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Title says it all. Looking for a combo amp, something that doesn't sound completely shitty. That's the number one concern.
It would be nice if I could record with it and get some better tones than garage band offers. Bluetooth would be cool, but not a must.
My budget is aboot ₽500 Canadian rubles
 

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If I didn't used VSTs the Yamaha would be my choice. Dont know know what they did for that thing to sound Huge but they managed it.
 

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Thanks. I'll look into what's suggested.
The cube seems cool. Do they have a modle more geared towards metal?
I'm also looking into the Blackstar HT-5, although it's more than I want to spend.
 

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Thanks. I'll look into what's suggested.
The cube seems cool. Do they have a modle more geared towards metal?
I'm also looking into the Blackstar HT-5, although it's more than I want to spend.
The HT-5 sounds great. I loved the one I had.
 

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Tech-21 Trademark 30 is worth a look, too.
 

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Yamaha THR10, choose whatever model suits your style best
The HT-5 sounds great. I loved the one I had.
Tech-21 Trademark 30 is worth a look, too.
:agreed:

I would add that the Vox combos (VT's or AD's) are very solid, quite versatile, light, and can take a beating. They make great practice amps, coming from a guy who now practices through a Roadking :lol:
 

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Here's a lengthy metal-centric overview of the older Cube 80XL:


Thanks. I'll look into what's suggested.
The cube seems cool. Do they have a modle more geared towards metal?
I'm also looking into the Blackstar HT-5, although it's more than I want to spend.
 

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That's a good find, and within the value of the OP ($450 CAD + shipping), and a decent small tube combo amp.

I guess it all comes down to what you wants from it though, small tube amps are great if you want an all-tube tone but they tend to be more powerful than what people like me need when practicing at home, I can't crank it at all so I can definitely vouch for the Roland Cube which is a really high quality product and versatile, and the Peavey Vypyr which is extremely versatile and low-cost alternative.
 

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Only thing keeping me from picking up a HT-5 is the price. I'd happily spend more, but I can get a used 5150 for $600. It's not exactly what I need, I already have a few big amps. One of hem is a Blackstar metal 100 that I absolutely love. However, If I'm going to spend that much on an amp, I think we can agree you can get a lot more amp for that money.
I've looked in my area for a used one with no luck.
I'm going to check into the Vox and the HT-1 as well and possibly the vyper.
I guess now all I need to do is go to the music store and see what I like best out of what's suggested.
Thanks again guys!
 

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I played thru one of these a few weeks back and it's every bit as awesome as my 40, but (obviously) pushes a LOT more sound.

Blackstar ID:Core 100W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp | Guitar Center

Gave me a great roar at low volume, and carried that well as I turned it up.

I'd bet you could pick one up used for about $200...
 

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Only one choice as far as I'm concerned, the THR series. I've got 2 x Yamaha THR10's, one regular model and one 'X' model and they're both amazing. I had a THR5 before that too and it was much the same.

To be honest I hardly use my Kemper nowadays...just the THR10/THR10X most of the time.
 

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Only one choice as far as I'm concerned, the THR series. I've got 2 x Yamaha THR10's, one regular model and one 'X' model and they're both amazing. I had a THR5 before that too and it was much the same.

To be honest I hardly use my Kemper nowadays...just the THR10/THR10X most of the time.
Before I bought my Blackstar I seriously considered one of those, the the 'Star was a lot less. Still really intrigued by those, though.
 
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