#1
Im going to go buy a new amp next weekend, my budget is around 400$, but i can stretch it if it's worth it


I was going for the Line 6 Spider III 120w but people told me not to go near a Spider III

and I'm not sure what to choose, right now, the Roland Cube 60 has been winning so far!! because it has a ext. speaker output, so i can plug it in to my 200w bass amp


I play things like Avenged Sevenfold, Children of Bodom, Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy... etc

my budget is around 400$, but i can stretch it if it's worth it im really looking for something with a very heavy sound... lots of bass on it, etc

I think the Cube is my best choice, but does anyone else have any thoughts?
#2
im looking at a cube myself, people say they are great, the one i played 2 weeks ago in sam ash sounded great distorted, unlike spiders which have shitty distortion.
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#3
Vox Valvestronix XL? Made for metal and harder tones.

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#4
For that price, biggest Cube you can get, or save up until you're in B-52 or used 5150 territory.
#5
try out some randall amps.
they have a very unique distortion
but it sounds awesome!
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#7
I'd go for a bit higher budget- at $550 you can get a Randall RG50TC, or a B-52 112 (don't know what its model name is).
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#8
Valvekings arent too bad IMO. With a good overdrive pedal, you should be able to get the tones you want, maybe some without one if you have a guitar with good, hot pickups.
#9
Quote by theoreticmusic


only if TS wants to replace the tube, those aren't that great unless you do about at least $100 of modding and replacing. Besides, I dunno if he could get the tone he wants out of that without a pedal.
Quote by Bloodavian
Its not about the Radio its about talent, the front man has a bigger vocal range than Micheal Jackson and he can sing from heavey metal to high pitched ...No.12 on the top 20 under rated guitarists of ALL TIME...etc

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#12
Quote by Highwaytohell
Save a bit more

Get New
Randall RG50TC
B-52 AT-100
Bugera 6260

Get a used

Peavey XXX
Peavey 5150
Crate Blue Voodoo

+1, Especially the 5150

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#14
Does the 5150 have a speaker output? i need that for high quality recording and other stuff
#15
Quote by Highwaytohell
Save a bit more

Get USED
Randall RG50TC $400-450
B-52 AT-100 $375-425
Bugera 6260 $400-450

Get a used

Peavey XXX
Peavey 5150
Crate Blue Voodoo

He's close budgetwise to the amps HTH listed new. (All good picks) Can you use craigslist where you are?
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#16
Quote by xJuan91x
Does the 5150 have a speaker output? i need that for high quality recording and other stuff

.......... ....it's a tube amp head
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#17
What about a Line 6 Flextone III? No, it's not a tube amp but it's one of the best modelling amps you can buy if you can bump up your budget to $599. Here are the following amp and cab models it has. Again, it's all digital but these amps have come a long way in the past several years. They're not tubes but they sound very close:

Amp Models based on*:

Roland® Jazz Chorus 120
Hiwatt® 1973 Custom 100
Fender® 1964 Deluxe Reverb®
Fender® 1953 Deluxe Reverb®
Fender® 1958 Bassman®
Fender® 1963 Vibroverb
Fender® 1965 Twin Reverb®
Budda 2001 Twinmaster
Matchless® 1996 Chieftain
Cornford 2002 mk50h
Vox® 1967 AC-30TB
Vox® 1961 AC-15
Marshall® 1966 JTM-45
Marshall® 1968 Super Bass
Marshall® 1968 Super Lead
Marshall® 1987 Super Jubilee
Marshall® 1987 JCM 800
Marshall® 2003 JCM 2000
Soldano® 1993 SLO-100
Mesa/Boogie® 2001 Dual Rectifier®
Mesa/Boogie® 2001 Triple Rectifier®
Bogner 2002 Extacy
Gibson® 1960 GA-18 Explorer
Supro® 1960's S6616

Cabinet Models based on*:

6x9 Supro® S6616
1x10 Gibson®
1x12 1961 Vox® AC-15
1x12 1964 Fender® Blackface Deluxe Reverb®
2x10 Fender® 1963 Vibroverb
2x12 1965 Fender® Blackface Twin Reverb®
2x12 1995 Matchless® Chieftain
2x12 Roland® JC-120
2X12 1967 Vox® AC-30
4x10 1959 Fender® Bassman®
4x12 1967 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 1968 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 1978 Marshall® with stock 70s
4x12 1996 Marshall® with Vintage 30s
4x12 Mesa/Boogie®
#18
Quote by stevem326
What about a Line 6 Flextone III? No, it's not a tube amp but it's one of the best modelling amps you can buy if you can bump up your budget by $200 to $599. Here are the following amp and cab models it has. Again, it's all digital but these amps have come a long way in the past several years. They're not tubes but they sound very close:

