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    Join Date: Sep 2010
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    Suggestions for an apartment practice amp?

    I'm looking for a metal practice amp for a 1 br apartment to go with a les paul studio. I don't mind playing through headphones. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Line 6 makes a bunch of small amps that would fit the bill.

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    Peavey practice amps rule. Without knowing more specifics:

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    Upgrades to a 10" or 12" speaker will fill in the low end, for bedroom practice 15W is more than enough. Choose whether you need or want any effects. Headphone jack is unnecessary unless you want to be REALLY quiet, in which case I recommend something more like:

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    I'm also a BIG fan of the Tech-21 Trademark-30. Then again, I do all my practicing through a Mesa Roadster into a 2x12, so take this with a grain of salt.
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    Blackstar HT-5 has a really good speaker-emulator headphone out, and if you ever need to gig with it, you can hook it up to a 4x12 and it'll roar.

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    Or try the Peavey Vypyr series. Great range of tones at a low volume. If you are really looking for cheap pick up a used pod and throw some headphones

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    Toneport and a computer a great for practicing and getting ideas down.

    Toneport: The only line 6 product I'd ever endorse
    I play bass in a band called Weaponlord.

    I also play bass in a band called Northern Crown.

    I used to play bass in a band called Faethom.

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    All of these are great suggestions, as is the Roland Microcube stuff.

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