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JeffS65
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05/07/2009 12:08 pm
Originally Posted by: hunter1801Well, 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


Marshall Zakk Wylde MG15MSZW:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-Zakk-Wylde-MG15MSZW-15w-Microstack-Amp?sku=481032
Demo (non-english - good player and covers clean to distorted):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcgekL_Egbo

Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 60W
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Vypyr-Tube-60-60W-1x12-Guitar-Tube-Amp?sku=482912
Demo (show much of the features and a bit of playing):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sla0cLAMGpE

Just for me, I like the mini-stack because of the closed cabs. It doesn't seep low ends like combos do but that is usually at higher volumes. The Peavy is LOTS of amp for the money. With all the built in stuff, it's kinda hard to go wrong.