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I need a new setup.


Embrace The Darkness

Location: Stamping Ground,KY

Joined: Jan 05 2012

Hallo Friends,

I'm coming into some money here soon,and I need a new setup...well...a setup.
I have an amp but it's a piece of shit.

I play metal,Amon Amarth type stuff,Dark Tranquility,Powerwolf,things of that sort.
I'm planning on ordering from Musician's friend or Zzounds or something.
I'm trying to not go above $1000,though I doubt I'll spend more than half that,as I'm looking mostly for something for myself,a bedroom amp you could say.
I'm also gonna be looking for a new guitar if you have any suggestions.
So far I've been looking at mostly either a Peavey Vypyr,Line 6 Spider IV,or a Roland Cube.

I would definitely choose a


Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

I would definitely choose a peavey over the other two. It will "amplify" your natural guitar sounds much more than the line 6 and roland which will make it drown in effects.


Visual snow makes you want to go boom.
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I you're not gonna do lots of



Joined: Aug 15 2008

I you're not gonna do lots of gigs, I think its useless getting a transistor amp. Go for some quality modelisation shit, like the Axe FX.

Now if you want a real amp, with a cab and all, you should get a tube amp. This is the real thing.

Well now...



Location: SoCal

Joined: Mar 30 2012

I don't have experience with the amps you were talking about, but I can at least attest to Rex's point: I love my Vintage Tube amp :) My amp (Super Champ XD) also has a decent array of effects and voices that you can choose from. Mind you, if you know what you're looking for, you can find tons of reviews and insight on sites like Ebay and Amazon, of course.

Modeling might be the best


Joined: Jul 21 2009

Modeling might be the best way to go. at your price range the pod HD series might be good. they range i think from 350 to 500. plus they have usb outs for recording too along with the normal outputs.

Roland Cube are really nice


Eat your Pasta ! ! !

Joined: Mar 25 2009

Roland Cube are really nice amps. And had loads of effect.
But if you dont mind that, and want a good sound you can get a Marshall. Allways nice.


"Pasta Is Good For You" - The Pasta Guy

I know you're planning on


Joined: Sep 06 2008

I know you're planning on ordering online, but any chance you can go into a store and try some amps out? You might have your own opinions if you do so!

BTW, my opinions are mostly worthless, but I like my Pod HD :-)