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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-29-2006, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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$250 to spend on bedroom amp

just wondering which ones? i am leaning towards the peavy and roland range (heard theri good )but if there are better ones let me know
i usually play rock/heavy metal but i also play alot of stuff from vai, satriani and dream theater
i would love a tube amp but i think it will sound [email protected]#t at low volumes so theres no point getting one

btw i have an rg2570 if u anyone wants to no

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Re: $2500 to spend on bedroom amp

Did you mean to type $250?

If so, I've heard very good things about the Roland Cube series.
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^yeah lol

it must be an error...with $2500 you can buy a stadium amp

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2500$ is a damn big budget for a bedroom LOL
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I reckon if I was playing bedroom alone, I would be tempted to get a modelling amp - line 6 or vox or something...
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Re: $2500 to spend on bedroom amp

For $2500 you get a bedroom amp and a go-go girl.

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Re: $250 to spend on bedroom amp

I changed the thread title for you to $250.

I think I'd check out the Line6 stuff as well, something like a Spider maybe. You wouldn't need lots of effects budget left over if you go that route.
There's lots of amps out there, though, so grab your guitar and go play some!

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Re: $250 to spend on bedroom amp

I have a Peavey Studio 112 that I use for my practice amp, one of the Transtube ones. It sounds pretty good, 2 channels and reverb, both footswitchable, and an effects loop. The clean channel has modern and vintage modes, the dirty channel has vintage (old Marshall-ish), modern (Recto-ish), and high gain modes (Soldano-ish). At 65W, I have the volumes set very low for normal practice, but since it's ss it still sounds fine. It also serves as a better than average backup amp for my tube head since it has an external speaker jack and can run a cabinet (8 ohm min).

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well if your a working man, save up and get a nice tube combo..it will be worth it. Carvin V3!!!!!YEA!!!
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POD XT and some headphones, or run it through your computer speakers, or stereo for that matter. No better bang for the buck, plus you'd have a great recording tool as well, tons of tones and effects. And it is very very portable, and sounds good enough to use live directly into the board. No brainer from my perspective.
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Re: $250 to spend on bedroom amp

you can aslo get a Behringer Vampire combo which is a V-Amp2 Pro in a stereo amp.. Comes in lots of configurations too..

Also check out the Vtone Combo series which is all analog versus digital. I am personally looking at the Vtone 2x12 combo its $259 GMX212 I think is the model number.

http://www.behringer.com/GMX212/index.cfm?lang=ENG
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Tech21 Trademark 10.
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you can aslo get a Behringer Vampire combo which is a V-Amp2 Pro in a stereo amp.. Comes in lots of configurations too..

Also check out the Vtone Combo series which is all analog versus digital. I am personally looking at the Vtone 2x12 combo its $259 GMX212 I think is the model number.

http://www.behringer.com/GMX212/index.cfm?lang=ENG
Please dont. If its anything else like their smaller analog modeling amp, it sucks so much ass. Go digital because it sounds so much better. Analog is just like an expesive POS distortion modeler from what I've played.
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I like the Fender G-Dec. It isn;t the best sounding amp, but it;s versatile, has built in effects and back up tracks to jam to.
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i would love a tube amp but i think it will sound [email protected]#t at low volumes so theres no point getting one
I have three low-watt tube amps all no-name tube amps I bought through ****.

1) a 22 watt 5e3 (tweed deluxe) circuit, solid-state rectified. No head cab,
with a cheap (steelsound/madison) 2x12 eminence loaded speaker cab total: $300

2) a 10-watt, cab-less 5f1 (champ) solid state rectified head built by allen amplification, which I also run into the madison, $200

3) a 5 watt 5f1 (tube rectified) combo, in a no-name tweed cabinet, $300


Go for a low-watt tube amp. If you have close neighbors (I don't) they might call the cops if you crank a 22-watt tube amp at the wrong time. The 5 and 10 watters sound great cranked, and won't bother people that much, but no headroom, of course.

I also have an old peavy "rage" solid state practice amp, which I hate...
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