounding when it is seperated from the speakers. Im not sure about the details of that, however. I guess it doesnt matter a ton with the small ones like these though.

the blackheart stack looks nice though

Okay, my bad.
#34
Quote by Kino22x
Also the tubes are happier when they aren't constantly slammed by the sound coming off the speaker.

That's really the only advantage.
#35
listen i dont think this guy is looking for a tube amp sure there great and all but like alot of people here said 5watts tube is ****ing loud and its not ganna get him what he wants, metal,SOD ****,and other metal stuff.
I say what your looking at is a Roland cube 30 thats ganna get you what you want and it aint that loud.

It will get you what you want at low volumes
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#36
Quote by tigerxc10
my price is around $300, and i'm looking for a good distortion tube amp. if i get a killer ant with a distortion pedal, will it have the sytstem of a down sound?

and what i have to say to that is EPIPHONE valvejunior+metal muff with top boost
^soory about previose statement didnt read trough
#37
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