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  1. jdolecek48

    jdolecek48 TDPRI Member

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    being that i live in an apartment being that i'm a rock/metal kinda guy that loves high gain...so... i'm trying to decide on small amps. i'm trying to decide. These are the amps that I like.....please let me know what you think...I could go with a Line6 Pod and use my studio monitors but I just love the amp kind of feel, anyway here are the amps that I' currently looking at...I just do not have any stored within 3-4 hours so that is why I'm asking you fine people.....ok here is my list....
    1. Blackstar ID:Core:10
    2. Vox adio
    3. Boss Katana-100( the 50 is out of stuck and will not be available for another week and I'm short on patience) I also wonder this 100watt has better options or if it sounds better.
    4. Orange Crush (but not sure if this amp would be good for chug-heavy rock/metal)
    5. Tech 21 Power Engine
    6. Peavey Vypyr
    7. Randall RD1h plus 1x8 cab but even though it would be a 1x8 cab with the dsl incredible sound it would ls ck bottom end but would it still sound bad ass being that it is a dsl?
    8. Marshall DSL 1 combo\
    9. I just found a Marshall DSL 1sx10 cab how bad ass would this sound? I have heard the DSL stacks but not sure about the combo.
    10. Marshall 1x12 MG Series
    Please let me know what you think. I'm on disability with a very limited income so having this type of money is extremely rare for me so i'm asking because i have to make this purchase right and it has to last. I also want to thank you in advance for your sincere thoughts and opinions
     
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    The Randall is good. I had the Marshall DSL5 and have played the DSL1. I’d go that route out of your list. More versatile to me. The Randall sounds good but I find it only makes that one sound good.

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    Tech 21 Power Engine is just a powered cab, no preamp.
     
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    I figured he was going to run his POD through it.

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    FWIW, I have a Blackstar HT5C (5 watt combo) and have kept it a long time because (1) it nails low-to-high gain at all volumes, and (2) the 'emulated line out' feature works really well with headphones. That's a nice feature to have with neighbours/kids/etc. I haven't compared with the ID series but Blackstar would seem like a good option.

    The Katana is a solid amp if you want versatility. You should be able to find all sorts of sounds you like from clean to high gain.

    I would avoid any 1x8 cabinet as they tend to sound way too tinny. There are some practice amps with small speakers designed to project well in a small room (like the Yamaha THRs) but for actual speaker enclosures I'd go for a 1x12 or perhaps 1x10. YMMV.
     
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    Katana 100. Gig-worthy. Dirt cheap now that Mk 2 is out. The speaker is not as good as the one in the Katana Artist, but is still great. Also has Headphone jack in the back so you don’t get evicted.
     
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    If you have a limited budget go get yourself a brand new Fender Champion 20 for a hundred bucks. Great sounding little amp with a bunch of built-in effects; I bought one last year because I was living in a small apartment.

    I just took it to what was supposed to be a "quiet jam" last week and I was surprised at how well it held up against my friends' amps, both tone and volumewise. We got drummer loud, and it was still going strong at the end.
     
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    Go Marshall DSl1 combo.

    The regular Marshall DSL 40cr does exactly what your after and sounds amazing.


    The combo mini should do as much too.
     
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