#1
Okay I play metal as well as soft alternative/indie.
Here are the amps that i have narrowed down.



Peavey 5150 combo

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/839318939.html

Bugera 6262-212 Guitar Combo Amplifier (120 Watts, 2x12 in.)
http://www.zzounds.com/item--BUG6262212


I want the amp that is more versatile and has better cleans.
Amp would mostly be used for bedroom practice.
Would be used in a hardcore band.
But I love to play indie type music
I can go pretty loud in my room.

So which amp would be more versatile?

also what is an atenuator (sp?)

would one be necessary?
#3
What about an attenuator?

would one be necessary?
what does it do?


This is my first tube amp.
sorry for being a noob.
#4
There are several different kinds of Attenuators. They also range greatly in price. I don't own on. I'm not an expert. Some people like the THD Hotplate. Some like the Weber Mass products.

A good quality attenuator from what I see is going to have a thick metal coil inside of it that absorbs heat and reduces the power tube load on your speaker. I've heard the resistor based attenuators don't really do the trick.

I'm not saying you need an attenuator either. You may only be able to make that determination after you get the amp. You are the one that narrowed down to those 2.

Read thru some of this, it will be helpful.
http://www.tedweber.com/atten.htm

good luck
#5
Bugera probably has better cleans, but I've played a few of them and was never impressed. At the same time, I've never messed with cleans on a 5150, so I can't judge. I know if you're playing hardcore, the distorted channel on the 5150 would probably be much better for you.
#6
#7
Wait, didn't I link you to a Mesa Studio .22 in your exact town for 425 O.B.O.?

Come on, that'd be perfect.
#9
Quote by imgooley
Wait, didn't I link you to a Mesa Studio .22 in your exact town for 425 O.B.O.?

Come on, that'd be perfect.

I know I posted that .22 to someone who said, "I don't like the controls".
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#10
Quote by gregs1020
I know I posted that .22 to someone who said, "I don't like the controls".



Wow...
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#11
Quote by mikemangone
yeah i messed up writing that in my first post.
I have checked out the studio 22.

I don't really like the control scheme on it.

any other suggestions.

3 out of 4 UGer's think you should try it. It will be 4 of 4 when the next one posts. Please...
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#13
5150 cleans is an oxymoron.

Personally I would go with the Mesa that Gooley posted. With a 5150 (or Bugera 6262) you're getting a high gain amp that really won't cut it outside of hard rock/metal. However, with a Mesa you're getting something that will sound great for metal and will clean up well if you decide to start a jazz band next week. Mesas are very versatile and, with enough tweaking, can get a decent tone for just about any genre.
#14
Quote by gregs1020
3 out of 4 UGer's think you should try it. It will be 4 of 4 when the next one posts. Please...

For sure. I loved the Studio .22 when I played it.

Cool little amp, too bad Guitar Center was asking too much
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#15
If you want to go higher, and want to drive farther, try this

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/843268558.html
#16
Yeah, Goolz's post was a good suggestion, because you probably should go for something a bit more versstile than the 5150 or Bugera, something that will do lower gain stuff. I would maybe look at a Marshall TSL combo or a Mesa Rectoverb used. Also, if you have the money, look at an Orange Thunderverb maybe.
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