Hey guys this is my first thread here! Cool to join the community.
Anyways my question is in regards to buying a new amp, particularly one of the low wattage variety. I'm moving soon and will be living in an apartment but I still want to have the ability to play live shows and what not. I've checked some solid states like PODs and such and am interested in those too but right now I want to just ask about tubes. My budget is in the 300-400 range. I play death metal and black metal but still like to play with cleans from time to time. What small tube amp can pull off the brutal high gain at TV volume then go devour souls at gigs without a PA? Some added info to work with, I use a Marshall 1960B Cab and i'm totally willing to throw an overdrive pedal in front of the sucker.
So far I've heard a lot about the H&K Tubemeister, the Blackstar HT series, the Jet City JCA stuff, and the Randall Diavlo stuff. Thanks for any thoughts you throw into the mix!
A lot of people are going to recommend the HT-5. I think it sounds like crap, but I'm in the minority.
In that price range I'd grab a used 6505 combo.