Amp Models based on*:

Roland® Jazz Chorus 120
Hiwatt® 1973 Custom 100
Fender® 1964 Deluxe Reverb®
Fender® 1953 Deluxe Reverb®
Fender® 1958 Bassman®
Fender® 1963 Vibroverb
Fender® 1965 Twin Reverb®
Budda 2001 Twinmaster
Matchless® 1996 Chieftain
Cornford 2002 mk50h
Vox® 1967 AC-30TB
Vox® 1961 AC-15
Marshall® 1966 JTM-45
Marshall® 1968 Super Bass
Marshall® 1968 Super Lead
Marshall® 1987 Super Jubilee
Marshall® 1987 JCM 800
Marshall® 2003 JCM 2000
Soldano® 1993 SLO-100
Mesa/Boogie® 2001 Dual Rectifier®
Mesa/Boogie® 2001 Triple Rectifier®
Bogner 2002 Extacy
Gibson® 1960 GA-18 Explorer
Supro® 1960's S6616

Cabinet Models based on*:

6x9 Supro® S6616
1x10 Gibson®
1x12 1961 Vox® AC-15
1x12 1964 Fender® Blackface Deluxe Reverb®
2x10 Fender® 1963 Vibroverb
2x12 1965 Fender® Blackface Twin Reverb®
2x12 1995 Matchless® Chieftain
2x12 Roland® JC-120
2X12 1967 Vox® AC-30
4x10 1959 Fender® Bassman®
4x12 1967 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 1968 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 1978 Marshall® with stock 70s
4x12 1996 Marshall® with Vintage 30s
4x12 Mesa/Boogie®



A. We know what a Flextone is.

B. Stepping up his budget? By tripling it? Yeah... no.
#19
Quote by xJuan91x
Does the 5150 have a speaker output? i need that for high quality recording and other stuff


You mean a Line recording out?

if you want high quality recording you mic an amp and you use an A/DA converter... Not a line out, that would probably sound horrible. And even if you are using multi-tracking, you mic the amp...
#20
Quote by webbtje
A. We know what a Flextone is.

B. Stepping up his budget? By tripling it? Yeah... no.


He said his budget was $400. Tripling it would mean $1,200 (the Flextone is only $600). So, he wouldn't be trippling his budget...he'd only be stretching it by $200 which he said he could do if it was worth it.

I know you guys know what a Flextone is but I wasn't sure the OP did so that's why I put all that info in my post. Peace.
Last edited by stevem326 at Sep 7, 2008,
#21
bump up your budget by $200 to $599


Misread that bit, but it's still another 200 dollars... worth it if he can scrape it together though, I agree.
#22
Quote by webbtje
Misread that bit, but it's still another 200 dollars... worth it if he can scrape it together though, I agree.


Yeh, true...the $200 is a 30% increase which could be too much for him. There are some great used deals out there, however, if one looks hard enough.
#25
Quote by xJuan91x
I thought everyone in this forum hated Line 6? o.O



Spiders only.
#27
Quote by xJuan91x
I thought everyone in this forum hated Line 6? o.O


The Spider series of Line 6 amps get trashed pretty badly on this forum but the Flextones are of much higher quality than the Spiders and *most* people here realize that (I think).
#28
Flextones rule! If you can stretch your budget, get one.
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#29
I wonder how many people who have recommended the Flextone here have actually tried one? It doesn't get as ''Br00tal'' as you might think...
#30
Quote by Horlicks
I wonder how many people who have recommended the Flextone here have actually tried one? It doesn't get as ''Br00tal'' as you might think...

+1

The Flextone is a godsend for wedding bands, jazzers, pop-rock players and the like but it's not designed for the metal market, that's what the Vetta and HD147 are for.
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#31
I get a pretty decent metal tone out of my Flextone. It's not really brutal like you would need for death metal, but if you want a thrash metal sound it will do the trick.
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