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hunter1801
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hunter1801
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05/07/2009 4:50 am
Well, its time for me to get my second amp.....seeing as how I'm still using my first Fender practice amp I got when I starting learning 12 years ago. I could keep the one I have, but it has some problems, plus Im going to start recording videos for YouTube (hopefully) this summer, so I figured I should get something good. I don't even know where to begin looking, or what to look for.

It will be used in my room mostly, so I don't need anything extremely loud. I don't ever play with a band, or a drummer, so I won't have to worry about that. I play metal, but I don't want a ton of gain/distortion. Stuff I play is mostly Megadeth, Symphony X, Iced Earth, basically a lot of thrash, power, and progressive stuff. So I want a distortion sound, but I don't want it to down out the tone when I play more than one note. I guess you could call it....clean distortion? If that makes any sense. If you listen to Megadeth you should know what I mean, when riffs are being played, they are very clear, but its still being played with distortion. With my current amp, Single notes/strings sound good, but when I play an individual note, then another at the same time, it gives a lot of distortion and drowns out the tones.

I read the sticky about buying an amp, but it didn't really point me in any direction. Im still kind of lost. Oh, and my budget is less than $600 otd. Thanks