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HolyShitOnTheCross
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:15 am
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:52 pm 
 

Can anyone help? I'm looking for a good enough amp for begginers that I can use to practice with. Something relatively cheap like around 100$ or less.

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somefella
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Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:57 pm
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:20 pm 
 

Anything with more distortion than an overdrive, to be honest. In that range, everything is pretty much the same standard with minor differences. Just use it to practice til you get better. Anything like a Laney LX10 or LG12, a Marshall Valvestate, a Roland Microcube, whatever. You can even just get a Vox Metal Amplug, which is what I use nearly all the time at home, save the big amps for rehearsals. That cost like $20?
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somefella
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:21 pm 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuYx2930JJk

And watch this, to get going. I just watched it and while most of the lessons are irrelevant to me now, I wish I had seen it when I was just starting out.
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ghostxyz3
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:08 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 3:59 pm 
 

I had a Peavey Vypyr 15. I think they're $100 now and they sound a lot better than Line 6 Spider crap. Pretty easy to dial in a decent tone once you get used to all the controls. It's kinda fizzy but if you keep the pre (or post gain? I don't remember which one was the source of fizz) down it sounds ok.

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ahr888
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:14 am
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:04 pm 
 

Don't bother with mini amps, get a Fender Mustang I. It's got 20W, tuner included, a bunch of amp models, presets, and effects. Plus you can hook it up to your PC and with their Fuse program tinker even more with sounds and effects.

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Baldrs
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat May 04, 2013 9:30 am
Posts: 96
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 10:40 am 
 

I recommend a 20w Marshall amplifier. Great tone for a lower end amp, Marshall quality and reliable.

Also, if you're interested in writing Black Metal, enjoy this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ-J8bHK0Cs

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Zodijackyl
Lazy Wizard

Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:39 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 10:55 am 
 

Look for a Roland Cube 20W or a Peavey Bandit, both of them are immortal and you should be able to find them used for $100-130. They're both solid amps and they are both very good for recording.

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HolyShitOnTheCross
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Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:15 am
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:49 pm 
 

Those anyone one know if the Rocktron Velocity v10 is any good? The price is what got my attention at first but is it any good for practicing? I'll be using it to practice mostly Death Metal.

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blackswordstudio
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 8:37 am
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:58 pm 
 

with a line 6 pod you get lots of FX and variation of sounds and you can record with it . or you should look for a peavey bandit 112, very good amp in my opinion.
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terrorisk
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Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 1:20 am
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:23 pm 
 

HolyShitOnTheCross wrote:
Can anyone help? I'm looking for a good enough amp for begginers that I can use to practice with. Something relatively cheap like around 100$ or less.



You can get as low as that..

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ShaolinLambKiller
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Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:56 am 
 

You could've at least linked up something showing him what he could get for that 100 or suggest places to go like pawn shops or local music stores that buy used gear cause I know I've gotten most of my gear second hand that way.
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hexen
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Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:26 am
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Location: Egypt
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:51 am 
 

Alright, in my opinion - the best amp for any kind of beginner or even intermediate guitar player is the Line 6 Spider IV 15 15-watt. This is a crushingly good amplifier for the money. I still have my very own, a terrific amp for practice.

http://www.amazon.com/Line-Spider-IV-15 ... 4VC8W8BECH

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somefella
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Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:57 pm
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Location: Singapore
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:38 am 
 

Agreed. As much flak as Line 6 digital modelling gets, a Spider is more than good enough for practice.
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ShaolinLambKiller
King Asshole

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:42 am 
 

i won't knock line 6 for those intended purposes but I laugh at anyone who uses them to record or play shows with.
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Syntek
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:14 pm
Posts: 602
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:11 pm 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
i won't knock line 6 for those intended purposes but I laugh at anyone who uses them to record with.


Laugh away. :wink:

Yeah, I highly recommend the Line6 IV 15 myself, whether it be for practice or home recording. Not recommended for professionalism, though, I agree.

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