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So I am looking to buy a new amp and I dont want a tube amp because I'm not in a band (but i might be somethime this year) and i need to sound good at bedroom volumes I was wondering if the Randall G3+ is a good amp. And is it really worth it to get the 300 watt version over the 150? Because I heard that SS watts sound quieter than tube watts. And will i get less clipping at higher volumes if I get the 300?
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150w solid state still might be too loud
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Ok, i guess i'll go with the 150 (it's cheaper anyway) But i have another question: will a Vader 4x12 be a good cab for this amp? If not what cab would be good?
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If your just playing it in your bedroom I wouldn't suggest a halfstack. It'll be wayyyy too loud. 150 SS watts is still deafening. And if you're getting the halfstack for future gigging a tube combo or lower wattage halfstack would be a better bet.
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I play many types of metal, what would you recommend?
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budget?
new or used?
home or gig? home
type of music? (there are many kinds of metal - like what?)
can you play said amps somewhere?

Sadly, I've never played a Randall but I hear they make great SS amps as well tube amps. Good luck,
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budget?
new or used?
home or gig? home
type of music? (there are many kinds of metal - like what?)
can you play said amps somewhere?

Sadly, I've never played a Randall but I hear they make great SS amps as well tube amps. Good luck,

Not sure about the budget. I am in high school and i will be getting a job pretty soon and i dont know how much you can get from like, a part time job at best buy.

I wouldn't mind going used if i could find a good deal.

I mostly play in my bedroom but I'm trying to get a band started with some of my friends but am still looking for a drummer and bassist so if that happens i'll need something that can handle loud volumes

I play stuff like Disturbed, As i Lay dying, Necrophagist, Megadeth, Lamb of god, Metallica, Opeth, Slipknot, lots.

I only have one music store in my town (a mom & pop store) and they dont have many amps at all. For metal all they have is a 5150, JCM 900, and a Randall MTS, So I cant play the G3 anywhere.
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Thanks for added info. That helps. Seems like the Randall gets a lot of praise but maybe someone can comment it doing the bands you want to do. Needing to get over a drummer is important but looks like you would be covered with this amp.

getting a job is always good for GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). If you can get a job at Best Buy that may actually be a very good idea. They sell Gear now over the internet and I hear that BB employees get a nice discount on stuff. I don't think they carry the Randall but still good to know.

can you check your local Craigslist.com just for fun? Do you know how to do that?

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yeah, i saw that when i searched High to Low

not a lot of Peavey tho. I think it was Bandit 112 and a JSX head. Amp wise. They had lots of other Peavey stuff tho.

i was kinda hopin' they would have the Crates and Vypyrs just I got a BB gift card.