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Tom_Cop
post Jul 13 2008, 09:52 AM
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Hey All,

I been looking recently at getting a new practice amp, prefrably a marshall, was hoping i could get some suggestions down for some small but powerful amps!

Been looking at the zakk wylde micro stack which i like the look of, but i dont know if 15w is powerfull enough. I like to play with a heavy overdrive sound, lots of gain and bass. I want an amp which can handle it.

At the moment im running on a 50w marshall, with a darkstar HT tube overdrive pedal and mxr 6 band eq. It seems when i put the bass up the amp starts to break up even up low volumes. I dont really know why! So if anyone can answer that as well that would be good!

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post Jul 14 2008, 02:34 AM
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QUOTE (Tom_Cop @ Jul 13 2008, 09:52 AM) *
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Well I think you need to decied if you really want a practice amp. If you are looking to practice with out brining down the house and neighborhood then I would suggest that 15w is what you are looking for.
I myself just purchased a line 6 spider III 15 w amp. It is what it is a practice amp. I was surprised that the built in fx effects are decent and you can access there web site to get "the sound as far as settings". I normally play through a digitech multi-effects proccesser, but with this I do not need to drag out all the gear so to speak.
Besides the effects which by the way the "clean sound is amazing" you have your head phone jack or can be used to record it also has a spot to plug in your mp3 player so that you can jam along or let the music play. For me it came down to money and the thing was less than $100 had it shipped and recieved it in two days. So if its a practice amp then I would reccommmend the line 6.
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I been looking recently at getting a new practice amp, prefrably a marshall, was hoping i could get some suggestions down for some small but powerful amps!

Been looking at the zakk wylde micro stack which i like the look of, but i dont know if 15w is powerfull enough. I like to play with a heavy overdrive sound, lots of gain and bass. I want an amp which can handle it.

At the moment im running on a 50w marshall, with a darkstar HT tube overdrive pedal and mxr 6 band eq. It seems when i put the bass up the amp starts to break up even up low volumes. I dont really know why! So if anyone can answer that as well that would be good!

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Bogdan Radovic
post Jul 14 2008, 09:49 AM
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Maybe something like this - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ran...-Amp?sku=480335

Randalls are very good for high gain gigs..Don't know about how much bass it can handle...for that its better to get an extra cabinet or a combo with 2x12...


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post Jul 14 2008, 06:37 PM
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My Crate 65W has got some good bass and gain for a pretty cheap price ($165 i think) but i think they stopped selling them sad.gif . Try Bogdan's suggestion though, it's a pretty good amp.

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post Jul 14 2008, 07:53 PM
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i'm still saving up for my Krank Jr Pro. If you like playing heavier music and have the $, i can't think of a better practice amp. With the new "Pro" models they have footswitchable kleen/krank channels now, and an active effects loop. Plus they look cool as hell

*edit* almost forgot the most important part: it's 100% tube-driven

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post Jul 14 2008, 10:16 PM
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Well what do you disslike with your current amp? Usually more gain and bass are associated with a halfstack, and a hi gain metal amp. TSL series could maybe do the job, but then again, they are tube amps and don't serve that well for home practice amps. Also if you want more bass, you need at least 2x12 cab, and that Zakk Wylde has very limited speakers from what I saw.

So what is wrong with your current amp. Be specific.


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post Jul 15 2008, 01:00 AM
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Laney LC 15,
I have one at my home atm, great piece for practicing,
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post Jul 15 2008, 11:36 AM
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For practise I'd say headphones all the way. I have my marshall inputted to my computer. Wife can't complain anymore, and I get maximum volume!

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 14 2008, 11:16 PM) *
Well what do you disslike with your current amp? Usually more gain and bass are associated with a halfstack, and a hi gain metal amp. TSL series could maybe do the job, but then again, they are tube amps and don't serve that well for home practice amps. Also if you want more bass, you need at least 2x12 cab, and that Zakk Wylde has very limited speakers from what I saw.

So what is wrong with your current amp. Be specific.


I'm actually very satisfied with my tubeamp for practise...
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post Jul 16 2008, 02:49 AM
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Roland CUBE... small, and nice for the price.

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post Jul 16 2008, 09:28 PM
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Headphones for the win
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