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Old 11th June 2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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What would be a good a suitable amp for home? or a few so I could see which tones I like more.
I wouldn't go any smaller than a dual rec for the bedroom. Maybe a small modelling amp or pod w/ headphones if you're gigging?
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Old 12th June 2010, 1:17 AM   #2
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http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/11/r...troller-and-k/

because picking up an actual guitar is just too hard.....
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Old 12th June 2010, 2:00 AM   #3
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http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/11/r...troller-and-k/

because picking up an actual guitar is just too hard.....
Thats getting a bit beyond a joke...
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Old 12th June 2010, 8:23 AM   #4
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because picking up an actual guitar is just too hard.....
well at least its semi-musical, sounds like you gotta actually play the keyboard. i hated those games as sometimes you play the guitar parts, sometimes the drums or bass parts, and those guitars are retarded.
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Old 12th June 2010, 1:58 PM   #5
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Periphery!



Some dude that covered periphery also and has some sweet originals, i loved the groove in one of his riffs so i covered that too.




this is that guys original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Wrk_-k1Fg
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Old 12th June 2010, 9:46 PM   #6
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What do you play, how loud can you/do you want to go, what's your budget, and do you want in-built effects or headphone/recording outputs?
I mainly play any variety of metal but I'd like a nice clean tone too. I don't intend to louder than enough for me to hear it in my bedroom, budget is around $500. Not sure about built in effects, might just grab an effects board or some pedals.

edit: I've got a distortion pedal already but if it has a high quality one that's a bonus.
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I think someone mentioned the peavey vyper a few pages back and I'll vouch for that too. It's a pretty awesome sounding amp for what it is and it does metal well which can't be said for a lot of cheap amps (or any solid state really). Has the usual effects and what not which are decent enough. Was thinking of picking one up myself to keep at my gfs place.
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Old 13th June 2010, 2:17 AM   #8
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Mike Patton has a lot to answer for.

This looks like a handy resource: http://badmuckingfastard.com/sound/slipperman.html
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This looks like a handy resource: http://badmuckingfastard.com/sound/slipperman.html
Hmm.

Extremely useful and knowledgeable, check.
Roughly a million pages long, check.

I've saved it directly to my "Essential Documents" folder, where it can languish for the next several years/decades until I get around to either reading it or dying. Or optimistically-speaking, until the Matrix "instantaneous skill absorption" (which sneaky bugger slipped a "p" into that word??) technique is invented. Presumably by somebody who bothered to read their "Essential Documents" folder...
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I mainly play any variety of metal but I'd like a nice clean tone too. I don't intend to louder than enough for me to hear it in my bedroom, budget is around $500. Not sure about built in effects, might just grab an effects board or some pedals.

edit: I've got a distortion pedal already but if it has a high quality one that's a bonus.
$500 is a bit of a difficult price point in that case. You're at least a few hundred short of getting into the entry level valve combos (at least those with a clean & dirty channel, built in eq, reverb etc), but with solid state amps in that price range you're mainly buying more output and effects over a $200-300 10-15w amp.

It'll cost a lot more if you're going to buy separate pedals over something with built in effects like the aforementioned Peavy or a VOX Valvetronix, but spending the extra for an amp with lots of effects is silly if you're already thinking of replacing those functions with pedals, so I'd decide which path you want to go down before spending any cash.
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i've seen a few randall rg50tc go for $500 2nd, there pretty nice 1x12 valve combos....thats what i paid for mine.
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I'm thinking the Line 6 Spider IV 15. Or Peavey Vypyr 15. Might have to check out how both sound first.

New to amps, does the quality of the amp itself(clean tone) matter when using a distortion pedal?
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I'm thinking the Line 6 Spider IV 15. Or Peavey Vypyr 15. Might have to check out how both sound first.

New to amps, does the quality of the amp itself(clean tone) matter when using a distortion pedal?
I'm using my mt-2 on a heavy channel (amp model) and dialing the gain right back. You still get the balls of the amp and the treble/distortion from the pedal.

If you run the mt-2 on a clean channel with no amp distortion then it sounds crap.
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I'm thinking the Line 6 Spider IV 15. Or Peavey Vypyr 15. Might have to check out how both sound first.

New to amps, does the quality of the amp itself(clean tone) matter when using a distortion pedal?
I haven't tried the 15 watt versions, but at 30w and 75w the Vypyr absolutely mops the floor with the Line6 gear.

I'm just about to purchase a Vypyr 75 as a result... super impressed with it.
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