#1
I have a couple guitars with emg pickups. As for my amp, I have a cube 60. Now, I by no means am a gigging player, just a bedroom sort of metalhead. I actually don't think I've ever been able to get the volume on the cube past 30%. With that in mind, I was thinking of switching to a tube amp.

Now, here's the thing. I have no experience with tube amps and no guitar center around me to try one out. I have a mess of pedals that I can run through a tube amp to hopefully get some metal tones. My question is, is it the right move to go from my loud Cube 60, to say, a blackheart little giant?
#2
The Little Giant wouldn't be ideal for metal in my opinion. It's vintage voiced and when boost only yeilds a sort of early Metal tone.

I say Krank Rev. Jr.

It's a dual channel, 20 watt, metal monster.
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#3
Well trust me, I'd LOVE a rev jr, but I simply can't afford one at this point. Hmm, maybe if I ebay my cube, psp and ds I could get close.....
#4
Well I wouldn't really settle for a Little Giant if I was in your position. I would just save up. But hey, that's me!

If you really don't want to wait, the Little giant isn't a BAD amp. It's just not my first choice for teh br00talz.
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#5
Hmm, well anything else between the krank and the blackheart that can get me metal tones? Maybe a peavey valveking or something...
#6
The Valveking can do metal tones no problem. The Randall RG50TC would be another option as well as the RM20. A Laney LC15 would be a solid choice too.
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#7
Thanks for the help man. Yeah, I'm not sure what to do. I'm hoping I can get rid of the cube and get something else for about the same price. I do like my cube, but from what I hear, I would be getting more our of my EMG's and metal muff from a tube. The three that seem to be in my price range are the blackheart half stack, the valve junior half stack, and the vlavleking 112 or royal 8 combo. What do you think would get me the best sound?
#8
The Valveking 112. That way, you won't need your Muff to get awesome metal tone.
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#9
Is the royal 8 way worse than the 112? B/c I can afford the royal 8 right now