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Please suggest your favorite tube bedroom practice amps but they have to be loud enough to be played in a band, lets say another guitarist, drummer and bassist. I play Thrash metal and like tones of these bands:

Metallica
Megadeth
Testament
Iced Earth.
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Ibanez Valbee?
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#4
The three i use work out just fine......



Also Peavey 5150, XXX, JSX, Ultra Plus, Valveking, Windsor, Crate Blue voodoo if your like Megadeth and Randall SS amps are nice for quick bedroom jams and can handle giggin with ease....
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#5
mmm maybe a fender amp? i gto a 200 watt deluxe reverb fender nd it does the trick for me.
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Quote by breakstuff
Please suggest your favorite tube bedroom practice amps but they have to be loud enough to be played in a band, lets say another guitarist, drummer and bassist. I play Thrash metal and like tones of these bands:

Metallica
Megadeth
Testament
Iced Earth.


Those words don't mix.

Get yourself a nice valve amp to play with a band, and then buy a cheaper solid state combo or something like a POD to practice with.
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I said bedroom practice and just loud enough to jam with my band.

I will check out the Ibanez Valbee.
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I said bedroom practice and just loud enough to jam with my band.

I will check out the Ibanez Valbee.


And I said those words don't mix.

I had an Epi Valve Jr combo, by the time you got it loud enough for it to sound anything like a good amp then it was FAR too loud to be considered a bedroom amp. My 50 watt Laney also sounds like crap at anything lower than band practice levels.

Bottom line is, you'll get a better sound with SS or modelling at bedroom levels. Unless your idea of bedroom levels is "If it's in my bedroom I can play as loud as I want" and you have no consideration for anyone other than yourself.

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And I said those words don't mix.

I had an Epi Valve Jr combo, by the time you got it loud enough for it to sound anything like a good amp then it was FAR too loud to be considered a bedroom amp. My 50 watt Laney also sounds like crap at anything lower than band practice levels.

Bottom line is, you'll get a better sound with SS or modelling at bedroom levels. Unless your idea of bedroom levels is "If it's in my bedroom I can play as loud as I want" and you have no consideration for anyone other than yourself.



Eh, I don't think it's really accurate to say that "tube" and "bedroom practice amp" don't mix. Even at reasonable bedroom volumes, I still prefer the sound of tube. And while the volume on an amp capable of "jamming" with a band would have to be pretty low in a bedroom situation, an overdrive pedal can help remedy the situation significantly (although, of course it can never really replace cranking the amp).

Then again, though, I'm not looking for metal tone, so just my two cents.
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haha i love my weber attenuator, its great...

you have any kind of price range?
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You could always buy a good solid gigging amp and a Blackheart Killer Ant for bedroom use. You won't get both worlds in one tube amp
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haha i love my weber attenuator, its great...

you have any kind of price range?


Well I don't want something that is too high end, but something right in the middle, good overall amp.
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Quote by breakstuff
Well I don't want something that is toohigh end, but something right in the middle, good overall amp.


Already stated some middle of the road options..

Peavey 5150, XXX, JSX, Ultra Plus, Valveking, Windsor, Crate Blue voodoo if your like Megadeth and Randall SS amps. All are decent at low volumes..
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Eh, I don't think it's really accurate to say that "tube" and "bedroom practice amp" don't mix. Even at reasonable bedroom volumes, I still prefer the sound of tube. And while the volume on an amp capable of "jamming" with a band would have to be pretty low in a bedroom situation, an overdrive pedal can help remedy the situation significantly (although, of course it can never really replace cranking the amp).

Then again, though, I'm not looking for metal tone, so just my two cents.


I'm not looking for metal tone either, but I still think that valve amps sound sub-par at low volumes. Even with an OD.
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I'm not looking for metal tone either, but I still think that valve amps sound sub-par at low volumes. Even with an OD.


To each his own, I guess. I still think tube amps sound good at low volumes---they just sound even better when cranked.

This brings up a good point though---people have very different opinions about what sounds good. The TS should definitely make sure to try out the amps that people are suggesting before he actually makes a purchase.
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#16
Damn i cant crank up a tube amp so i wont spend all my money just to get a slight better tone which i get from SS....
#17
i'd just get a high gain tube amp which sounds good turned down. problem is those are expensive, so if you can't stretch to those, go with what timi says.
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Voodoo amps witchdoctor 10watt single ended combo. I believe it's the only all tube high gain amp of that wattage on the market. The single power tube can be of your choice: 6V6, 6L6, El34, KT77, KT88, etc. They have a 12" celestion vintage 30 seaker and are the size of a Fender Blues Junior. Equipped with Mercury Magnetic transformers, you can reach stage volume for a small club. Another possibility may be doing various master volume mods to your existing tube amp to get killer tones at a bedroom level volume. There are reviews of these out there, I encourage you to check them out.
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A Valve Junior Combo and a Weber MiniMass Attenuator is a great solution and not much $$$$ All the sound of GLORIOUS CRANKED UP TUBES at bedroom volumes - what's NOT to like?
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15 watts and about as metal as a cabbage at low volumes.
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A Valve Junior Combo and a Weber MiniMass Attenuator is a great solution and not much $$$$ All the sound of GLORIOUS CRANKED UP TUBES at bedroom volumes - what's NOT to like?


the fact it won't sound remotely metal? o_O
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