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Re: Solid state amp for Metal
8/15/2013 12:45 AM
Bryan Morrison (9786) wrote:
If you're looking for a practice amp, I highly recommend the Peavey Vypyr 30. I just grabbed one a couple of weeks ago, $199 together with the pedal.
It's an amp modeling amp. The headphone jack from it sounds freaking amazing too! It puts the knobs from left to right on the amp in the same order that you would see them appear in a signal chain. On the far left you get stomp boxes, then amp models/cabinets, then effects, then all the tone knobs following.
The distortion is mean, the clean tones are full of color and the effects are very pleasant and customizable. (I haven't had a lot of time to play around with the effects yet though)
The pedal includes a looper, volume control, wah control, plus changing of channels and banks.
My experience with amps have been a bit limited however. The last solid state that I owned was a crate and it was the most awful sounding thing a guitar could ever plug into. Had a rackmount pod 2.0 for a while until it got toasted by lightning. So far I'm liking the peavey much much more. Then used an old first generation floor pod for a while which I was never impressed with. I ran a digitech hardwire distortion pedal through it to get some better distortion but it still sounded a bit iffy. Leads sounded way too digital.
Anyways, I think it's worth checking out.