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02-06-2001, 11:34 PM
What do ya' think about "Electar Tube-10 Amps" are they good ones? Or are they cheap (not expense wise). I'm just lookin' 4 an (a cheap one) Amp that can handle heavy distirtion sounds and being cranked.
02-07-2001, 12:58 AM
You're going to need a bigger amp than that, even if you plan on micing the amp. Settle for no less than 50 watts, perferrably 100+. You can get a 120 watt Crate GFX212+ from musiciansfriend.com for $419. Its a good amp for metal and a phenomenal value. Don't be suckered into buying gear without looking in the right places, you can save a ton of cash by shopping smart. Call 1-800-776-5173 to get monthly Musicians Friend catalouges for free, and check the reviews at harmonycentral.com before buying something to get an idea of the quality/sound of the prouduct you intend on purchasing. Or you can consult a "gear expert", like me.
Also important: Don't be suckered into buying something based on brand hype (ex: anything Fender related, especially since you're interested in playing metal. Avoid Fender guitars and amps like the 10th plague on Egypt).
If you can't afford the GFX212, they have a 65 watt GFX-65 combo for $329
02-07-2001, 01:01 AM
.....and jamming with another guitar buddy. But for a band situation. Forget it. Otherwise pretty kewl tone for the price.
02-07-2001, 01:19 AM
First off it is mainly bedroom practice. I'm in Jr.High and I homeschool so don't know ANBODY at all to jam with except for my dad but he plays I guess you more softer stuff you know acousticky stuff (that's probably not a word but oh well) so i can't jam with him. Plus I don't really get much of an "allowance" and can never find anything to do for money so I'm on a real tight budget. But I do want a good sound so would you still suggest an Electar or should I go with something else?
02-07-2001, 01:38 AM
you should check out the peavey bandit 112. It's maybe one of the best solid state amps ever made, and peavey's top selling product, I own one my self and it's pretty good. They usually run about $350 and used you can get em like 225 or less,on ebay even less than that, but 30-$40 in shipping it to you from most people. It's a 100 watt monster!!! You'll get that electar and in a few months you'll be wishing for something bigger,better, and louder, I know i'm gonna get a new amp one day, but i have no regrets about buying the bandit. Totally giggable man.
amp features one 12" Sheffield speaker. It has two channels. The clean channel has low, mid, and high eq. along with a bright switch and volume. The overdrive channel features the same eq. There are "thrash" and "gain" switchs which allow for a multitude of different overdrive sounds. The overdrive channel also features preamp gain and volume control. There are master reverb and presence knobs on the amp. Other features include: an effects loop and an external speaker jack so that you can hook up an external cabinet.
[Edited by jake sommers on 02-07-2001 at 02:44 AM]
02-07-2001, 02:01 AM
...I know it's going to be hard to find a good amp for cheap, but I have to I'm also trying to buy a guitar right now so I can not afford something very expensive. Right now I'm borrowing an amp from a friend I think it's a Peavey Solo series special 112 it's a pretty good amp i think but I haven't played with many amps. Does any one know how much those cost? Or any other fairly good Amp for major distortion and stuff that is around $100-$200?
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