#1
so im not the expert on amps so im woundering what are some good combo tube amps for around $1000. Brands/models ...etc thanks.l
#2
What kinds of music would you be playing and will you be using it for gigging or just home practice?
#4
Quote by Denthúl
What kinds of music would you be playing and will you be using it for gigging or just home practice?

just home prac and for metalcore/grind
#5
if you're just looking for something to play at home, you can find a small tube combo that's good for that stuff for a much smaller price.
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#6
Quote by lazlow325i
if you're just looking for something to play at home, you can find a small tube combo that's good for that stuff for a much smaller price.

it would be nice to get a half stack too but can i pick a decent one up for around $1200 and any suggestions on which brands to start looking at
#7
Quote by choke on you
just home prac and for metalcore/grind


There aren't as many lower-wattage metal amps as there are others. You could get a Randall RG50TC or B-52 AT112 for much less than $1,000 however they can get quite loud. If I were you, I wouldn't spend $1,000 on an amp solely for practice.
#8
Quote by Denthúl
There aren't as many lower-wattage metal amps as there are others. You could get a Randall RG50TC or B-52 AT112 for much less than $1,000 however they can get quite loud. If I were you, I wouldn't spend $1,000 on an amp solely for practice.

just stick with a good combo then ay
#11
I hear that... Tremelo? Wheres reverb?

But there is a power soak and effects loop. Pretty handy for a practice amp, and you could still get some decent gain out of it.
#12
True. But I think it would be better value to buy something a bit, uh...more feature-y. I mean, the RG50TC is only $50 more, has a proper EQ, reverb, effects loop and could be put to gigging use in the future. And since a lot of heavier styles use mostly pre-amp gain, there'd be no need to turn it up to get a good metalish sound.

To me, practice amp would come in the $250-300 range, not $500
#13
Ive never played the randall, but it doesnt really come off to me as one of the most tone rich amps in the world.

What do i know.

But if TS can afford it he should go for it. I wouldnt say no.
#14
It's got more than you would imagine. For a budget metal amp, it has nice cleans and distortion. It can even do mid-gain tones decently. Probably wouldn't sound too good with your Jag, mind...