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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Decent Combo Amps?

So, I'm looking for a new combo/practice amp. The one I am currently using is crappy (Line 6 Spider 1 lol.) It is strictly for band practices, so I'm not looking for a very good one, just one that will:
1. Be loud enough to play over/to the drums, and one other guitar.
2. Have a decent or good metal tone (mainly)
3. Be in the 300-500 dollar price range.

From what I've seen elsewhere, a Peavey Vypyr would be a very good choice, but I tested one recently and i didn't really love it, but it might have just been me not giving it enough of a chance. What do you think?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

Bugera 333

peavey 6505

B52-at212

but its better to try them before you make your decision.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

Would be good to know what style of music you play

check out the blackstar line as well as the Marshall haze 40's and i recently got a Line6 Vetta Combo for 500 mint cond. and that thing is nuts.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

Well I want a good amp for metal, but a good clean tone would be great too.


Also, this doesn't matter as much, but it would be nice for a 2x12 speaker too, that way it's better for the amp at higher volumes.

And thanks to you both for the input!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

check musicgoround or guitarcenter used section u will find something in your price range there is a PEAVEY 6505 2X12 in guitar center for $499 i think it made in usa
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

Blackstar HT-20.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

The 6505 combo will give you awesome metal tones but the cleans aren't as outstanding, the Blackstar's have good metal and cleans, the HT-60 is a 2x12 with 2 voicings for each of the 2 OD channels and you can switch between 2 clean voicings (class A or A/B) but more than you wanted to spend. You could easily play a gig with the HT-40 and probably the HT-20, worth checking out.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

Used Peavey Classic 30. It's a very underrated amp that fits the bill for practice very well. New one would still be close to your budget if there was a deal. Other than that, Blackstar, Egnater Tweaker, Haze, there's a lot of options. Go with what sounds good to you.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

Thanks for all of your feedback, I'll keep all of these in mind.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

My co guitarist found a used randall rg100 for 200. Fairly nice amp, look for one.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

im saying find a used peavey 6505+ 112 combo. its 60 watts (i can overpower the drums in my band with only 15 and only at 1/4 volume) and if you ever get bored, you can convert it into a 60 watt head
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

B-52 At 212 if you want good cleans. I would run a eq in the loop for distortion and with a noise gate. Negatives are the reverb is pretty horrible, and reliability is up in the air with these amps.
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

i can tell you if your looking for metal, u dont want a peavey vyper. there r alot of good distortion tones, but nothing good for metal. you can always get any amp, and use a boss metal core. that is a sick sounding pedal
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i can tell you if your looking for metal, u dont want a peavey vyper. there r alot of good distortion tones, but nothing good for metal. you can always get any amp, and use a boss metal core. that is a sick sounding pedal
Boss hi gain distortion pedals sounds like bees in a jar.
Only kids who never ever played a good amp could possibly like them.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Re: Decent Combo Amps?

get the digitech weapon pedal. it has alot of beef and will make a house stereo sound like a mesa metal heaven.
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